Homemade gifts round-up – just in time for Chanukah!

homemade gifts

Treat your family & friends this Chanukah with some gorgeous homemade gifts! Chocolates, cookies, jams, preserves & more. Quick & easy ideas for everyone on your list. I always think there’s something extra special about homemade gifts, lovely things that have been hand made, just for you. A thoughtful present…

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Fluffy feta cheese pancakes – a rediscovered Chanukah treat

feta cheese pancakes

Light and fluffy, cheese pancakes with ricotta and feta are deliciously savoury. Perfect for Chanukah or as a tasty brunch treat at any time! Do you associate dairy foods with Chanukah? No, me neither, or at least, not until recently. Turns out that delicious cheesy treats pre-date potato latkes and…

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Hot mulled apple juice with little fruit dreidels

Hot Mulled Apple Juice

Fruity & fragrant mulled apple juice has all the flavours of the festive season. Cosy, warm and delicious, it’s perfect for Chanukah. Chanukah is a special time of year, a time to brighten the dark winter evenings and celebrate with family and friends. We like to throw a Chanukah party,…

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Last minute Chanukah mince pies with kiddush wine mincemeat

The quick & easy filling for these festive mince pies is fruity, sweet, spicy and delicious, enhanced with kiddush wine and rum! Make a batch today ?

Nothing heralds the start of the festive season more than a plate of homemade, fragrant, warm mince pies. Sweet, spicy, fruity and delicious, they are a staple of the British winter holiday season. And since mince pies have no apparent religious significance, I can see no reason not to slot them…

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Chanukah gelt hot chocolate (+ vegan option)

Chanukah gelt hot chocolate - rich, creamy and delicious, this indulgent hot chocolate is made with chocolate coins for a real Chanukah treat

I love Costco! But back in about September I got so excited to find a giant bag of Chanukah gelt with an OU hechsher, I had to buy it, and now I have a kilo of delicious Belgian chocolate coins to use. I should always have such problems!! In my grandparents’ day,…

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Menorah waffles! A super-easy, cute Chanukah breakfast

When I saw these Christmas Tree Waffles from Diana at Little Sunny Kitchen, I realised that I needed to up my Chanukah breakfast game considerably! My daughter Kipper loves a special breakfast, and she loves Chanukah, so I was guaranteed a warm reception if I could pull this off. However,…

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Spiralized sweet potato latkes… in the waffle-maker!

Sometimes, circumstances combine in unlikely ways to create something fabulous. I think it’s called serendipity. In this case, I had a giant sweet potato from my organic veg box, I was mulling the possibilities for interesting latkes ahead of Chanukah, and I had waffle-makers (and spiralisers) on the brain, having…

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