OK, so Christmas 2020 isn’t going to be quite the usual day of celebration. But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on fun, food and family. Even if you’re not spending Christmas in the same way you normally would, there are loads of delicious recipes you could bake up to mark the day, share with family and enjoy together.
Whether you’re delivering goodies and enjoying a socially distanced virtual Christmas or baking for your bubble, we’ve explored some recipes that will keep everyone happy. From the traditional to the slightly different, you’ll find a recipe you’ll love.
So, stick the kettle on, light a few scented candles and huddle up to find out more.
Traditional Christmas baking
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If traditional fare is just your cup of tea, there’s nothing more Christmassy than the classic mince pie. This recipe is simple to follow and will have your family licking their lips, mopping up every crumb and heading back to the biscuit tin for a second helping.
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a yule log. Get the kids involved with decorating this intrinsically Christmas treat and get liberal with the icing sugar snow! Get modelling the sugarpaste for your own snowman decorations, break out the cute little Santa decorations or keep it natural with some holly leaves and berries. Whatever style of decoration you choose, your Christmas table will look festive and fun – and everyone loves a good chocolate cake!
A modern twist on traditional
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If you’re not a fan of the ‘traditional’ Christmas pudding, why not try this unusual take on the Christmas pudding? Simple, tasty and fun, this Christmas pudding cake doesn’t have a fig or currant in sight. Just pure, unadulterated chocolatey deliciousness.
We love this twist on the traditional mince pie recipe – baked with orange pastry. Tangy, delicious and a little bit surprising, these bakes might look wholly traditional but with a little kick of different.
Out and out different baking recipes
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Not for the faint-hearted, this rocky road cheesecake dessert is sure to stop the show on Christmas day. A surprising explosion of several favourites, this amazing recipe will challenge any baker but will definitely wow the diners around the dinner table this Christmas.
If you’re looking for ways to get the kids involved in Christmas lunch, why not break out the Christmas cookie cutters, whip up a batch of your favourite biscuit dough and get creative. With icing, food colouring and sprinkles aplenty, you’ll all have fun and you’ll create a Christmas dessert the whole family can enjoy.
What will you be baking this Christmas?