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Festive Baking Inspiration & Recipes

Get those pots and pans ready! With visiting friends and family to feed, Christmas is a great time for some home baking. Try some of our favourite recipes below, for classic cakes, fruity stollen, delicious puddings and easy festive biscuits.

Mince pies, christmas cake and pudding

Festive Recipes

Mary Berry's Classic Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake with white icing

Mary Berry’s been making her traditional Christmas cake recipe for as long as Paul Hollywood’s been alive. She knows what she’s talking about.

Preparation Time - Overnight

Cooking Time - Over 2 hours

Serves - 16

Nigella's Mince Pies

Several Mince pies dusted with icing sugar

What is better than making your loved ones the perfect Christmas treat, mince pies!

Preparation Time - 1 - 2 hours

Cooking Time - 10 - 30 mins

Serves - 36

Mary Berry's Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding

Mary Berry's Christmas pudding recipe is loaded with fruit, peel and, of course, brandy. With an extra dollop of brandy butter on the side, this pudding will win over the harshest critics.

Preparation Time - 1 - 2 hours

Cooking Time - over 2 hours

Serves - 6 - 8

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread biscuits

We love these gingerbread cookies shaped like gift tags. Hang them on the tree, give them attached to a gift or just have with a cup of tea, the choice is yours!

Preparation Time - 30 min to 1 hour

Cooking Time - 10 to 30 mins

Makes 15 biscuits

Linzer Cookies

linzer cookies

The fabulous linzer cookies, the Austrian jammy dodger. Two biscuits sandwiched together with jam and a small hole showing the rich filling.

Preparation Time - 1 - 2 hour

Cooking Time - 30 - 1 hr

Makes 24 - 28 sandwich cookies

Festive Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

There's nothing quite like a hot chocolate on a cold winters day. If you've never made your own... here's a great recipe.

Preparation Time - less than 30 min

Cooking Time - less than 10 min

Makes 2 large mugs


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