At Christmas time, the usual dinner party chocolates are substituted for more festive fare. Or friends that 'don't give presents' will drop by with some homemade fudge or white Christmas.
Do you have a favourite? Do you give food as gifts at Christmas?
There's Stollen, Buche de Noel, Candy canes and little prefabricated gingerbread houses. Mulled wine is also popular, though not really suited to our Australian Christmas heat.
What's the best festive season food gift?
In terms of presents, the only food I tend to get is chocolates, which suits me just fine, because I love them. When it comes to Christmas food, however, the family likes to indulge in slices of stolen and roasted chestnuts.
I was introduced to the Gingerbread house many years ago. My kids were introduced to decorating it. And we all were introduced to eating it! LOL. So I would say - the Gingerbread house - homemade, decorated and consumed! ;)