Christmas Baked Desserts Ideas
With the most wonderful time of the year waving just around the corner, baking parties have begun everywhere, around.
Whether you’re into freshly baked cookies, bakery fillings, butterscotch brownies, or macaroons, Christmas is a blissful time that draws families together for a common goal – to create something delicious for everyone. Besides, Christmas is difficult to imagine without the sweet treats and holiday foods.
Check out your favorite baked Christmas dessert recipes below.
Christmas Bibingka (Baked Rice Cake)
A traditional Filipino dessert, bibingka is a soft and sweet rice cake topped with either a salty duck egg or cheese. Bibingka is commonly sold on streets during the Christmas season, often after simbang gabi or Christmas night mass.
|Bibingka mix||250 grams||1 2/3 cups|
|Whole eggs||150 grams||3 pcs|
|Coconut milk (Brand: Coco Mama, may use other brands if not available)||200 grams||1 cup|
Yield: 8 pieces
Step 1 – Using a paddle attachment, beat whole eggs at medium speed for 1 – 2 minutes.
Step 2 – Blend in Bibingka Mix and coconut milk. Mix for 1 minute at medium speed until free of lumps. Scrape. Continue mixing for 1 minute.
Step 3 – Pour 70 grams of batter on a banana leaf-lined mamon cup*.
*Dimension: Base – 3.75″ diameter; Mouth – 3.75″ diameter; Height – 1″
Step 4 – Bake for 5 minutes using an oven toaster with the top and bottom heat turned on.
Step 5 – Place a slice of cheese and a slice of salted egg on top of Bibingka. Continue to bake for another 5 to 7 minutes or until a golden-brown crust is achieved.
Step 6 – Remove from oven. Brush top of Bibingka with melted butter. Leave to cool and transfer to wire rack.
Sweet & Chewy Butterscotch Brownies
Sweet and chewy, butterscotch brownies are simple yet satisfying desserts for every sweet tooth in town.
|Butterscotch Brownies Mix or BRW-0390 Mix||700 grams||4 ¾ cups|
|Butter or Refrigerated Margarine||100 grams||1 cup|
|Eggs||150 grams||3 pcs|
Yield: (2″x2″ cut): 24 bars
Step 1 – Cream butter or refrigerated margarine to smooth consistency for approximately 3 – 5 minutes at medium speed.
Step 2 – Add Butterscotch Brownies Mix. Blend at low speed for 1 minute or until mixture is well incorporated. Scrape.
Step 3 – Add eggs and mix for 1 minute at low speed or until no lumps are observed.
Step 4 – Distribute the batter into a previously greased 12″ x 8″ x 2″ rectangular pan.
Step 5 – Add desired toppings and bake at 3600 F (1820 C) for 25-30 minutes or until done.
Finished Product Characteristics:
- Appearance/Color: Light yellowish-brown crust; yellowish-brown crumb, with minimal crust cracking
- Aroma: Typical butterscotch
- Texture: Moist; slightly fudgy
- Taste: Sweet typical butterscotch
Chocolate Crinkles – Christmas Cookies
Classic yet irresistible holiday treats, chocolate crinkles hold a crunch of cookies on the outside but with a fudgy brownie texture on the inside.
|Chocolate Crinkles Mix or CRM-0694||200 grams||1 ½ cups|
|All Purpose Shortening||10 grams||1 tbsp|
|Butter or Refrigerated Margarine||10 grams||1 tbsp|
|Glucose||8 grams||1 tsp|
|Water||28 grams||1/8 cup|
|Egg||9 grams||1 tsp|
Yield: 20 pcs
Step 1 – In a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment, cream butter or refrigerated margarine and shortening for 3 to 5 minutes at low speed or until well blended. Scrape sides of bowl and paddle.
Step 2 – In a separate bowl, dissolve glucose in water.
Step 3 – Add glucose mixture and eggs to butter-shortening mixture. Mix for 1 minute at low speed. Scrape sides of bowl and paddle.
Step 4 – Add in Chocolate Crinkles Mix and mix at low speed until well incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl and paddle.
Step 5 – Remove dough from bowl and place on a working table. Roll dough to form a log (1″ diameter) and slice with a thickness of 1 inch (approximately 13 grams). Put each slice in a tray then cover.
Step 6 – Place the tray in a chiller for at least 1 hour.
Step 7 – Remove from chiller and thaw the dough for 30 to 45 minutes.
Step 8 – Roll each dough in powdered sugar and place it in a baking tray.
Step 9 – Bake at 3500 F (1760C) for 7 to 8 minutes or until done.
Step 10 – Remove from oven and let it cool.
What’s addictive about macaroons is their soft, chewy, and richness in coconut flavor. Both young and adults will definitely adore these treats this coming holiday season. You may add chocolate fillings for a surprise!
|Macaroon Mix or MAC-0007||250 grams||2 ¼ cups|
|Egg||50 grams||1 pc|
|Water||25 grams||2 tbsp|
Yield: 10 pcs
Step 1 – Mix Macaroon Mix, egg, and water until smooth.
Step 2 – Scoop batter in a previously greased and paper-lined muffin tray (each muffin cup containing approximately 30 g batter).
Step 3 – Bake at 32500F (1600C) for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Be it an ordinary or special day, alone or with companions, baking is surely fun and therapeutic. Make your Christmas extra special with the appetizing aroma that lingers around the kitchen from the mouth-watering treats prepared for the people you love.
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