Here are all the Christmas & New Year recipes and more are still to be added that were on the old website, as well as new ones. So keep checking back regularly.
SWEET CHRISTMAS RECIPES
CHOCOLATE ORANGE YULE LOG – That Just Happens To Be Gluten & Flour Free Too
Detailed Christmas recipe and pics to make this great cake.
CHOCOLATE & COCONUT SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Using my Traditional Scottish Shortbread recipe, I developed this chocolate and coconut version, with just a hint of anise! Still with the same melt in the mouth texture, I have been told my shortbread is so much better than a certain popular brand you can buy!
Go to Chocolate Coconut Scottish Shortbread recipe.
While you are here, why not check out a quick video of a hack to soften butter in about 10 minutes?
Try my take on British biscuit/cookie Jammy Dodgers. Themed as a Christmas recipe, they are filled with a firmer buttercream, perfect for a sandwich cookie.
SPEEDY MINCE PIE SWIRLS
Here’s a sweet version of my Speedy Cheese Swirls recipe. Speedy Mince Pie Swirls have the same minced fruit filling of your favourite mince pies, but can be made much easier and quicker too.
EASY MADEIRA LOAF CAKE
Madeira Cake is a classic British bake & also synonymous with New Year in Scotland. No Scottish New Year (or Hogmanay party), is complete without the addition of our Scottish shortbread and a slice of Madeira cake. A very simple bake, and not too sweet, this cake is liked by all.
TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Trust me when I say this is an authentic Scottish Shortbread recipe, with the delicate melt in the mouth texture – I am a Scot after all.
MERINGUE CHRISTMAS TREES – RECIPE REVIEW
Mrs D’s review of Good Housekeeping’s Meringue Christmas Tree recipe. Ideal for baking with the kids and gifting this holiday season.
Go to Meringue Christmas Trees
CHRISTMAS MINCEMEAT SLICES
Try this traybake, a great way to use up mincemeat from other Christmas recipes, or as an alternative to mince pies. “Christmas In A Slice!”
CRANBERRY, ORANGE & PECAN SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Try my Scottish Shortbread, this time flavoured with orange, and added nuts and cranberries. Not just pat of the Christmas recipes, these are a favourite year round.
GINGERBREAD CRINKLE COOKIES – Recipe Review
This is my review of Anna Olson’s recipe for Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies.
I was on the hunt for a new gingerbread cookie, that would not only bake off soft, but stay that way, as well have a nice chewy texture. Read on to hear my thoughts on this recipe by Anna Olson.
Go to Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies recipe review
MINI MINCE OR JAM PIES WITH MARZIPAN TOPPERS
What Christmas recipes would be without mince pies? Mini mince pies (made from minced fruit) and topped with marzipan, these can also be made with alternative fillings such as jam/jelly or peanut butter.
CHOCOLATE & ORANGE SANDWICH COOKIES – Can Be Made Gluten Free Too
Here’s my ‘Oreo-style’ cookies, Chocolate & orange sandwich cookies, themed for any holiday and filled with an orange flavoured buttercream. Can be made with Gluten free flour too.
Go to my Chocolate & Orange Sandwich Cookies recipe.
TRADIONAL BRITISH CHRISTMAS CAKE BAKE-TOGETHER
A series of posts for making a 100 year old traditional British Christmas cake. Including videos and fondant work.
FONDANT PENGUIN CHRISTMAS CAKE TUTORIAL
Here’s my easy step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make this cute fondant penguin cake topper. Create a snow scene for your Christmas Cake this holiday season.
Need a traditional recipe for a British Christmas Cake? Try this one used in the photo above, and in our Bake-together.
Buttered Brazils are whole Brazil nuts encased in smooth butterscotch caramel, they are ideal as a gift at any time of the year and easy to make too.
Go to Buttered Brazil Nuts
BRANDY SNAPS – A Recipe Review
Here’s a review of Mary Berry’s Brandy Snaps recipe. A British classic!
SAVOURY CHRISTMAS RECIPES
QUICK CHEESE PASTRY TWISTS
Here’s my quick & simple recipe for making Cheese Pastry Twists, using shop-bought puff pastry. A perfect, quick bake, great for entertaining & sure to please your guests.
ROASTED, SALTED SMOKED PAPRIKA ALMONDS
Try this great savoury snack, that’s perfect for parties and even as giving out as gifts at Christmas.
TURKISH SAVOURY BISCUITS
Try these super simple, savoury snacks from Turkey. My take on a Tuzlu Kurabiye, it it literally translates as ‘salty biscuit’. These are perfect for pairing with your favourite cheese, but equally good snacked on alone. They are very moreish…. you won’t be disappointed.
Can also be made with different shaped cookie cutters for a theme.
Here’s my recipes that don’t require any baking in the oven.
‘PROTEIN POWER-BALL’ CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Try my easy no-baking required, Chocolate Truffles. Includes how to easily make ganache and these perfect gifting treats.
EASY MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE FUDGE
Easier, safer and quicker way to make chocolate fudge.
HONEYCOMB & CHOCOLATE DIPPED HONEYCOMB
New no-bake recipe, for honeycomb, that is ideal for food gifting this holiday season. Make with or without a chocolate coating.
PEANUT BRITTLE – Recipe Review
Read Mrs D’s review of this no-bake sweet treat, ideal for gifting.
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