Crafts

The Best Homemade Baking Gifts

gift jar

Gingerbread gift jars found here

  • 100g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 50g chopped crystallised ginger
  • 125g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

mango

Mango & apple chutney found here

  • 3 1⁄4 large ripe mangoes , about 1kg/21⁄4lb
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • onions , halved and thinly sliced
  • thumb-sized piece fresh rootginger , peeled and cut into thin shreds
  • 10 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds , lightly crushed
  • ¼ tsp black onion seeds (Nigella or Kalonji are good)
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 Bramley apples , about 500g/1lb 2oz, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 large red chilli , deseeded and finely sliced
  • 375ml white wine vinegar
  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt

muffin mix

Christmas muffin mix found here

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 100g pecans or walnuts
  • 140g tropical dried fruits medley
  • 100g light muscovado sugar

oatcakes

Oatcakes found here

  • 60g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125g fine oatmeal, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 60g butter

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Chocolate truffles found here

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