6 scrumptious bakes to get you in the festive spirit

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Festive bakes (Photo: Misha Jordaan)
Festive bakes (Photo: Misha Jordaan)

The holidays are around the corner and it’s time to dust off the baking tins! Make these yummy treats for the festive table or as gifts for loved ones.

EASY BUDGET MINCE PIES

We use readymade puff pastry and an easy-on-the-pocket fruit filling for these cinnamon-flavoured pies.

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MACADAMIA AND SUNFLOWER SHORTBREAD BISCUITS

The ground sunflower seeds give these biscuits a deliciously rich flavour.

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LUXURY MINCE PIES WITH BRANDY AND PECAN NUTS

The lovely spiced filling can be made a day or two in advance, and the pies keep for at least a week.

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CHOCOLATE AND MARZIPAN STOLLEN

Stollen is traditional German Christmas fare. Our version is enriched with cocoa for a chocolate flavour that’s perfect with the marzipan.

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MINI RING FRUITCAKES

These scaled-down versions of a traditional fruitcake can be made just a week in advance.

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FUN GINGERBREAD HOUSE

We use a ginger biscuit recipe to make this edible festive decoration. You can use your favourite biscuit recipe instead if you like. Our recipe produces enough for 2 large gingerbread houses – or for one house and a batch of yummy biscuits.

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