Category: Homemade Food Gifts

Sweet Elderberry Vinegar

Sweet Elderberry Vinegar

Sweet Elderberry Vinegar is a tasty alternative to Balsamic and makes the most delicious salad dressing. Try drizzling your Elderberry Vinegar over ice cream or add it to sparkling water and ice for a refreshing summer drink. The vinegar is so versatile it even doubles continue reading

Snowmen Brownie Pops – Christmas Gifts

Snowmen Brownie Pops – Christmas Gifts

Snowmen Brownie Pops – soft gooey brownies covered in white chocolate. Have fun & decorate with coloured fondant, glittery sweets & sparkles for a cute edible Christmas gift! For me, a big part of Christmas is the giving of homemade edible gifts. Luckily I’ve been continue reading

Mincemeat Streusel Slice

Mincemeat Streusel Slice

Mincemeat Streusel Slice – Christmas Mince Pies without the fuss! A delicious buttery shortbread traybake with a mincemeat filling & an almond crumble topping. No Fuss Mincemeat Streusel Slice – Mince Pies in a traybake Although I love Christmas baking during the build up to continue reading

Homemade Stem Ginger

Homemade Stem Ginger

Homemade Stem Ginger is so easy to make and so much better than shop bought. Chop finely and add to ginger cakes, puddings or biscuits for a real ginger hit. The syrup makes a delicious ginger cordial. We really love ginger here at the Kitchen continue reading

Elderberry & Port Jelly

Elderberry & Port Jelly

Make the most of the hedgerow harvest with my Elderberry & Port Jelly – delicious on a scone or try in a savoury dish and make a fruity jus or meat glaze!   Elderberry & Port Jelly – this fruity seedless jam is delicious on continue reading

Elderflower Liqueur Recipe

Elderflower Liqueur Recipe

Capture the taste of summer with my Elderflower Liqueur recipe. Freshly picked elderflowers, vodka and lemon combine to work their magic, et voila, homemade St Germain! Elderflower liqueur is so easy to make. Once you’ve made a bottle you will be looking forward to next continue reading

Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Hearts

Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Hearts

Pink Peppercorn Shortbread is a  rich crumbly buttery shortbread delicately flavoured with the spicy floral notes of pink peppercorn and so easy to make! Shortbread is one of my favourite biscuits to bake, especially when I make them every Christmas as gifts. Although I love continue reading

Homemade Chilli Sauce

Homemade Chilli Sauce

Homemade Chilli Sauce makes a great edible gift, perfect for all your chilli loving friends. Easy to make & tastes so much better than shop bought. Our family loves chillies and when we moved to France I started to grow them, experimenting each year with continue reading

Spicy Pumpkin & Cranberry Chutney

Spicy Pumpkin & Cranberry Chutney

Make Spicy Pumpkin & Cranberry Chutney now & it will be nicely matured in 6 weeks, just in time to serve with cheese & cold meats over Christmas.     This week’s pumpkin and squash recipe from the Kitchen Shed is Spicy Pumpkin & Cranberry continue reading

Best Ever Honeycomb

Best Ever Honeycomb

Best Ever Honeycomb AKA Cinder Toffee, Hokey Pokey, Sponge Candy & Crunchie. A foolproof recipe with step by step instructions to help you make the crunchiest homemade honeycomb. Halloween and Bonfire Night are fast approaching so I thought I’d share my Kitchen Shed Tips to continue reading