Festive baking inspiration
Chocolate Christmas cake
If you’re in the mood to turn things upside down this festive season, why not bake this rich and spicy chocolate cake, laced with orange liqueur and topped with caramel popcorn. Light the sparklers and you’ve got a show stopper.
Traditional Christmas cake
If you’re going with a traditional Christmas, then a traditional fruit cake has to be on your table. Here’s an easy recipe, plus a neat tutorial on how to fondant ice your cake like a pro.
Madeleines have a charming, melt in your mouth kind of magic. Great dunked into some spicy tea or hot cocoa, they’re the ideal accompaniment to unwrapping those pretty parcels and make a neat gift packaged up and tied with a red ribbon.
Spiced Christmas cookies
The season of jolly is indeed about sugar and spice and all things nice. This recipe for spiced Christmas cookies marries that philosophy in the best way possible. Head this way for a biscuit Santa would be glad to dunk in a tall glass of milk.
Letterpress Christmas cookies
What about Christmas themed cookies with personal messages on each and every one? They make for great conversation pieces, place settings and gifts. Try these Letterpress Christmas cookies.
Mince pies have long since been written of in Christmas tales. Why not turn your festivities into your very own fairy tale and bake some classic mince pies that will surely charm the socks off family and friends.
Alternative mince pies
Not in the mood for conventional mince pies? Good thing it’s cherry season then, hey? We have a tasty, alternative mince pie recipe for you. These cherry tarts will go down a treat.
A gingerbread house
For an adventure to bring the whole family together, take a leaf from the Hänsel and Gretel story and rig up some gingerbread walls, wafer windows and pretzel shutters to make your own gingerbread house. Decorations you can eat. Now that we like.
Brownie mix in a jar
Festive baking can also give rise to great gifting ideas. For an original, thoughtful present, put together this quaint brownie mix for a friend and book in some time to bake it together.
There you go friends. A Christmas baking recipe round up to write to the North Pole about.