Christmas Essentials With A Boozy Twist!
So it’s only a few more sleeps until Christmas. Hopefully you are ready and starting to relax into all the festivities!
Boozy flavours are something I associate with Christmas, and although I no longer drink alcohol I still like the flavour in my food every now and again. So this year I decided to try out a few Christmas recipes, inspired by others and adding a new twist of my own.
White Rum Balls
I have always enjoyed making, and eating, chocolate rum balls. This year however, I purchased the Woolworths ‘accidentally vegan’ White Rum Balls and put them in my belly at an amazingly fast velocity. Afterwards I checked the health rating on the box and swiftly decided I’d try and replicate them, trying to improve them to gain a healthier health rating.
These are super simple to make and are the most deliciously moist, booze-fuelled, festive-essential rum ball. The recipe makes a whooping 28 so you can make them now and will most likely still have some left come Christmas day!
Plant Based Brandy Butter
Inspired by The Virtual Vegan I’ve tweaked their recipe to make some amazing Vegan Brandy Butter. You’ll need to make this before Christmas so it has time to harden in the fridge. This butter is easy to whip up and will store in the fridge for a few weeks. The recipe that I was inspired by used a pinch of Nutritional Yeast – as I am slightly obsessed with this ingredient I couldn’t resist giving this a go!
You can lavish this Plant-Based Brandy Butter on Christmas pudding, warmed fruit mince pies, or even spread it onto your toasted fruit bread. It is so insanely yummy that your jar will not last long!
Now I was never one to enjoy eggnog back in the day when I consumed eggs. There was something a bit gross about drinking blended up raw egg and the thought of it still makes me feel queasy. So I was super excited to try a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food site and give it a little twist.
I needed to soak some of the ingredients overnight so my kitchen was filled with a spicy brandy scent that was very festive. The next day I simple blended all the ingredients together and now have a litre of eggnog sitting in my fridge ready to be enjoyed poured over ice on those balmy, festive evenings.
Hope you have fun with these recipes.
We wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas filled with laughter, yummy plant-based food, great company and gratitude.