Though the internet is full of food blogs of all types, finding the ones that contain truly infallible recipes is not an easy task. Sometimes you start by googling “infallible recipes for this Christmas” and end up with a mess in your kitchen. Let’s admit it: we are not all brilliant bakers who know the secrets of the kitchen.

But that does not mean that you can’t experience the pleasure and deliciousness of cooking infallible recipes this Christmas time! Even if you are not a pro at whipping meringue or baking a soufflé, there are some easy, infallible recipes that you can try out this Christmas to make it more magical than ever!

We have collected a series of infallible recipes you can easily find on the internet and try this festive season!

The easiest, most infallible recipes for Christmas 2021

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Citrus-Roasted Salmon

Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice 1 clementine. Arrange sliced clementine, lemon, and thyme sprigs in center of a baking sheet. Top with salmon, skin side down. Grate zest from 1 clementine into a measuring cup, then squeeze in juice from both remaining clementines (you should get about 1/4 cup). Add honey and whisk until dissolved. Brush salmon with half of clementine mixture, then sprinkle with fennel and thyme leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 10 minutes. Brush salmon with remaining juice mixture. Roast until barely opaque throughout, 12 to 15 minutes.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

This is one of the most infallible recipes ever – actually, it is the only recipe you need for creamy, dreamy mashed spuds. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 16 to 18 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter and milk until warm. Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until completely combined and creamy. Add sour cream and stir until combined. Season mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with remaining two tablespoons butter. Season with more pepper before serving.

Poached pears with spicy sauce

Poached pears? Spicy sauce? If it seems too complex, you are about to be pleasantly surprised. The pears themselves require only four ingredients and the sauce consists of chocolate and dashes of cinnamon on the ground, nutmeg, pepper pieces and cloves on the ground.

Core each pear from the bottom, leaving the stem intact. Peel pears. If necessary, cut the bottom of the pears so that they remain standing. In an electric pressure cooker to 6 liters, combine apple juice, wine and a cinnamon stick. Add the pears to cook, lock the lid in place and set a high pressure cooker to cook 7 minutes. Quickly release the pressure and carefully open the lid. Using a spoon, transfer the pears on dessert plates. Place some chocolate and gingerbread spices in a bowl in the microwave. Turn it on at high power for 1 minute, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth. Drizzle the sauce over the pears to serve.

2 ingredient peanut butter cookies

There aren’t probably more infallible recipes than this one, which can be used any time of the year but it’s particularly appropriate for Christmas time and a cuddle on the sofa. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup of natural peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup with a spatula. As you continue to mix the maple syrup into the peanut butter you will see your batter thicken and resemble cookie dough.

It should be firm enough for you to scoop up with your cookie scoop and shape with your hands. Using an small spoon, scoop cookie dough and place onto prepared baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. Using the palm of your hand, flatten cookie dough into a round disk. Make criss-cross patten on surface of each cookie using a fork. Bake about 10-12 minutes or until surface of cookies look dry and cooked. Do not worry if the cookies still feel soft. They will firm up after they cool.

Mulled wine

Pour a bottle of red wine into a large saucepan. Add 1 sliced clementine, a cinnamon stick, 1 star anise, three dried figs, four cloves and 3 black peppercorns. Heat very gently until simmering, then turn off the heat. Fish out the whole spices and peppercorns with a spoon, then stir in 50 ml of brandy. Ladle into mugs, or heatproof glasses to serve. You could drop in a slice of clementine to each.