Well here it is at long last me on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas TV show for Channel 4. It was shown last night (18th December) so I’m now allowed to blog about it and show and tell. To be part of this prestigious show was an honour and a privilege and oh so much fun!
Oat and Almond Crumble Crackers are a sort of fusion of Scottish and French biscuits, a wee bit of the Auld Alliance here between Scotand and France. These biscuits are savoury but without any added flavourings so you can pair them with both savoury and sweet toppings.
Spiced Apple Vinegar is another great little foodie gift that is easy to make and not something your friends will have come across in the shops. It is good to mix up your Christmas hampers and have sweet and savoury goodies, oils, vinegars, drinks, sweets, cookies etc, a good selection is always best.
Orangettes are a very much a tradition in France. These bitter sweet confections are the perfect addition to that hamper for Christmas and are so moreish you will be lucky if you manage to pack them up and give them away!
Potted Cheese makes a great addition to your Christmas hampers and is the perfect way to use up bits and pieces of different cheeses if you want to mix up the flavours. Potting cheese, shrimps etc is a very old British traditional way of preserving.
Okay I’m going to do it, mention the C word – Christmas! From now on till the big day all the posts will be for things you can put into your Christmas hampers and this Rosemary Wine is the perfect gift for someone who likes their hooch!
Kourabiethes are those gorgeous little Greek Christmas biscuits that are very much a type of shortbread so they tick all the boxes for this blog being both Greek biscuits but based on good old fashioned Scottish shortbread, what could be better!
These nutty stuffed apricots are a super quick and easy foodie gift to make for Christmas. Perfect for that last-minute prezzie for a foodie friend when you’re caught on the hop or maybe need a hostess gift when visiting friends for a festive supper.