Christmas baking recipes

Warming spices, boozy sponges and plenty of sweet, dried fruit – plus some savoury baking ideas too, like our to-die-for cheesy garlic bread wreath.

These Christmas baking ideas span traditional recipes from across the globe.

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Party-size fig frangipane tart with stem ginger custard

Christmas baking recipes

Party-size fig frangipane tart with stem ginger custard

For a crowd-pleasing party dessert that’s bursting with subtle festive flavours, look no further than...

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Honey and pine nut nougat

Christmas baking recipes

Honey and pine nut nougat

Get creative this Christmas with these charming honey and pine nut nougat pieces – they...

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Quick one-hour Christmas cake decoration

Christmas baking recipes

Quick one-hour Christmas cake decoration

Dressing up your fruit-studded Christmas cake in snow-white finery with a hidden layer of marzipan is...

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Delia’s spiced cranberry and orange brûlée

Delia Smith recipes

Delia’s spiced cranberry and orange brûlée

It’s hard to imagine that before Delia showcased cranberries, they mostly came in sauce jars!...

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Christmas brownies

Brownie recipes

Christmas brownies

Chocolatier Paul A Young ramps up expectations (and flavours) with these super-easy Christmas brownies. They’re...

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Banana, peanut butter and caramel pavlova

Banana recipes

Banana, peanut butter and caramel pavlova

If you fancy something less traditional for a Christmas dessert, this banana pavlova comes sandwiched...

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White chocolate yule log (Bûche de Noël)

Christmas baking recipes

White chocolate yule log (Bûche de Noël)

We’re dreaming of a white Christmas with this decadent white chocolate log cake (aka bûche...

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Polish Christmas cheesecake

Baked cheesecake recipes

Polish Christmas cheesecake

Indulge in a slice, (or two), of food writer Ren Behan’s Polish Christmas cheesecake with...

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Mincemeat and custard bundt cake

Bundt cake recipes

Mincemeat and custard bundt cake

If it’s a Christmas bundt cake you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place....

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Demerara rough puff pastry mince pies

Christmas baking recipes

Demerara rough puff pastry mince pies

Mince pies made with flaky puff pastry are really special, but rather time consuming. For...

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Traditional mincemeat

Mince pie recipes

Traditional mincemeat

The practice of mixing shredded meat with spices and sweet ingredients developed in the medieval...

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Chocolate gingerbread Christmas cake

Christmas cake recipes

Chocolate gingerbread Christmas cake

Celebrated chocolatier Paul A Young has given the gift of chocolate for Christmas with this...

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Nutella star wreath

Christmas baking recipes

Nutella star wreath

Celebrate the festive season with our stunning star wreath filled with Nutella and tahini and...

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Garlic bread and melty baked cheese wreath

Savoury bread recipes

Garlic bread and melty baked cheese wreath

Is there a better way to bring a crowd together than with a melty cheese...

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Pecan pie chelsea buns

Christmas baking recipes

Pecan pie chelsea buns

We’ve taken a classic chelsea bun recipe up a notch with this tear-and-share pecan pie...

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Slice-and-bake Christmas cookies

Christmas biscuits

Slice-and-bake Christmas cookies

These lightly spiced cookies can be made in advance, then kept in the fridge for...

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Vanilla fudge

Christmas baking recipes

Vanilla fudge

Sometimes it’s lovely to make your own Christmas presents. Why not give our easy vanilla...

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Vegan chocolate truffles

Christmas baking recipes

Vegan chocolate truffles

Everyone will love scoffing these dairy-free treats at Christmas time. Our homemade vegan Christmas truffles...

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Green tea and peppermint creams

Christmas baking recipes

Green tea and peppermint creams

We’ve given these classic Christmas sweets a posh upgrade with the addition of green tea....

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Homemade Christmas shortbread

Christmas baking recipes

Homemade Christmas shortbread

If you fancy making your own homemade gifts this Christmas, these spiced orange Christmas biscuits...

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Jewelled mince pies with tahini pastry

Mince pie recipes

Jewelled mince pies with tahini pastry

Add a Middle Eastern twist to your mince pies with this recipe. We’ve added pomegranate,...

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Eccles pie star wreath

Christmas baking recipes

Eccles pie star wreath

Few aromas are as festive as freshly baked mince pies and this eccles cake-style star wreath...

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Whisky mac marzipan stollen

Christmas baking recipes

Whisky mac marzipan stollen

This stunning stollen centrepiece has a cocktail-inspired whisky mac marzipan centre. Just the kind of...

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Gingerbread house kit

Christmas baking recipes

Gingerbread house kit

Use our gingerbread house kit to make your own festive creation or package everything up...

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