Christmas Recipes Part 2 – Festive Baking

In the run up to Christmas, it’s always handy to have a delicious cake at the ready for unexpected visitors, an easy recipe for whipping up a tasty brunch on a leisurely morning or just an indulgent treat to enjoy after a bracing winter’s walk.

Here are a few festive bakes from some of our favourite food writers, bloggers and customers to enjoy this holiday season. Do let us know how you get on.

Nikibakes parsnip & pecan Christmas muffinsNiki B whose lovely photos have been populating the Steenbergs social feed recently, has a delicious recipe for Christmas muffins made with Parsnip & Pecan which are gluten and dairy free. They are the perfect recipe for a weekend brunch or equally delicious with a cup of refreshing afternoon tea, and full details can be found on our website. For more Nikibakes creations do visit her on Instagram or Facebook.

Joan Ransley, food writer and photographer of beautiful food portraits, has a delicious recipe for Timothy Taylor Landlord Cake, using cardamom, fennel and coriander. A ‘really moist cake with a soft crumb and spicy, sweet flavour’, this was Joan’s cake of choice with a Thermos of coffee on a cold winter walk. A Yorkshire cake for a Yorkshire walk. Joan Ransley Timothy Taylor cake

The Devilled Egg Cookery School aims to teach you to master the art of cooking through online recipes, some of which they have kindly shared with us. We really like these Marshmallow Gingerbread Men, made with our Pumpkin Pie mix and Almond extract – a fabulous twist on a traditional theme.

Here at Steenbergs, we have a spice blend for many of the festive baking traditions right across Europe, including Stollen, Koekkruiden, Speculoos and Lebkuchen. Using these ready mixed spices blends helps give a really authentic taste to your bakes so here’s a recipe for spicy aromatic Lebkuchen to get you started.Lebkuchen gift box

Baking with the children is always a great way to fill the holidays and get everyone in a festive mood. We couldn’t resist these Snowman Cupcakes from Diana of A Little Sunny Kitchen Blog, using Vanilla Extract to give extra flavour to the chocolate sponge.

Do let us know how you get on with your festive baking, we’re always keen to like, share and taste any delicious creations!



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