Do you want ideas to prepare desserts for this Christmas? We propose 3 wonderful sweet recipes, easy to make at home, which are also very tasty.

If desserts are an important part of the menu that we present these days of Christmas, sweets are no less so and they also make a hole to be present these days.

In addition to the typical Christmas sweets, or traditional Christmas festivities such as nougat, marzipan shortbread, yolk cakes, sweet potato cakes, puff pastries, wine donuts. We can also prepare other sweets to taste these days.

The 3 sweet recipes that we are going to prepare on this occasion are simple sweet recipes that we can enjoy both at breakfast and at snacks accompanied by a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or a cup of hot chocolate.

3 dessert recipes to make at Christmas

Puff pastry and marzipan cupcakes

Puff pastry and marzipan cupcakes give us the opportunity to enjoy a traditional sweet at Christmas in another way, as is the case with marzipan.

It is a simple recipe to prepare that is prepared in a short time and that is sure to be very popular, especially among marzipan lovers.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • A large sheet of puff pastry.
  • 150 grams of icing sugar.
  • 150 grams of ground almonds.
  • A tablespoon of water.
  • A beaten yolk to brush the puff pastry.

How to make the puff pastry and marzipan cupcakes:

  1. If the puff pastry is frozen, let it defrost at room temperature.
  2. To prepare the marzipan we will put the ground almonds, the sugar, the tablespoon of water in a bowl and beat with the mixer arm until a mixture is formed. Remove the mixture from the bowl and knead a little.
  3. We make a ball with the dough, wrap it with plastic or film and reserve it in the fridge for 60 minutes.
  4. Once the time has elapsed, we extract the marzipan from the fridge, spread it out and divide it into 6 portions.
  5. We put the puff pastry on the table or countertop and cut 12 equal portions. We will reserve 6 portions that will be to close the cupcakes. We take 6 portions of puff pastry and prick them a little with the help of a fork.
  6. Place a little marzipan on top without reaching the edges.
  7. Then we put the other portion of puff pastry on top and close the edges by pressing with a fork so that it is well sealed without piercing the puff pastry.
  8. Beat the yolk of an egg and with the help of a brush the puff pastry.
  9. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 180ºC for 10 minutes.
  10. Next, place the puff pastry cupcakes on the oven tray and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and let the cupcakes cool. When they are cold, arrange the cupcakes on a tray and serve them.

We already have our puff pastry and marzipan cupcakes with a traditional Christmas flavor ready.

Soft almond cake

This almond cake is very simple to prepare, with a soft and spongy texture that is more reminiscent of a cake than a cake.

Almonds are a dry autumn fruit that is also present in the preparation of many sweets and Christmas pastries.

Ingredients for 8 people:

  • 130 grams of butter.
  • 75 grams of finely ground almonds.
  • 75 grams of whole almonds without skin, filleted and toasted.
  • 225 grams of simple wheat flour sifted.
  • 225 grams of white sugar.
  • 35 grams of icing sugar.
  • 5 eggs.

Preparation of the soft almond cake:

  1. To prepare the cake we need a mold that is called unmold able, so that we can separate the two parts.
  2. Preheat the oven to a temperature of 180ºC for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut the piece of butter into four pieces.
  4. We take a piece and put it in a saucepan over the fire and melt it to then spread the mold.
  5. Once we spread it with butter, we also spread a little flour.
  6. In a bowl put the eggs together with the white sugar and beat well until they whiten a little.
  7. Add two pieces of softened butter and the sifted flour to the beaten eggs.
  8. Also add the ground almonds and stir to form a mixture.
  9. Then pour the mixture into the mold and put it in the oven.
  10. We cook the cake for about 20 or 25 minutes, the cake should be cooked but with a soft texture.
  11. Carefully remove the mold from the oven and unmold it. Reserve the cake while we toast the sliced ​​almonds a little.
  12. We melted the remaining piece of butter in a saucepan over the fire. With the help of a brush, brush the cake with the butter on all sides.
  13. Next, place sliced ​​almonds on the cake. To finish, sprinkle the icing sugar on top of the cake.

We present the soft almond sponge cake in a beautiful presentation tray to take it to the table.

The soft almond cake can be accompanied with a cup of tea, a cup of coffee, or a cup of hot chocolate.

Puff pastry braid stuffed with angel hair

Angel hair candy is a jam that is made with sugar and swamp squash, cider squash or boba squash as it is also known.

It is widely used to fill cakes, tarts, and although we see it throughout the year, it is on these dates when it also gains prominence as part of many cakes that are made during these Christmas dates.

The angel hair braid is very easy to do and takes very little time to prepare.

We can make angel hair candy at home or use the already prepared industrial angel hair candy that we can get in the market.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • A sheet of thawed puff pastry.
  • 130 grams of sweet angel hair.
  • A beaten egg yolk to brush the puff pastry.
  • Icing sugar to decorate the braids.

Elaboration of the angel hair braid:

  1. We start by defrosting the puff pastry at room temperature.
  2. We are putting the oven to preheat with a temperature of 180ºC for 15 minutes.
  3. We spread the puff pastry on the counter and mark a little, with the tip of the knife, being careful not to cut, just mark along 3 equal parts. We do not touch the central part.
  4. The lateral parts or ends will be cut diagonally towards the center.
  5. We cut the two equal ends diagonally towards the center to later be able to form and knot the braid. In the central part of the puff pastry we put the angel hair and spread it well.
  6. Next, we are taking the strips of dough, one on each side, and joining them to form the braid.
  7. Once we have it formed, brush the puff pastry with the beaten yolk and a brush. Sprinkle the icing sugar on top of the braid.
  8. Put the braid in the oven and cook at a temperature of 180ºC for half an hour, until golden brown.
  9. Remove the puff pastry braid from the oven and let cool.
  10. Once cold, we will place the puff pastry braid on a pretty tray to present it at the table.

We already have our puff pastry and angel hair braid ready, ideal to enjoy at breakfast and snacks accompanied by a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or a cup of hot chocolate that will help us warm up.

We hope you like these delicious and simple recipes and that you are encouraged to prepare them, they are very easy to make and in a short time we will have different sweets ready to taste this Christmas with which you will surely surprise.


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