retro mummy’s favourite Christmas recipes

I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas and that I still have presents to buy for and haven’t made 50 million batches of rocky road this month. Thankfully I planned out my Christmas menu here which is one less thing to worry about when you’re hosting Christmas lunch. Anyway, if you feel like you haven’t really gotten into your Christmas baking yet then relax……….here are my favourite recipes that are quick and easy and that you still have time to shop for ingredients and make.

Pineapple fruit cake is my new go to fruit cake recipe. This is quick and easy and you can make it the night before and enjoy it on Christmas day. The kids love this one too and if you’re not a fan of a super dense fruit cake then you’ll love it. You’ll find my recipe card here.

The best salad has to be my pumpkin, spinach and feta which never fails me. I’ll be taking it along to our family Christmas on boxing day as it’s always a crowd pleaser. Recipe card here. I really hope Aunty Kim is making her changs noodle salad – is that not the best salad ever too?

For the perfect Christmas breakfast why not start with some Orange and Maple scrolls. These are easy and tasty and don’t have all the butter of Cinnamon rolls. My recipe is here.

But if you’re all about the butter and indulgence then you have to do PW’s Cinnamon Rolls. That lady does the best cinnamon rolls. I’ve put some hints and tips and link to the recipe here. But don’t come back and complain to me how many you ate………..I take no responsibility for that!

And here is a little list of recipes to keep you busy

artichoke tartlets

White chocolate rocky road

Milk or dark chocolate rocky road

Retro Mummy’s rum balls

Little Christmas puddings


Cranberry & Pistachio Shortbread

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Fruit & Nut Biscotti

Honey, orange & cinnamon madeleines

Mini fruit cakes

Sweet potato and feta frittata

 after the 2nd baking

 If you have a favourite Christmas recipe you’d love to share with my readers just let me know………….we’ve still got time!


  1. I just decided this morning to make a batch of cinnamon rolls and drop them off for all the friends! I think I’ll use the Monday Morning Cooking Club recipe though – just because I am in love with that book!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours x

  2. Your salad looks amazing – great flavours!! I have been busy on my blog, healthifying and thermomixifying some Christmas recipes. I can’t decide which is my favourite, I have a Chocolate Christmas Cake, Healthy Chocolate-Coated Nuts and a Healthy White Christmas!!
    Merry Christmas Retro Mum!! :)

  3. Ahhh so many great recipes, so little time! Starting to feel a little bit of festive stress!

    Bettina @

  4. That salad looks divine! Makes me want it for lunch today : ) I am feeling the need to get in the kitchen and cook up something Christmassy and I think that white choc rocky road looks like a winner! If only we had some snow falling outside, wouldn’t that just be the perfect Christmas!! Merry Christmas to you, Retro Daddy and your gorgeous Gang!

  5. Charlotte E says:

    Thanks for the link to the cinnamon scrolls as I have now discovered Pioneer Woman plus a fantastic receipe that I think I have put a kg on just reading!

  6. Everything looks so yummy! Thank you for taking the time to include the recipes…
    we really appreciate them….

  7. Mama of 2 boys says:

    Um, you’re hosting Christmas lunch? Seriously?? Wow Corrie, I have a big girl crush on you, haha, you’re very inspirational. I am just battling with my sweets section of the menu to take to my inlaws for Christmas lunch. Always do a rocky road and truffles, but this year I’d like to add a cranberry and pistachio hedgehog slice AND some gingerbread Christmas shapes. If I can get that lot done, I’ll be happy. Thanks for sharing all your lovely recipes xo

  8. Oh my, what a delectable selection of treats. That salad looks so scrumptious and the artichoke tartlets sound divine…not to mention all the sweet treats.
    I might squeeze in some extra baking tomorrow :)

  9. Thank you so much!!!!! I’ll try something for sure!

  10. I’m going to make the orange and maple scrolls today for Christmas breakfast. Great list and I hope you have a wonderful day wit your family

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