gourmet gift

Ideas for gourmet dishes and treats that can be given as a present.

Lamington cakes

Total time
2 hours
Yield
18 Cakes

The best way to enjoy Lamingtons, these cocoa and coconut iced cakes,the Aussie way is with a cup of strong coffee. Make it milk or chocolate milk for the young ones.

Dulce jamoncillo

Dulce jamoncillo.
Total time
30 minutes
Yield
1 batch

This Mexican sweet treat is often called “Milk Fudge” because of its consistency. As with regular fudge, it can be made with or without nuts. It’s rich and creamy and simple to make, though it does take several hours to prepare. It is often found cut into medium size squares but can also be rolled into logs and sliced into candy-size pieces.

Amish peanut butter

Yield
1 batch

Amish peanut butter is a spread for bread rolls. Amish peanut butter can also be purchased from several companies that specialize in Amish foods, but why buy something that is easily made at home? This does make a rather large batch. It stores well in a sealed container, but making a half batch works well too.