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Home cooking for a special Christmas with your loved ones

Desserts and drinks add the perfect finishing touches to a feast and deserve to be slowly savoured. For the approaching festive season, the Royal View Hotel has tips on how to prepare three Christmas dishes to create a special festive ambience at home.

Strawberry Yogurt with Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients (serves four)

Strawberries 15 pcs
Balsamic vinegar 40 ml
Sugar 20 g
Plain yogurt 100 g
Sweet cream 250 g
Ice cubes As appropriate
Demonstration: Strawberry Yogurt with Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Pour the balsamic vinegar into a saucepan and add sugar. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens into a sweet and sour sauce.

  2. Add half the strawberries into the saucepan and cook for another minute.

  3. Remove from heat, add the remaining strawberries and mix thoroughly before putting all the contents into an ice bath to cool.

  4. Whip the sweet cream and add yogurt. Mix thoroughly and put into a piping bag. Squeeze the mixture into a cocktail glass to form the first layer.

  5. Add cooled strawberries to form a second layer.

  6. Make a third layer of cream and yogurt, a fourth layer of strawberries and a fifth layer of cream and yogurt.

  7. Garnish with fresh fruit and sprinkle sugar frosting on top to create a snowfall effect according to personal liking.

  8. Chill the completed dessert for 30 minutes before serving.

A Peach of Joy


Sparkling wine One bottle
Peach liqueur One bottle
Fresh raspberry As appropriate (only decorative)
Demonstration: A Peach of Joy


  1. Pour sparkling wine into a glass and add peach liqueur (one part liqueur to five parts of wine).

  2. Hang raspberries over the rim to garnish.

Orange and Cranberry Mocktail


Cranberry juice One carton
Orange juice One carton
Ice cubes As required
Fresh pineapple A couple of slices (only decorative)
Demonstration: Orange and Cranberry Mocktail


  1. Fill a glass one third with ice.

  2. Add cranberry and orange juice in equal portions.

  3. Decorate with a slice of fresh pineapple on the rim of the glass.

Strawberry Yogurt with Balsamic Vinegar
A Peach of Joy
Orange and Cranberry Mocktail
Demonstrations by Royal View Hotel Operations Manager (Food & Beverage) Kent Chow (left) and Restaurant Manager Eric Choi (right)