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Homemade Christmas gifts
Homemade goodies are fun to make and a joy to receive. This Christmas, show you really care by cooking Debbie Major's edible gifts for friends and family.
These beautiful iced biscuits look lovely hung on the Christmas tree. These will keep in an airtight tin for 3 weeks.
This perfect food gift for a chocoholic will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
This recipe is a new take on truffles; not only are they easier to make, we think they taste nicer, too.
Amaze your loved ones with these brilliant baubles, which can go on the Christmas tree or be given as gifts.
This brilliant condiment captures the flavours of the East, and will keep for up to a year.
This kid-friendly recipe makes great sweeties to hang on the tree or to give away as gifts.
Decorate your Christmas treats with poinsettia flowers and your Christmas tree with home-made candy canes. Here's how.
Make your own crackers
Do you have a cheese fiend in your life? Then how about making a parcel up of these crackers, our Pear chutney and some top-notch cheese? You'll have a friend for life. Can be frozen.
These mini cracker cakes look so beautiful you won't want to eat them - so give them away as wonderful presents.
This is a deliciously wintry pear chutney that goes well with our Poppy and sesame seed crackers. Why not give both, with some artisan cheese, as a Christmas present?
Make up a gift box containing these easy biscuits, a chunk of good cheese, some home-made tomato chutney and a bottle of wine or port.
Gingerbread houses are deceptively simple to make and are so creative. Make one as a centrepiece on a cake or on the festive table.
A wonderfully fruity loaf recipe to give as a gift or keep in the bread bin and eat with the family.
These are great fun to make. You can mark a hole in them before baking, then thread ribbon through to hang on the Christmas tree, or wrap in cellophane and give as gifts.
Bake these easy biscuits and give as a gift with the smoked trout pâté and potted ham.
This spicy picallili recipe will keep in a cool, dark place for up to a year and makes a great homemade gift. Serve with Cheddar or a pork pie.
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.
Make this tasty tapenade recipe and give as a Christmas gift with a bag of posh pasta and a jar of home-made pesto.
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.
Give as a gift with our oatcakes and home-made potted ham.
These biscotti make a great home-made gift, and are delicious served with a sweet dessert wine (traditionally vin santo). They keep for three weeks in a sealed tin.
By making four of these rich, moreish, mini Christmas cakes, you can give three away as home-made gifts and keep one for yourself!
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.
This quick recipe creates festive puff pastry trees that really melt in the mouth - give as a gift or keep in the tin at home.
Cranberry & apple jelly
This lightly spiced jelly is perfect with roast meats such as lamb, beef and turkey, and it’s equally delicious on toast.
Rice Krispies are at the heart of these beautiful toffee crispy wreaths for Christmas - serve them at a party or give as a gift.
These very easy but very impressive nutty bites are perfect to give as presents or take to a Christmas party.
Turn the humble plum into something special with this decadent recipe.
Limoncello is a wonderful liqueur from Italy. Delight a loved one by learning how to make it from scratch then give as a gift.
Give yourself a treat with these delicious cakes
This blue cheese biscuit recipe is so moreish they'll have you coming back again and again to make more and more.
A quick recipe for an edible decoration, or a gift for a food-lover.
Marinated goats cheese
Make this easy marinated goat's cheese recipe for someone special this Christmas
The cranberries give this vodka a brilliant ruby colour that looks so Christmassy. It needs two weeks before it can be bottled, and 3-4 weeks before it can be drunk. It will keep in the freezer almost indefinitely. Give as a home-made gift.
These easy cookies really are something special – they melt in the mouth and are great fun to make. Kids and adults alike will love them.
These chocolate marzipans are ideal home-made gifts to give at Christmas; why not make our Winter bark recipe too? These will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
Sausages with creamy lentils
Grilled artichoke hearts with jamón, broad beans and spring onions
Yogurt and harissa chicken and rice salad
Baked sherry onions with nutty sourdough stuffing
Whole roasted cauliflower with cheddar and spring onion sauce
Mushroom and époisses pithiviers
Sage and pancetta-stuffed roast chicken
Chicken liver and Madeira parfait
Goat’s cheese and piquillo pepper croquettes
Sausage and sage palmiers
Balsamic onion and goat’s cheese bites
How to make sure your turkey is cooked
How to decorate a Christmas cake
How to roast poultry
Pork and prawn wonton soup
Potato, leek and Stilton soup
Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup
Spicy grilled mackerel with fennel coleslaw
Moroccan vegetables and chickpeas
Warm spinach, shallot and baby beetroot salad
Kiwi, apple and mint juice
Frothy red fruit shake
Mango, pineapple, ginger and lime juice
Creamy leek gratin
Leek, kale and gruyère tart
Leek and mushroom tagliatelle
Bitter leaf salad with apples and walnuts
One-pan roast herby fish
Mackerel, blood orange, chorizo and walnut salad
Mackerel, kale, lemon and caper spaghetti
Grilled mackerel with tomato and avocado salsa
Nachos with oxtail chilli
Mini mushroom, artichoke and olive calzones
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