Christmas comes but once a year, and it’s a great opportunity to show a little home-baked love with easy recipes that are destined to delight.
The following is a compilation of my favourite, quick and simple, Christmas recipes. I usually buy some Christmas boxes, fill them with baked goods and give them as gifts to people.
Some recipes are family traditions, others are recipes I have acquired over the years, and there are GF variations included.
This year I will be making small Christmas boxes filled with treats to use as bonbonniere for guests at our table for Christmas. I will also add a name tag to each box and this will double as place cards for seating. Enjoy and Merry Christmas from dear
Rum Balls (can be made GF friendly)
Mix all dry ingredients, add condensed milk, then gradually add rum (taste as you go). Chill mixture in
Apricot Balls (can be made GF friendly)
Mix all dry ingredients then add condensed milk. Chill mixture in
Lemon Truffles (can be made GF friendly but you would need to check ingredients in chocolate to ensure GF).
Lightly melt chocolate and cream together in a saucepan over low heat. Remove and stir in lemon rind, lemon juice and desiccated coconut. Let it cool, then refrigerate for 2 hrs. Roll mixture into small balls. Coat with shredded coconut and then refrigerate.
Brown and white chocolate spiders (great for kids to make)
Melt the peanut butter and chocolate in the microwave or in a saucepan over a low heat.
When peanut butter and chocolate melted together add fried noodles to mixture and mix in well. Spoon into balls and lay flat on a baking tray with baking paper underneath. Refrigerate to set.
Clare Sultmann is a wife, mother of 3 and the founder of Dear Molly.
As a survivor of a catastrophic accident, former barrister at law