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11 edible gifts to make in advance

by Lottie Huckle

published on 17 November 2016

Want to make your family and friends thoughtful, edible gifts but could do with less stress in the kitchen over the holiday season? You’ll love these eleven edible gifts you can make well in advance; less time spent in the kitchen, more time to eat mince pies by the plateful. 

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen's Almond, Barberry and Orange Brittle with Aleppo Chilli

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Almond, Barberry and Orange Brittle with Aleppo Chilli

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

This moreish orange, barberry, and almond brittle from the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen team is as easy to make as it is to eat.

Malt chocolate fudge

Malt Chocolate Fudge

by Jane Dunn

Studded with Maltesers, this intensely chocolatey fudge looks irresistible, whether piled high on a plate or packed into little gift bags.

Quince Paste

Claudia Roden’s Quince Purée

by Claudia Roden
from Med

A cheeseboard essential, Claudia Roden’s quince purée will make a welcome gift this festive season.

Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

by Kylee Newton

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

Apple and Sultana Chutney

Apple and Sultana Chutney

by Lizzie Kamenetzky

A winning combination of apple and sultana, this flavoursome chutney makes the perfect addition to any cheeseboard, and will go nicely with leftover turkey too. 

Florentines

Florentines

by Lizzie Kamenetzky

With candied peel, glacé cherries, and dried cranberries, these pretty florentines will go down a treat.

Everyday Rub

Everyday Rub

by Neil Rankin

A thoughtful gift that couldn’t be easier to throw together, this versatile spice mix is delicious rubbed onto any meat or sprinkled onto roasted vegetables.

Fennel and Orange Pickle

Fennel and Orange Pickle

by Kylee Newton

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

Chocolate Vodka

Chocolate Vodka

by DK Publishing

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

Cranberry, Port and Orange Sauce

Cranberry, Port and Orange Sauce

by Kylee Newton

Could there be a more festive flavour combination than cranberry, orange and port? This 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.

Nyonya Vegetable Pickle

Nyonya Vegetable Pickle

by Norman Musa

Norman Musa’s Nyonya vegetable pickle is one for the chilli-lovers. It’s packed with crunchy vegetables, authentic Malaysian flavours and plenty of heat.

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