1) Luxury Holiday Fruit Cake
This is the indulgence without which the holidays would be incomplete. Boasting an extravagance of plump fruit, it is best made at least a month – ideally two – before serving to mature, mellow and be at its very best. So please do consider starting now!
Dresden style stolen – the festive bread bursting with buttery flavour, spice, nuts, marzipan and candied fruits – is the perfect delicious alternative to offer non-fruitcake-eaters during the holiday season.
3) Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
A decadent celebratory torte featuring Amedei Crema Toscana, the ultimate chocolate hazelnut spread.
4) Amaretti Cookies
These sublime almond cookies are wonderful with post-dinner digestifs, coffee or tea. Or make for a lovely home-baked gift.
BONUS SECTION I: Fabulous Holiday Cake Decorating Ideas & Essential Techniques
- How to cover the cake with marzipan & fondant
- Royal Icing Snowscape
- Gilded Holly
- Candied fruit and nuts with glaze
- Fruit Cake Pops
BONUS SECTION II: Extra Recipes
5) Classic Mince Pies
Scrumptious whether served warm from the oven with a dollop of brandy butter, or at room temperature, no holiday dessert table is complete without a plate of these festive little pies.
6) Brandy Butter/Hard Sauce
Brandy butter is the penultimate accompaniment to all the classics in the Christmas dessert repertoire.
7) Eggnog Ice Cream
Spiked with brandy, rum and nutmeg, the flavour of this ice cream is irresistible.