15 Dec Holiday Baking and Gifting
Its 10 days until Christmas, the lights are on the tree, your shopping is almost done, and the house smells of freshly baked holiday treats… or not. We get it, you get busy, life gets in the way and holiday baking gets pushed to the bottom of your to do list. Don’t fret we have you covered.
Our elves work hard baking goodies and cakes that will leave your family, guests, and colleagues wondering when you became a master baker. These items are perfect for putting out for guests, gifting to party hostesses, or snacking on when you need a little energy boost shopping.
Cranberry Ginger Brioche Buns
This bun is a cousin to the Hot Cross bun, similar in size however offering a sweeter more seasonal flavor. These buns have a sugar topping which crystalizes in the baking process leaving you with the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
How to enjoy: Breakfast’s favourite dessert! Enjoy as a holiday brunch treat.
Our short bread will melt in your mouth! We stick to the basics, using butter, flour, and sugar to make this English holiday staple. This year we have added a Candy Cane flavor to the line-up, it’s soft and crunchy all in one bite.
How to enjoy: after a meal or a mid morning snack with a cup of tea.
Cranberry Ginger Cake
Cranberry is one ingredient that sings Christmas to us here at Portofino, whether it is going in a cake, bread, or stuffing we just can’t get enough! This sweet treat combines cranberry and ginger in a cake, topped off with icing and a few more cranberries.
How to enjoy: as a dessert or afternoon entertaining square.