Christmas baking

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!
Would it even be Christmas without the smell of freshly baked goodies filling your home, and your senses, with that fuzzy festive feeling? We didn’t think so.
So, dust off your apron and find your inner baker! With our top tips, ace accessories and favourite recipes.

What kind of baker are you?

Baking beginner

First of all, don’t panic! Stick to easy recipes such as mince pies, brownies or biscuits. They’re quick, simple and will never fail to get the ‘mmmm’ factor. And remember, it's the thought that counts - so enjoy it. Especially when it comes to the tasting!

Follow our easy mince pie recipe

Baking with kids

There are so many benefits to baking with kids - developing life skills, improving maths and inspiring their imaginations. But most of all, it's fun! Let them lick the spoon, cut the cookies and make magical Christmas memories.

Use our gingerbread men recipe to get you started

Tasty traditions

Love the Christmas cake your Grandma used to make? Or maybe you just can’t beat a Christmas pud. Traditions are a big part of the season, so why not start making your own?

Read our Christmas pudding and cake recipes

Gluten-free goodness

Don't listen to the non-believers. Gluten-free recipes taste just as good! And you'll earn some serious brownie points from all your guests. Definitely a delicious way to get on the nice list.

Try something different and check out our gluten-free mulled wine cheesecake

Baking equipment

Let's get messy

Before you begin, make sure you're kitted out with an apron, oven gloves and tea towels for any spills and drying up.

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Baking essentials

Find everything you need to whip, roll or bake your festive favourites.

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Just can't weight!

Don’t let your hard work go to waste. It’s best to get those measurements spot on!

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Mix it up

Save some time, mess and achy arms with a stand mixer or food processor.

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Wow your guests

Show off your masterpiece and treat yourself to some beautiful plates, stands or storage tins.

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Clever cooking

Throwing an epic Christmas feast? Smart appliances will help you prep, cook and even clean, allowing you to enjoy being both host and chef.

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Best products for baking

Fun Christmas facts


Traditionally, families gather together on the last Sunday before Advent (Stir-up Sunday). And everyone takes a turn to stir the pudding mix, making a special wish for the year ahead.


According to tradition, you should eat one mince pie on each of the 12 days of Christmas to bring good luck. Well, who are we to argue?!

Who ate all the pud?

Apparently, the total amount spent on Christmas puddings by the UK is £48,000,000. Just pudding it out there!

Christmas recipes

Ready to bake?

Then jump straight to it with these tasty treats.

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More festive ideas

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