Christmas Party Treats at Home

Celebrate the approaching Christmas at home with your loved ones. Set the table with Balmuir’s high-quality linens and enjoy delicious snacks. Seeded oatcakes combined with cheese, gingerbread cookies and fresh cocktails with forestry flavours create the perfect combination for a lovely evening full of laughter, conversations and a festive mood. These recipes are easy to make together as well.


Seeded Oat Cakes



50g butter

100g oatmeal

100g plain flour, plus extra for dusting

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp salt

6-7 tbsp boiling water

2 tsp flax seed

2 tbsp sesame seed


Heat oven to 200°C.

Melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then pour in the butter.

Add 6-7 tbsp boiling water to make a firm dough.

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, then roll out until about 0,5cm thick. Cut into small squares.

Bake for 12-15 mins until golden. Leave to cool for a few mins, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Serve with a selection of your favourite cheeses and jams.



Christmas Forest Cocktails

Ingredients - Makes 2 cocktails


12 redcurrants

8 blueberries

4 blackberries

2 sprigs of rosemary

4 lime wedges


juice of 1/2 lime

8cl simple syrup

8cl vodka

ginger ale


Divide the berries, rosemary and limes in two glasses.

Muddle well and fill glasses with ice.

Add simple syrup and vodka and stir well.

Top with ginger ale.