December 25 of each year is the day all the Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus, called Christmas.
From December 24 to January 6 of next year is the Christmas festival. During the holiday, national Christians will hold a grand ceremony. And Christmas was originally a Christian holiday, as people paid special attention, it soon became a national holiday and now it is the western countries’ biggest festival of the year.
Red, green and white are the Christmas colors, when the Christmas is coming, every household will decorate their homes with Christmas colors. Red are the Christmas flowers and Christmas candles, green is the Christmas tree, which is the main Christmas decorations made of cut cedar, cypress and some other evergreen trees that are pyramid shape. Colorful lanterns, gifts and paper flowers are hanged above, also Christmas candles were lit.
The person wearing mixed red and white colors is Santa Claus, who is the most popular figure in the Christmas activities. Before children go to bed on Christmas Eve, they would put a single sock next to their pillows or in front of the fireplaces, waiting for Santa Claus to gift them inside the socks after they slept. And play the role of Santa Claus is also a custom.
Now I have 3 healthy desserts for you to prepare on Christmas. Let the desserts surprise all your family members.
CHRISTMAS GINGER CRACKERS
Ginger crackers are the most commonly seen Christmas crackers, those full of ginger flavour and interesting little crackers are the popular snacks for Christmas. To make ginger crackers it is simple and easy, but the result is extraordinary good, especially the kids, they can’t love more. Make a box of ginger crackers on Christmas day for your kids, and you can’t imagine how happy they would be! Ginger is good to eat in winter, for it could drive away the cold and keep you warm all the time, ginger also could improve your blood circulation and appetite, really a good food for improving people’s health.
For the ginger crackers:
250g low protein flour
25g powdered dark sugar
50g powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger powder
For the brushing: 10g eggs, 20g water
For the icing sugar: 20g egg whites, 150g powdered sugar, 5ml lime juice, a little pigments with different colors
1. In a bowl pour in all the ingredients for ginger crackers
2. Knead dough with your hands until smooth and let loosen in refrigerator for 1 hour
3. Remove the dough from the fridge, roll it into a 0.3cm thin slice
4. Using different shapes of moulds, cut out different crackers on the slice
5. Put all the ginger crackers on the ovenware, beat eggs and water into egg wash, brush a layer of egg wash on the ginger crackers, set aside and loosen for 20 minutes
6. Brush another layer of egg wash on the ginger crackers and put them into the preheated oven for 356F, bake for 12 minutes until colored
7. Let cool and begin your decoration. Mix egg whites and powdered sugar, beat well and stir in lime juice, keep whipping and there you have the meringue
8. Adjust the thickness according to your requirements. For example, you can make the meringue that is used to brush the bottom color a little more watery by adding more lime juice, whereas you can add less lime juice in meringue that is used to draw the lines and patterns
9. Add pigments with different colors in meringue to make different color meringue
10. To brush the bottom color. Brush meringue on the surface of the ginger crackers and wait them dry
11. To draw the lines and patterns. Put the meringue in a pastry bag, squeeze out the lines and patterns that you want
PAPAYA EGG TART
This dessert contains papaya, which is a kind of fruit produced in tropic zone, papaya is a rich resource of all kinds of vitamins, minerals, fibers and so on. The flesh of papaya is juicy and sweet with a unique flavour, the function of which is mainly on helping digestion and improving the pancreatic juice.
For the egg tart water: 220g whipping cream, 160g milk, 80g caster sugar, 4 egg yolks, 15g low protein flour, 15g condensed milk, pinch papaya
For the tart skin: 220g low protein flour, 30g high protein flour, 40g butter, 5g caster sugar, 1.5g salt, 125g water, 180g butter (for wrapping)
1. Prepare papaya fleshes and egg tart water. Peel off and cut papaya into cubes
2. In a bowl pour in whipping cream, milk, caster sugar, condensed milk, heat and stir until totally melted. Add egg yolks and low protein flour until back into room temperature. Sift
3. Roll the tart skin into 0.3cm thickness, roll over and store in refrigerator for 30 minutes
4. Cut tart rolls into small ones, wrap the tart rolls with flour and put them in the tart mould
5. Let loosen for 20 minutes
6. Top the tart rolls with 2 to 3 papaya cubes for each one
7. Pour in egg tart water to 70 percent
8. Place the rolls in the ovenware, preheat oven to 410F, bake for approximately 25 minutes until a little burned
9. Decorate each egg tart with 2 fresh papaya cubes
GOLDEN COCONUT BALLS
Golden coconut balls made of egg yolks and coconut are crispy with dense flavour, each ball is cute and golden that makes your mouth water and also will do good to your health. The combination of egg and milk will supplement the body with protein which is a necessity, and these balls are using less vegetable oil for our health purpose.
Ingredients: 100g shredded coconuts
10g shredded coconuts
35g low protein flour
15g milk powder
2g egg yolks
50g caster sugar
1. Soft butter and add in caster sugar, mix and whip a little
2. Add egg yolks per several times, pour in milk and stir
3. Pour in shredded coconuts, low protein flour and milk powder
4. Knead dough gently
5. Roll the dough into 2.5cm little balls
6. Put the little balls in the shredded coconuts and let the surface of the balls stick with a layer of shredded coconuts
7. Put all the balls into the ovenware and into the oven
8. Middle level, 356F, 15- 20 minutes until golden and brown