Celebrate Xmas relishing special Christmas Recipes by Chef Anil Dahiya, Executive Chef Bristol. He has shared some of the recipes from his hidden sack. Give it a shot and post your comments about your own experience.

Red Velvet Pancake
Peckishmonk - Christmas Recipes - Red Velvet Pancake

Ingredients                                               Quantity 

10 cups all-purpose flour                             1/2 Cup [Chopped]
Baking Cocoa                                                 2/3 Cups
Sugar                                                               1-1/4 Cups
Baking Soda                                                   6 tsp
Salt                                                                  5 tsp
Baking Powder                                              4 tsp

Additional Ingredients (for each batch)

Buttermilk                                                     2 cups
Eggs                                                                2
Red food coloring                                        2 tsp
Butter and maple syrup


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking cocoa, baking soda, and salt altogether.
  • Place 2 cups in each of five resealable plastic bags or containers.
  • Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months

To prepare pancakes

  • Pour the mixed ingredients into a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs and food coloring.
  • Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupful’s onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top.
  • Cook until the second side is golden brown.
  • Serve with butter and syrup.
Mocha Cashew Butter
Peckishmonk Christmas Recipes Mocha Cashew Butter

Ingredients                                                              Quantity

Salted Cashews                                                             3 cups
Softened Butter                                                              1/2 cup
Semisweet Chocolate Chips                                         1/2 cup
Instant Coffee Granules                                                 2 tsp
Water                                                                                 2 tsp
Salted Cashews (optional)



  • Place cashews in a food processor.
  • Cover and process until finely ground.
  • Add half of the butter; process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a small bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, coffee granules, water along with remaining butter.
  • Cook and stir over low heat until smooth.
  • Stir into cashew mixture.
  • Top with additional cashews if desired.

Store in the refrigerator.

Mother Christmas Cake
Mother Christmas Cake Peckishmonk Christmas Recipes

Ingredients                                                              Quantity

Chopped Peeled Tart Apples (about 2 large)            3 cups
Sugar                                                                                2 cups
Apple Juice                                                                      1/2 cup
Eggs                                                                                  3
Vegetable Oil                                                                   3/4 cup
Vanilla Extracts                                                               1 tsp
All-purpose Flour                                                            3 cups
Apple Pie Spice (Cinnamon)                                         2 tsp
Salt                                                                                    1 tsp
Coarsely Chopped Pecans                                            2 cups
Candied Red Cherries, halved                                       1/2 pound
Candied Green Cherries, halved                                   1/2 pound
Diced Candied Pineapple                                              1/2 pound
Salted Cashews (optional)




  • Line three 8×4-inch loaf pans with waxed paper
  • Grease the paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar and apple juice; let stand for 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the eggs, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add to apple mixture; mix well.
  • Combine the flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and salt; add to apple mixture and mix well.
  • Fold in pecans, cherries, and pineapple.
  • Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Remove waxed paper.
  • Cool completely.

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