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2022 ifiGOURMET Provisions Holiday Gift Guide

Written by Isabella Berkoff

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Posted on November 01 2022

This season, be the hostess with the mostest when you stock up on gourmet ingredients and décor from ifiGOURMET Provisions! We've carefully curated a list of our top holiday picks for gifting season - perfect for the professional pastry chef, home baker, or occasional kitchen elf. 

 

Pure Vanilla Extract

Pictured Above: The perfect gift for any baker: Our Pure Vanilla Extract from Madagascar offers velvety after-tones that wow time and time again.

Not sure what to get the pastry chef or home baker on your list? Our Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract is a great place to start! The perfect pantry staple, Pure Vanilla Extract can be used for cooking and baking both sweet and savory dishes. Throw in some other accessories like an apron, measuring cups, a whisk, and you've got the perfect holiday gift basket going!

Need a gift for the coffee fan in your life (who doesn't love coffee!)? You can't go wrong with our super versatile Trablit Coffee Extract from DGF! This extract is made from real coffee with an intense coffee flavor, and can be used in a wide variety of desserts and savory items including mousse, pastry cream, whipping cream, ice cream, gelato and more. It does not contain alcohol, so it's great for baking!

Holiday recipe idea: Use these baking extracts for all of your favorite holiday cookie recipes! The Pure Vanilla Extract shines bright in these Paleo Gingerbread Cookies from Healthy Holme. The Trablit extract is also great for making Tiramisu Parfaits!

Click here to shop baking extracts!

 

#2: Dreidoppel Flavor Paste

Holiday Pine Cone Cookies made with espresso Flavor Paste

Pictured Above: Pine Cone Sugar Cookies dipped in Luker Palenque 70% Dark Chocolate flavored with Espresso Flavor Paste and hand decorated with White Chocolate Confectionery Coating.

A workhorse in the kitchen, our selection of Flavor Pastes from Dreidoppel are a must-have for the holidays! They save you time and provide reliable, unmistakable flavor to just about any recipe: icing, mousse, fondant, cake mix, cookies - you can even use them to brighten up your vinaigrettes and cocktails!

The best part? They're super easy to use. Professional pastry chefs and recreational bakers alike will love them. Some of our seasonal favorites include CaramelEggnogPomegranateEspresso and Marc de Champagne!

Holiday recipe idea: Whip up some Christmas parfaits using our seasonal Eggnog Flavor Paste! Our Eggnog Paste contains 30% egg brandy and is the perfect flavoring compound for cheesecake, crème brûlée, bread pudding, icing and more - it's the essence of the holidays in jar! Also, if you're a fancy coffee junkie or novice at-home mixologist like us, you should definitely try flavoring up your morning coffee or weekend cocktail using this super easy Simple Syrup recipe!

Shop Flavor Pastes here!

 

#3: Confectionery Coatings

Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Pictured Above: Chocolate Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies are dipped in White Chocolate Confectionery Coating, then sprinkled with crushed candy canes.

Our assortment of White and Dark Chocolate Coatings make dipping and enrobing a quick and easy process, leaving you more time for decoration pizazz! Try our top-of-the-line Belgian hard-set chocolate compound coating with a clean snap and high gloss, or our world-class White Confectionery Coating with a delicious full cream flavor and melt away characteristics parallel to a real white chocolate couverture. Great for enrobing, dipping, coating, hollow shell molding, or chocolate fountains!

Holiday recipe idea: Melt some White Chocolate Confectionery Coating to create intricate decorations on holiday cookies, or dip your baked goods in the coating and then sprinkle with crushed candy canes like these Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Tree Cookies!

Shop Confectionery Coatings here.

 

#4: Cream Puffs & Eclairs

Chocolate covered eclairs topped with chocolate stars

Pictured Above: 5" Eclair Shells filled with cream and dipped in chocolate ganache, topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a decorative semisweet chocolate Gold Star.

Serve them plain or dress them up for the season! Our eclairs and cream puffs come ready-to-fill and decorate, featuring a natural, authentic French choux pastry recipe. Our eclair and cream puff shells are made with a neutral dough, making them perfect for both sweet and savory recipes - great for catering and holiday parties! 

Holiday recipe idea: Serve up classic eclairs coated in chocolate and decorate them with festive chocolate décor, or fill up some cream puffs with an eggnog flavored whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg!

Shop ready-to-fill Cream Puffs & Eclairs here.

 

#5: Chocolate Cups & Vessels

Chocolate Coffee Cups filled with Marc de Champagne flavored Mousse and bubble sugar decor

Pictured Above: Mini Chocolate Coffee Cups painted with Copper Brilliant Powder and filled with Marc de Champagne flavored mousse, then topped with Brilliant Powder coated Crispearls and Bubble sugar décor.

Knock desserts out of the park this holiday season with our assortment of ready-to-fill Chocolate Cups & Vessels! Easy to use, these vessels save you loads of time and add instant glamour to celebrations. Fill our chocolate cups with a seasonally flavored mousse, ice cream, yogurt, sorbet or fresh fruit, or make truffles easily with our conveniently packed assorted Truffle Shells. All the pretty impact, and it's practically effortless!

