PRESENTING #COOKBLOGSHARE WEEK 47
What a treat I have for you in this years Christmas Recipes round up. Those who have been with me for a while will remember that from time to time I take part in a link up with fellow foodie bloggers, it’s a lovely group of like-minded people and we all support each others hard work.
This week I offered to host again, the idea is to look back at last weeks link up, and gather some of the recipes to feature this week. Of course I have the added challenge of ensuring that the recipes I feature are also gluten free or can be made gluten free with the simple swap of one ingredient.
I think I’ve manged to pull together quite an exciting Christmas Recipe round up that covers all your festive needs for the festive period.
Christmas Eve Recipes
I wanted to add Sandhya’s Sausage Tray Bake from Sandhya’s Kitchen because I thought to myself ‘what an excellent idea for a Christmas Eve dinner’. Simple to make with gluten free sausages and delicious veggies, no fuss, one pan and some crusty gluten free bread to go with it.
A great recipe to make quickly with the younger members of the family before Father Christmas arrives. These Puff Pastry Mince Pies by Chloe at Feast Glorious Feast are so simple to make with a packet of JusRol Gluten Free Puff Pastry.
My very own Festive Tart Tatin is a great way to start the festivities early. A slice of this beauty with a glass of mulled wine – don’t mind if I do. Failing that, the Gluten Free Puff Pastry Snowflake beneath is even quicker and still super impressive to make for last minute plans or evening treats.
Christmas Dinner Sides
It’s the law to have brussels with your Christmas Dinner, don’t bother Googling it, just accept it as true. I’ve used Eb’s Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe from Easy Peasy Foodie before and trust me, once you’ve eaten roasted, you’ll never go back to boiled.
Another fantastic recipe from Eb, these roast potatoes are not just normal roast potatoes, they’re Duck Fat Roast Potatoes.
Fancy something a little bit different to the traditional roasties? Then how about impressing your guests with Fondant Potatoes by Lesley and Michelle at Lost in Food.
Of course with a festive dinner you need to have a delicious gravy and don’t forget the stuffing so the next two recipes are my answers to your recipe prayers.
Christmas Day Desserts
The quintessential Christmas recipe, traditionally Christmas Pudding is made on Stir it up Sunday (the last Sunday before Advent begins) This recipe will forgive you for making it closer to Christmas though.
Not a fan of Christmas Pudding? fear not, Kate from The Gluten Free Alchemist has you covered with her Black Forest Trifle Dessert. A fantastic showstopper of a dessert I think you’ll agree.
Sticky Toffee Pudding seems to have become the go-to traditional alternative to Christmas Pudding. With my recipe you get a delicious gluten free pudding that suits most dietary requirements as it’s also dairy and egg free – not that you can tell.
In the gluten free community we have a saying ‘fruit salad is not a pudding’. It comes from the fact that many a Coeliac will be faced with the dreaded ‘we only have fruit salad that you can eat’ statement when eating out. Office Christmas Parties seem to be the worst culprits with mass produced event food. However, if I was presented with Mandy’s aka Sneaky Veg Christmas Fruit Salad I’d be more than made up – what a fantastic idea.
Something rather different to the norm but how about a festive rice pudding to follow your Christmas Day Dinner?
Christmas Day Tea Table Recipes
If you’ve still got room after all the dinner, trimmings and desserts then you’ll love these Vegan Amaretti by Choclette on Tin and Thyme, great with a coffee to beat the afternoon lull when you feel a bit peckish.
Not keen on Christmas Cake? it’s okay, I’ll forgive you. Besides, there are plenty more delicious bakes in the sea and this Ragi Banana Cake by Renu over at Cook with Renu is a delicious alternative. Ragi flour is millet flour and is naturally gluten free, you can find it in the world aisles in supermarkets (check for may contains) If you want to give it a festive twist why not decorate it in the style of a Dundee Cake with glace cherries and blanched almonds?
What celebration tea table is complete without a sausage roll or two? These Sweet Chilli Sausage Rolls by Sisley of Sew White are a delicious twist on the classic sausage roll. One simple swap and these can be made gluten free with JusRol Gluten Free Puff Pastry and gluten free soy sauce. Make sure you source a gluten free sausage meat.
Cat from Curly’s Cooking has taken the humble sausage to the next level with these delicious Sticky Korean Cocktail Sausages. To make these safe you simple need to buy gluten free cocktail sausages (can be found in Adsa, Morrisons, M&S among other stores in the UK). You’ll also have to use gluten free soy sauce and this can be found in the free from aisles in most stores.
Finally to sign off this Christmas Recipes round up. Can’t face a whole slice of Stollen by tea time, not to worry, just have a bite – a Stollen Bite to be precise with my Gluten Free Stollen Bites recipe.
I do hope this Christmas Recipes round up has inspired you, and introduced you to some new foodie bloggers and recipe developers. If you try any of the recipes keep the Christmas Spirit alive and take 5 mins to leave some feedback, we all appreciate it more than you could ever know.
WHAT IS #COOKBLOGSHARE?
CookBlogShare is a community for food bloggers to share recipes and foodie posts and generally support the food blogging community. The community is centred around the #CookBlogShare linky.
It is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators and bloggers to come together and share each other’s recipes.
Each week the host chooses a selection of recipes which have been submitted during the previous week to showcase.
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THIS WEEK’S #COOKBLOGSHARE
Scroll down to the linky widget and add your links. Make sure to read the rules so we can all share the love!
I’ll be commenting and sharing as many of the links as possible. They’ll also be pinned to the #CookBlogShare group Pinterest board.
Use the same hashtag #CookBlogShare on Instagram and social media and you can post your recipes in the CookBlogShare Facebook Page.
Scroll down to see what recipes have been linked up so far this week. Have a read and let us know what you think. Feel free to help share the love by sharing the recipes far and wide! You can also follow the #CookBlogShare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram to discover new and wonderful recipes.
You can 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.
It is usually beneficial to link up towards the beginning of the week for maximum benefit to you.
You can link up to a maximum of 4 posts per linky.
Required – For each recipe that you link up, choose at least 2 of the other recipes which have been linked that week, 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 also comment on at least one post from that week’s host. Their linked posts will be marked “HOST” in the title. Please note that a host might request that comments are not left on the linky post as this isn’t always the most beneficial place for a host to feel the love!
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The next linky will be hosted by my darling friend and fellow free from blogger Kate at www.glutenfreealchemist.com
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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
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THIS WEEK’S #COOKBLOGSHARE LINKY
Gluten Free Christmas Gift Guide