Five of the best baked goods that will deliver to your door this festive season
It goes without saying that there is no excuse needed for carbing it up at Christmas, but if there were ever a year for loading up on comfort food, it’s this one. Most foodies will agree that dough is the basis for many of life’s greatest pleasures, so we’ve rounded up some of the best baked goods that can be delivered safely and hassle-free straight to your door. From decadent doughnuts to luxury logs, there something here that will bring a smile to even the most cynical of scrooges.
Famed for its fabulously flamboyant desserts and shakes, Creams Café is here to provide you with a spot of much-needed sweet relief with the launch of its new doughnut range. Available nationwide via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat, you can choose from two truly tempting mixed boxes, each topped with a variety of decadent flavoured icings and sweet treats. Perfect for friends or family in need of a pick me up, opt for the Creams Playful Box (£8.95), packed with four delicious flavours – a rainbow M&M, a blue swirl unicorn doughnut topped with meringue, a creamy Kinder Bueno, and a classic Oreo doughnut with Creams’ signature star. It doesn’t get much better, though, than the Creams Indulgence Box (£8.95), featuring a caramel Lotus biscuit topped one with Creams’ signature stars, a nutty Ferrero Rocher, chocolatey Oreo doughnut, and a decadent red velvet and meringue. Also new for delivery this winter is a number of delicious bundles, the perfect addition to a big night in. Choose from the Movie Night Bundle (£24.99), for four to share – including chocolate cookie dough, sticky banoffee cookie dough, a chocoholic waffle and a white chocolate kiss waffle – or share a Treat Night Bundle (£10.99) between two, and enjoy chocolate cookie dough and a nutty banoffee waffle. If you needed any more of an excuse to treat yourself this Winter, you can also score 20% off your order on Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat from Monday to Wednesday* if you place your order between 3pm-6pm.
This beloved Ghanian bakery is expanding its reach by offering nationwide next day delivery as well as a pick-up-at -store option. Started in 1995 by John Mensah and his wife Emelia Mensah, the objective of the bakery was to share the sweet bread recipe of John’s Mum and Nana Mary with the wider Afro-Caribbean community in London. 25 years later and Uncle John’s now prides itself on being the UK’s only specialist Ghanaian bakery selling a range of breads, doughnuts, cakes, pies and savoury snacks all made from passed down recipes. Their signature bake, Uncle John’s Sweet Bread, is what people travel across the world to buy and is undoubtedly the secret of all this success. Located in North London, all Uncle John’s baked goods are available to buy both in-store and at select retailers nationwide and across Europe. As well as their signature bake, we recommend trying the bofrot (Ghanaian doughnuts) and the moreish traditional snack, coconut chin chin. Order online here for next-day delivery nationwide or same-day delivery across London.
We can’t let Covid cancel Christmas; the celebrations must go on, and spreading some well-needed festive cheer is family-run French artisan bakery, Paul. The legendary Mince Pie Croissant is back with an award win in tow from Good Housekeeping Magazine – “Best Alternative Mince Pie 2020” – as well as new UK-wide baking kits, a gingerbread éclair and, adding a touch of Christmas class to your table, show-stopping celebration cakes. The Christmas range includes a whole host of fancy festive bakes including The Mystère (£28.95, Serves 8), like a giant Ferrero Rocher with a French twist – a guaranteed crowd-pleaser – and a range of inventive yule logs including the brand new and highly recommended Christmas Forest Yule Log Cake (£38.95, serves 8) – decorated with festive holly leaves, berries & pinecones, with an even more beautiful surprise in store when you slice into the cake to reveal circular rings made from chocolate Jaconde sponge and chocolate buttercream. Order online to get your hands on some of the classiest comfort food around.
Breakfast En Bread
The popular Barge House in Hackney is bringing brunch to your home with its loaded sourdough bread loves from Gail’s Bakery. Each Breakfast En Bread comes with a range of decadent fillings, with four classic options to choose from as well as our personal favourite, the Christmas special. This festive edition consists of Breakfast En Bread’s signature sourdough packed to the brim with all the fabulous flavours of Christmas: Braised red cabbage, shredded sprouts, honey roasted parsnips, Chantenay carrots, pigs in blankets, chestnut and apricot stuffing, crowned with a whole roasted quail, nestled in with melted cheese; drizzled in cranberry sauce, and completed with red wine gravy. Essentially, it’s the best meal of the year made better. The dish can be prepped at any time of day; just garnish with thyme and black pepper and you have a feast for kings. There’s also a veggie option featuring a sumptuous nut roast, or alternatively, you can opt for The Original (£14.50), which takes its inspiration from the mighty English Breakfast; The Smokey Salmon (£15.50); The Au-Barge (£14.50), for a taste of the Med; and The Vegetarian (£14.50). Delivered for free next day and ready to bake in just twenty minutes, with Breakfast En Bread loafing around has never been more delicious. Order now from breakfastenbread.com.
This year, rather than opting for the usual high-street gifts, you could treat someone to the ultimate Blondies Kitchen indulgence so they can appreciate the basics: the sweet taste of cookies, and the pleasure of baking at home. Blondies Kitchen’s Christmas Bundle Box features the most delicious Mixed Box of 12 cookies, six insanely decadent Mince Pie Cookie Cups, the beautiful glass Milk and Cookie bauble set as featured on This Morning, and an Oatmeal and Raisin Ready to Bake Cookie Dough Roll (£65). And if that isn’t enough to make your mouth water, go to their online bakery or shoppable Instagram to choose from a wide array of American cookie-themed goodness. Current highlights include the Stuff it Yoself DIY Kit (£24.50), Giant Kinder XL Bueno Stuffed Cookie (£13.50) and the Ready to Bake Cookie Dough in 3 flavours (£30). All this gooey goodness is available online at https://www.blondieskitchen.co.uk.
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