It's Never Too Early Home Made Holiday Food Gifts
NOT looking for cookies or candies. Looking for savory or off-beat.
Here's a link to one of last year's suggestions thread. Personally, I'm not keen on soup or hot cocoa in a jar ideas because they either need too many expensive items for the recipient to buy and/or they don't taste good.
I'm totally curious about the CURRY SAUCE suggestion, though . Any recipe that could be canned would be appreciated.
Before the season is over, I plan to put up some jars of whole Seckel pears (or Bartlett's in slices) in lightly sweeten white rum.
Have done cocktail cookies. Delicious but they don't keep very long.
Please chime in for something new and interesting.
In the past I've done --
- vanilla extract (now would be a perfect time to start them)
- homemade spice blends
- mulled wine kit (bottle of drinkable red wine + satchel of mulling spices and an orange, all packed up nicely)
- homemade ferments of various kinds
- cookies, ofc
I'm thinking of doing the homemade spiced hot chocolate this year, in ganache form -- much tastier than the standard cocoa powder mixed with sugar form, and is how I always make hot chocolate myself at home anyway. Downside is it won't keep that long.
A friend gifted me some homemade vanilla extract-- 3 split beans in a 375mL bottle of Smirnoff 90.4 proof vodka. He had actually forgotten about it so by the time he gave it to me it had steeped for over 2 years and it is amazing. I do not use it for regular baking, only use it for "special" applications.