Like your Christmas spicy?

It wouldn't be Christmas without ginger somewhere on the table. These bikkies are peppery hot with ginger. The chestnut flour adds an earthy background flavour, .

Nanaimo bars

Really a bar cookie, the origins of the Nanaimo bar are hotly disputed by those in many parts of North America.

Hot chocolate fondant

My partner, Vanessa, has dubbed this hot chocolate fondant ''the chocolate river''.

chocolate caramel muffins

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Raspberry and yoghurt loaf

Raspberry and yoghurt loaf is a very moist cake. It is fantastic for morning tea and makes an excellent dessert when served with some of your favourite ice-cream. You can replace the raspberries with blueberries or strawberries.

Christmas recipe: Fruit salad with champagne granita

Start this recipe the day before serving. If you& time-poor, use tinned peaches. And if you& flush, use fancy champers.

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