#CookBlogShare Week 48 2021 recipe link-up and a collection of recipes picked to inspire at Christmas… Nibbles, treats and breakfast.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare Week 48
Here’s something a little different… #CookBlogShare Week 48 2021… Each week, I join a group of super-talented bloggers in supporting each other sharing recipes that we have created and posted on our blogs. And this week, it’s my turn to host the recipe-share.
It’s not the first time I’ve hosted. I previously shared recipes for a post lockdown gluten free gathering back in April. But being close to Christmas, this week, I’m bringing together a bunch of recipes from said bloggers, that would be perfect over the Christmas holiday season. All are either created gluten free or (where stated) can be easily tweaked to be Coeliac (Celiac) safe.
But first… A huge thank you to Glutarama for her superb Christmas recipe #CookBlogShare round-up last week. Definitely check that one out. Not only is Rebecca a great ‘free from’ creator herself, but she put together a fabulous collection of Christmas recipes that may be just what you’re looking for.
Now… onto a little more Christmas inspiration…
Gluten Free Christmas Desserts for #CookBlogShare Week 48
Because Christmas should always start with dessert… right? And preferably the most decadent of desserts! Do we have some fabulous offerings to tempt you? I think so!
First up… (and one that seriously had me drooling) is this naturally gluten free Salted Caramel and Chocolate Mousse from Lost in Food. Not only is it no bake and with just 6 simple ingredients, but it is super-easy and a dessert to ‘make ahead’. And that means you have more time for the family on Christmas Day.
Or, how about making a Baileys Baked Cheesecake, brought to us by Glutarama. A lightly coffee-laced baked cheesecake interior topped with a sumptuous Baileys whipped cream. Not only super-decadent, but made entirely gluten free.
Looking for something a little bit different? Perhaps not to follow the turkey and trimmings, but have you ever thought about a gluten free Sweet Yorkshire Pudding as dessert? This is one of my own recipes, so I know it’s a tasty twist! You could even fill it with Christmas Mincemeat.
And for more ideas, check out my dedicated Gluten Free Christmas Index in our Recipe Collection.. With everything from White Chocolate Panna Cotta to Lemon, Ginger and Dark Chocolate Tart…. To traditional gluten free Christmas Pudding, Lemon and Berry Trifle and easy No Churn Mincemeat Ice Cream, there’s something gluten free for everyone.
Gluten free treats to nibble, share and gift
One of the pleasures of Christmas is the permission it gives to nibble treats while catching up with family and friends…. And the opportunity to show we care by making and giving seasonal food gifts. So, what offerings have I found to inspire with my #CookBlogShare friends?
How about some moreish Mincemeat Christmas Flapjacks (from Curly’s Cooking)? They are a lovely holiday twist on traditional flapjack, adding a little of our favourite British seasonal flavour. Just remember to use Gluten Free Oats for anyone who is Coeliac or gluten-intolerant. And also, double check that they can still eat oats (as some Coeliacs are intolerant to the Avenin they contain as well as gluten). You could even try making your own mincemeat from my Best Christmas Mincemeat without Suet recipe.
Festive Mini Edible Christmas Wreaths from Glutarama… Cute rice crispie treats that are also perfect for making with the kids. These tasty little morsels can be made vegan as well as gluten free.
But not all nibbling has to be sweet right? For anyone preferring a savoury snack, my Gluten Free Focaccia Genovese is the real deal. Serve with a little olive oil and balsamic to dip and a bowl of olives and sundried tomatoes.
Or go down the traditional sausage roll route. These Christmas Sausage Rolls (with sausage, cranberry and chestnuts) sound divine. Brought to us by Feast Glorious Feast, simply sub the recipe shared with a good gluten free sausage roll pastry and make sure to check the sausage meat is gluten free too.
Then of course, there’s festive cookies…. Always perfect to share as gifts.
Sew White has made some lovely Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies to inspire us… Although the recipe linked is not gluten free, I just loved the flavours and felt they were so Christmassy, they needed to be included. I’m thinking a hybrid of recipes would work well… Sew White’s flavours… the white chocolate chips, cranberries and spices… But added to my Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies recipe (subbing the dark chocolate chips).
