Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes labelled collage of chocolate yule log cake and cheese puffpastry twists on a pale blue background with plates, glasss and alcohol bottles

Christmas Recipes

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.

Go to Gluten Free Flour Free Chocolate Orange Yule Log


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?

Watch my review of Softening Butter In About 10 Minutes

CHRISTMAS DODGERS

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.

Christmas Dodgers Cookies


Speedy Mince Pie Swirls

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.

Go to Speedy Mince Pie Swirls


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.

Go to Madeira Cake recipe


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.

Go to Traditional Scottish Shortbread


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!”

Christmas Mincemeat 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.

Go to Orange Cranberry Nut Shortbread


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.

Go To Mini Mince Pie recipe


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.

Go to Christmas Cake Bake-together


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.

Go to Fondant Penguin Christmas Cake

Need a traditional recipe for a British Christmas Cake? Try this one used in the photo above, and in our Bake-together.

Go to Traditional British Christmas Cake


For more, go to the Fondant Tutorials Page


BUTTERED BRAZILS

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!

Go to review of Brandy Snaps


SAVOURY CHRISTMAS RECIPES


Cheese Pastry Twists

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.

Go to Cheese Pastry Twists


ROASTED, SALTED SMOKED PAPRIKA ALMONDS

Try this great savoury snack, that’s perfect for parties and even as giving out as gifts at Christmas.

Go to Roasted Smoked Paprika Almonds


EASY PEASY SMOKIN’ CHEEZEE SQUARES

Love cheese? Then these you will love too and so easy to make and great for nibbles and gifting.

Go to Smokin’ Cheeze Squares

Binus recipe, a spicy version!

Go to CHEESPICY SMOKIN’ SQUARES


savoury biscuits

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.

Go to Savoury Biscuit recipe.


NO BAKE

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.

Go to my Chocolate Truffles recipe


EASY MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE FUDGE

Easier, safer and quicker way to make chocolate fudge.

Go to Microwave 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.

Go to Honeycomb recipe.


PEANUT BRITTLE – Recipe Review

Read Mrs D’s review of this no-bake sweet treat, ideal for gifting.

Go to Peanut Brittle Review

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