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 Christmas Treats Made Easy: Vegan Delights for Every Occasion

Pies, Chocolate truffles and Hot Chocolate

Introduction :

"Whether you're hosting a holiday party, attending a family gathering, or simply seeking a sweet treat for yourself, this collection has something for everyone. Easy-to-follow recipes and clear instructions make it simple for you to whip up a batch of Christmas magic, regardless of your baking experience."

Christmas Treats Made Easy: Vegan Delights for Every Occasion

1. Vegan Mince Pies Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 200g vegan butter, broken into small pieces
  • 400g all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4-5 tablespoons cold water
  • Vegan mincemeat
  • Plant-based milk (for brushing)
  • Icing sugar (for dusting)

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, break apart the vegan butter into small pieces.
  • Add the flour and mix together with your fingers or in a food processor until a breadcrumb texture is formed. Ensure your hands are cold while doing this by running them under cold water.
  • Add a pinch of salt and cold water, then press together to form a dough. Be careful not to over-handle the dough.
  • Form the dough into a flat ball, cover with cling film, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Lightly flour a surface and roll out the pastry.
  • Using two different sized cutters (one medium, one slightly smaller), cut out 12 smaller circles for the base and 12 larger circles or shapes (e.g., stars) for the lids.
  • Place the bases in a muffin tray and spoon approximately 1 teaspoon of vegan mincemeat into each pie. Avoid overfilling.
  • Cover with the lids, pressing the edges together with water to seal.
  • If using a circular cutter, pierce each lid with a fork to allow air in. Brush with plant-based milk.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, keeping an eye on them in the last 5 minutes to ensure the perfect golden brown color.

Once baked, dust with icing sugar and enjoy your delicious vegan mince pies!

Christmas Treats Made Easy: Vegan Delights for Every OccasionChristmas Treats Made Easy: Vegan Delights for Every Occasion

2. Truffle Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate (dark, sweetened)
  • Oat milk
  • Sugar (if using unsweetened chocolate)
  • Vanilla essence or extract or puree

Instructions:

  • Start by ensuring your hands are cold to handle the chocolate. Run your wrists under cold water and avoid using too much palm heat.
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces until it reaches a breadcrumb texture. If you don't have a food processor, use your hands.
  • Wet your hands and wash them occasionally to prevent stickiness.
  • Roll the chocolate into small balls, generously covering them. Don't worry about running out; you'll likely have extra.

Enjoy your homemade truffles!!

Christmas Treats Made Easy: Vegan Delights for Every Occasion

3. Italian Style Hot Chocolate:

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups whole milk.
  • 4 oz finely chopped dark chocolate.
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar.
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder.
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with a splash of milk.

Instructions:

  • Melt chocolate, sugar, and cocoa. Add milk slowly.
  • Whisk in cornstarch slurry until thick.
  • Top with whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.

Taste: Thick, indulgent, and intensely chocolaty!!

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