Christmas recipe round up (just in case the world doesn’t end and you still need to bake)

December 21, 2012

I admit, I haven’t done any Christmas baking at all; not a candy cane, eggnog, gingerbread or fruit cake recipe in sight. I was however, planning a last minute Christmas ambush of chocolatey recipes on the blog but as usual, things got away from me and before I knew it, it was the end of the week and nothing has been posted. Oops. But no matter, I’ll save the barrage of sweet posts for the new year :)

That’s if we survive of course…

If today is indeed the end of the world as those nutters claim then I sure didn’t spend my last days very well. But to make up for it, I’ll have a few bottles of my favourite wines that I’ve been saving for a special occasion (I think an apocalypse counts) and a bag of Snickers. Also I’ll have a KFC bucket of chicken for dinner. I’m totally set. And if I’m still here on Saturday, well at least I got my pressie shopping done and I can avoid the malls like a plague. It’s a win-win.

Of course I don’t actually believe in all this bs and I’m secretly using it as an excuse to eat more fried chicken. But in case Christmas is still happening then here is a mega round up of last minute baking ideas for the holidays; all involving chocolate and caramel of some kind because they make me so warm and happy. Gird your loins and elastic-waisted pants people!

(Oh and btw, in case we don’t speak again in the next few days, have a fabulous and amazing Christmas and hope you stuff yourself silly. Go on, make me proud).


1. Salted Caramel Chocolate Truffles

2. Chocolate Espresso Fondants

3. Chocolate Raspberry Pot de Crèmes

4. Fried Chocolate Croquettes

Oh yes I’m serious. Deep fried balls of chocolate.

5. Brioche French Toast with Bananas, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Crème Patissiére.

For breakfast of course!

6. Coconut Pancakes with Salted Caramel and Grilled Bananas

(clearly I need to lay off the caramel and bananas for brekkie)

7. Chocolate Custard Pots with Peanut Cream

8. Flourless Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownies

9. Mulled Wine Hot Chocolate

10. Chocolate and Coffee Fudge with Vanilla Salt 

11. Chocolate Banoffee Tart