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THE BAKER’S ULTIMATE
Holiday Gift List
WE SEARCHED THE MARKET FAR AND WIDE TO BRING YOU THE BAKER’S DEFINITIVE WISH LIST
OF MUST-HAVE KITCHEN EQUIPMENT, INGREDIENTS, AND COOKBOOKS. IN THE SPIRIT OF
GIVING, WE’RE SHARING THE SEASON’S SWEETEST HOMEMADE GIFTS TO BESTOW UPON YOUR
NEAREST AND DEAREST, TOO.
GIFT YOUR LOVED ONES HOMEMADE GOODIES, OR AMP UP YOUR
BAKING WITH THESE FLAVOR-PACKED INGREDIENTS
- THE EDITOR’S EGGNOG
Treat your nearest and dearest to the go-to eggnog recipe of
our editor-in-chief, Brian Hart Hoff man. Brian makes it every
year for his closest friends and family, and this year, he’s letting
our readers in on his special recipe. Striking the perfect balance
between warm spice and sweet custard, this velvety eggnog is
delicious spiked with brandy or bourbon or even added to coff ee.
Find the recipe at bakefromscratch.com/editors-eggnog.
- SANDEMAN PORTO FOUNDER’S
RESERVE RUBY PORT
Get a little boozy with your baking by adding a dash of this ruby
port to your favorite chocolate, nut, and winter fruit recipes.
Bursting with a complex cherry fl avor, Sandeman’s Founder’s
Reserve Ruby Port is the secret ingredient behind the deep,
sophisticated notes of our Mulled Spice Brownies (page 112).
Sip on a snifter of this fortifi ed wine as you bake to make your
holiday extra merry and bright.
Available at your local liquor store or online.
Hailing from Germany, lebkuchen are tender, cakey cookies
packed with spice and coated in an irresistible rum glaze. In other
words, they’re the ultimate holiday cookies. Spread some cheer by
giving a tin of these cookies to the host of your next holiday party,
or ship them to your loved ones for a sweet and festive gift.
Find our recipe and read more about the story behind lebkuchen on
- HEILALA VANILLA FLAVORED EXTRACTS
The offi cial vanilla of Bake from Scratch, Heilala Vanilla produces
some of the fi nest vanilla on the market, grown and hand-harvested
on their farms in the Kingdom of Tonga. Now, this New Zealand-
based company is expanding their product line to include six
revolutionary fl avored extracts. Available in cocoa, coff ee, berry,
pumpkin spice, oak-aged vanilla, and peppermint, these extracts will
elevate your favorite baked goods the Heilala way.
heilalavanilla.com, individual extracts for $19.97, a set of
6 for $
- SIMPLE SALTED PEPPERMINT BARK
We’re taking this timeless homemade gift from ordinary to
extraordinary by sprinkling our rich peppermint bark with sea
salt to complement the chocolate and bring out its decadent
fl avor. We use this peppermint bark on our Triple-Chocolate
Peppermint Tart to fi nish it off with eff ortless holiday fl air.
Find the recipe on page 80.