It's time to think about those edible gifts that we love to give and receive at Christmas. Some of us will have started with Christmas cakes and chutneys that need a few months for the flavours to develop fully, however there are still plenty of goodies that we have all the time in the world to make. Well two weeks anyway.
I hope you enjoy this roundup.
I am starting with a chocolate treat that went down a treat with all those that tried them and everyone who saw them. Chocolate Tiffin. A great no-bake recipe.
Next we move on to a traditional Scottish sweetie and a true delight at that. Tablet, made by Wendy over at A Wee Bit of Cooking. It is a bit like fudge, but it melts in the mouth. I urge you all to try it!
Look at the lovely colour of these Beetroot & Chocolate Muffins. Gorgeous huh? I can tell you right away how moist and luscious these must be after falling in love with the Chocolate & Beetroot Brownie Cake I have adopted as my own.
I was really impressed with these Pear & Ginger Muffins when I tried them. They would be great as a gift, but would also make a lovely start to Christmas morning. Nice and simple, with the wonderful flavour of pear & ginger and the smell, oh my the smell. Just gorgeous! Thanks Nigella :)
Made and decorated with love! Triple Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cookies, made by chef and artist (it has to be said, after seeing these) Nic over at Cherrapeno who shares with us a rather simple recipe and techniques for perfecting these amazing cookies.
Creamy and tart with a hint of spice. I fell in love with this Lemon Curd with Nutmeg when I tasted it, no scrub that, I fell in love with the smell and the beautiful colour first. Can you imagine how well received a little jar of this would be?
Sarah over at The Ordinary Vegetarian came up with these little treats masquerading as snow balls. No-Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls. I am sure you will head straight over there when I tell you they have peanut butter in them, Yum!
We are finishing on a savoury note with Marinated Feta Cheese courtesy of Soma over at eCurry. I don't know about you, but that has me drooling. I'd love to be given a jar of this at Christmas.
I hope you enjoyed and took inspiration from this first roundup of edible Christmas gifts. If you have been particularly impressed by any edible gifts you have seen on other blogs, please let me know so I can include them in further roundups.