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9 Edible Gifts to Make in Advance

by Lottie Huckle

published on 17 November 2016

Love to make your family and friends edible gifts but could do with less stress in the kitchen over the holiday season? You’ll love these 9 edible gifts you can make well in advance. So that’s less time in the kitchen, and more time to eat mince pies by the plateful. 

Chocolate Jam | Homemade Spread

Chocolate Jam from The Modern Preserver by Kylee Newton

Whether you call it a jam or a spread, this chocolate and raspberry preserve from The Modern Preserver is as addictive and delicious as it sounds. The chocoholic in your life will be eternally grateful!

From the book

Apple and Sultana Chutney | Homemade Gift

Apple and Sultana Chutney from Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen by Lizzie Kamenetzky

A winning combo of apple and sultana, these warming wintery flavours make a reliable chutney that are the perfect addition to a cheeseboard, and will go nicely with that leftover turkey too. 

Buy Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen here.

Florentines | Homemade Gifts

Florentines from The Great British Bake Off: Christmas by Lizzie Kamenetzky

Try your hand at making this classic chocolate-dipped biscuit that feels appropriately festive, with this failsafe recipe from The Great British Bake Off: Christmas. 

Buy The Great British Bake Off: Christmas here.

Everyday Rub | Homemade Gifts

Everyday Rub from Low and Slow by Neil Rankin

A thoughtful gift couldn’t be easier to throw together, this flavour-packed spice mix is delicious rubbed onto any meat, sprinkled onto veggies, or just about anything for that matter! 

Buy Low and Slow here.

Fennel and Orange Pickle | Homemade Gifts

Fennel and Orange Pickle from The Modern Preserver by Kylee Newton

A fresh, bright pickle which adds a lovely zing to your plate and goes especially well with fish. It looks beautiful, too! 

Buy The Modern Preserver here.

Membrillo Quince Paste | Homemade Gifts

Membrillo (Quince Jelly) from Tapas Revolution by Omar Allibhoy

This classic Spanish quince jelly is the traditional accompaniment to Manchego in Spain, but we reckon it goes very well indeed with plenty of other cheeses, too! 

Buy Tapas Revolution here.

Chocolate Vodka | Homemade Gifts

Chocolate Vodka from Craft Spirits by DK Publishing

Yes, you read that right! This chocolate-infused vodka will be a welcome gift for chocolate and vodka lovers alike.  

Buy a copy of Craft Spirits here.

Cranberry, Port and Orange Sauce | Homemade Gifts

Cranberry, Port and Orange Sauce from The Modern Preserver by Kylee Newton

Could there be more festive flavours than cranberry, orange and port? This delicious sauce makes a very timely gift, but make sure the lucky recipient opens it in the morning so that you can all enjoy some with your Christmas lunch!

Buy The Modern Preserver here.

Nyonya Vegetable Pickle | Homemade Gifts

Nyonya Vegetable Pickle from Amazing Malaysian by Norman Musa

Norman Musa’s Nyonya Vegetable Pickle is one for the chilli-lovers. This lipsmackingly tasty condiment is packed with veggies, crunchy textures, and authentic Malaysian flavours.

Buy a copy of Amazing Malaysian here.


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