The perfect container for a variety of homemade gifts is the humble glass jar, which you can use for virtually anything. (more…)
Christmas pudding is as traditional as traditional goes. It’s an enduring Victorian Christmas food, still largely popular today, made with plums or dried fruit and hence often called “plum pudding”. Though there are a lot of commercial puddings available, many still prefer the homeness of making their own during Stir-up Sunday – the last chance to do so before Christmas. As everyone says, the key to making a delicious Christmas pudding is to let it mature for at least a month. Pretty much like wine, the longer a Christmas pudding ages, the better the taste is.
Chocolate truffles themselves are indulgent, but what makes them truly irresistible are the soft centres that melt in your mouth upon biting into one.
These chocolate truffles can be made ahead of Christmas. Simply chill in the fridge until needed. Do you like this melt-in-the-middle truffles recipe?
Tis’ the season to enjoy these delicious Christmas Cinnamon Cookies! Festive, fun and oh-so-yummy, this batch of cookies will excite and tantalise your taste buds with its cinnamon infused shortbread base topped off with lemon-tinged icing!
With their charming design, these cookies would make a lovely little gift for someone! Bundle 4 or 5 together, tie with some red ribbon and voilà, you have a tasty, thoughtful and festive way to show someone you care this Christmas!
The recipe makes approximately 25 cookies (dependant on the size star cutter you use) and takes just 15-20 minutes to bake.
Christmas Cinnamon Cookies!
SERVINGS: Approx 25
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes
COOK TIME: 15-20 Minutes
- Melted butter, to grease
- 1 1/2 cup plain flour plus a little extra to dust
- 2/3 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 225 g cold butter, coarsely chopped
- For icing, 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
- Preheat oven to 150°C and brush 2 large baking trays with melted butter.
- Combine the flour, rice flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
- Rub in the butter using your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Turn on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Roll dough out until 1cm thick and then use a star pastry cutter to cut shapes from dough.
- Place cut outs on prepared trays and back in oven for 15-20 minutes, making sure to swap trays halfway through cooking or until biscuits starts to change colour.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for an hour.
- Meanwhile, for the icing lightly whisk egg white and lemon juice together in a bowl.
- Gradually add in icing sugar whisking until smooth and combined.
- Once cookies have cooled, dip them on one side in the icing and place on a plate.
- Repeat with all cookies and the place in fridge for 15 – 20 minutes to allow icing to set.
Try this classic Christmas recipe for yourself and tell us what you thought in the comment section below!
With the jolly and busy Christmas holiday almost a month away, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about the Christmas dishes and treats to prep for your loved ones and guests. And if we’re talking about Christmas desserts, the English classic trifle will always be among the top in the list. Aside from making a beautiful presentation, a trifle is also popular for its versatility and tasty combination of fruits and soaked sponge or biscuits, custard and cream.
It’s not always easy trying to find perfect gifts for everyone. After all, people like different things. The one thing we have in common however, is food. Compiled here are 12 delicious ideas for food as gifts this season, either packaged in sturdy, attractive jars or simple enough to make for friends and family members at home. Dressed up with bows, ribbons, sprigs of holly, gift tags and other decorative items, these food ideas in jars and mugs go a long way towards showing that you care. Just be sure to make and give these right away!
Christmas Cake in a Jar
The delicious mix of cognac and marzipan creates a taste of the Yuletide Season in this recipe from Ladles and Jellyspoons.
Microwave Berry Cobbler
Domestic Fits puts a new, quick and easy spin on this fabulous dessert for a berry Merry Christmas!
Mini Almond Cheesecakes
Madeleines and cream cheese are transformed into these highly original, tasty almond treats from Baked Bree.
Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie
All it takes is five minutes and a microwave to create this mug-nificent cookie recipe from Sweetest Kitchen.
Lime Coconut Mug Cake
Kirbie’s Cravings brings a tropical touch to the dessert table with this light, zesty and incredibly ingenious recipe!
S’Mores Treats in Mini Mason Jars
This campfire classic from Host the Toast packs all its delicious goodness in a jar and can be devoured anytime, anywhere!.
Oatmeal-Chip Cookie Mixs
A simple yet classy, ready-to-make present for those who love to bake, from Very Best Baking.
(Red Velvet) Cupcake in a Jar
A world favourite in desserts gets a fancy dressing up that’s great for Christmas in this idea from Cakies.
Sweet Potato Mug Cake
Oh My Veggies presents this delightfully healthy cake – perfect for vegetarians or those on a diet.
Apple/Cherry Pie in Jars
For those with more advanced baking experience, this recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic is just the trick.
Peppermint Fudge Cupcake Jars
Christmas isn’t Christmas without peppermint, more so when it’s served in dessert form like this from Our Best Bites!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
The Novice Chef offers a treat that’s simple, straightforward and utterly delectable in combining peanut butter and chocolate.