Good morning, good afternoon and good evening dear reader. This post for Perfectly Simple Gluten Free Picnic Recipes was originally part of a blogger collaboration whereby we joined forced each month and shared each others recipes. It was my turn back in March 2020 originally but sadly this was the same month I lost my darling Gran.
Baking is my happy place, well, that and sitting in my garden. So lockdown had been rather therapeutic to be fair.
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My picks from the previous collaboration
Curly’s Chocolate Brownies with Cocoa
Cat from Curlys Cooking often adapts her recipes to be gluten free as she has a friend who is Coeliac. These brownies are not gluten free but Cat reassures her reader that she’s made these successfully with both flour types with the same delicious results. There are also some delicious brownie topping suggestions and the possibilities to pip your brownie are frankly endless.
Kate’s Mini Sausage Pasties
You dont just get an amazing gluten free sausage pasty recipe here, you get an amazing pastry-making master class courtesy of Kates experience at the Adriana Rabinovich Cookery School. Pop the kettle on to read this to brush up on your pastry skills and make your own Sausage Pasties in confidence that this is a tried and tested recipe.
Jennifer’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes
For anyone interested in following a Paleo diet you’ll be sure to want to make these little beauties. Jennifer’s inspiration for this recipe came from a childhood memory of her dad making pancakes and waffles at the weekend. Since her diagnosis of Candida, Jennifer has had to adapt her lifestyle and diet. I think she’s cracked the pancake recipe here. Bit of an odd picnic recipe you may say, but I often take scotch pancakes to picnics and these will be just as delicious wit a bit of free from butter and cold, or push the boat out and add your favourite chocolate spread for the next level of chocolatiness!
Joanna’s Easy Shortbread Recipe
Hands up who doesn’t like shortbread (if you put your hand up then back of the class you – kidding). Joanna’s recipe adds dried raspberries and tops with white chocolate to make the shortbread even more delicious and indulgent.
I happen to know from experience that Joanna’s easy shortbread recipe will work just fine with gluten free plain flour. I would recommend adding a wee bit more butter to bind the crumbs and if you have it a ½ teaspoon of psyllium husk, again to help bind. Failing that xanthan gum or nothing at all, just expect a really short shortbread.
Some Glutarama Picnic Recipe Inspiration
Want more ideas for Picnic Recipes?
I have a post that combines more delicious gluten free picnic recipes here National Picnic Week – the gluten free kind everyone can enjoy! Recipes include gluten free banana bread, malt loaf, mocha cake, sausage plaits and rolls and smoothies too.
Other recipe inspiration from foodies around the world
Other linkies can be found here for even more recipe inspiration; Perfectly Simple Picnic Recipes and #CookBlogShare Week 28, Cook Blog Share Week 34: An Indian Family Feast , Ingredients and Simple Recipes for a Gluten Free Veganuary, 20 Gluten Free Festive Desserts and Toppings for Christmas Puddings, Delicious simple dinner ideas #cookblogshare 2020 week 46