This New Years Eve I’m sharing my Top 5 Gluten Free Recipes for 2017!
My top 5 recipes were voted by you and based on the number of recipe views, likes and comments across my social media accounts these past 12 months. I’d have to say my favourite recipe was my Chocolate Pistachio Hedgehog Slice! It’s one of my own recipe creations which I shared back in January. It was the first recipe of 2017 and turned out to be the most viewed this year too!
On a personal note, I also wanted to say a sincere thank you for all your support this past year. When I sat down yesterday I was feeling a little disappointed with the lack of activity on my blog to end out the year. But I soon realised despite all the challenges I have faced this year (including two spinal surgeries and 2 months being very immobile). I still managed to share 40 new recipes with you all. My blog readership has grown quite a lot this year which I’m really proud of and I look forward to seeing what 2018 brings!
I hope you all have a lovely time farewelling 2017 and have a safe, happy and healthy New Year!!!
To say December has been a ridiculous month is an understatement… but today I’m finally getting the chance to share my recipe for Gluten Free White Chocolate Ginger Snap Biscuits!
As most of you probably know by now, I love ginger flavoured baked treats! So when I had the chance to make something for a friend’s Christmas party, these Ginger Snap Biscuits came to mind! After all, who wouldn’t love biscuits dipped in chocolate? They are super easy to make and absolutely delicious.
I’m hoping to share at least one more recipe with you all before the BIG day, but I won’t make any promises in case any other challenges are thrown at me over the next few days. Amongst the normal chaos of December with Birthdays and several Christmas parties to attend, we’ve had some super fun plumbing issues and multiple days of flooding under our house that no one seems able to fix. Luckily the plumbing issue was quickly rectified and flooding hasn’t caused any damage, phew!
Hopefully everyone else has had a more positive December? I for one am extremely excited for a New Year ahead!!
Today’s new recipe is Gluten Free Rocky Road! It’s such a fun and easy slice to make and perfect for party season!!
I created more of a traditional rocky road slice using marshmallows, peanuts and coconut, but you can adapt this quick and easy recipe to include any ingredients. I’ve seen some recipes with pistachios, turkish delight or even white chocolate. Just remember to double check the confectionery you plan to use is gluten free if you plan to make a GF version.
This Gluten Free Chocolate Honeycomb is so tasty and easy to make! There is always the option to buy store bought honeycomb, but there is something so satisfying about making your own homemade chocolates. I feel like you enjoy them just little bit more (although what’s not to love with chocolate?!). You can also make the honeycomb alone to use in other cakes and baked goods, like the GF Nutella Cheesecake recipe I shared from my birthday. Yum!
It’s truly so easy to make and a lovely gift to include for Birthday or Christmas presents. Speaking of Christmas, I plan on sharing a handful of new recipes with you all in the final weeks leading up to the big day. I have been a little preoccupied lately with social events, sicknesses and starting a new role at work, so I haven’t had much time to bake. I promise to fix it all in the weeks ahead! After all, Christmas is one of my favourite times of year.
If you have any great Gluten Free Christmas recipes I’d love to hear from you! You can contact me on any of my social media accounts (I have Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram) or email me.
Saturday was my daughter Lyla’s second birthday and to celebrate I created a special Bunny cake using a Gluten Free Chocolate Cake recipe.
Now I wanted to tell you Lyla doesn’t have any diet restrictions, but there were three people (including me) who required a Gluten Free Diet. So with that in mind, I chose to create a Gluten Free version of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Chocolate Cake recipe reported as the Worlds Best Chocolate Cake. I also used a Chocolate Buttercream recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction’s for the filling between the 2½ layers of chocolate cake and topped it off with fondant. The end result was this rather tall cake that required over 50cm of fondant and the purchase of an extra large rolling pin amongst other equipment. I created all the features of the bunny by hand too without any stencils!
I’m super proud of how the Bunny cake turned out having only decorated a cake using fondant once before, for Lyla’s epic first birthday party. Given how delicious the chocolate cake was and the fact it didn’t require a stand mixer or more than 2 bowls, I thought it was my responsibility to share the cake recipe with you all!