The holidays bring some of the best memories. Fall festivals, and apple picking, corn mazes, and bonfires, what’s not to like? 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 make sure 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 that is to die for, it may not be wise to whip that out 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 sure-fire 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
It’s easy for the day to get away from you when you’re enjoying time off and spending time with family. Don’t get too wrapped up in the family fun that you end up with a dozen donuts for dessert if you’ve picked a simple recipe that can be prepped a few days before, great! However, if you went with a little more of a labor-intensive recipe, 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 family. After missing the holiday season last year, you deserve it.