The holidays bring some of the best memories. Fall festivals, apple picking, corn mazes, and bonfires, what’s not to like? However, some of the best memories are made around the dinner table. While it’s not so much what you’re eating that helps to bring joy around the holidays, it certainly helps! Here are our tips for making the perfect holiday dessert.
While we can all agree that a last-minute food craving can bring some of the best concoctions in the kitchen, it’s not always wise to do that when hosting a bunch of people. Trying a new creation for the first time can work really well, or you may end up bringing store-bought cake to the family dinner. Trust us when we say it’s always better to plan ahead. Figure out the theme for your dinner, and ensure you’re not bringing the same dish as someone else. Stock your kitchen with the right ingredients and tools, and you’re sure to nail this dish.
Go Big… But Not Too Big
While you may make the best and most complex dessert, you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen around the holidays. Chances are you have family coming in, and you’re going to want to spend some time with them. If you have a big family, you know how hard it can be to get them all in one place.
Enjoy time with family by making a dessert that means a lot to you or that just tastes amazing. But no matter what you decide, we promise you won’t want to slave away in the kitchen for hours trying to recreate that one dessert you saw on tv. Make sure you make a large enough portion for everyone but don’t kill yourself in the process.
Cook With Family
If you’re a parent, or there are lots of kids around for your family’s get-together, including the kids is a great way to occupy their time. It can be difficult to try and prepare a four-course meal with a hundred kids running around. So whipping up a quick batch of cookies or having them help make a brownie batter is a surefire way to get them out of the way. Some of the best gifts you can give your kids this holiday season can be the gift of time! Decorating sugar cookies and cooking with mom, dad, or auntie in the kitchen can leave a lasting impact on their lives.
Cook With Plenty Of Time
When the holidays come around and your house is filled with family, it can be challenging to have enough time to prepare a labor-intensive dessert. It is important that you give yourself enough time to correct mistakes. That way, you don’t show up to your family dinner with a fully done dessert but only half-dressed.
Knock the socks off your family this holiday season with these tips for making the perfect holiday dessert. And don’t forget to enjoy yourself with your family. A warm dessert with the best of company is a recipe for good memories you’ll remember for years to come.