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AutumnGlory Mon 12-Nov-12 14:16:12

Hi I'm wondering if mumsnetters make something lovely to give as gift foe teachers and teaching staff? Can you share your tips, recipes please? Keep in mind I'm a very inexperienced cook only ow getting the grips with baking. TIA

shoppingbagsundereyes Mon 12-Nov-12 14:22:22

No top tips but be prepared that they may not show appreciation for the time and effort your gift may take. When ds was at nursery I spent hours lovingly making pretty snowflake biscuits which I then iced and put into a specially bought pretty tin and took as a gift for his nursery nurses. No one ever mentioned them again and I was really disappointed.

dizzydixies Mon 12-Nov-12 14:24:01

I don't do it for the thanks, I'm fairly sure they're busy enough with all the hyper children at that time of year.

I do it because I run a food business, it's the easiest thing and is now expected too hmm

Don't overthink it, it's a gesture and if it doesn't turn out exactly as you want say the kids helped wink

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 12-Nov-12 14:36:38

I've done cranberry and white chocolate cookies, truffles and mini Christmas cakes before. Also Christmas chutney and onion marmalade, they are both very easy to do.

Truffles and the cookies are easy, the cakes were too much hassle IMO.

The cookies are gorgeous and I often bake them just for us at home. They are well received by people of all ages.

TellMeLater Mon 12-Nov-12 15:04:48

I do wine - really don't think home made stuff is appreciated and they get so many chocs....sometime do choc brownies for the staff room a week before end of term.

stressedHEmum Mon 12-Nov-12 16:19:38

The easiest thing to make is probably snowman soup. Use sachets of instant hot chocolate for ease of measuring.

get some cone shaped cellophane bags and some Christmas curling ribbon, you'll need hot choc powder, choc buttons, mini marshmallows and candy canes.

Carefully empty 2 sachets of instant hot choc into a cellophane come. Tie up and cut off the end. Drop the chocolate bag into another cone. Add about 1/2 a bag of chocolate buttons and top with a handful of mini marshmallows. make sure that the top of the chocolate bag is hidden. Tie up the cone with some festive coloured curling ribbon and tie in a candy cane

You can print off little labels from loads of websites to complete the package. just attach with another bit of ribbon.

This looks so much more impressive than it really is, especially if you use those nice cellophane cones with the white lacy pattern at the top and bottom. They cost about £1.50/£2 each depending on what kind of hot choc etc. you use.

Growlithe Mon 12-Nov-12 16:34:46

stressed that would be really lovely with a festive mug. smile

stressedHEmum Mon 12-Nov-12 16:42:10

It's lovely in a nice festive mug, Growlithe. It can be even easier in a mug because you can just get a normal cellophane bag, put a couple of sachets of chocolate in the bag along with the rest of the ingredients, tie up with ribbon and a candy cane and stick the whole lot in the mug.

As I say, it looks much more impressive than it really is.

newgirl Mon 12-Nov-12 16:52:13

I'm not sure homemade food way to go - id be thinking how many kids fingers have helped with this

AutumnGlory Mon 12-Nov-12 17:24:32

I wouldn't let kids help....I like t cook to relieve stress not to get more stressed iiykwim

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