Savory Baked Goods: The 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts


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We’re all familiar with the holiday classics–cakes, pies, cookies–that fall into the admittedly oh-so-delicious “baked sweet things” category. But what about shaking it up and spending a moment dreaming about (and then promptly marching to your kitchen and making!) delicacies that are baked and savory?

In my family, we don’t make an extravagant Christmas dinner. Instead, we focus our culinary energy and creativity on Christmas morning breakfast. Last year, I took on the challenge of boiling and baking homemade bagels, a crispy, yeasty, mouthwatering experience. For this year’s morning feast, I’m feeling particularly tempted by stacks of savory griddle cakes.

Jazzed up with flavors like bacon, scallions, garlic, and a heavy sprinkling of herbs and spices, here’s an inspiring roundup of baked savories, which can accompany (or be the shining star of) your holiday meals, whether it’s Christmas breakfast or dinner.

For more holiday food gift ideas, check out our roundups of cookies, jam, and pickles and come back tomorrow for fermented (yes, fermented!) gifts!

Bacon and Scallion Griddle Cakes with Maple Creme Fraiche: A savory, stackable alternative to your typical syrup-smothered pancake. {from Local Milk}

Everything Bagels: Forget that early morning weekend run to the bagel shop – you GOT this! {from A Beautiful Mess}

Kabocha and Caramelized Onion Galette: Galette is synonymous with free-form pie (aka, pastry for the lazies), but they’re so pretty your guests will never guess your secret! {from Two Red Bowls}

Soft Pretzel Bread Buns: Imagine sandwiching your leftover turkey and cranberry sauce between one of these salted, pillowy buns. {from Hummingbird High}

Beetroot Tart Tatin: Center your holiday brunch table around this rainbow beauty. {from Cannelle et Vanille}

Fraudulent Easy Sourdough: Imagine crunching into a slice of this loaf, loaded with butter and jam, on a frosty Christmas morning – holiday bliss! {from Lady and Pups}

Cast Iron Skillet Herbed Cornbread: The perfect (and easy-peasy!) accompaniment to your winter soups and stews. {from Eat Boutique}

Eat Boutique Holiday Market: For baked goods galore, visit us for pastries, cookies, breads, and more. We’re officially open for business!


MAKER GIFT COLLECTION: Make your own beer bread and scones, and then slather it with jam with our  Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon Collection.


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