You could also do the same with these Festive Cookies in a Jar from Tin and Thyme. I love the idea of layered jars of cookie mix given as gifts. Not only are they super-pretty, but I know they would be appreciated. Choclette gives us a step-by-step guide to layering the jar. Again, the recipe can be simply subbed for my base Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies recipe… Or pick an alternative Gluten Free Cookie recipe, grab some jars and ingredients and get layering!
Lastly, there are my own Gluten Free Spiced Christmas Biscuits cut into cute stars. Melt-in-the-mouth, buttery and seasonally flavoured, they look so special popped into a Christmas mug as a gift.
Christmas holiday breakfasts
I couldn’t resist adding a few ideas for Christmas holiday breakfast to the list… Because while breakfast can often be a grab and go meal, at Christmas there is more time to indulge and to make it a social event. So, what yummy treats can we enjoy to start the day over the holiday season?
How about some Christmas Spiced Overnight Oats from Sneaky Veg? Easy to make, you mix your oats and other ingredients with milk, cover and pop in the fridge overnight! No faffing in the morning… Just a ready to eat, tasty and filling breakfast with a seasonal twist!
Or… (and this one really excites me)… Mexican Style Egg and Beans on Toast, from Tin and Thyme. It looks like the PERFECT Boxing Day breakfast to me. A fusion of Mexican beans with British scrambled eggs. Forget ‘hair of the dog’… This dish is a perfect antidote. Just be sure to use gluten free toast. Other than that, the recipe shared is Coeliac-safe.
Plus… I’ve snuck in a couple of my own favourites…
And yummy Shakshuka – The perfect Eggs and Tomatoes brunch.
What is #CookBlogShare?
#CookBlogShare is a fabulous community which brings together and supports food bloggers and shares recipes and foodie posts. The linky is managed by Sisley from Sew White and Chloe from Feast Glorious Feast. New members are always welcome to join.
Join #CookBlogShare Week 48… How it works
Bloggers… scroll down and link your posts to #CookBlogShare Week 48 using the linky widget at the bottom. Make sure to read the rules and be sure to share some blogger love.
As the host, I will comment on and share as many of the Week 48 links as possible. And they will also be pinned to the #CookBlogShare group board on Pinterest. Don’t forget when you share your posts on social media to use the hashtag #CookBlogShare and also post them on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Non-bloggers and readers… Head to the bottom of the page and click on any recipe thumbnails that catch your eye. This will take you to the website where each recipe can be found. As the week goes by, more recipes will be added, so do pop back for another look. You can also follow the #CookBlogShare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram.
The Rules for Bloggers – How to join #CookBlogShare Week 48
- Simply link up any recipe or foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before.
- There is no set theme but it is always sensible to think about upcoming seasons and holidays.
- To link… click on the blue ‘add your link button and follow the instructions.
- You can link up to 4 posts.
Required – For each recipe that you link yourself, choose at least 2 of the other linked recipes, go to the blog post and leave a 5* rating & lovely positive comment. You might want to come back later in the week when more posts have been linked up – but don’t forget!
Required – Please Share the love… Comment on some of the other recipes linked up (at least 2 for each link you added but the more you visit the better). And a bit of social media sharing is always welcome too!
Required – And comment on at least one of the posts labelled HOST in the linky.
Big thanks for taking part in #CookBlogShare Week 48… Looking forward to seeing what you share. xxx
By joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of their favourites!
The next linky will be hosted by another amazing Free From Blogger, Midge at thepeachicksbakery.co.uk
#CookBlogShare Week 48 Bonus
There is no set requirement but there are several other ways that you can help share the love with the other members linking up. These can include:
- Pinning the recipe
- Sharing or scheduling a share to your Facebook page
- Sharing or scheduling a share to your Twitter Feed
- Saving the post to other sites like Yummly
- Hitting the heart icon in the bottom left corner if the blogger is using Grow.Me or Slicksteam.
BECOME A #CookBlogShare GUEST HOST
CookBlogShare are always looking for new bloggers to become guest hosts. Please get in touch with one of the regular hosts or post in the Facebook group if you want to be added to the rota.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
- Follow #CookBlogShare on Instagram and like/comment on linked up posts.
- Follow #CookBlogShare on Twitter and like/retweet linked up tweets.
- Keep up with the Facebook Group for roundup recipe requests and other shouts for help.
- And do all these things yourself too!
- Get involved with the Facebook Group. Ask questions, answer questions, share successes and generally be part of the awesome community!