Ian’s Christmas Collection

Below are links to, and pictures of, twelve bakes – well, actually ten bakes, plus two that don’t even need an oven. They’re all ideal for Christmas. Just pick, bake, eat, share and enjoy.

Let’s start with three “bake ahead” items. Things you’ll want to get done before the big day itself.

Cherry and Almond Christmas Cake

Chocolate Wreath


Next we have three smaller, quicker items. The first two aren’t actually bakes at all, so no hassle with these.

Christmas Chocolate Barks

Triple Chocolate & Biscuit Fridge Cake

Two Biscotti Recipes for Christmas

Now for some lovely festive scones and tray bakes – all great for the Christmas period, if not for the actual day itself.

Christmas Scones

Biscuit-based Brownies with Marzipan & Cranberries

Christmas Cake Tray Bake

The final trio contains bakes ideal for making good use of any tasty left-overs such as Christmas pud.

Christmas Pudding Baked Cheesecake

Fruity Christmas Pudding Brownies

Mincemeat Marmalade Cake

Whatever you bake this Christmas, I hope it turns out wonderful for you, your family, your guests and any passing white-bearded men in red coats.

Let’s eat, drink (moderately, of course), be merry and celebrate the birth of Jesus, the saviour of the world.

Have a great Christmas and may God bless you in the year ahead.