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So, it’s December, which means the Christmas baking blitz begins in earnest!  This seems like a good time to remind you about the Christmas baking recipes on the blog, which are all linked in the list below, along with a few of my favourites from elsewhere on the web.

I also wanted to let you know a bit about my baking plans, as I did in 20142016, and 2017.

As in previous years, I’m publishing this while in progress, rather than as a completed record after Christmas, to combine the roles of running sheet and some form of commitment.

I think of deciding on my baking list as a little like decorating the Christmas tree – use lots of favourites, ditch a couple that are past their due date, and always add a couple of new ones!

As always, I’ll be interested to hear any feedback along the way…like which recipes (not already ticked off) you’d like to see first, any thoughts on baking order, and absolutely I’d love to hear about your own Christmas baking favourites!

And if you think you might be going to be the recipient of some Christmas goodies this  year, and you want them to be a surprise, then look away now 🙂

Cakes, bread and pies

Robyn’s Christmas cake – baked 28/10

Dark fruit cake – baked 31/10

Stained glass window cake – baked 9/12

*New this year* Sweet Christmas bread (Christbrot) – baked ?

Bars and Slices

Cherry Ripe bars – baked 15/12

Nussstangen (Hazelnut almond batons) – baked 21/12


*New this year* Chocolate Grand Marnier brownies – Baked 14/12


Scottish shortbread flavoured with orange – baked 19/12

Green tea almond and coffee walnut shortbreads – baked 18/12

coffee almond shortbread

Pecan powder puffs – baked ?

Gingerbread – baked ?

Almond cardamom circlets – baked ?

*New this year* Molasses ice box cookies – baked ?

Almond and pistachio pears (GF) – baked ?

*New this year* Biberle – gingerbread almond nuggets – baked 21/12

*New this year* Zimtsterne – cinnamon-almond meringue stars – baked ?


Choc-espresso fudge – made 11/12 (store in fridge)

choc-espresso fudge

Eggnog fudge – made 14/12 (store in fridge)

*New this year* Passionfruit fudge – made 9/12 (store in fridge)

Fruit-nut balls – made 14/12 (store in fridge)

Coffee-walnut toffee – made ?

*New last year* Chocolate caramel almonds – made 14/12

Cashew brittle – made 16/12

*New this year* liquorice – made ?