Favourite Christmas Recipes of 2015

I miss Christmas. I used to be the most enthusiastic little elf but now I’m far more grinchy about the whole thing. Christmas as a grown-up is no fun; it’s all about preparation and buying gifts for people that don’t need or want anything. It is also about working right up until the last second on Christmas eve and dealing with other grinchy types. Boo!

What I do love though is all the gorgeous Christmas recipes that scroll across my newsfeed from my favourite bloggers. I thought I would try to kick out my inner grinch by sharing some of my favourite Christmas recipes with you today.

Bake Play Smile’s Triple Layer Christmas Ice Cream Pudding

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Does Lucy really need an introduction? One of the talented ladies behind Fabulous Foodie Fridays and just as sweet in real life as her recipes are. This ice cream pudding is so quick and simple, perfect for an eleventh hour dessert addition. There is always room for ice cream.


Sweetest Menu’s Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cupcakes 

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The beautiful Jess from Sweetest Menu has the most amazing brain for coming up with new sweet concoctions. I do not know how she does it. These are the cutest and peppermint bark is so hot this year!


Figs and Pigs’ Caramel Chocolate and Pistachio Dipped Pears

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Rebecca’s is the most darling blog with gorgeous, mouth-watering recipes and some of the prettiest styling around. She lives in Edinburgh so her recipes are ones I save for when the season changes here and the right produce comes into season. it is always worth the wait.

A Splash of Vanilla’s Speculoos, Pecan and Peanut Butter Blondies

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These are all my favourite things wrapped up in a blondie. Speculoos are those lovely spicy cookies that taste like Christmas and if you’ve been hanging about for a bit you will know just how much I love peanut butter.

Last but not least I am going to leave you with this post by JJ from 84th and 3rd on How to Brine a Turkey. If you are planning on cooking a turkey for Christmas, brining it first will apparently make it magnificent. I would most certainly trust JJ with my Christmas day.


Have a very wonderful and completely Merry Christmas 

N x


Have you got any favourite Christmas recipes to share?


11 comments on Favourite Christmas Recipes of 2015

  1. Jem @ Lost in Utensils
    December 22, 2015 at 2:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Great recipes. We don’t do the present thing…just cook and provide food for lots of people over the holidays. More popular that way with less stress 😉

    • Nicole Bilson
      January 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

      That is a very good idea. Presents can become so silly. Especially when it comes down to an exchange of vouchers.

  2. Cilla
    December 22, 2015 at 7:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I hear you re the grinchy thing but love love love sweets.

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm (2 years ago)

    These are top picks indeed, and as for JJ, I would trust her with my anything! She’s a dead set legend! I’m a big fan of Lucy’s ice cream creation and I concur, there is always room for ice cream, especially on a sizzling sunny Christmas Day down under! Happy Holiyays!

  4. Rebecca@Figs and Pigs
    December 23, 2015 at 7:20 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for including me in your round up such a compliment. You have some amazing recipes here that triple layer ice cream christmas pudding wow! Have a lovely Christmas Nicole xx

    • Nicole Bilson
      January 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm (2 years ago)

      You are very welcome. Yours is absolutely one of my favourite food blogs.

  5. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
    December 23, 2015 at 10:57 am (2 years ago)

    Aww so honoured to be a part of your pretty Christmas recipe round up! Thanks Nicole! Cheers to 2015 and here’s to all the fabulous recipes we are going to make in 2016 *clink

  6. Emma
    December 23, 2015 at 3:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for including mine in that lovely group of recipes! Have a fun Christmas and new years 🙂

  7. bakeplaysmile
    December 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh you are just the most gorgeous person Nicole! Thank you so much for sharing my ice-cream cake. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fun and relaxing break. It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know you, and I look forward to seeing you again sometime in 2016!! xxx

    • Nicole Bilson
      January 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm (2 years ago)

      No, you are the most gorgeous person 🙂
      Hope you had a lovely Christmas and I cannot wait to see your adventures in 2016 x


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