Homemade gifts

What are your favourite homemade edible gifts? delicious. magazine bring you some inspirational edible homemade treats to choose from; ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends.

Homemade gifts
Snowflake biscuits

Snowflake biscuits

These beautiful iced biscuits look lovely hung on the Christmas tree. These will keep in an airtight tin for 3 weeks.

Marinated goat's cheese with olives and herbs

Marinated goat's cheese with olives and herbs

Make this easy marinated goat's cheese recipe for someone special this Christmas

Chocolate, coconut and pistachio log

Chocolate, coconut and pistachio log

Nuts, Turkish delight, coconut and nuts make this a Christmas log recipe to be reckoned with. Serve over the holidays or give as a gift to someone special.

Mini cracker cakes

Mini cracker cakes

These mini cracker cakes look so beautiful you won't want to eat them - so give them away as wonderful presents.

Chocolate baubles

Chocolate baubles

Amaze your loved ones with these brilliant baubles, which can go on the Christmas tree or be given as gifts.

Spiced orange, raisin and cranberry vodka

Spiced orange, raisin and cranberry vodka

This easy recipe contains all the fruity flavours of Christmas, marinated in booze – irresistible!

Florentine butter

Florentine butter

This fruit spread recipe can also be made with milk or white chocolate and is best served with shortbread biscuits, toasted brioche or as an alternative to brandy butter.

Toffee crispy wreaths

Toffee crispy wreaths

Rice Krispies are at the heart of these beautiful toffee crispy wreaths for Christmas - serve them at a party or give as a gift.

Chocolate snowballs

Chocolate snowballs

A fabulous Christmas gift to give someone, and a good one to wrap up with our Jam drops. These cookies will keep for 1 week in an airtight container.

Tapenade

Tapenade

Make this tasty tapenade recipe and give as a Christmas gift with a bag of posh pasta and a jar of home-made pesto.


More Christmas inspiration

A beautiful Christmas dinner for two

A beautiful Christmas dinner for two

For those dining à deux this Christmas, this sophisticated menu from hot young Scottish chef Tom Kitchin is (almost) all you’ll need for a perfect lunch together – just add fine wine and enjoy a stress-free afternoon.

A Christmas lunch menu and timeplan

A Christmas lunch menu and timeplan

This Christmas menu and timeplan is from the December 2009 issue of delicious. magazine. Some of these recipes can made in advance then frozen, to minimise stress over the festive period.

Vegetarian Christmas recipes

Vegetarian Christmas recipes

These simple vegetarian dishes are quick and easy to make for when you’re ready to bring your special meat-free feast to the festive table.

A history of mincemeat

A history of mincemeat

Fruity, spicy and boozy, mince pies herald Christmas, says food writer Andrew Webb. And their filling has a history that’s as rich as its taste.

Your best ever Christmas lunch

Your best ever Christmas lunch

Our Christmas Day feast is beautiful, tasty – and infinitely achievable. This menu is so clever, it virtually guarantees the sanity of the cook. We’ve dressed up the old favourites just enough to make them feel special, without leaving traditionalists disappointed.

 

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