1) Simon Johnson traditional panettone, large $55; small $12.95
It wouldn’t be Christmas at The Black Truffle without a healthy range of our favourite Christmas cake, panettone, and Simon Johnson’s festive boxed versions make for stunning Christmas gifts. Made with dried fruits and spices, and a super high butter content, the cake is light with a melt in your mouth quality. Enjoy a slice with a glass of prosecco, or serve it in a bowl of mascarpone and fresh berries. YUM!
2) Simon Jonson Pandoro, $50
Not a fan of dried fruits? You’ve got to try Pandoro. The other traditional Italian Christmas cake, Pandoro is a smooth, buttery leavened vanilla cake – kinda like brioche – shaped like a star and dusted with icing sugar to resemble the Italian Alps during Christmas. Simon Jonhson’s Pandoro is melt-in-your mouth and moreish.
3) Two Little Tarts honeycomb, $12.95
Handmade using Victorian honey, we think these individual wedges of honeycomb are too pretty to eat! WE stock two versions – one topped with Callebaut couverture dark chocolate, delicate Australian sea salt flakes and edible gold dust; and the other with the same ark chocolate, pistachios and edible dried rose petals.
4) House-made range of Christmas goodies, rocky road $7.50; panforte $10; and mini fruit mince tarts $3 each
If you don’t have the time to make your own Christmas treats, gifting some of ours is the next best thing. Pop in store to find our own individually wrapped white and milk chocolate rocky road, topped with freeze-dried strawberries and edible flowers; our moreish mini Christmas fruit mince tarts; and wheels of our rich, moist panforte. All make great Kris Kringle gifts, if you’re on the hunt!
5) Freckleberry freckle star, $7.95
Straight from the Freckleberry factory in south Geelong, these festive freckle-coated Belgian milk chocolate stars are perfect stocking fillers and guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face (young or old). They’re fun, tasty and best yet – affordable. Grab two!
6) Charlotte Piper festive chocolates, $8.95
Also based in Victoria, Charlotte Piper is a small family owned artisan fudge and chocolate business. Her smooth milk chocolate sprinkle-covered stars, and chocolate disks topped with mixed fruit and nuts – are handmade and also make ideal teacher appreciation and Secret Santa gifts.
7) Linden’s Kitchen plum pudding 100g, $11.95
Is it even Christmas if there’s no traditional plum pudding? Already gift wrapped for your convenience, these individual servings are made using a generations-old family recipe and are moist, full of rich fruit and taste incredible on their own, or served with a side of brandy butter, custard, double cream or ice cream.
8) The Little Bakery gingerbread men, $10.95
Perfect for the young ones (or simply those who are young at heart), The Little Bakery have created a seriously delicious and fun pack of sweet festive gingerbread cookies, hand-decorated with traditional royal icing. Another perfect addition to your Christmas stockings.
Want to find more great affordable and delicious Christmas gift ideas? Visit us at The Black Truffle.