10 quick Christmas bakes to fill your home with festive cheer!

As the festive season begins to wrap us in its warmth, there’s no better time to head in to the kitchen and fill your home with the wonderful scent of home baking. If you’re seeking delightful treats that won’t take up your entire day, we’ve got you covered. Join us on a baking adventure with our top 10 Christmas bakes that can be effortlessly crafted in an afternoon.

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10 Christmas themed baking ideas from the team here at Barton Wyatt

Classic Mince Pies

Start your baking spree with the quintessential British delight – mince pies. Fill flaky pastry cases with a rich, spiced mixture of dried fruits, suet, and brandy. Dust with icing sugar for a festive finish.

Gingerbread House

Turn your kitchen into a construction site with a gingerbread house. While making the dough and constructing the house might take a bit of time (a bonus is that it will smell amazing when it’s baking!), the decorating is where the fun truly begins. Get the whole family involved in this delicious and creative project.

Peppermint Bark

For a simple yet satisfying treat, try your hand at peppermint bark. Melted chocolate, crushed candy canes, and a dash of peppermint extract come together to create a delightful, minty masterpiece. Break it into uneven pieces for a rustic touch.

Cranberry Orange Scones

Elevate your afternoon tea with cranberry orange scones. The combination of tart cranberries and zesty orange zest creates a perfect harmony of flavours. Serve them warm with a dollop of clotted cream or butter for a festive indulgence.

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels

Combine the salty crunch of pretzels with the sweet satisfaction of chocolate by making chocolate-dipped pretzels. Melt your favourite chocolate, dip the pretzels, and sprinkle with crushed nuts, coconut, or festive-coloured icing or sprinkles.

Cinnamon Snowflake Cookies

Add a touch of winter magic to your cookie jar with cinnamon snowflake cookies. Roll out the dough and cut it into delicate snowflake shapes. Dust with cinnamon sugar for a warm and inviting flavour.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Elevate your cupcake game with a festive twist. Introduce orange zest to your cake batter, swirl in some orange-flavoured chocolate, and scatter chocolate chips on top, and there you have it, irresistible chocolate orange cakes that are perfect for the season.

Festive Shortbread Stars

Give the traditional shortbread a holiday makeover by cutting it into festive star shapes. Decorate with a drizzle of white chocolate and a sprinkle of edible gold or silver for a touch of Christmas glamour.

Mint Chocolate Brownies

Upgrade your brownie game with a festive twist. Introduce mint extract to your brownie batter, swirl in some green food colouring, and scatter chocolate chips on top. The result? A decadent treat that’s perfect for after dinner.

Fruitcake Bites

Give the traditional fruitcake a modern makeover by turning it into bite-sized delights. Mix dried fruits and nuts into a spiced batter, bake them into mini muffin tins, and dust with icing sugar. These miniature bites are a delightful alternative to the classic larger sized fruitcake.

As you let the joy of baking fill your current home with warmth and cheer, remember that we are here throughout December to help make your dream of a new home your reality for the new year.


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