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7 Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Savoury and Sweet Treats to Try at Home

Written 8th December 2021

Are you keen to discover some easy Christmas baking ideas?

 

There’s little better than lighting the fire on a cold winter’s eve, before filling the house with the scent of Christmas treats baking in the oven.

 

Here, we’re sharing our favourite easy Christmas baking ideas to help you get in the festive spirit.

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas

Make a Traditional Christmas Cake

The first on our list for easy Christmas baking ideas is a traditional Christmas cake. The smell of dried fruits and brandy wafting through your kitchen is certain to get you feeling festive.

 

You could bake one to place on your Christmas table, or give one to a family member or friend for a thoughtful, homemade present.

 

Our favourite traditional Christmas cake recipe combines an array of dried and citrus fruits, and you can choose whether you want to use rum, brandy, whiskey or sherry depending on your personal preferences. 

 

Topped with white icing, your cake is then a blank canvas for you to decorate as you please; why not add some snow-topped conifer and snowman cake toppers for a simple, snowy scene?

Homemade Christmas Cake

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Bake an Indulgent Yule Log

A rich, decadent chocolate sponge roll, filled with chocolate cream and covered with chocolate – it’s definitely an indulgent Christmas dessert.

 

Coat with a sprinkling of icing sugar for a snow effect, and top with a sprig of holly for a simple yet effective Christmas treat.

 

Perfect for serving your guests with a hot drink after your Christmas dinner, a chocolate yule log is certain to be a festive table showstopper.

 

If you have a lot of guests to cater for but are limited on time, why not try these mini yule logs? Using pre-made mini rolls, you can add a layer of chocolate icing, a sprinkling of icing sugar and some edible decorations for an effective, delicious festive treat.

 

Spice Up Your Christmas With These Gingerbread Biscuits 

Another of our favourite easy Christmas baking ideas is to whip up a batch of gingerbread biscuits. The fiery, ginger scent will fill your kitchen and get you in the Christmas spirit. 

 

Use festive cookie cutters to create some fun shapes, and decorate with icing and sprinkles.

 

Why not make a batch and wrap them in wax paper, tied with some jute and fastened with a sprig of holly, for a beautiful homemade gift for your neighbours?

 

Alternatively, you could invite some friends over for an afternoon before Christmas, and offer them a gingerbread biscuit and decadent hot chocolate.

Homemade gingerbread biscuits

Bake Some Festive Cranberry Sausage Rolls

Why not add a seasonal twist to your homemade sausage rolls with a layer of cranberry sauce? Commonly paired with roasted turkey, cranberry sauce is popular at Christmas – so it’s the perfect festive addition to your savoury bakes.

 

When you’ve enjoyed a hearty Christmas dinner, you may not fancy a full evening meal. Cranberry sausage rolls are perfect to serve alongside your cheese and biscuits for a festive supper.

 

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Mini Pavlovas

If you’re looking to make something a little more special for Christmas, why not try your hand at these beautiful mini pavlovas? They make for a light yet decadent dessert after a filling meal.

 

You can decorate them however you like; why not use some festive winter berries, compote, and edible glitter? You could even add a bow to make them look like Christmas wreaths.

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Mini Pavlovas

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Sweet Christmas Tree Pastry

Another easy Christmas baking idea is to create an extra special festive treat. This is particularly good fun if you have young children staying with you over the festive period. 

 

Using two sheets of pastry cut into Christmas tree shapes, simply coat the first layer with chocolate spread. Then place the second layer on top, and twist the branches round. Decorate with some berries and bake in the oven.

 

Your chocolatey, Christmas pastry will be the talk of the day and is a great way to kick off the festivities.

 

Easy Christmas Baking Ideas: Savoury Pastry Christmas Tree 

If you love a tasty, savoury snack, why not try this alternative to the above recipe?

 

As featured in the recipe, try filling your pastry with goats cheese and pesto. Or, for something a little extra festive, why not try it with brie and cranberry sauce?

 

This savoury pastry Christmas tree is perfect to serve as a starter, a snack or as an addition to your Boxing Day buffet. 

Easy Christmas Baking: Savoury Pastry Christmas Tree

For more festive ideas, why not read our previous blog on our Christmas packages?

 

Alternatively, contact a member of our team for prices and availability.