Dried fruit christmas decorations recipes

Light Christmas cake...

Light Christmas cake...

I was on a look out for a recipe that would give me the same texture, lots of fruit, will keep long, have that same depth of flavour but without the alcohol in it
dried apricot, fig and fennel seed flapjacks

dried apricot, fig and fennel seed flapjacks

you can pack up your Christmas decorations and clear the house of cards and baubles but it seems that the cupboards are still full of packets of dried fruit as though they are a final reminder of the festive period
Tiffin Christmas Wreath Cake

Tiffin Christmas Wreath Cake

Crumbled biscuits, dried fruit and nuts are all coated in a buttery chocolatey mix, chilled and then topped in velvety white chocolate
Christmas baking: ginger mincemeat

Christmas baking: ginger mincemeat

All the things you need – I tried to get organic dried fruits where poss, but it’s not essential. I can’t wait till I have my own house so I can start my own traditions too (FYI – this will involve a LOT of mulled drinks, pastry goods and ridiculous decorations)
Chocolate Fruit Cake #FoodieExtravagnza

Chocolate Fruit Cake #FoodieExtravagnza

Dried Plum Stollen by Caroline’s Cooking. This month – I am hosting – I invited bloggers to come up with their favourite Christmas Fruit Cake as December is national Fruit Cake month
Christmas Mince Pies with Beetroot Pastry

Christmas Mince Pies with Beetroot Pastry

Mincemeat contains no meat, but is a spiced, sweet mix of dried fruits and alcohol. But, erm, well, we appear to have left our tree, decorations, elf on the shelf, stockings and all the other festive paraphernalia in storage containers a half day’s drive away
Our Christmas Traditions + Christmas Pudding Recipe

Our Christmas Traditions + Christmas Pudding Recipe

I always have a stock of baking basics at home – flour, sugar, eggs, butter, but more specialised ingredients are needed for these traditional Christmas baked goods, like candied peel, suet and black treacle, as well as a selection of dried fruits and nuts