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Festive Feasting

December 4, 2019

Festive Foods for your Christmas Table

 

Christmas is coming up and that means that you will need to start planning your Christmas menu! A Christmas feast is always big, delicious and full of extraordinary recipes, from breakfast straight to dessert after dinner! Here, we have a list of recipes that made with some of our very own cheeses and yoghurts that we think would work perfectly for your Christmas Table! Some recipes are classics, some are Greek and some we thought would just be delicious for Christmas!

 

 

LET’S TALK BREAKFAST:

 

Papaya Stuffed With Yogurt Fruits, Chia Seeds And Kiwi Fruit

 

This recipe is perfect for Christmas morning along with a selection of other breakfast options! The refreshing taste of papaya and kiwi fruit will get you up and ready for a day filled with family and friends and the yoghurt and chia seeds will give you the energy to get you through all the festivities!

 

Ingredients: (this recipe is per single serving)

Papaya cut in half

100g Gourmet Greek Yoghurt

50g Granola

Half a kiwi cut in slices

50g chia seeds

 

Directions:

  1. Cut papaya in half and remove seeds

  2. Put all ingredients into papaya in a fashionable manner

  3. Enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon

 

This recipe, perfect for the breakfast table, is delicious, nutritious and full of Christmas spirit! Cinnamon, honey and pumpkins, for some reason these three things always makes us think of Christmas festivities, so this recipe is filled with Christmas goodness!

 

Ingredients:

Pancakes

2 eggs

1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

1 cup milk

1/4 cup water (if making gluten free increase the water to 1/2 cup)

1 cup flour (regular or gluten free flour)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

Instructions:

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl and chill for 1 hour.

  2. Spray cooking spray lightly in a pan over medium heat.

  3. Pour 57 grams of batter in the center of the pan and swirl around in circles to spread evenly. *If making gluten free, you will have to spread this out with a rubber tipped spatula)

  4. Cook for 30 seconds to a minute on one side (until lightly golden).

  5. Flip and cook for 15 seconds.

  6. Plate and repeat.

 

LUNCH TIME!

Cranberry and Cream Cheese Pinwheels

 

These pinwheels are the perfect Christmas appetizers! After a big lunch you would probably want to go for a lighter meal to save yourself for a fest of a dinner! These pinwheels are delicious and will definitely become a traditional Christmas meal!

 

Ingredients:

227g Gourmet Greek cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup diced green onion

170g Gourmet Greek mature cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

2 Traditional Flatbread

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the cream cheese in a medium sized mixing bowl and heat in the microwave or set out until it is completely softened. 

  2. Stir the softened cream cheese until completely smooth, then add in dried cranberries, finely diced green onion, shredded sharp white cheddar cheese, and Worcestershire sauce. 

  3. Stir the above ingredients until well combined.

  4. Lay out a large square of plastic wrap and lay one flatbread on the plastic wrap.

  5. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture evenly over the top of the flatbread, then starting from the left hand side, roll the flatbread tightly all the way across to the right side like a jelly roll.

  6. Wrap the plastic wrap tightly around the rolled flatbread and place in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes. 

  7. Repeat with the second flatbread.

  8. Once chilled, remove from the fridge and unwrap. 

  9. Slice each flatbread into individual 1.27cm thick pinwheels to create approximately 15 individual pinwheels.

  10. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

 

The Festive Cheese Board

 

A cheese board is always a winner, especially when there are lots of people and you want to keep them entertained with food! Fruits, curred meat, cheese and bread is the perfect combination!

 

Our suggestions for a cheese board include:

Cheeses (all available on our website)

Camembert

Mature Cheddar

Boursin Type

Cream Cheese

Mustard Gouda

Village Cheese

Brie

 

Fruits

Figs

Berries

Apples

Tomatoes

Grapes

 

Curred Meats, crackers, bread

 

LET THE DINNER FEAST COMMENCE!

Greek Yoghurt Mashed Potatoes

 

Considering that Greek yoghurt makes a great substitu