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Festive season baking ideas


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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to get onto that festive season baking!

Whether it’s getting a start on your Christmas pud or making sweet treats as gifts for friends and family, we’ve delved into our recipe archive to bring you the best Christmas baking recipes on offer.

First up if you haven’t already, it’s time to get making your Christmas pudding.

Geoff Scott shares his family recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding.  You can make this in advance or in the lead up to the big day.  Just make sure to serve with custard or brandy sauce!

Christmas mince pies are another festive staple which you can make in advance.  

Get Alison Holst’s recipe for traditional Christmas mincemeat and you can either make your own pastry or if you’re time poor, grab premade pastry from the supermarket and you’ll have perfect homemade mince pies to serve up to family and friends.

Homemade sweet treats are also a perfect gift idea if you're looking to save money or just give something a bit more heartfelt.

We've got plenty to choose from, from traditional French Christmas biscuits to white chocolate Christmas fudge and even more Christmas treats like white chocolate cherry blondie and much more!

For the devoted chocolate lovers, try these tempting chocolate truffles , rum and chocolate Christmas cups, or truffled Toblerone balls.


And for even more recipes, don't forget to use our recipe search for all the latest TVNZ recipes.  Happy baking!