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5 recipes for Christmas: Egg nog with a twist, roast leg of lamb and more

Rebecca Lynne Tan on 19 Dec 2015

The Straits Times


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SINGAPORE - Hosting parties over the festive season can be stressful when it comes to menu planning. 

Here are some hassle-free recipes that will be a hit with your guests.

We talk to four food and beverage professionals who share five Christmas recipes.

1) Egg nog with a twist

Traditional egg nog, which is usually made with milk, cream, raw eggs, spices and booze, is given a twist at Regent Singapore's Manhattan bar.


Called The Tavern, it is made with dark rum, hazelnut liqueur, cinnamon syrup, lemon juice and a whole raw egg. Wow your guests with this luxe version of egg nog this Yuletide season.


Click here for full recipe.

2) Mulled wine

The aromas of mulled wine, a warm spiced and sweet wine typically enjoyed over the festive season, will perfume your home with the scent of Christmas.


Some recipes call for the addition of vanilla and sugar, but this version is more traditional and is made with fruit, wine and spices.


Click here for full recipe.

3) Roast leg of lamb with herbs de Provence

If you're hosting a dinner party this season, roast a leg of lamb with Provençal herbs to impress the guests.

It sounds fancy but it is easy to prepare and a breeze to cook.


Click here for full recipe.


4) Spicy corn on the cob

Roast meats including lamb, pork and beef, are usually accompanied by root vegetables such as parsnip, potatoes and carrots.


But for something a little different this year, opt for a Cajun-style side of spicy corn on the cob instead.


Click here for full recipe.


5) Fruit cake

A dessert table for the festive season is never quite complete without the requisite plum pudding, gingerbread, and all-time favourite Christmas fruit cake.


Imelda Wadhwa, baker and owner of halal bakery-cafe And All Things Delicious in Jalan Sultan, shares her recipe for a non-alcoholic fruit cake.


Click here for full recipe.


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