It's no secret that I love baking, but at this time of year I am in my element. The kitchen is the cosiest spot in the house and there's always a mince pie or two either fresh out of the oven or about to be baked. I'm a big fan of homemade gifts too, and if they are edible, all the better! I've created a few recipes over the years in different corners of the internet, so I thought I'd round up a few of my favourites here. Whether you're creating edible gifts, baking treats for the big day, looking for fun recipes to make with children or just fancy treating yourself, here's a few ideas to inspire you...
No bake chocolate fudge, three ways. Edible gifts, minimal effort and maximum indulgence.
The gingerbread house is surely one of the ultimate festive bakes. If you have some time on your hands, why not create a whole village?!
Chocolate orange Christmas Pudding. This recipe is from 2012. Its not for the faint hearted, there's a few hours work involved, but it contains all my favourite things, Cointreau, chocolate, Glacé cherries... etc. Worth it.
Last but not least, earl grey tea vodka, a speedy infused booze for last minute gifting.
Do get in touch/send pics if you try any of the recipes, I love to see what everyone is making at this time of year. Happy festive baking to all and From the team here at Elle Jane (Me Elle, and Truffle the cat) We wish you a very merry Christmas xx