It’s Thanksgiving Time! Thanksgiving as most of us know is a huge celebration; the event is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and the second Monday of November in America and Canada respectively. Essentially it is a day of thanks and it originated when people wanted to give thanks for the harvest and celebrate the year just gone past. Thanksgiving comes with many traditions like festive foods, parades and every thanksgiving it is custom to make a wish. Like we said food is one of the biggest parts of Thanksgiving traditions and it is a special day where everyone enjoys an annual family meal. It’s a day to ditch portion sizes and healthy diets. If you are stuck for ideas on what to make for dessert, we have just a few rights here for you. Take a look!
Decorating is always the most fun when it comes to baking. So why not try out something to turn your chocolate cupcakes into something more apt for the Thanksgiving season? So, you’ve made your cupcakes, here’s what you need to top them all off: Chocolate frosting, 3 oval shortbread cookies, 6 -10 candy corn pieces, white icing, black writing icing and red fruit leather. All you have to do now is spread the chocolate frosting over the top of the cupcake and stick on cookies to create a head and two wings. Press down a row or two of candy corn to create tail feathers. Use a tiny dot of white icing to make an eye and dot it with black writing icing for a pupil. Make the beak by cutting off the white tip of candy corn and pressing it in place and cut a 1 inch square of the red fruit leather to create a wattle by rolling it in a tube and placing it over the beak. Voila, time to gobble them down!
Since pumpkins are in season, this is the very best time of year to make a pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pies are best made with fresh pumpkins, so get a big spoon and scoop out the contents of one large pumpkin. To make the crust of the pie you will need the following ingredients; 6 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, ¼ teaspoon of fine salt and 1 ⅓ cups of all purpose flour. Place all of these ingredients in a large bowl and stir together until you have a soft dough with a smooth texture. Get a 9 ½ inch deep pie dish and press the dough into the dish until it is nice and smooth. Place the dish in the refrigerator and let it cool for half an hour. For the pie you will require the entire contents of one large pumpkin, 2 eggs, a teaspoon of cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, ground cloves and a can of sweetened condensed milk. Place all of these ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour the contents into the dough in the fridge and bake together in a preheated over at 350°F for half an hour and enjoy a splendid pumpkin pie!
Why not try out these delicious recipes this Thanksgiving? Your family will be giving you all the thanks!