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.Continue reading “Foolproof Gingerbread Recipe”
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.Continue reading “Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe”
The delicate buttery goodness of sugar cookies is simply irresistible. In this blog, we show you four simple ways you can transform one sugar cookie dough into adorable edible gifts and ornaments that will add a lovely personal touch to your holiday gifting.Continue reading “How to Use Sugar Cookies for Christmas Gifting”
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.
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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.
Christmas food gifts are the best presents to give and receive—everyone loves ready-to-eat gifts that come in a lovely (and reusable) jar. Here are some great ideas that you can try this season of giving. These are not only simple to make, but also easy to prepare in large batches.Continue reading “Christmas Food Gifts You Can Present in a Jar”
Classic pavlova is an Aussie Christmas staple. The airy meringue with a marshmallow-soft centre combined with fresh berries nestled in cream make it a great summer dessert: sweet, light, fresh, and best devoured immediately.Continue reading “Classic Pavlova Recipe”
This classic sugar cookie recipe is a must for every home-baker. It is one of the simplest and most versatile cookie recipes around. If you’re looking for a delicious cookie with a delicate and buttery flavour that is also easy to make and is perfect for shaping, then read on.Continue reading “Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe”
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”
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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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”