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Christmas recipes

#1
Hi,

Sorry if this has already been posted I did do a search and nothing came up (new to the forum!).

Does anybody have any syn free/low syn Christmas ideas. I love cooking and usually make mince pies, Xmas cake etc at Christmas. I know im pushing the boat out a bit here but I'll still be making them for family so if I can make them as healthy as I can that'll be an added bonus. Or any other Christmas treats you may have! X
 
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bilsat

Really likes to cook
#2
Here is my list of Party goodies......................


Pete’s Party Food
Veg Sticks
Pakoras
Veg Samosas (1syn each)
Mini Falafels
Pigs in Blankets on a cocktail stick
Mozzarella, Tomato & fresh Basil leaf on a cocktail stick
Chopped fresh fruit on a cocktail stick
Slices of cooked ham or beef rolled up on a cocktail stick

Veg Sticks

Peel the vegetable, plunge into boiling water for 1-2mins then remove & drop into iced water to stop cooking then dry and store in a sealed container in the fridge until the meal is ready.

Pakoras

1 red onion, diced
½ large bag of frozen chopped vegetable mix
2 tbsp. curry powder (use mild, medium or hot to suit your own taste)
3-4 tbsp. fat free yogurt
1 egg, beaten
2 large white potatoes, cooked and mashed

Pre heat the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Place the mashed potato, diced onion and defrosted vegetables into a bowl and combine thoroughly.

Stir the curry powder into the yogurt and add this to the vegetable mix and stir thoroughly.
Beat the egg and add it to the mixture, stirring constantly. The mix should still be quite firm.
Line a baking tray/wire rack with baking paper to prevent to pakoras from sticking, and spoon the mixture onto the tray in tablespoon sized 'dollops'.
Spray with Fry Light and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes - or until firm on the outside and golden brown. Allow to cool slightly so that the pakoras firm up.

Veg Samosas (1syn each)

1tsp amchoor powder
1tbsp mild curry powder
3 Filo pastry sheets (24x50cm) cover with a damp cloth before using
400g potatoes, peeled, cooked & mashed
110g frozen peas
4tbsp chopped coriander
1 red chilli, deseeded & chopped

In a frying pan sprayed with Fry Light cook the curry powder, amchoor, potatoes & peas and stir-fry for 5 mins.
Remove from the heat and add the coriander, red chilli, season well and set aside.
Heat the oven to 190c, line a baking tray with baking parchment. Working quickly, place three filo sheets on top of each other and cut in half, then cut each half into three strips lengthways giving you 18 pieces, lay out and spray with Fry Light, place a spoonful of the mixture at the bottom of the strip and fold diagonally to enclose the ingredients and form a triangle, press down and fold again until you reach the end, seal the edge down with a pastry brush dipped in water. Repeat until all 18 are made.
Place on a tray and spray with Fry Light and bake for 20 mins or until golden in colour, serve while warm.


Mini Falafels

2 Wholemeal slices of bread
1 400g chickpeas
1tsp cumin
1egg
2tbsp chopped coriander
1 red chilli
Roasted red peppers
Chives
2 spring onions

In a food processor reduce the ingredients to a smooth paste, remove and form into small size “burgers”
Heat a frying pan and spray with Fry Light, cook in batches on both sides, remove and allow cooling.

Pigs in Blankets

1 pack of Sainsbury’s be good to yourself extra lean Cumberland sausages
(0.5 syn each)
1 pack of smoked bacon (16 slices)

Slice and skin all the sausages and remove the meat, mix together and roll out into 24 small rolls of sausage meat, completely cover the sausage with a part rasher of the bacon, place on a baking tray sprayed with Fry Light, spray the sausages and cook at 180c until cooked, remove and allow to cool, when cool insert a cocktail stick in each one.

Chopped Fresh Fruit

Wash the fruit and cut into bite size pieces, place in a bowl with a small amount of lemon juice, shake to cover all the fruit, then pierce them with a cocktail stick and mix the type of fruit .

Sliced Cooked Meat

Slice the cooked meat into 25mm strips, roll into a sausage shape and pierce with a cocktail stick.

Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil leaves

Cut the mozzarella, & tomato’s into small squares and pierce them with a cocktail stick with the basil leaf in between the cheese & tomato.


