Food & Drinks

12 fancy Christmas recipes that will seriously wow guests

Including parmesan and potato rosti nests, five-spice maple-glazed ham and sloe gin jellies.

By BTYB Harvey Norman
With the Christmas countdown officially underway, it's time to start planning your Christmas menu. No matter how many people you're planning to cater for this year, the holiday season calls for entertaining ideas that will wow guests and create a beautiful Christmas to remember.
This year, why not give old favourites a fresh festive update: up your guacamole game with a five-herb avocado dip, cool down with frozen Champagne cocktails and spice up your traditional Christmas ham with cinnamon, fennel and orange.
Check out these incredible Christmas recipes that will truly impress this holiday season:

Sour cherry and brownie truffles

Braun Multiquick 9 Hand Blender, $199 at Harvey Norman
These delectable treats will be a sure hit come Christmas, and with a pop of festive colour to garnish, what's not to love? Helping to make your truffle prep easy is the Braun Multiquick 9 Hand Blender. With ACTIVEBlade technology and maximised splash control, you're able to blend even the toughest of foods with mess-free results.
See full recipe here.

Berry, chocolate and coconut ice-cream log

This simple dessert celebrates summer's freshest flavours, combining sweet strawberries with chocolate and coconut. Forget the usual effort and mess of homemade ice-cream; achieving the perfect scoop from the luxury of your kitchen is a cinch with the help of the KitchenAid's ice-cream bowl attachment.
See full recipe here.

Parmesan and potato rosti nests

Planning on hosting your very own Christmas party? These elegant canapés are perfect. Potatoes are spiralized and baked into bite-sized pastries, then topped with crème fraiche and thin slices of roast beef. Take all your summer vegetables and salads to the next level with the KitchenAid mixer's spiralizer attachment. It's the ultimate incentive to enjoy fruit and veg and will definitely impress the little ones.
See full recipe here.

Sloe gin Turkish delight and coconut jellies

Morphy Richards Scandi 1.5L Kettle, $129 at Harvey Norman
This adults-only dessert will be a welcomed finish to any Christmas lunch. Easy to make and boasting layers of festive flair, all you'll need is your kitchen kettle. This Morphy Richards design will look at home in any kitchen, its cork-style base adding a subtle, natural touch.
See full recipe here.

Fig, raspberry and meringue trifles

It doesn't come more classic than a trifle at Christmas time. This beautifully layered creation has drawn inspiration from the British Eton Mess version. Search the recipe for this gorgeous dessert with the help of the smart Samsung Family Hub fridge. With flexible storage space, there's plenty of room to cool desserts and store Christmas dinner leftovers — perfect for entertainers.
See full recipe here.

Lemongrass-cured salmon with coriander blinis

Topped with lime-infused crème fraîche, salmon roe and caviar, these stunning canapés make impressive party-starters. With the help of the DeLonghi Grill, blinis can be made quickly and served up fresh!
See full recipe here.

Six herb, pea and avocado dip

Vitamix A2500i Blender, $1195 at Harvey Norman
Tempt guests with this fresh and festive avocado dip. With sliced radish and mixed micro herbs, serve a bowl of this flavourful dip with nibbles and watch how fast it goes! Ensure dips achieve a smooth texture with help from the Vitamix Blender.
See full recipe here.

Five-spice maple-glazed ham

Bosch 8 Series Combo steam oven, $2499 at Harvey Norman
It's the dish everyone anticipates come Christmas Day, so why not make this year's ham one for the ages? With cinnamon, orange, ginger, star anise and fennel, guests will be begging for seconds.
See full recipe here.

Mini chocolate and orange puddings

Philips Portable Induction Cooker, $219 at Harvey Norman
Topped with sweet oranges in syrup, these dark-chocolate puddings are a delight at every bite! A win for those with smaller kitchens, the Philips Induction Cooker will free up stove space and allow you to deliver your desserts, minus the stress. Win!
See full recipe here.

Sparkling Champagne cocktail with grapefruit twist

Philips Vacuum Blender, $499 at Harvey Norman
Toast the year out with these fresh summer cocktails made with Chambord, grapefruit and pink sparkling wine. Reducing the oxidisation of ingredients as it blends, the Philips Vacuum Blender is the perfect kitchen tool come cocktail hour. If it's not on your Christmas wishlist yet, we suggest you get to it.
See full recipe here.

Caramel, hazelnut and praline affogato

Unwind after a big lunch with a fancy affogato or serve with Christmas cookies as a late-night festive treat. With six different options, the Jura Coffee machine delivers the perfect cuppa every time — achieving café-style espresso at home has never been easier.
See full recipe here.

Coconut and raspberry layer cake

Kenwood Chef XL Sense Stand Mixer, $499 at Harvey Norman
Rich raspberry and coconut cream cheese layers are separated by buttery vanilla cookies in this modern take on Christmas dessert. With a bit of help from the Kenwood Stand Mixer, achieving this showstopping dessert couldn't be easier.
See full recipe here.
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