Quick Christmas Day Fun In The Kitchen
Fast, flavorful, and fuss-free, these recipes are the perfect solution for those moments when you want to enjoy the festive spirit without spending hours in the kitchen.
Gingerbread Mug Cake: A festive single-serving delight that brings the warm and spicy flavors of the holidays to your mug in a minute.
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
To the dry ingredients, add 2 tablespoons of molasses, 2 tablespoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Pour the batter into the mug. Place the mug in your microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes. Keep an eye on it to prevent overflow, as microwave times may vary.
After the initial cooking time, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter), the cake is done.
If needed, microwave in 10-second intervals until fully cooked.
Enhance your gingerbread mug cake experience by adding toppings like whipped cream, a dusting of powdered sugar, or a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Frosty Cocoa Mint Delight: A decadent fusion of rich cocoa, cool mint, and sweet delight that brings a winter wonderland to your taste buds.
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Crushed candy canes for garnish
Chocolate shavings for garnish
In a shaker or mixing glass, combine the milk, chocolate syrup, and peppermint extract.
Shake or stir well to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Place the mix in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Once chilled, rim the edge of a glass with chocolate syrup and dip it into the crushed candy canes to create a festive rim. Fill the glass with ice and pour the chocolate peppermint mixture over the ice. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Garnish with chocolate shavings and a sprinkle of crushed candy canes.
Serve with a festive straw and enjoy this indulgent chocolate peppermint mocktail!