These are ideas only I will let you know when I have made them all!
 
#3
#4
Ohhh lovely thanks both x
 
#5
Ooh lovely the pakoras sound lovely! And definitely will try the mince pies! Thanks both x
 
#6
I started a similar thread here, theres a few ideas already but it would be great of people could keep adding things :)
 
#7
Brilliant thanks some great ideas in there too. I have a massive sweet tooth so looking for more pudding kind of treats. Weight watchers do a Christmas cake recipe. Anyone know if there's one for slimming world at all please? X
 

bilsat

Really likes to cook
#8
Here is the final version of the samosas, very morish! 1 syn each for my Xmas party time theme!


Pete’s Samosas



Veg Samosas (makes 36 )(1syn each)

1/2tsp garam masala
1/2tsp chilli powder
1/2tsp turmeric
1/2tsp cumin
1/2tsp hot madras curry powder
1/2tsp garlic salt
1tsp Amchoor powder
1tsp ground coriander
1 onion, finely chopped
6 Jus Rol Filo pastry sheets (each sheet is 6 syns but is cut into 6=1 syn)
4 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked & mashed
110g frozen peas
1 red chilli, deseeded & chopped

In a microwave cook the peas for 5 mins, set aside. In a frying pan sprayed with Fry Light cook the curry powder, Amchoor, chilli powder, turmeric, cumin, curry powder, garlic salt, coriander, onion, potatoes & peas and stir-fry for 5 mins.
Remove from the heat and add the red chilli, garam masala, season well and set aside.
Heat the oven to 180c; line a baking tray with baking parchment. Working quickly, place six filo sheets on top of each other and cut in half, then cut each half into three strips lengthways giving you 36 pieces, lay out and spray with Fry Light, place a spoonful of the mixture at the bottom of the strip and fold diagonally to enclose the ingredients and form a triangle, press down and fold again until you reach the end, seal the edge down with a pastry brush dipped in water. Repeat until all 36 are made.
Place on a tray and spray with Fry Light and bake for 12-13 mins or until golden in colour, serve while warm.



 
#9
Brilliant thanks some great ideas in there too. I have a massive sweet tooth so looking for more pudding kind of treats. Weight watchers do a Christmas cake recipe. Anyone know if there's one for slimming world at all please? X
http://www.minimins.com/slimming-world/68563-christmas-cake-3.html

I know it's not quite the same thing - it's a bit puddingy and it doesn't have all the lovely marzipan and icing but it gives you a Christmas cake flavour
 
#10
Ohh yummy thanks for that will give that one a go!
 
#11
Samosas are fantastic.....thanks Pete! :drool:

Is the book you're writing a cookery book?...it should be!! :thankyou:
 

bilsat

Really likes to cook
#12
No! it's about the area I live in, I have been interviewing lots of people and gathering old pics, now need to raise the cash to finish it and print it! Trying for a heritage lottery grant.
 
#13
This is on the SW website and not sure if you have access;

Get into the Christmas spirit - Slimming World style with these festive mince tarts are sure to go down a treat with everyone!
information

Serves: 32
Prep time: 30 minutes + resting time
Cook time: 15 minutes
Syns per serving:
3.5
3.5
3.5


ingredients

Fry Light for spraying

For the pastry:
227g/8oz plain flour
pinch of salt
113g/4oz margarine or butter
cold water, for mixing

For the filling:
16 level tbsp mincemeat
1 level tbsp icing sugar for dusting


method

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Lightly spray some bun trays with Fry Light.
2. Make the pastry. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the fat, cut up into little pieces. Gently rub it in with your fingertips. Add sufficient cold water to mix to a ball that leaves the sides of the bowl clean. Rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
3. Roll out the pastry thinly on a lightly floured surface. Cut out 32 rounds with a 7½cm/3in fluted cutter. Use to line the prepared bun tins.
4. Divide the mincemeat between the pastry cases. Roll out the remaining pastry trimmings and make some little stars witha small star cutter. Use to decorate the tops of the tarts.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and lightly coloured. Cool on a wire rack and dust lightly with sifted icing sugar.


I will be making these and theres a syn free/or low syn sausage roll recipe kicking about on the forum somewhere which will be hitting the buffet table as well :) xx
 


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