If Christmas carols tell us anything, it’s that the festive season is full of cheer. What carolers often fail to mention, however, is that Christmas can also be rather chaotic. Between shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, wrapping said gifts and frantically cleaning your house before the in-laws turn up on your doorstep, there’s almost no time left to cook Christmas dinner.
This Christmas, focus on the things that matter by spending less time in the kitchen and more quality time with your family. How do you do this? Well, start by throwing your book of complex recipes out the window and follow these simple 4-ingredient Christmas recipes. You’ll become a Betta cook for it!
There’s no denying that the Christmas ham is the edible centerpiece of the dining table and the silent hero of Christmas dinner. With only 4 ingredients – ham, brown sugar, pineapple, and glazed cherries – this easy-to-follow recipe doesn’t skimp on flavour and will earn a chorus of compliments from your guests.
All-in-all, you can prepare and bake this ham in 113 minutes, which is less time than it takes your family to watch Home Alone together on Christmas Eve, and serves 12. Cooking requires an oven with a stovetop and an electric carving knife will ensure uniform slices of ham every time. If you’re looking to master the art of the Christmas ham, download the full recipe here.
Betta tip: Waste not, want not by using leftover ham in a casserole, soup or even on a French stick with mustard such as this. The glaze enhances the flavour of the ham, so it will provide the perfect complement to your cooking.
Fruit Mince Pies
What’s Christmas without fruit mince pies? They’re the kind of festive goodies you wouldn’t even want to leave out for Santa! Just like any great superhero team, this simple recipe contains 4 ingredients – puff pastry, fruit mince, egg, and icing sugar – that combine to deliver a powerful punch to the tastebuds.
With a maximum cooking time of 8 minutes in the oven or pie maker – like our Sunbeam 4 Up Pie Maker – these fruit mince pies are the perfect treat for families with impatient little ones. If you’re looking for even more cooking convenience, then you can enlist the help of a food processor or hand mixer to reduce preparation time.
For those looking to showcase their culinary Picasso, cut a Christmas-themed (star or bell) stencil out of paper of cardboard and place it over each individual pie while you lightly dust them with icing sugar. Perfect for the silly season, the kids will have a blast lending the fun final touch to your fruit mince pies.
Feeling inspired? Download the entire step-by-step recipe here.
Christmas can feel more warning bells than jingle bells at times, so follow these simple 4-ingredient recipes and spend less time in the kitchen this holiday season. So if you’re feeling inspired and are looking to become a Betta cook, then visit our website and enjoy the convenience offered by our range of kitchen appliances. From novice cooks to professional chefs, there’s something for everyone!