I have found it impossible to narrow down my list of food gift recipes to try, so I’ve decided to just work through the list until I run out of time!
Here are some of the wonderful recipes I got to try today which were wonderful. Get them packaged quick to avoid the temptation to nibble! I have to admit, I gave myself a Christmas present of a Tupperware full of the granola – it was just so good, I had to…
The great thing about all three of these recipes is that they are incredibly adaptable and you can really play with them and flavour them in so many ways.
Spiced Apple Tea
I used this recipe from Country Living, using a blend of chai tea, green tea and Assam tea in equal quantities. I quadrupled the recipe to make 4 generous gift bags full. I also skipped the sugar which wasn’t necessary.
This is the best granola I have ever tasted and even better it is fat free. I used this recipe from Cook Vegetarian as the basis but using sunflower seeds instead of pumpkin seeds and agave instead of honey. For the dried fruit element, I used a blend of whole almonds, goji berries, a few cocoa nibs, coconut flakes, dried pineapple and raisins and sultanas. It truly is divine with the crisp cornflakes. I will be making this regularly! Also, it makes a tonne, I had two big mixing bowls full, perfect for bagging as gifts.
Rosemary Almond Crackers
These fat free crackers from KitchenCoop are twice baked, similar to a biscotti. You first bake the batter in loaf tins, cool then slice and bake again on each side to crisp up. I used lucuma here instead of the sugar, agave instead of honey and made a vegan ‘buttermilk’ with almond milk and 2 tbsp vinegar. I added half a cup of salted almonds.