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Christmas Recipes Part 2 – Festive Baking

Friday, December 1st, 2017

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!

Christmas recipes Part 1 – Get Set for Christmas

Friday, November 24th, 2017

With Christmas only a few weeks away, it’s time to think about all of those delicious festive treats that can be made in advance, helping to take the stress out of Christmas. Steenbergs stocks all of the spices, extracts, flavoured sugars and home baking ingredients that you need for your creations, as well as organic flours, dried fruits, unbleached baking parchment and recycled aluminium foil.

Here are some delicious festive recipes from a few of our favourite food writers, bloggers and suppliers for you to try out at home. Do let us know how you get on.

Joan Ransley panforte

Joan Ransley’s Panforte 

Weetons Mincemeat2One of our stockists in Harrogate, Weetons Food Hall, has created this delicious sweet mincemeat recipe packed full of spices, fruit and nuts and a dash of your favourite festive tipple. Best left for 2 weeks after making, this mincemeat can be used to make mince pies and many other sweet treats. Please visit the Weetons website for the full recipe.

pumpkin and harissa houmousYorkshire photographer and food writer Joan Ransley makes a fabulous panforte inspired by an Antonio Carluccio recipe. ‘It’s one of my favourite recipes, says Joan, and I love the combination of spices and flavours – coriander seeds, orange, nutmeg and cinnamon.’ Take a look at her website for wonderful images and inspiration and click on our website HERE to find the full recipe.







The Devilled Egg is a fabulous online cookery school devoted to helping anyone master the art of home cooking. They’ve kindly shared some of their delicious recipes with us and we thought that this tasty Pumpkin and Harissa Houmous sounded the perfect accompaniment to nibbles and festive drinks. Why not try with butternut squash or sweet potato as an alternative – maybe with a little Steenbergs dukkah sprinkled on top?

Steenbergs Stuffed squashSteenbergs organic stuffing mixes are a really versatile way to create vegetarian meals, as well as providing the traditional stuffing to a turkey. They only contain herbs, spices, fruit and breadcrumbs and are an easy and convenient way to create a wholesome stuffing. For a ‘get ahead’ meat-free meal, why not make some tasty Cranberry & Apple stuffed Squash and pop them in the freezer to save time.

Look out for our Christmas recipes part 2 all about festive baking coming soon….

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