Get into the Christmas spirit with these 4 Fabulous Festive Bakes, plus the linky for week 49 of #CookBlogShare.
It’s Christmaaaaaas!!! OK, OK, I know there is still the best part of 3 weeks to go…but it’s December now, so I am allowed to get excited, no? Truth be told I am a big kid when it comes to Christmas…sparkly lights, decorating the house, buying presents, writing cards, going to carol concerts and nativity plays all make me very happy at this time of year.
And of course then there’s the food! I adore Christmas food – from party nibbles to the full shebang on Christmas Day, Christmas food gets me very excited indeed. Excited, but slightly stressed…there is only one of me and so much delicious food to prepare! So each year I spend quite a bit of time working out how to simplify Christmas food and make it as stress free as possible, without compromising on flavour.
That’s why on easy peasy foodie you will find lots of easy but delicious Christmas recipes!
Like my Bacon and Cheese Straws, made with shop bought pastry – and they only take 10 minutes hands on time…perfect for parties…
Or my Easy Roast Turkey Crown – all the delicious flavour of a traditional whole roast turkey, but less of the stress…
Or my Pork, Sage and Onion Stuffing – not only is this stuffing ridiculously easy to make, but it is also gluten free, dairy free, egg free and nut free! Perfect for a #FreeFromChristmas (check out the #FreeFromChristmas hashtag on social media for more delicious festive recipes from the Free From Gang.)…
4 Fabulous Festive Bakes
While I have been busily cooking up lots of Christmas dinner recipes, many of the other #CookBlogShare bloggers have been working away on delicious sweet festive bakes. I was spoilt for choice in last week’s #CookBlogShare linky! But somehow I managed to whittle it down 4 for this week’s roundup 😀
If you are not a #CookBlogShare regular and are wondering what an earth I am going on about, #CookBlogShare is a place for bloggers to share their recipes. If you are a blogger and have a recipe to share, you can link up your post by following the instructions below. If you are not a blogger, but love food and cooking, do check out the recipes that will be appearing below. If this week is as good as they usually are you will find some awesome recipes – the #CookBlogShare bloggers are very good at what they do!
Vegan Gingerbread Men
First up, these gorgeous Gingerbread Men from Kat over at The Baking Explorer – aren’t they cute? And such a lovely recipe to bake in the run-up to Christmas…especially if you have children to bake with (or can borrow some!). These gingerbread men are vegan and dairy free too!
I am utterly addicted to almond croissants, so these Almond Rolls from Corina at Searching for Spice really caught my eye! They would make such a fabulous breakfast for Christmas morning…and as a bonus they are really simple to make.
Gingerbread Men Rocky Road
How fantastic is this recipe? This wonderful Gingerbread Men Rocky Road has been created by Claire over at Foodie Quine. Such a lovely festive version of rocky road – even if it does look slightly gruesome – I can’t decide if there has been some horrible gingerbread men disaster, or if they are all just enjoying a nice chocolate bath…I think I’ll go with the second option! I suppose this is technically not a bake as Claire uses bought gingerbread men…but if you baked your own gingerbread men then it would be 😀
Clementine and Cranberry Wreath Bread
And last, but by no means least, we have this gorgeous Clementine and Cranberry Wreath Bread from Vicki at Free From Fairy. She has used her own gluten free and rice free flour (which you can buy here) to create this spectacular bread wreath, which is not only gluten free but also nut free, soy free, can easily be made dairy free, AND is suitable for people following a low FODMAP diet! Wouldn’t this make an amazing breakfast on Christmas morning?
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 49
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Kirsty @k_phillipson, Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on all the posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Kirsty at Hijacked by Twins 🙂
This is my last #CookBlogShare before Christmas – so I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I hope you all have a very delicious festive season and I will be back in the new year with lots more #CookBlogShare fun!! Eb x
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