Hello Everybody, and welcome back to Blogmas day 18! I can’t even explain how close we are to Christmas, it’s making me so excited! One thing that is, near enough, always associated with Christmas is food. Of course it is, It underpins the whole of Christmas day! So, I thought I’d put together a little list of festive recipes that you NEED to try!

  • Gingerbread Men (or cookies if you don’t have a man cookie-cutter)

So these are a definite must-have at Christmas time, either little gingerbread men, or a gingerbread house (if you’re a pro). So I tried out Jamie Olivers recipe, which can be found over here. It’s definitely worth a try, especially if you’re not the best baker in the world. Now I tested these out, and they were delicious! Definitely a lot more fun to test out if you shape them as gingerbread men. I mean, I’m not the most creative of people, so I was struggling to think of designs with just white icing… But any gingerbread recipe is a must have this Christmas!

Gingerbread cookies

  • Mince Pies

A good old classic. Some people love them, others, not to keen. I love a good mince pie with a cup of tea, on a cold evening. You just can’t beat it. Now I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website, and they have got a bunch of recipes varying from chocolate logs, to Christmas cakes. Definitely a website to check out if you’re baking this Christmas. You can find all of the delicious recipes over on the Good Food website. This is such a simple 4-step recipe that really can not go wrong. The pastry is made from scratch, but you buy a jar of mince meat! Of course, if you want to step it up a notch, and put your baking skills to the test, then you can make your own mincemeat.


  • Hot Chocolate Stirrers

This recipe is AMAZING if you’ve got little ones in the house, or if you just love a good hot chocolate. A DIY hot chocolate stick. You just cant go wrong, it’s almost as simple as making your own ice lollies! This recipe is also from the BBC Good Food website, as they’re full of amazing recipes that I’d recommend you try out this Christmas. This recipe can be as simple as needing Chocolate (to melt), or it can be a little bit more complex by adding festive flavours such as orange zest and white chocolate. Delicious, and so much fun to make with young ones! bbc

So they are my top three recipes that you need to try out this Christmas. If you try any out then leave me a comment below, or send me a tweet: @kelsey_badley !

Thanks for reading,

Kelsey x

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