Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas homemade gifts to impress

Meryl at Floral Media
Getting ready for the festive period by making homemade Christmas treats is great fun. This was the morning’s agenda at Floral Media recently when I showed how Grandma’s traditional recipes made impressive gifts for family and friends for not much money and not too much time and effort. And during the morning there was chance to taste the recipes. One of the participants said it was like ‘tasting heaven’! 
We started off with Cranberry & Apple Chutney 
Mincemeat in jars with attractive covers and ribbons
 
A Christmas cake tin contains Boxing Day Cake, a lighter cake with dates and honey and an alternative to Christmas Cake.
Pretty gift bags with Coconut Macaroons, Mince Pies, and Oat and Ginger biscuits. 
Shortbread stores well in a pretty tin.
Fill gift boxes with Peppermint Creams
Dip Almond Balls made from left over Almond Paste in melted chocolate 
Many thanks to Paula and Steven for such a warm welcome to this wonderful venue in Caunton, Newark UK. And an extra thank you to Steven for his fantastic support as sous chef!  

Don’t forget to tell me about home made edible Christmas gifts you've made. Happy Christmas baking!

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