A tasty homemade food gift is a present that everyone loves and appreciates. When packaged, wrapped, and presented in a special way, edible Christmas presents can feel much more meaningful to the receiver than a standard shop-bought present.
Something sweet, salty, spice-infused or a combination of all three. From flavored salt, spice blends, negroni-infused jam, or a mouth-watering salted caramel whiskey drink, the best way to make this festive season enjoyable is to cook your own presents and be proud to give these kind thoughtful creations to the ones you love and care about.
Flavored salt is a fast and clever way to add an instant flavour boost to an array of dishes and it’s also a great edible gift during the festive season. Sprinkle meats, seafood, soups, boiled and roasted potatoes, oven fries, eggs, tomatoes, sour cream, yoghurt, guacamole and much more. Recipe for Smoke Salt here:
Mulled Wine Syrup
Mulled wine syrup, a concentrated version of the original recipe, can be stored in the fridge and used to create a single glass, two glasses, or even 6 in less than 5 minutes. A great alternative to making a whole bottle batch at once and easier to serve a crowd of friends who all desire separate drinks. A festive gift that's meant to be shared. Recipe for Mulled Wine Syrup here:
You might think every time you open your fridge door this Negroni Marmalade is winking at you, inviting you to dip your knife in generously… and you are right! A gift that gives and gives, with sticky, fudgy rind pieces suspended in a crimson-colored orange and grapefruit jam, gin, vermouth and Campari adds plenty of scentful citrus aromatics. Recipe for Negroni Marmalade here:
Pear Date and Tamarind Chilli Chutney
Pear Date and Tamarind Chilli Chutney has a festive feel and taste that can be enjoyed all year round. A handy gift due to its long shelf life, this sweet salty, sour and slightly spicy chutney is delicious served with cheese and will keep in the fridge for up to one year. Recipe for Pear Date and Tamarind Chilli Chutney here:
Savor every sip of this rich, sweet and salty liquid caramel drink infused with a whisky of your choice. What was supposed to be a decadent tray of salted caramel fudge failed and somehow found its way into a blender with half a bottle of whisky. Turns out it's the most impressive gift to give a friend or loved one that enjoys a sweet nightcap after a good meal. Recipe for Salted Caramel Whiskey here:
During the festive season, Party Nuts are an essential go-top snack for guests enjoying a drink and waiting for the main dish to be served. Alternatively, you could choose not to share them and eat them all yourself. Recipe for Party Nuts here:
A fragrant sweet, salty, spicy and sour sauce that adds curiosity and interest to any dish it joins. It might seem an unusual mix, adding lychees to tomato sauce, but the combination produces an outstanding tongue-tingling effect that pairs harmoniously with seafood, chicken and pork. A Christmas gift to spark creative ideas in the receiver. Recipe for Lychee Ketchup here:
Madras Curry Blend
Madras curry powder adds a hot, earthy flavour with a floral touch to an array of dishes. From forming the base of a curry, spicing stews, or even used to sprinkle over fried eggs or roasted potatoes, this homemade spice mix is a great gift for any passionate home cook. Recipe for Madras Curry Powder here:
This bombastic jam packs a huge punch, even in small doses and is begging to be smothered over steaks, inside burgers, toasted between oozing melting cheese sandwiches or served poshly over cheese and crackers. Anyone who receives a jar of this jam will be asking for the recipe. Recipe for Beer Whisky Onion Jam here:
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