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Give me a list of everything you are baking/cooking this Christmas!

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FabFlo Wed 02-Dec-15 19:59:48

I want inspiration!

We always make the same things;

Xmas pud (made)
Xmas cake (made)
Stained glass window biscuits for the tree
Gingerbread men
Gingerbread house (I cheat and buy the kit from Lidl)
Mince pies

This year I want to make more with the children, including cookies for Fc but I need to find a recipe first.

I will also make sausage roll to freeze, red cabbage, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

What are you making? What do you always make?

FabFlo Thu 03-Dec-15 13:00:19


FurryDogMother Thu 03-Dec-15 13:07:42

There's nothing I 'always make', because I'm not much of a baker - but this year I've done a Christmas cake, ad plan on some cranberry muffins, as they were a success last year. I was going to do gingerbread tree decos, but we now have 2 dogs coming for the day, and I don't want to put temptation right in their faces!

Becstarlenski Thu 03-Dec-15 13:41:16

Ohhh I love this thread already, I make pretty much everything,
Cranberry sauce , stuffing etc
Cola ham,
Red cabbage

Sweet things
Xmas cakes (done) still to marzipan and ice, but decorations made
Xmas pudding(done)
Buche de Noel for the people who don't like Xmas pud !!
Praline cheesecake (Boxing Day)
Caramel apple mincemeat pudding Xmas eve Marry Berry recipe it's a big fav
Mince pies with marzipan top
Xmas biscuits
No gingerbread house I can't stand the smell it !! (After 1 year of morning sickness at Xmas !!)
2 birthday cakes ! One for DMil (Xmas day) and DS (day after boxing)
I'll get DC to help make chocolate truffles, biscuits etc

SymphonyofShadows Thu 03-Dec-15 14:56:09

American style baked cheesecake, lemon though not vanilla
Chocolate brownies
Rocky road for Father Christmas
A ham in coke
Fillet of beef
Bajan rum spiced pork

Dancingqueen17 Thu 03-Dec-15 23:07:20

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70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 03-Dec-15 23:24:05


apple pie
baked toffee pecan cheesecake
little iced fairy cakes with red/white/green sprinkles
Delia Sticky Toffee Puddings
Chocolate brownies
fruit cake (without the marzipan)
pizza for DS

already made the Christmas cake and puddings

BlueBananas Thu 03-Dec-15 23:33:21

Mince pies
Jam tarts (for the kids, they won't eat mince pies)
Gingerbread house
Shortbread Christmas trees
Fairy cakes for the kids to throw 10 tons of edible festive coloured shit at
Malteser cheesecake

I'm not doing Christmas dinner this year so I'm just making all the fun sugary things fgrin

PurpleDaisies Thu 03-Dec-15 23:36:01

I'm trying a Scandinavian kransekakke cake for the first time and also making my own stollen.

BlueBananas Thu 03-Dec-15 23:49:22

Oh yes an we always have homemade pizzas on Christmas Eve

southeastastra Thu 03-Dec-15 23:49:50

sausage rolls

spillyobeans Thu 03-Dec-15 23:55:50

Ive never made an xmas pud or cake!

Things i always make are:
Carots sautéed in butter garlic and parsley
Redwine red cabbage
Roast parsnips
Mashed potatoes (i do the best mash .it contains alot of things but its so good)
Onion gravey

My dm did something different last year for pudding which was amazing. Like a tirimisu but lemon, limoncillo soaked panettone, marscapone cream and lemon curd

moopymoodle Fri 04-Dec-15 11:23:19

I don't make much. I've made filling for a few apple crumbles and frozen it. We decorate ginger bread men. Sometimes make chocolate bark. My uncle makes lovely stuffing for the full family aswell as pickles which is nice.

Everything else is pretty much part of the chrustmas shop!

