With Christmas almost a week away we thought we would put together a few ideas for Christmas Gifts and some Recipes to feed a crowd, most of which can be made well ahead of time.

Gift Ideas

For gift ideas for those people who have everything, why not make them a hamper of gourmet Australian products or make your own edible gifts with the very affordable and easy to make Peanut Brittle.

Make up a gourmet hamper with Australian Produce such as Murray River Pink Salt

Alchemy of the Mortar & Pestle: The Culinary Library Volume I

So Little Time Wooden Hand Painted Jewellery

Tea Towels from Third Drawer Down

Handmade titanium and sterling silver Pendant by Sarah Rothe

A painting from Arts Project Australia

Edible Gifts

Peanut Brittle

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Christmas Lunch Ideas

Seafood is such a big part of Australian Christmas now so why not serve a refreshing Marinated Prawns with Avocado and Mango Salad or our Tarator Style Baked Salmon (which can be served room temperature to make room in the oven!). You can’t go wrong with a good roast spud and our Smashed Potatoes or Fondant Potatoes are a different version of your crispy humble spud that are always popular.

Chilli & Garlic Prawns with Mango & Avocado Salad

Fennel and Orange Salad

Tarator Style Baked Salmon

Smashed Potatoes

Fondant Potatoes

Fig and Haloumi Salad

Christmas Desserts

White Chocolate and Berry Christmas Cakes

Roasted Strawberry, Rhubarb & Hazelnut Dacquoise Cake

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Willie’s Cacao Dark Chocolate Cloud Cake

Lemon Mascarpone Cake

Pineapple Meringue Tart

Boxing Day Brunch

For that lazy Boxing Day brunch set your bread maker on delay the night before to whip up a fresh batch of Maple Pecan Sticky Buns in the morning or if you need to detox them you might aim for a refreshing fruit salad with a twist by adding pretty edible flowers.

Ricotta Hotcakes

Fruit Salad

Barambah Vanilla Bean Yoghurt with Fresh Berries

Puffy Pear Pancakes

Maple Pecan Sticky Buns

Cannellini Bean Skordalia and Artichoke Bruscetta

 

 

One Response to Christmas Recipes and Gift Ideas

  1. What a great roundup! Mmm peanut brittle…I am going to try this for sure!

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