#FestiveEdition: Christmas Recipes from Taj

#FestiveEdition: Christmas Recipes from Taj
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And we are back with our next edition of Christmas recipes with dishes from the kitchen of Taj Palace, New Delhi and Taj City Centre, Gurugram

OT Staff
December 22 , 2020
03 Min Read

Classic Christmas Cake by Master Pâtissier Chef Surendra Negi, Taj Palace, New Delhi

Ingredients 

Unsalted butter                       200 gms
Brown sugar                           200 gms
Eggs                                       5 no.s
Refined flour                           100 gms
Cocoa powder                        10 gms
Soaked dry fruit                      600 gms
Spice mix                                5 gms
Bread crumbs                         60 gms
Baking powder                        3 gms
Pomegranate molasses          30 gms Classic Christmas Cake

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Line an 8-inch cake tin with butter and flour or with butter paper.
  • Cream the butter and flour together in a bowl until light and airy.
  • In another bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, spices, cocoa powder, baking powder and breadcrumbs.
  • To the creamed butter, beat in one egg at a time.
  • Gently fold in the soaked dry fruit.
  • Add the flour and spice mixture into the wet mixture and combine well.
  • Pour in the batter into the prepared cake tin and even out the top with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Once baked, place on a wire rack and allow it to cool.
  • Serve.

 

Roast Turkey by Executive Chef Abhijeet Thakre, Taj City Centre Gurugram
Roast Turkey

Ingredients

Turkey     1 
Lemon     1 
Pepper    1 tbsp
Salt          As desired
Quartered onion   1 
Celery      1 bunch
Chopped carrots    2 
Parsley                   1 bunch
Chopped rosemary  A few springs
Melted butter            ¼ cup

Method

  • Rinse the turkey inside and out with water. Pat with kitchen towel to dry.
  • Mix lemon juice, carrots, onions, rosemary and seasoning in a bowl. Marinate the turkey well and set aside for 3 hrs in the refrigerator.
  • Stuff the turkey with onion, parsley, carrots and celery and tie using a kitchen string. Place the turkey in a baking pan and cover with foil.
  • Cover with aluminium foil.
  • Cook the turkey on medium in a pre-heated oven for about 2 hrs at 350 degrees.
  • Reduce the heat to 300 degrees and cook for another 30 mins. 
  • Once cooked, remove the foil and cook for 15 mins at 500 degrees. Baste the turkey with its own fat during this time.
  • Allow the turkey to rest for an hour.

Making Turkey Gravy

  • Scrape off the drippings from the baking pan and put them into a saute pan.
  • Adjust seasoning, blend it inside a blender, strain & serve hot with turkey.

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