Get your orders in. These are the most delicious treats to make tea-time feel a little more festive this December:
These hat-box shaped tins are irresistible. Designed by Dolce & Gabbana and filled with panettone from historic Sicilian bakery, Fiasconaro they would make a great present. Panettone with Sicilian citrus and saffron, £39.99 from Sous Chef.
We’re already fans of The Exploding Bakery, the company that send the most delicious brownies through the letterbox. Just for Christmas they’ve launched the Scrooge Brownie with mixed spice, zesty orange and crunchy polenta. For every brownie bought they’ll donate a meal to the charity, Food Cycle. £13.95 with next day delivery from The Exploding Bakery.
Like a panettone without all the bits, these soft, star-shaped Italian treats are baked with a brioche-style dough. Pre-order is now open for Little Bread Pedlar’s version, of which numbers are limited. Order now for delivery 19-24 December. £26 from Little Bread Pedlar.
A cousin of the mince pie, these delicious little parcels are made with puff pastry and filled with Armagnac-infused currants, raisins and brown sugar. Order a box of 6 for delivery from 15 December. Eccles cakes £15 from Pump Street Bakery.
For classicists, it’s hard to beat Sally Clarke’s mince pies. Now available to order online – with a deadline of 14 December for delivery 21 December. £9.95 for a box of 6 from Sally Clarke.
Hang these personalised spiced gingerbread biscuits on your Christmas tree, along a mantelpiece or in the window – if you can resist eating them that is. You can also order Bageriet’s ready-to-roll gingerbread and make your own. It’s made with the slightly more spiced Swedish recipe. Personalised biscuits £8 each from Bageriet.
Babka seems to be the latest baking craze, and HAYA have made it so easy to try with these at-home kits that come with the ready-to-twist dough, all the toppings and the right size tin. Choose from either chocolate or cinnamon and brown sugar. £20 from Haya.
There are so many delicious Christmas treats at Honey & Co including a spiced fig, orange and hazelnut cake. But these snowflake biscuits are so pretty. £7.50 for 3 from Honey & Spice.