AuntieStella Fri 04-Dec-15 11:32:43

Good Housekeeping had a really easy Christmas rocky road recipe a couple of years ago, and I'll be making that.

chandeliertinseltwirler Fri 04-Dec-15 11:55:28

Mmmmmm. My fave time of year for festive baking and cooking! fsmile

I've made:
Christmas cake (currently being topped up with brandy weekly fgrin)
Mince pies
Mince pie cupcakes
Gingerbread cupcakes
Marble cupcakes

I will make:
Mince plait
Gingerbread biscuits (various shapes)
Cola ham
Sausage rolls
Cranberry sauce
Bread sauce
Eventually, Christmas dinner soup!

chandeliertinseltwirler Fri 04-Dec-15 11:56:25

Christmas Rocky Road you say? Off to search for recipe... fwink

sirphlebas Fri 04-Dec-15 12:21:22

Dundee cake (x2 one gluten free) - done
chutneys - done

done & in freezer:
Christmas rocky road
Frangipane mince pies
Yule logs (x2 - one caramel, one chocolate)
red cabbage
honey roast carrots & parsnips
roast potatoes

creme fraiche & horseradish thing to go with smoked salmon
Nigella's spicy nuts (!)
various chocolate bark (made a load already but the kids have mostly scoffed it)
cookie christmas tree stack
gingerbread house
spicy biscuits/shortbread
lots & lots of chocolate ganache to go with icecream
boozy cream
bread sauce
fish pie
chocolate chestnut cake (Nigella recipe)
mushroom wellington
raspberry trifle
smoked mackerel dauphnoise
panettone bread pudding
Thai fish curry
pineapple upside-down-cake (demanded by the children)
condensed milk cookies
whole orange chocolate cake

MarmaladeTeepee Fri 04-Dec-15 12:34:55

FabFlo my DC make these for Santa (and themselves). We make them fairly regularly throughout the year, they're super easy and always come out v tasty. Not especially festive but my DC insist on them. I also love Nigella's Rocky Road.

MarmaladeTeepee Fri 04-Dec-15 12:47:48

Actually that's not the recipe! Sorry! I use one out of the BBC Good Food cook book, just assumed they'd be the same. This is ours:

100g softened butter
100g light muscovado sugar (I've also used caster and noticed no difference)
1 tbsp golden syrup
150g s.r. flour
3 tubes of smarties (I'd recommend getting 4 as 1 will probably disappear in the process!)

Pre-heat oven to 180/160 fan/gas 4
Best sugar and butter then beat in syrup
Work in half the flour, stir in the smarties, add rest of flour and use finders to bring dough together.
Divide into walnut sized balls (obvs can do bigger or smaller depending on preference)
Place well apart on baking sheet (don't flatten them)
Bake for 12 mins until pale golden at the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 14 and they allegedly keep for 4 days (never made it that long in my house!)

AuntieStella Fri 04-Dec-15 17:31:42


This one:

chandeliertinseltwirler Fri 04-Dec-15 18:32:53

Thank you AuntieStella fsmile <can feel trousers tightening already>

carries Fri 04-Dec-15 18:41:36

My Dd2 ( 8 years old) has asked Santa for an item I can't get easily - she's a true believer! Help?

She's asks for the Snow White set of tsum tsums. The full set is unavailable in the Disney store uk, Clintons sell 3 of the dwarfs and Ebay has them for reasonable price but wouldn't arrive till after Christmas. She firmly believes Santa can get them easily! How do I try and persuade her on another lot of tsum tsums?!?

carries Fri 04-Dec-15 18:42:19

Oops posted in wrong thread apologises!!!!!!!

Didiusfalco Fri 04-Dec-15 19:11:45

70 if you check back on this thread please could you post your cheesecake recipe? Marmalade that cookie recipe looks great, will have to try. So far I have only made christmas cake x2 and some rather disappointing peanut butter brownies. Will be making individual chocolate mousses and mini meringues for a pre-christmas drinks night and would like other recipes for petite fours size deserts if anyone has any ideas?

missmargot Fri 04-Dec-15 19:45:51

I usually make:

Gingerbread stuffing (Nigella)
Mini mincemeat donuts
Chocolate spiced Christmas cake (Nigella)
Eggnog fudge
Panettone bread and butter pudding

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