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Homemade Christmas Hampers

For a DIY Christmas that’s fun but frugal, get baking!

Whether you want to cut down on costs, or simply enjoy being creative in the kitchen, baking homemade goodies is a great way to create personalised, heartfelt gifts for Christmas without breaking the bank.

From homemade jams, to mini mince pies and individual Christmas puddings and why not try your hand at a few different recipes and create a tantalizing homemade hamper?

These adorable Mini Brandy Christmas puddings are sure to please. The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made well in advance and reheated on the day. 

Here at Baking Mad we believe the perfect Christmas cake or pudding should be dense, moist and oozing decadence. To achieve this we recommend using only the very best quality ingredients.

For an extra impressive Christmas pud, choose Billington’s Dark Muscovado Sugar. The world’s finest dark brown soft sugar, its rich taste and natural colour adds depth to all your cooking and baking.

To gift wrap these gorgeous mini puddings, simply wrap each in greaseproof paper, then tie in a muslin square. A sprig of holly and some raffia add the perfect finishing touches.

Looking for something more continental for your hamper? Why not try our delicious recipe for Stollen. In recent year’s this traditional German recipe has fast become a festive favourite in Britain. Lighter than traditional Christmas cake, it makes a delightful alternative and a great addition to any festive hamper.

With so many great Christmas recipe ideas to choose from, what will you be putting in your Christmas hamper?

Christmas Countdown

It’s that time of year again! The Christmas lights have been lit, everyone is starting to say “I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas” and the baking extravaganza is about to begin.


We’d thought we’d help you out by creating a Christmas countdown calendar, which you can download for free, to help you plan out your most perfect Christmas yet. Filled with inspiring recipe and homemade gifts ideas (not to mention the all-important dates you can’t afford to miss) we hope this helps you have a very Merry Christmas.

Click here to download: http://bakingmad.com/downloads/xmas_countdown.pdf

Enjoy x