Happy Friday! Christmas is just around the corner (eek!) and if the thought of hitting the shopping malls this weekend fills you with dread then this post is just for you.
Personally, I love getting edible foodie gifts. But more than that, I love making and giving foodie gifts. Who doesn't enjoy receiving a parcel of delicious goodies that have been beautifully packaged and made with love? So today I have rounded up some of my most popular gifting recipes that I am sure you and your specials will love too. And without further ado, here they are:
A recent feature on the blog, this robust cookie dough retains its shape well during baking. Use it to make cute edible decorations for the tree or fill a jar with cookies for a loved one.
These scrumptious crunchies can be whipped up quickly and easily. Dried cranberries and white chocolate give them a festive feel and make them even more irresistible.
The chocoholics in your life will love you for this! I'll let the picture do the talking...
Warning - these are incredibly moreish, you won't be able to stop after a few! Ideal for edible gifting or for festive snacking.
Cheese! Need I say more? You definitely need a plate of these nibbles on the table when friends pop in these holidays, or in your picnic basket. Or take them to your next get together as a gift for the host. Made with cheddar cheese, parmesan and a dash of rosemary... so good!
If these don't win you any brownie points this holiday season then nothing will. Pop a few truffles in a beautiful tin, and you have an elegant gift that is sure to impress.
Cut into squares or wrapped in bars, this nougat makes a heavenly sweet stocking filler.
Woah there, you'll need to get the stretchy pants out for this one. Studded with caramels, shortbread, nuts and cranberries this popular recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with the lucky recipient.
I almost always make a batch of this sauce over the holidays. This versatile sauce is the perfect partner for ice cream, pancakes and waffles.
These decadent spiced cookies really do taste like Christmas (think cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves), and look the part dusted with cinnamon icing sugar.
But wait, there's more! Here are some stunning ideas from a few of my favourite local foodies:
Rum and raisin chocolate salami by Di Bibby (Bibby's Kitchen @Thirty Six)
Sugar free meringues by Tandy Sinclair (Lavender and Lime)
Baharat by Tandy Sinclair (Lavender and Lime)
Marshmallows with salted lime sugar by Hein van Tonder (Heinstirred)
Melting moments with cinnamon buttercream filling by Anina Meyer (Anina's Recipes)
Homemade rose turkish delight by Katelyn Williams (The Kate Tin)
Festive cookies by Tami Magnin (Rumtumtiggs)
Coffee flavoured coconut ice by Suné Moolman (Add Some Butter)