November 16: first Christmas gift done.
This year, I decided to make my Christmas gifts – the best way to give an extra-special gift that is also wallet friendly. They are all planned except for one and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Two of my family members are receiving this:
There is nothing more easy to make than infused oil. You can use any dry spices you like (fresh herbs and garlic are hazardous since there are risks of botulism). I personally wouldn’t go without chili peppers since I think it is beautiful.
My bottles contain approximately 330 ml olive oil. Adjust spices to taste and to how much oil your bottle contains!
Ingredients (for one bottle):
- 2 dried whole chili peppers
- 3 bay leaves
- 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp white peppercorns
- 3 black peppercorns
- Extra-virgin olive oil
Directions: Pour boiling water in bottle to sterilize it. Wait a couple minutes, empty the bottle and dry well.
Put chili peppers and bay leaves in the bottle. Add other spices. Slowly pour olive oil. Close the bottle and let spices infuse for at least 3 weeks.
It is so easy to make and so beautiful to give! If you’re making one for yourself, it might be hard to wait before using it :P.
I’ve also made a new page for homemade gift ideas with my previous recipes that can easily be made into a gift. And I have some I still have to make!
Have a great day!