Delicious Christmas Recipes Made Easy with V-Zug

We are all looking forward to the festive season, reuniting with family and friends by creating precious family moments, safely. If you’re the one hosting, it isn’t always easy. To make sure you survive the festive season, the team at In-House Appliance Centre have shared some delicious Christmas recipes to help make your life a little bit easier and give you all the details you need to be a star host this Christmas.

These delicious recipes use the versatile V-Zug Ovens, that have been designed to ensure that every process is as easy as possible. Thanks to their equipment and exquisite materials, all cooking and baking is fun, even the cleaning up afterwards.

CLASSIC ROAST TURKEY

The first up in the V-Zug Combination Steam-Oven is the Classic Roast Turkey, to accompany all the delicious Christmas trimmings;

Ingredients:

½ lemon or ½ peeled onion

Turkey, at room temperature

Sprig of sage

Fresh sage, chopped

Herb butter:

Fresh rosemary, chopped

40g butter, softened

Method:

  • Wipe out turkey
  • Make your favourite stuffing and insert into the neck cavity
  • Pre-heat the Combi-Steam on Hot Air + Steaming to 200°C
  • Mix the herbs into the butter
  • Using your fingers, carefully work the skin away from the flesh from the neck end, this will give you a pocket, carefully stuff the herb butter under the skin
  • Put ½ lemon or ½ onion and sprig of sage into the turkey cavity
  • Put the turkey into the Combi-Steam for 20 minutes to brown
  • Insert probe
  • Turn the Combi-Steam down to 150°C, continue to roast until core temperature reaches 75°C
  • To check the turkey is cooked, the juices will run clear. The core temperature needs to be 75°C
  • Strain the juices into a jug and leave to cool, cover the turkey loosely with foil and leave to rest until ready to serve, at least 30 minutes.

STEAMED CARROTS WITH TOASTED ALMONDS

Spruce up your usual boiled carrots by steaming and coating them in rich melted butter and toasted almonds. The V-Zug Combination-Steam Oven is the perfect appliance to create these delicious carrots;

Ingredients:

Carrots

2 tbsp flaked almonds

Knob of butter

Sea salt

Ground black pepper

Method:

  • Preheat the Combi-Steam on Steam at 100°C
  • Wash and peel the carrots, cut into ½ cm diagonals, spread out on the perforated tray so they are a single layer, steam for 12 minutes
  • Meanwhile; toast the flaked almonds for a couple of minutes, add the know of butter and season
  • Toss the steamed carrots in the mixture
  • Serve

 

CREMA CARAMEL

Find that extra hiding place in your belly for this delicious Christmas dessert. This indulgent Crema Caramel dessert is made better using the V-Zug steam function. Serves 4 people, ramekins approximately 7cm.

300ml milk

200ml cream 35%

6 tbsp sugar

1 vanilla pod

4 eggs

120g sugar

30g water

Method:

  • Mix sugar and water in a pot and heat it up. As soon as the sugar water begins to caramelize add it into the prepared cocottes
  • Mix in the cream, milk and vanilla and bring it to boil
  • Whisk the eggs with the sugar and add the hot liquid slowly
  • Preheat the cooking space with steam at 85°C
  • Pour the liquid into the cocottes and place in the preheated cooking space and steam at 85°C for 30 minutes

 

ICED CHRISTMAS PUDDING

Don’t forget the traditional Christmas pudding soaked in whiskey to finish off a beautiful meal.

¼ pint milk

4oz marshmallows

1 tsp cocoa powder

1 tsp instant coffee

2oz raisins

2oz sultanas

2oz currants

Scant ½ pint thick cream

2 tbsp sherry

2oz chopped cherries

2oz chopped almonds & walnuts

Method:

  • Mix the dried fruit with the sherry and let it stand for about 30 minutes
  • Put the milk, marshmallows, cocoa powder and coffee into a saucepan
  • Heat until the marshmallows are nearly melted, allow to cool
  • Add the dried fruit to the cool marshmallow mixture, then add the diced cherries and nuts
  • Remove from freezer and fold in the whipped cream, pour into pudding mould
  • Leave to chill in the fridge overnight
  • Decorate with holly and berries

 

CHRISTMAS CAKE

After your guests have digested, finish the day off with a cup of tea and a slice Christmas Cake in front of the fire. Preheat your V-Zug Oven and make this delicious Christmas Cake ahead of Christmas day, save time and stress!

225g (8oz) butter

225g (8oz) brown sugar

6 eggs

285g (10oz) plain flour

1 tsp mixed spices

55g (2oz) ground almonds

Rind of a lemon and orange

375g (1 pkt) sultanas

375g (1 pkt) raisins

375g (1 pkt) currants

100g (1pkt) glace cherries

100g (1pkt) chopped peel

1 large cooking apple, grated

1 75ml bottle of whiskey, brandy or rum

Method:

  • Wash, dry and cut cherries into eights
  • Put fruit (sultanas, raisins, currants, cherries and peel), chopped and ground almonds, and the grated rinds into a bowl. Pour ½ the whiskey over, mix well. Cover with cling film and allow to stand for at least 1 hour, overnight is ideal.
  • Preheat the oven with fan setting.
  • Cream the butter and the sugar, add the eggs one at a time, and mix each one in thoroughly adding sieved flour each time, until all the eggs and flour have been added.
  • Add the fruit mixture, mix in gently but thoroughly
  • Put in the prepared tin (use a 8” or 9” round tin). Smooth the top, making a hollow at the centre, use the back of a large metal spoon dipped in hot water to do this. Do not make the hollow too deep.
  • Position the cake on the middle shelf in the oven. Bake in the preheated oven, check regularly, if browning quickly or if cracks are forming turn the oven down and cover with a double layer of brown paper.
  • The cake is baked when an inserted skewer is “clean” when taken from the cake. Cool the cake in the tin on a wire tray
  • When cool, prick the top of the cake with the skewer and pour the remainder of the whiskey over.
  • Store wrapped in 2/3 layers of greaseproof paper, and finally in tinfoil.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with delicious food and little clean up with our V-Zug appliance range, from all the team at In-House Appliance Centre.

 

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Monday, 25 January 2021