Holiday recipe idea: Flavor up some of our convenient Mousse Mix with a holiday flavor paste, like Marc de Champagne or Eggnog! Pipe it into a chocolate cup, then garnish with some festive edible holiday décor. Give it a go with our easy step-by-step guide!

Shop Chocolate Cups & Vessels here.

 

#6: Tart Shells

Mini Sweet Tart Shells filled with chocolate ganache and topped with crushed candy canes

 Pictured Above: Mini Sweet Tart Shells filled with chocolate ganache and topped with crushed candy cane.

We're all about working smarter, not harder in the kitchen this holiday season! Our ready-to-fill Tart Shells are the perfect, crunchy little vessels to hold all of your favorite festive fillings such as mousse, ganache or pastry cream. Want to make some savory appetizers? Our neutral tart shells are suited for both sweet and savory fillings - perfect for catering, restaurants, or passing around at parties!

Holiday recipe idea: For an easy holiday tart, fill some of our Sweet Tart Shells with chocolate ganache and sprinkle on some crushed candy canes!

Shop ready-to-fill Tart Shells here.

 

#7: Crystal Sugar

Silver & Blue Crystal Sugar

Pictured Above: Silver and Blue Crystal Sugar.

Kick store-bought sprinkles to the curb! Sparkly, eye-catching, and perfect for decorating frosty winter treats, our selection of Crystal Sugars from PurColour feature vivid colors AND all-natural ingredients (no artificial dyes here)! Formulated without preservatives or allergens, these gorgeous compressed sugars get their impressive colors from ingredients like spirulina, beet juice and red radish! Use these sparkly toppings on pastries, cakes and other confections.

Holiday recipe idea: Sprinkle your desired colors over a frosted cupcake for an instant shine that's impossible to resist, or use them to dress up simple holiday snacks like these super easy Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Trees!

Shop Crystal Sugars here.

 

#8: Brilliant Powder

Ruby Martinis made with sparkly Ruby Brilliant Powders

Pictured Above: Mix up stunning Ruby Martinis for the holidays using our Ruby Brilliant Powder.

Elevate your holiday desserts in mere seconds by adding some edible shimmer with our PurColour Brilliant Powders! These FDA approved, food-grade, natural and kosher composite pigments are a quick and simple way to provide a dramatic metallic effect for your confections. Simply shake your toppings, macarons, or chocolate covered strawberries in a plastic bag with your color of choice, coat bonbons or mix with a bit of alcohol and apply with a paintbrush to achieve a stunning masterpiece like these elegant chocolate cups!

Holiday recipe idea: Create stunning sweets with our Silver and Gold Brilliant Powder for New Years Eve, Ruby and Sea Green accents for Christmas, and our Silver and Mystic Blue for Hannukkah celebrations! Craving a cocktail? Impress your guests with this super simple Ruby Martini recipe!

Shop Brilliant Powders here.

 

#9: Chocolate Decorations

Red velvet cupcakes with assorted chocolate decorations

Pictured Above: Red velvet cupcakes topped with assorted chocolate decorations (Jura Squares, Forest Shavings and Zebra Chocolate Sticks).

Playful designs, vibrant colors, and delicious in taste! Our variety of Chocolate Decorations are sure to fulfill all of your festive decorative needs for the holiday season ahead. From crunchy Crispearls and elegant chocolate flowers to modern and beautiful accent décor, there's something for every sweet treat. Pro tip: Coat our crunchy Crispearls in some Brilliant Powder for an extra glam look!

Holiday recipe idea: Turn ordinary cupcakes into a work of art with our Exclusive Chocolate Assortment, Forest Shavings or Zebra Chocolate Sticks!

Shop Chocolate Decorations here.

 

#10: Dessert Mixes

Stack of Florentine Cookies

Pictured Above: Easy Florentine Cookies made with our convenient Bienetta Florentine Mix.

In case you haven't noticed a recurring theme here, we're all about saving time (and money!) in the kitchen this year! Our assortment of convenient Dessert Mixes makes dessert-making a breeze. All easy to use and a one-step process, you can't go wrong with our Pastry Cream Mix (great for filling eclairs)!, Mousse Mixes or Bienetta Florentine Mix.

Holiday recipe idea: Our Bienetta Florentine Mix comes ready-made in a bag - simply mix with nuts, bake, and they're ready to go. Or, if you're feeling fancy, you can mix with candied or dried fruit and drizzle on some chocolate! Check out these 3 Easy to Make Florentine Recipes here.

Shop all Dessert Mixes here.

Wrap it up!

Many say the best way to a person's heart is through their stomach - and we'd have to agree! Whether you're searching for a gift for the professional pastry chef or the home baker, we've got everything you need right here to make the perfect holiday gift basket. Give our best to the chef! 

We want to see your holiday style! Tag us on social @ifiProvisions and use #PastryatHome for a chance to get featured across our channels. Happy baking!

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