New Year & Party Foods
Snacks & Nibbles For Any Celebration
New Year & Party Foods – Sweet & savoury, quick & easy recipes for New Year or any celebration. Perfect party nibbles to snack on, even if you are a beginner baker.
Perfect nibbles for parties and special gatherings. Not just for Christmas & New Year, suitable also for Superbowl Sunday, Valentine’s appetizers, 4th July, Thanksgiving or any occasion you need some easy sweet or savoury snacks.
SAVOURY BAKES & SNACKS
For New Year & Party Foods
TURKISH CHEESE BISCUITS/COOKIES
QUICK CHEESE PUFF PASTRY SWIRLS
Use shop bought ready-rolled puff pastry and make this much quicker.
EASY PEASY SMOKIN’ CHEEZE SQUARES (& Stars!)
Try these super simple and quick to make cheesy snacks – go to Easy Peasy Smokin‘ Cheezee Squares
CHEESPICY SMOKIN’ SQUARES – a spicy version
ROASTED SMOKED PAPRIKA ALMONDS
Really quick & easy snack made from Almonds & Smoked Paprika
SAVOURY TURKISH BISCUITS – Tuzlu Kurabiye
A very moreish savoury biscuit/cookie from Turkey – Go to Savoury Biscuits recipe
QUICK CHEESY PASTRY TWISTS
Quick & simple recipe for making Cheese Pastry Twists, using shop-bought puff pastry. Perfect, quick bake, great for entertaining & sure to please your guests.
ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS
SPEEDY CHEESE SWIRLS
Speedy Cheese Swirls, are an easy, yeast-free cheesy snack, that’s ideal for entertaining.
My savoury version of our British Scones
CHEDDAR & MOZZARELLA MUFFINS
30 MINUTE EASY CHEESY BREAD
90 MINUTE REAL PIZZA
How about a 90 Minute Pizza, with white or wholemeal flour? You could even make mini ones.
Nadiya Hussain’s Potato Rösti Quiche – A Recipe Review
Read my review on an alternative to a pastry case for this cheese quiche. Can easily be made gluten free.
QUICKER ITALIAN BREADSTICK – A Recipe Review
Using a revolutionary new method for working with yeast dough, read my review. See my Savoury Lessons for more recipes.
More Quicker Breads & Rolls
SWEET BAKES & SNACKS
New Year & Party Foods
AUTHENTIC SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Traditional Scottish recipe by a Scot! And what we eat at Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve)
Or try the Cranberry, Orange & Nut version
CLASSIC MADEIRA CAKE
Another very Scottish food for New Year’s eve parties.
CHOCOLATE & COCONUT SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD
Using my Traditional Scottish Shortbread recipe, I developed this chocolate and coconut version, with just a hint of anise!
EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE
Classic Gingerbread cake (above), or why not try mini bundt gingerbread bundt cakes?
BROWNIE SHOWSTOPPER TOWER
Try one or all 3 of my popular Chocolate Brownie recipes to make this simple but impressive Brownie Stack. In the photo is my Chocolate Orange brownie, the Browned Butter Hazelnut Brownie, decorated with caramel & Hazelnut Spikes.
My very popular British Scones recipe lessons, as well as an almost real-time Scone video tutorial, will guarantee success. Go to the Cranberry Spiced Scones recipes, or check out the Cheese scones above. Make your own plum & orange jam, lemon curd or fig curd to pair with cream as a filling.
MINI MINCE PIES OR JAM PIES
CHRISTMAS MINCEMEAT SLICE
A variation on my popular Paradise Coconut Slices, this is a good way to us eup left-over mincemeat
SPEEDY MINCE PIE SWIRLS
An alternative to mince pies and quicker to make
Rhubarb Pie With A Twist
Use my recipe for your favourite filling and make an impressive pie, that is easier than a lattice topped pie. Can be nade in stages and frozen too.
Fig & Anise Curd
BRANDY SNAPS – A Recipe Review
Here’s a review of Mary Berry’s Brandy Snaps recipe. A British classic!
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.
CHOCOLATE ORANGE YULE LOG – That Just Happens To Be Gluten & Flour Free Too
Traditional for Christmas, I want to make this an all-year-round cake. Would look great on a New year’s table!
INDIVIDUAL CHOCOLATE TARTS
Thorough recipe & quick video tutorial
EASY CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE BISCUITS – The Classic British Cookie
SIMPLE BOILED FRUIT CAKE
If you didn’t make or receive a Christmas fruit cake this year, why not try this quick British fruit cake?
CHOCOLATE VICTORIA SANDWICH CAKE
My version of a Chocolate British popular cake, or try the classic vanilla Victoria Sandwich Cake recipe.
Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes
LEMON POPPY SEED DRIZZLE BUNDT CAKE
Large bundt cake lemon drizzle cake with poppy seeds, or go to the mini lemon drizzle bundt cake version.
NO BAKE RECIPES
PROTEIN POWER-BALL’ CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES
Try my easy no-baking required, Chocolate Truffles. Includes how to easily make ganache and these perfect gifting treats.
Coconut Ice – the no-bake, quick sweet treat
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.
EASY, QUICK MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE FUDGE
SOPAPILLAS – A Recipe Review
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