Jump to content

Christmas baking
Care to share your recipes?


  • Please log in to reply
41 replies to this topic

#1 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

I like to make special treats around Christmas. So far this year we've made gingerbread men and Rudolph tartlets. The Rudolph tartlets were a hit!
I'm looking for some fun new recipes to ad to my Christmas baking repertoire. Anyone have recipes they'd like to share? What are your kids favourites? And yours?
TIA

#2 9ferals

Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

Santa hat brownies!
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/30725/santa+hat+brownies

#3 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

Those are gorgeous! Thanks

#4 citylife

Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

Ruldolph tartlets?????? How do you make those?

A fav we make every year is Choc Royal mini puddings and chocolate balls.

I have also made gingerbread men and a similar thing to the above posted recipe however use the strawberry for the base as well as the hat

#5 Jjbeanz

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

I know it's simple but we make rocky road. Cadbury chocolate melted and mix in lolly raspberries, marshmallow, nuts and any other lolly that we think would be nice ( clinkers, honeycomb, mint leaves, Turkish delight, cherry ripe etc ) kids love it and adults too lol

#6 Eirinn

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I am less into novelty and more into traditional treats - we may make any of the following: panforte, rum balls, white christmas, shortbread, sugar cookies, German ginger cookies (forget what they are called)...

#7 WYSIWYG

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:12 PM

I'd love some non-chocolate recipes. Going to the ILs for Christmas and would like to take some goodies, but my poor FIL is allergic to chocolate. I'd love to do rum balls for him, but of course they are all cocoa based..I am going to do White Christmas, I did gingerbread men last year but not sure I can be bothered with them this year.

#8 All-New

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Rum balls, rocky road, white christmas.  I haven't made them but those stain glass window biscuits cut into xmas shapes

#9 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

City life- the Rudolph tartlet recipe is http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/27423/butt...colate+tartlets
Not sure how to do a link on my phone. Sorry.
Eta- it appears the link is automatic

Edited by Broxie, 26 November 2012 - 06:28 PM.


#10 flipped out

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

Runaway Princess - my sister makes a version of 'rum balls' with white choc bits and craisins without cocoa which she calls snowballs that are really yummy. I'm sure you could leave out the white choc and just use craisins original.gif

#11 Eirinn

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE (SMOKER @ 26/11/2012, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I haven't made them but those stain glass window biscuits cut into xmas shapes


I tried them last year but to be honest they were not worth the effort.

#12 rogue-shadow

Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

We make Star Christmas Trees, Biscotti and shortbread usually. Though was thinking of making chocolate coated peppermint sticks this year if I can find any and snowman cake pops.
Those reindeer tartlets are seriously adorable, they may have to go on my baking list too.

#13 Broxie

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Rogue-shadow: do you have a recipe for star Christmas tree?

#14 TheGreenSheep

Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

This Salted Caramel Fudge I got from EB last year. It is delicious! Great gift idea too. I think I may have almost eaten the whole lot. I also made truffles, but I don't know where I got them off. Maybe here?

#15 AnotherFeral

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

I have vague plans to make a few batches of macarons.

#16 Katie_bella

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

QUOTE (TheGreenSheep @ 26/11/2012, 08:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This Salted Caramel Fudge I got from EB last year. It is delicious! Great gift idea too. I think I may have almost eaten the whole lot. I also made truffles, but I don't know where I got them off. Maybe here?


YUM!...

#17 rogue-shadow

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

No recipe, they're pretty much any flavour biscuits (I make Green Tea or Gingerbread) cut into gradually decreasing star shapes and stacked on top on one another. Decorated with icing and assorted small candy pieces.

They come out looking like this - http://www.chatelaine.com/wp-content/uploa...erbread-1-l.png

Now I'm off on a hunt for more ideas, just found one for clay ornaments to add to the make list - http://woodsidekitchen.blogspot.com.au/201...ecorations.html

#18 jenjams

Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

I make up mini Christmas Puddings as gifts for teachers etc.

http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/chris...alls-L1609.html

I have altered the recipe here and there but they are tasty and look good.

#19 Missmarymack

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

I do more traditional fare too
Shortbread
Fruit mince
Rum balls
Mini puddings
Christmas cake(s)
Chocolate cherry rounds (sort of like a rum ball or truffle - seriously yummy!)

And this year I'm going to add almond fingers to the list

I LOVE Christmas baking (my ass however does not like it so much wink.gif )

Edited by Missmarymack, 27 November 2012 - 07:16 AM.


#20 idignantlyright

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

My 13 & 8 yr olds practiced their cookie and shape cutting skills last night on some almond icing. The 8yr old is way better than the 13yr old.
This weekend they will make gingerbread cookies and cupcakes with little fondant shapes on them.

#21 Missmarymack

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:58 AM

Gingerbread! How could I have forgotten gingerbread? I can't wait until my girls are older and we can make a gingerbread house together <3

#22 citylife

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

Thanks Broxie those Rulolph tarts look gorgeous!

#23 Charlies Angel

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE (Broxie @ 26/11/2012, 08:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Rogue-shadow: do you have a recipe for star Christmas tree?


Spotlight sell a 'christmas tree' kit with about 4 star cookie cutters as well as a wooden base and pole that you use up the middle to keep it all together.

I'm sure that you don't need it, but I bought one as it looked like fun. About $15-20? (I got mine on sale for half that price).

#24 Eirinn

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

oh yes, fruit mince tarts for DH if I can be assed, and a non-traditional Christmas pudding icecream for me!

#25 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

I have made for a Christmas party snowflake cupcakes, candy Kane cupcakes & Christmas tree cupcakes. Ive made the rudolf tart things and the pretzels for antlers were a PIA




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Pete Evans says a paleo diet can prevent autism. He's wrong

Pete Evans is not a paediatrician or even a nutritionist or dietitian. So why should we believe his extreme views and remove food groups from our children's diets over the advice from those more qualified?

Let's get back to commonsense parenting

Forget the new 'Lawnmower' parenting trend; try using plain old-fashioned commonsense instead.

Woman sues after having a mixed-race baby

A US woman is suing a sperm bank after it sent her vials from African-American man, instead of the white donor she had selected.

Bonding ideas dad will love

Dad may not say it, but he could be feeling lost, confused and seriously left out. However, there are lots of things new fathers can do to be more included in the excitement of pregnancy and new parenthood.

The house that hope built for childhood cancer

Baby Laelani Baker was diagnosed with cancer before she was even born. Her heartbreaking story is just one of the reasons the Build for a Cure project is raising money for vital research into childhood cancer.

Does stay-at-home parenting get better?

Parenting doesn’t ever get easier; the challenges just change. But the challenges of caring for young children definitely lessens as they get older.

Inquest into the short and tragic life of Chloe Valentine

As the first phase of an inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine drew to a close, there was no doubt Chloe's life was marred by appalling neglect.

When mothers kill

The act of killing one's child is unthinkable for most, and a mother who kills her offspring has a special power to inspire shock and revulsion.

6 beauty tips for tired mums

For those of us with young children, eight hours sleep is a distant memory. And while we can’t do much to secure more shut-eye, there are some ways to fake it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Awkward grandparents

When Grandma and Grandpa pose for a snap with the kids, things can get very weird, very quickly.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.