Holiday Baking Recipes To Try At Home
With one day before The Big Day, we’re really feeling the festive cheer. (And it’s not because we just finished our third eggnog.) Domestic goddesses Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson have inspired us to dabble in some holiday baking, and these are some of the recipes we know will make guests happy. From traditional bakes to more unconventional twists on classic sweet treats, there’s a cake, cookie, and Christmas pudding for every tum. So have fun with these holiday baking ideas. Shotgun licking the spoon.
The Christmas Pudding
Look no further than Gather & Feast’s Quick & Healthy Christmas Pudding. It’s fruity heaven on a plate. But a word for the wise: it’s even better with crème anglaise.
The Bundt Cake
This Rosemary Citrus Bundt Cake is two red bowls’ take on Yossy Arefi’s version from her Sweeter Off the Vine cookbook. Light, zesty, aromatic: what else could you want in a cake?
The Bundt Cake for One
Sugar et al.’s Chocolate & Coconut Friands (AKA financiers) are the perfect Bundt cake for Christmas because they’re far more diet-friendly. It’s a lot easier to go back for seconds when you’re only slicing a cake, but when you’ve whole, mini Bundts, there’s far less temptation. In theory…
The Peppermint Layer Cake
This extravagant Chocolate Peppermint Layer Cake by The Whole Bite is basically your answer to using up excessive amounts of candy canes. Don’t let the angelic white icing fool you; inside it’s a wickedly indulgent chocolate.
The Seasonal Pie
Okay, so pecan pie is typically Thanksgiving-related. But Stacy Blair’s Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie is too good to limit to just one holiday. One look at The Modern Proper’s attempt and you’ll require no further convincing.
The Cinnamon Roll
Say no more, right? Say no more. Erin McDowall’s Cinnamon Rolls look epic. Gooey, cinnamon-y, molten magic in a bite…yep, we’re salivating.
The Linzer Cookie
A Christmas classic, the Linzer cookie is a staple in Nordic countries especially. Have a go at these Brittle Linzer Cookies with Marmalade by Jernej Kitchen. You won’t regret it.
If you’re feeling the Scandi vibes, stray a little from the conventional sweet breads and get plaiting with The Urban Domestic’s Caramelized Apple & Cream Cheese Danish. ‘Cheese’ you exclaim. Yes, cheese. It’s damn good. Go with it.
The Gingerbread Cookie
Try something more imaginative than a basic gingerbread man; try Cooking Classy’s White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies instead. They’re spicy, chewy on the inside and crisp on the edges, and so darn cute with their iced holly decoration.
The Classic Almond Crescent
The almond crescent to end all almond crescents, Dorie Greenspan’s version is crumbly, dunkable magic. But just a tip: When sneaking these cookies between meals, be sure to wipe off the powdered sugar evidence around your mouth.
The Fruit Pie
Give your regular fruit pie some attitude with Jo Harrington’s Strawberry, Raspberry & Cranberry Slab Pie. With its ‘Ho, Ho, Ho’ pastry cover and perfect balance of tart and sweet, this sassy recipe is the sliceable dream.
The Festive Donut
We admit it: Donuts don’t really belong in the holiday baking dossier. But Kristie Pryor, the gal behind The Sweet & Simple Kitchen, has some Peppermint Bark Double Chocolate Donuts that we can’t ignore. Just you try to resist these.