Christmas Baking and Golden Ticket

It’s CHRISTMAS!!! Well, nearly.

The time of year for giving is almost upon us, and we cannot wait to share the holiday with you, our family, and treat you to some delicious recipes and gifting ideas.

With Christmas right around the corner, and the school holidays coming into sight, it’s no wonder things are getting stressful! I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started my present shopping and Christmas planning; the earlier the better I always say.

In my Christmas blog this year, I would like to start a new tradition for Wenzel’s and our Baking Lovers: I will be posting new recipes every day for the 12 days running up to Christmas. Yes, I know the actual 12 days of Christmas are after the Big Day, but these recipes are too good to wait and they could make good present ideas for the foodies in your life! Plus, who doesn’t love a little bit of baking, especially at this time of year when the kids need something to do, or you’re just bored of sitting inside away from the chill of the wintery air? Even if you aren’t a fan of baking, we have some no-baking-required ideas that’ll blow your Christmas Stockings off and delight your taste buds!

We’ve made a mini collection of yummy Christmas recipes, some from our families and some adapted from other various sites that we’ve tried out. In the Wenzel’s head office and main bakery, we have employees from many different cultures that mix to create the most amazing place to work. I spoke to many of my co-workers and gathered a few recipes which they see as traditions!

Some traditions from us at the offices include Mákos Beigli – one of our Wenzel’s Directors is from Budapest and told me about this delicious pastry – Romanian Chocolate Biscuit Salami, Danish Butter Cookies, Scottish Shortbread and Chocolate Truffles. Personally, I love to try new food and see what new favourites I can find. I hope that the recipes that I will be uploading on the blog can provide some new recipes for you to try and fall in love with. The 12 Days of Christmassy Baked Goodness will commence on Friday 13th December and will run until Christmas Eve. We are also encouraging anyone who tries the recipes to take some pictures, upload them to social media and tag Wenzel’s! Hopefully we can build our Baking Lovers family and encourage other people to get baking in their homes.


The festive treats and products are out in stores, the office Secret Santa has been given out, the Christmas party is coming up and the buzz is huge. With all of our planning, we have been thinking of ways to give back to our loyal customers at Wenzel’s and have recently launched our Golden Ticket competition for another year! Visit your nearest store and purchase a box of 4 Luxury Mince Pies to see if you have a Golden Ticket in your pack. You could win £250 and a tour of our bakery in Watford! If you don’t win, keep your mince pies pealed for our next competition announcement… coming soon.

*Queue the annoyingly catchy music and pretty Christmas lights*

Merry almost-Christmas!

Wenzel’s xo

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