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Candied citrus peel

Candied orange and lemon peel will keep for 6-8 weeks in an airtight container. Chop and add to fruitcakes, muffins or other treats

Author: Mary Cadogan

Easy chocolate truffles

Chocolate truffles, beautifully wrapped in boxes, will put a smile on anyone's face - and they're so easy to make

Author: Good Food team

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Fill the biscuit tin with these rustic cookies. Soaking the raisins gives a boost to the texture and stops them from burning during cooking

Author: Good Food team

Scottish tablet

Make this Scottish tablet as a sweet treat for family and friends - it makes a lovely gift. Tablet is similar to fudge, but with a more crumbly texture.

Author: Good Food team

Chewy toffees

Treat yourself to the ultimate sweet treat - chewy toffee. Toffees aren't hard to make, but remember to be careful when you're dealing with very hot sugar

Author: Barney Desmazery

Traditional mincemeat

Try making your mincemeat well in advance of Christmas to give the flavours maximum time to mature

Author: James Martin

Raspberry chocolate torte

This cake takes the Austrian sachertorte to new heights. The raspberry filling adds a bright fruitiness that makes it seem far less rich than it really is. Serve in small slices

Author: Orlando Murrin


Great British Bake Off 2010 winner, Edd Kimber, shows us how to make these distinctive bread buns with seeded toppings

Author: Edd Kimber

Simple elegance wedding cake

To make a three-tier wedding cake, all you need to do is multiply basic cake mixtures and icings, and take your time.

Author: Jane Hornby

Peppermint creams

Simple, creamy, peppermint treats you can make with just a handful of ingredients. They make a tasty homemade gift for anyone with a sweet tooth

Author: Miriam Nice

Classic nougat

Make nougat as an edible gift, or as a sweet treat to enjoy with family and friends. It's worth investing in a sugar thermometer for making confectionary

Author: Barney Desmazery

Edible cookie dough

Our easy cookie dough mixture is totally safe to eat and can be made in minutes. Keep a batch in the fridge, eat it by the spoon, serve it with ice cream, or mould it, shape it and colour it with food...

Author: Emma Freud

Easy Easter nests

These easy chocolate nests are the perfect Easter treat. They're simple enough for kids to get involved and they need just three ingredients

Author: Good Food team

Rhubarb crumble muffins

The flavours of a rhubarb crumble in the form of a lovely moist muffin.

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Turkish delight

Make your own Turkish delight with our easy recipe. It makes a great gift for Christmas, or just treat yourself to something sweet

Author: Lulu Grimes

Sweet & spicy nuts

Roast almonds, Brazil nuts and cashews with spiced flavours then pack up into bags as a homemade gift

Author: Good Food team

Candy apples

Serve these easy candy apples at a summer fête, on Bonfire Night, Halloween at a kids' birthday party. Experiment with fun and vibrant colours

Author: Lulu Grimes

Brazilian chocolate truffles brigadeiro

Roll up these traditional South American sweets and coat in traditional pistachio nut, almond and coconut crumble

Author: Jennifer Joyce

Hot chocolate stirrers

We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again

Author: Miriam Nice

Zimtsterne (Cinnamon stars)

Edd Kimber creates a version of these German spiced cookies- they're chewy, crisp and similar to an almond macaroon

Author: Edd Kimber

Triple cheese & onion muffins

Savoury fluffy cakes packed with cheddar, Parmesan, chives, spring onion and cream cheese - delicious fresh from the oven

Author: Sarah Cook

White chocolate truffles

Make these chocolates to give as gifts or for a fun weekend project. Split the ganache into a few bowls and add a couple of different flavourings, if you like

Author: Anna Glover

Double choc peanut butter cookies

What could be better with a glass of cold milk than a warm, gooey peanut butter cookie? These choc chunk treats are topped with crunchy chopped peanuts

Author: Sophie Godwin - Cookery writer

Battenberg cake

Our traditional Battenberg cake is a delicious project for an afternoon in the kitchen. Bake this easy but impressive cake for a special occasion

Author: Sarah Cook

Christmas buns

Paul Hollywood's fruit rolls can be made ahead then heated up before adding a glossy glaze and citrus icing

Author: Paul Hollywood

Ice cream cone cakes

Wafer cones make an unlikely but perfect case for light custard and vanilla sponge- decorate with buttercream and your favourite ice cream toppings

Author: Sarah Cook

Giant cookie

Get baking with the kids who'll love this giant cookie that they can adapt with their favourite treats like marshmallows, pretzels, nuts, toffee or fudge

Author: Good Food team

Chocolate fruitcake

If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for

Author: Sarah Cook

Mocha milkshake

A decadent iced coffee for a sunny afternoon. Serve in tall glasses for a retro treat

Author: Sarah Cook

Eerie eyeball pops

These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween - they can help decorate them too

Author: Cassie Best

Hot sugared doughnuts

Sweet picnic-friendly treats that will be gobbled up in seconds by kids and adults alike

Author: Jane Hornby

Fudgy chocolate squares

These deeply chocolatey squidgy sponge squares are gluten-free - try served as a dessert with ice cream

Author: Sara Buenfeld

Choc hazelnut truffles

Wrap these decorative chocolates in cellophane and pack in boxes to give as gifts or simply bring out after dinner to wow your guests

Author: Good Food team

Mint chocolate truffles

Make chocolate truffles as an impressive accompaniment to after-dinner coffee, or box them up and give them as gifts

Author: Good Food team

Lemon & orange cake

This citrus centrepiece has a secret ingredient that gives the cake a lovely texture, yet makes it gluten- and wheat-free

Author: Good Food team

Vanilla fudge

Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

Author: Cassie Best

Caramel & whisky sauce

This thick and boozy toffee sauce can be put into jars and given as a gift, or serve a dollop with warming desserts

Author: Good Food team

Cinder toffee

Making your own cinder toffee requires a little care and attention but it's worth it. Break into shards and scatter over ice cream and other desserts

Author: Sarah Cook

Melting snowman biscuits

Get little ones in the kitchen to assemble these cute festive biscuits - sticky fun for a wintry afternoon.

Author: Valerie Barrett

Banana cake with pecan crumble crunch

A wedge of this alongside a cup of tea makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon

Author: Good Food team

Hot cross buns

Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns

Author: Paul Hollywood

Crème fraîche ice cream

Churn up smooth homemade ice cream with hints of lemon zest and vanilla - great all year round!

Author: Sarah Cook

White chocolate & cherry loaf

This indulgent cake is perfect for tea in the garden

Author: Good Food team

Salted caramels

Treat your nearest and dearest to these homemade salted caramels. The perfect edible gift, wrap them up in a gift box for a deliciously decadent treat

Author: Esther Clark

Homemade gingerbread cottage

A step-by-step guide to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project

Author: Sarah Cook

Homemade chocolate drops

Create a sophisticated chocolate box, perfect as a gift for guests at a wedding

Author: Sarah Cook

Chocolate honeycomb

Treat yourself and loved ones to homemade honeycomb. Dip in chocolate for added indulgence

Author: Esther Clark

Mini Christmas cakes

These delightful mini fruitcakes filled with Christmas spice make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours

Author: Jane Hornby

Peppermint candy canes

These sweet treats are a great last-minute gourmet addition to a homemade gift hamper and are fun to make with kids

Author: Good Food team

Gingerbread gift jars

Layer a jar with ingredients for delicious ginger biscuits and present as a thoughtful homemade gift

Author: Good Food team