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Recreate your favourite Cardiff Christmas Market treats at home

How To Make Your Christmas Market Favourites at Home

• Christmas Markets are beginning to open and down the country, but with many of us tightening our wallets this Christmas, we might be wondering how to make a classic bratwurst or warm cup of mulled wine at home.
• Homeware retailer VonHaus have put together a handy guide on how to make your favourite Christmas market meals in the comfort of your own home.
• They’ve included recipes for Bratwurst, a festive-themed Yorkshire pudding wrap, festive fudge and more!

For many, November marks the beginning of the festive season, with nothing saying Christmas like strolling around the Christmas markets, bratwurst in hand and washed down with a mug of mulled wine.
However, with many of us tightening our wallets this year due to the cost-of-living crisis, and a few markets across the country being cancelled – it might not be as easy to make it down to a market as previous years were.

Fortunately, experts over at VonHaus have put together a handy guide on how to make some Christmas market classics in the comfort of your own home, and they’re probably easier than you think.
You can find a preview of the recipes below, and all of them – including a Christmas dinner Yorkshire pudding wrap, and festive fudge on the blog post here: https://www.vonhaus.com/vh_en/blog/the-ultimate-christmas-market-food-recipe-list.html
Bratwurst

A Christmas Market classic, Bratwurst originated in Germany and is a popular street food all year round. It can be cooked in a number of different ways and paired with different sides – but we’re most familiar with it being served in a toasty bun, topped with juicy fried onions.
(Based on 6 sausages)
You will need:
• 6 Bratwurst Sausages (Most supermarkets sell these, but you may even be able to get them from a local butcher/charcuterie store, or online!)
• White onions
• Garlic
• Mustard seed
• Sausage buns
• 340ml Beer (Non-alcoholic options can include: vegetable stock, chicken stock or non-alcoholic beer)
• 6 cast iron pan/skillet (With a lid)
How To:
1. Slice your onions thickly, and poke a few holes in your sausages – just to ensure they don’t burst whilst cooking.
2. Place your sausages in a pre-heated skillet alongside the onions, garlic and mustard. Let your sausages brown for around 4 minutes before turning them over and pouring in your liquid of choice.
3. Cover with the lid and reduce the heat to medium-low, cook until the sausages reach an internal temperature of 71 degrees Celsius.
4. Remove the sausages, and let the liquid reduce and thicken with the onions for a few minutes by turning up the heat again.
5. Bratwurst can be serves a variety of ways – but the most common, and most associated with Christmas markets is on a warm sausage bun. Place your sausage in the bun and top with onions, and any sauces you might fancy (we like the classic tomato ketchup or mustard)

Belgian Waffle
A Christmas Market staple, not many people leave the markets without having a waffle! Perfectly versatile and can be topped with a variety of toppings. We’ve added cinnamon to our mixture and topped with vanilla ice cream and crushed gingerbread.
(Serves 4)
• 1 egg
• 225g of self-raising flour
• 250ml milk
• 50g butter (melted)
• 1 tbsp vegetable oil
• ½ teaspoon of allspice
• ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
• Topping
• Vanilla Ice cream
• Crushed gingerbread
How To:
1. Mix the egg, flour, milk, butter, and additional seasonings together until smooth. Brush your waffle maker with a little bit of oil and pour over another mixture to coat the surface of the waffle maker. Follow the instructions on your waffle maker.
2. Top your waffles with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and sprinkle over crushed gingerbread before serving.
Mulled Wine
Did you know that you can make your own mulled wine at home, using a bottle of red wine and a few extras?
• Your favourite red wine – keep it affordable, as we’re adding fruit and spice into this. A fruiter red is best to use.
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 3 Cloves
• 2 Star anise
• 2 tbsp honey
• 1 large oranges, sliced.
• 1 lemon zest strip
• 50ml of brandy
1. Pour the red wine, along with all the flavourings (except the brandy) into a large pan or pot and heat on low for around 10 minutes. Leave to cool and infuse for 30-40 minutes, before stirring in the brandy and serving.

You can find a Dropbox with the imagery here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/e6ddji27vvozqa626fmff/h?dl=0&rlkey=yraqqsbbaakd5cd8kuesm30xr

The full post can be found here: https://www.vonhaus.com/vh_en/blog/the-ultimate-christmas-market-food-recipe-list.html
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Methodology
1. Recipes were adapted in house by the VonHaus team

About VonHaus
VonHaus, the home of great value is headquartered in Manchester, we supply quality and innovative kitchen, garden, and homeware products to consumers across our VonHaus, VonShef, Spinningfield and BTFY brands. Ranges are developed in-house and sold direct to consumers. Find us at www.VonHaus.com and follow us @vonhaus.uk on Instagram.

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