The Best Homemade Food Gifts to Give This Christmas

The Best Homemade Food Gifts to Give This Christmas

05 December 2019

These foodie gifts are simple to make in batches and make a thoughtful and thrifty present with a bit of an investment in packaging and labelling!
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These foodie gifts are simple to make in batches and make a thoughtful and thrifty present with a bit of an investment in packaging and labelling! These homemade treats can be batched up into thoughtful, thrifty and delicious gifts for Christmas

Homemade food gifts are perfect for giving out presents to co-workers, or as party favours for guests to take home at the end of a Christmas gathering. It’s also a great idea to keep a couple of bags of Christmas goods around the home for any unexpected visitors, or anyone you may have accidentally left off your Christmas shopping list!

Chocolate Truffles

The perfect foodie gift, chocolate truffles are an indulgent treat where you can go as simple or as complicated as you like, whatever you whip up is going to look and taste great. These chocolate ganache truffles are incredibly easy to make, gluten free and only uses three ingredients. It’s foolproof.

Once you have perfected ganache truffles, you can experiment with flavours to create something your friends and family will have never tried before. These lavender and fennel chocolate truffles are flavoured delicately with fennel seeds dry toasted in a frying pan to release a deep aniseed aroma.

Classy Condiments

Use up your old jam jars for gifts which are both delicious and sustainably sourced. We all love a few condiments in the pantry, and Christmas is the perfect time to make a large batch of your favourite condiment and simmer in a stockpot before batching up.

Nigella Lawson’s chilli jam is simple to batch up and creates a sweet, sticky and addictive condiment which is perfect cold meats or on the side of the cheese board. Or ensure your friends have plenty of this spiced pear and cider Christmas chutney to pile on their crackers over the festive season.

For meat fans, this recipe for salty and sweet caramelised onion and bacon jam will become a firm favourite. This is perfect spread thickly on slices of crusty baguette, or simply spooned straight from the jar. ,

Chocolate Slabs or Chocolate Bark

Homemade chocolate slabs are formed using a baking tray filled with tin foil, and can either be given as a large slab, or can be broken up into smaller pieces and given in a plastic bag tied with a decorative bow as chocolate bark.

This chilli chocolate bark is certainly a conversation starter, and your friends and family will love the mix of bitter dark chocolate and spicy Aleppo pepper. If you fancy something sweeter, this eye-catching mint chocolate bark with pretzels is sweet, salty and sharp.

Children will love this unicorn bark, which can be made with white chocolate mixed with pastel food colourings and decorated with as many sprinkles and as much edible glitter as you can handle! Have you made your own homemade food gifts this Christmas? Remember to tag us in your Instagram pics @yourprestigekitchen.