Ideas and recipes for Christmas sweets – Italian Cuisine


Not just pandoro and panettone: discover our recipes to prepare traditional and not Christmas sweets. To please those who prefer fresh or spoon desserts

After i rich Feast meals not everyone wants panettone and pandoro, but would prefer a fresh and creamy sweet, maybe spooned and chocolatey. Panic? No fear: we have collected recipes from Christmas sweets from the fridge (but not only) that will please everyone, even those who do not renounce traditions.

Traditional Christmas sweets from the fridge

There is no need to move away from the classics if you don't want to turn on the oven. The Mont Blanc, a riot of browns and cream, is often associated with the Festivals, given its richness. But there is also the blancmange – a pudding based on almond milk widespread in Sicily, Sardinia and Valle d'Aosta – which, perhaps, could be enrich with pistachios and chopped dark chocolate on the surface so as not to disfigure on the Christmas table.
The tiramisu, which is not exactly Christmas, usually satisfies everyone anyway and to give it a Christmas touch you could prepare it in single-portion cups with slices of pandoro or panettone instead of ladyfingers. And how not to mention, among the Christmas sweets from the fridge, the Bonet, a Piedmontese pudding made with cocoa and macaroons, and it eggnog?

No fridge or oven

In addition to Christmas sweets from the fridge, there are a number of delicacies that do not include the use of the oven, but neither of the fridge: le Apulian carteddate he Neapolitan struffoli they are fried sweetness. And then there is the whole vast world of gods nougats and gods crunchy – almond or sesame – le candied orange peel, dates and dried figs stuffed with walnuts and mascarpone.

Cold sweets for Christmas

Christmas sweets from the fridge to amaze

If your purpose is, instead of surprising the diners, with a Christmas menu but different from the usual why not bring to the table Orange baskets with sorbet for dessert: add a pinch of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to give a Christmas scent. Also an semifreddo – maybe with chestnuts with whiskey sauce – it will delight the palate of your guests, not making them feel the lack of panettone & co. For last-minute guests prepare one mousse in single-portion glasses that will cool while you dine: do the custard with your recipe of the heart, that of the grandmother who never fails and cook it until it is very thick. Add us chopped nougat finely with a mixer and a goccino of the liqueur you have at home. Fill the glasses with this rich cream, perhaps helping yourself with a pastry bag for a cleaner result and refrigerate. At the time of serving, garnish with melted dark chocolate, chopped nougat and maybe some toasted panettone or crumbled Christmas biscuit.
And who does not renounce chocolate? The chocolate salami is always good, even in the veg version to be suitable for everyone and made with Christmas cookies instead of the classic dry biscuits. Now all that remains is to choose which Christmas sweets for the fridge to prepare.

Christmas sweets

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