Foolproof Gingerbread Recipe

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

There’s something about gingerbread that gets us in the mood for Christmas. Is it the unmistakable aroma? The chewy texture? The combination of warm and sweet flavours? Or all the adorable figures—gingerbread men, gingerbread house, gingerbread cookies—you can make with it? It’s all these things for sure, in addition to gingerbread being one of the most fun and easy cookie recipes to make.

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Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe

Traditional Christmas Pudding

Making a traditional Christmas pudding may seem overwhelming with its long list of ingredients and steps. However, it’s really not at all hard to make. What it requires is time, two days at least to prepare and weeks to allow the pudding to mature. But having a Christmas pudding that is all at once rich, dark, dense, sweet, spiced, and fruity to serve is certainly well worth the trouble.

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Festive Trifle Recipe by Charlotte Ree

Trifle recipe by Charlotte Ree from Just Desserts

This festive trifle recipe is being shared by no-fuss baker, first-time author, and pun-lover Charlotte Ree from her debut book Just Desserts.

Making a trifle can be a little time-consuming but, thankfully, the process can be spread out over a few days to make your life easier. The best thing about trifles is that they are so adaptable. I have used port wine jelly and red berries here as they are the most festive, but you can alter the recipe to include your favourite fillings and flavours.

Just Desserts by Charlotte Ree, published by Plum.
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Christmas Gift Hamper Guide

They say the way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach. We say it’s through a box filled with gifts. Be it in a jar, bucket, or basket, a homemade Christmas hamper is surely the most generous gift you can give this year and simply the perfect holiday gift for all the special people in your life. Whether you’re on a tight budget or willing to go all out, we have the best gift hamper ideas for you. Continue reading “Christmas Gift Hamper Guide”

Christmas Dessert Wreath Recipe

Christmas Dessert Wreath

Ever had something that looked too pretty to eat? This Christmas dessert wreath may look exactly like that, but it will be a waste not to dig in right away and taste its smooth raspberry ice cream. This dessert wreath makes a great centrepiece and is the perfect end to any meal. Show your love for your family and friends this holiday season and make this sweet and edible wreath for them to enjoy!
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Christmas Chilli Oil Recipe

If you want to add some flavourful heat to your food, this Christmas chilli oil recipe is worth a try. It has the perfect balance of mouth-numbing red chilli peppers, lip-tingling Sichuan peppercorns, aromatic garlic and flavourful spices that leaves everyone digging for more food but reaching for a glass of water in between too. Fire up this year’s Christmas spread or double up this recipe to make edible homemade presents for the spicy food lovers. Continue reading “Christmas Chilli Oil Recipe”