21 Nov My favourite Christmas treats
This time of year is just the BEST for food. For me, the festive season starting is all about the food. I have quite a sweet tooth at the best of times so when gingerbread, mince pies and other tasty treats are on offer, I’m a happy lady!
I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite treats for the festive season, and some recipes so you can make your own versions too.
I think this is the ultimate christmas treat. When these biscuits are in the oven, your whole house immediately smell like Christmas. I always use this BBC Good Food recipe to make my gingerbread and love to experiment with different shapes and decorations.
Now, cheesecake is definitely an anytime of year treat for me, but I especially love to make it for Christmas celebrations. I make mine with Malteasers or Crunchie bars crumbled into the cheesecake mixture and top it with melted Nutella or chocolate spread.
You can’t beat a good mince pie with a cuppa, and I always use Mary Berry’s recipe to make mine. I enjoy topping some with a fondant icing circle instead of pastry, as it makes it even sweeter and more indulgent.
I love a brownie at the best of times. To me, they should be gooey, fudgey and ultra chocolatey. I enjoy making them myself using a recipe from a friend (I think it might be from Sainsburys magazine?) and at Christmas, I like to decorate them like Christmas trees. If I want a break from the kitchen though, my go-to place for great brownies is the amazing Tarte and Berry.
Although during Christmas I mainly indulge in more sweet treats than usual, I do also enjoy the buffets and savoury treats that come along at this time of year. There’s something special about a buffet tea isn’t there?! Every Christmas it’s a bit of a tradition for my best friends and I get to get together to spend the evening chatting and watching Christmas films. Last year the girls came to mine and I put on a buffet which, if I can say so myself, was pretty impressive. Nachos, sausage rolls, honey mustard sausages,homemade wedges, vegetables and dips, baked camembert and french bread, cakes and treats and endless prosecco made for a pretty tasty and enjoyable evening!
So, there you have it! My Christmas indulgences. What do you like enjoying during the festive season? Do you have any go-to recipes? Let me know!