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9 best homemade food gifts

If you’re determined for a more sustainable celebration, lovingly crafted homemade food gifts show you care.

Best Homemade Food Gifts
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The best homemade food gifts

I’m all for convenience (and a spot of online shopping, not gonna lie), but nothing beats making personalised presents from scratch. Going that extra mile just gets those extra gold stars, am I right? If you’re determined for a more sustainable celebration, a lovingly crafted food gift is the perfect idea for Christmas. Here’s my favourite homemade food gifts…

Homemade Thai Sriracha Sauce

Anyone who follows my channel will know I’m a bit of a spice fiend… and sriracha seems to go with pretty much everything! Save yourself a trip to the shops and try making your own from scratch. This Thai Sriracha Sauce can be made as hot or as mild as you (or your homemade gift recipient) likes it, earning you bonus brownie points for personalisation.

Sweet & Tangy Chilli Jam

This jam is the sole reason why condiments maketh the dish. A true pantry hero, and one I definitely can’t live without! The perfect gift to unwrap. For a milder alternative, try Mum’s Chilli Ginger Jam.

Making your own sweet chilli sauce means you can tailor the heat to your own preferences. Like it hot? Use more birdseye chillies and leave the seeds in. Otherwise, for a milder affair, remove the seeds and use less chillies. This one keeps in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to three weeks.

Easy Korean Kimchi

Kimchi has to be one of my favourite condiments – I love how it’s full of flavour and funk. Once you’ve tried it, it’ll be a new family favourite, which is why my Easy Korean Kimchi recipe should be next on your list. You can also find out all about this Korean condiment (what exactly IS kimchi?) in my handy article.

Bounty Bar Brownies

Savoury is all well and good, but sometimes sweet is the way to go. If that’s the case, these rich, velvety chocolate brownies are made all the better with the addition of coconut. Get your bake on and prepare for non-stop smiles. Psst: if your loved one would prefer a gooey brownie, keep a close eye on your cook time as all ovens vary – you want them slightly under.

Homemade Chilli Oil

A totally addictive addition to dumplings, noodles and stir-fries, this homemade chilli oil carries aromas and flavours of Asian chilli powder, plus star anise, cardamom, Sichuan peppercorns and other toasted spices. And, since it stores in an airtight jar for up to a year, it’s the food gift that keeps on giving!

Homemade Chinese Plum Sauce

Nothing quite beats the taste of homemade, and this Chinese plum sauce is no exception. It’s the perfect companion to spring rolls, fried chicken, wontons… just about anything really! The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to rustle up a batch.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Miso Crack Cookies

Absolutely chock-a-block with peanut butter and dark chocolate, these seriously addictive chunky cookies also feature a little hit of miso for added salty goodness. So chewy. So oozy. So. Darn. Good.

How to make Xo Sauce

The condiment you can’t live without: XO sauce is where it’s at, my friends! This is the ultimate companion to anything and everything you make, from eggs and fried rice to soups and noodles. A jar of this underneath your tree? Now THAT would be a Christmas worth celebrating.

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