Category: Homemade Food Gifts

Pumpkin Pie Jam

Pumpkin Pie Jam

Whizz up your leftover Halloween Pumpkin and make Pumpkin Pie Jam. Laced with pumpkin pie spice and a touch of ginger – a taste of Autumn all year round! Great with cheese, use as an ingredient in your baking and make pumpkin pie, cupcakes, muffins continue reading

Spicy Courgette Chutney

Spicy Courgette Chutney

Spicy Courgette Chutney is delicious with cheese and cold meats and perfect for a cheese and pickle sandwich. Spiced with coriander, ginger, mustard seeds and a touch of chilli. Instructions are included for the slow cooker and stove top method. If you haven’t made a continue reading

Sweet Chilli Jam

Sweet Chilli Jam

Plenty of chillies? Make this delicious Sweet Chilli Jam. Perfect with cheese & homemade bread & makes a great edible gift! Sweet Chilli Jam is quick and easy to make and delicious with cheese and homemade bread. Divine with a baked Camembert and slices of continue reading

Courgette & Ginger Jam

Courgette & Ginger Jam

Courgette and Ginger Jam is delicious and a great way to use up overgrown courgettes / zucchini or marrows. Perfect on toast and a great alternative to mango chutney ! One of my best sellers when I sold preserves at a local Christmas market, some continue reading

Christmas Shortbread Biscuits

Christmas Shortbread Biscuits

A traditional Christmas favourite here at the Kitchen Shed are my Christmas Shortbread Biscuits. Buttery melt in the mouth shortbread – delicious & easy to make. Perfect for a homemade gift! I don’t know about where you are but it’s getting a bit hectic here continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Crisps

Chocolate Peppermint Crisps

This little chocolate peppermint crisps are so easy to make and if you can resist eating them all, they make a perfect hand made gift. Whilst I love chocolate mints, I find the fondant in the middle of After Eight type mints to be a continue reading

Mini Stollen Loaves

Mini Stollen Loaves

Delicious Mini Stollen make a fab alternative to Christmas cake & are perfect for gifting too ! One of my favourite Christmas treats is Stollen, not least because it includes two of my most-liked Christmas ingredients, dried fruit and marzipan. Stollen always appeared at our continue reading

Slow Cooker Peach Jam

Slow Cooker Peach Jam

Delicious Slow Cooker Peach Jam & only 3 ingredients! Take the heat out of jam making & let your Crockpot do all the work for you. I shouldn’t complain about the weather as I love all the sunshine and it means our produce is growing continue reading

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

  Homemade vanilla extract is so easy to make, much cheaper than shop bought and you have the advantage of choosing your own vanilla pods. Homemade vanilla extract is worth making just to be able to open the jar and take in the wonderful aroma of continue reading

Christmas Mixed Spice Recipe

Christmas Mixed Spice Recipe

We love spices in our house, sweet and savoury and one year I decided to have a go at making our own mixed spice blend. I like to apply the same principle to the spices in my Christmas baking as I do to spices used continue reading