Making gingerbread is an enjoyable activity to do in the run-up to Christmas. This dough makes a good, crunchy biscuit that you can cut to Christmas shapes and decorate, or leave as a traditional cookie.
This festive bake will draw gasps of delight when you bring it to the table, yet thanks to ready made puff pastry is not too time consuming to make. Serve with an afternoon hot drink or as part of your Christmas buffet.
Coconut ice is a favourite sweet of ours and a great idea to give as a homemade gift at Christmas. You can make this several weeks in advance of the big day and store in an airtight container in the fridge.