Bake off: Last minute Christmas gifts you can make this week
If you're trying to have a less consumer Christmas perhaps you want to make a few gifts? Don't worry it's not too late to get started. Here are 9 delicious - and simple - ideas for sweet and savoury lovers.
Wed 12 Dec 2018
Ho, ho, how's the present buying going? If you don't want to give to big corporations or are feeling the pinch, how about making something edible to give as a gift?
We've rounded up some of our favourite makes - from fudge and biscotti, vinegars and chutneys - even Rudolph could master some of these.
9 last minute edible Christmas gifts to make at home
Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
Who doesn't love homemade Christmas gifts when they taste this good? These pecans covered with festive spices over at Delicious Table will win you friends everywhere.
White Chocolate Fudge with Pistachio and Cranberry
How pretty does this fudge from Lil Cookie look? White chocolate fudge is studded through with pistachios and cranberries - it's easy to make and even easier to eat.
Dark Chocolate Almond and Cranberry Clusters
If you don't think you're particularly talented (or patient) in the kitchen, these clusters are for you. Top them with nuts, fruit, a sprinkling of salt and you're away. They're easy to make vegan-friendly too.
Homemade Vinegar Infused With Herbs
It doesn't all have to be sweet when it comes to food gifts at Christmas. We're loving these homemade vinegars infused with everything from thyme to raspberries. Best of all you can use old wine bottles to do it in.
Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel
Easy and quick to make and visually stunning, the Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel, is a classic food gift at Christmas. But it's a classic for a reason - delicious and delightful.
Cooking Classy has this simple recipe for whipping up festive caramels which you can then put into a tin or basket as a gift. You can add in some sea salt to give them the sweet-sour kick too.
What's more Christmassy than biscotti? Forget the supermarket stuff and make your own to give away in jars or bundles. Alexandra Cooks has this recipe - just remember to use good cocoa.