Easy and effortless cooking and baking
And make your preparations for a lovely Christmas dinner together easier than ever. Gathering with your family and friends during the holidays doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. You already take lots of time to decorate the Christmas tree and your home, to buy and wrap gifts, to organise the evening, so why spend so much time cooking and baking?
You can make an easy Christmas dinner menu with plenty of appetizers, show-stopping main dishes, and indulging desserts. It is super simple to conjure up a feast that everyone will enjoy, using fresh and healthy ingredients. Here is some inspiration with easy recipes to have your Christmas meal covered, giving you more time to relax and plan the best holiday ever.
Welcome guests in the afternoon with a warm drink
Like a hug in a mug: the hearty Gingerbread Latte with Pecan Nut Milk is the perfect way to make your guests feel at home. Make the drink a day in advance using the slow juicer, then simply heat it up in the microwave just as guests arrive. Serve it with Christmas biscuits, and enjoy it while opening presents.
Set the evening mood with a savoury starter
After enjoying the afternoon together, start the evening Christmas dinner with a traditional soup – featuring a modern twist. The Savoury Egg Custard with Crab is steamed easily in the Panasonic Steam Combi Oven. The soup’s warm colour conjures up a homely feel, and the flavour is the ideal complement to any main course.
Knock them off their Christmas stockings with the main course
The moment everyone has been waiting for – when the main course is served at the table. Traditional poultry is given a special Christmas flavour with the Roast Duck with Red Cabbage Salad and Couscous. Featuring five spices, orange, walnuts and more, the duck is quickly roasted in an hour in the Panasonic Combi Microwave Oven NN-CD87. This frees up your conventional oven for cooking other dishes.
- Veal Saltimbocca with Roast Potatoes
- Beef Ragout with Potato Wedges
- Whole Chicken with Mixed Vegetables and Spiced Yoghurt
- Pork Fillet with Mustard Crust and Lemon Potato Puree
- Baked Sea Bream with Herbs and Roasted Radicchio
Make sure they’ll be talking about your sides next year
This is where you can let your creativity loose and move away from the standard plain mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, etc. Instead, serve Garlic Herb Smashed Potatoes. They can be prepared the day before and then easily finished in less than 30 minutes in the Microwave. Delicious home-made bread always makes an amazing impression – like the Twisted Bread. To free up your time and effort, Croustina does the work of kneading the dough for you and taking care of the rising process.
- Maple Roasted Parsnips & Apples
- Sourdough Onion Bread with Pumpkin
- Polenta with Mushrooms
- Cauliflower Cheese with Kale, Leeks & Hazelnuts
Serve a dessert (or two) no one can resist
With so many options, it can be difficult choosing a dessert that everyone will be wowed by. But not with the Christmas Star Bread. It looks, smells and tastes just like Christmas – but without the hard work. Prepare it in advance and bake it when you are finished with the main course. That way, when you’re ready for a sweet closing to the feast, the house fills up with the delicious smell of gingerbread spice and a yeast dough baking in the Microwave.
- Chocolate Crème Brûlée with Redcurrant
- Cinnamon Roll
- Vegan Apple & Cinnamon Cake
- Vegan Gingerbread Man, No Butter!
- Baked Apples, Figs, Cinnamon and Ginger
- Panettone-style Bread
- Spice Cake with Icing and Pistachios
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
The inspiration provided here and more can be made easily with a range of high-quality Panasonic products, such as the Croustina Breadmaker, MJ-L700 Slow Juicer or NN-CD87 Microwave. For the cooking and baking lovers in your life, why not give the perfect gift of a Panasonic Experience Fresh product? They turn spending time with loved ones cooking and baking together into unforgettable moments.