Christmas

BEGGAR’S PURSE – CRAB & PROSCIUTTO

Date: 13 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Starters & Soups 0

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This is quite an old recipe, or maybe I should call it a Retro Recipe?  Sounds more trendy! I had first made this in 1990, (just yesterday! Lol) and my guests had loved it. I had used bacon, a much lesser amount so it would not be overpowering, chopped very finely, since you would not…

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GINGERBREAD SNOW GLOBES

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Desserts, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 0

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I had come across these snow globes a year ago.  They stuck in mind they were so pretty.  It probably was not even gluten free and I have no idea what the base was made of as it was in some foreign language.   I still made it, using a delicious flourless moist chocolate cake…

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EDIBLE CHRISTMAS PLACE NAMES

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 1

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A cute little idea for your Christmas Place Names, perfect with after dinner coffee, once it serves its purpose! Kids would feel involved and would also love to help make them! 6 cups gluten free Puffed Rice (Similar to Rice Krispees) 1 (283g) packet white marshmellows 3 tbsp butter Green Food Colouring Little Chocolates to use as…

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OLIVE & ROSEMARY CHRISTMAS TREE

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, International Cuisine, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Starters & Soups 0

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Having some guests over for Christmas for some drinks? This is the perfect thing to serve with Christmas Apetitizers! It would really go well with Cheese and Salami or Meat platters! It might look difficult but it is so easy to make! All you need is a polystyrene cone which you can buy from craft stores! Black & Green pitted olives…

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CHOCOLATE CHRISTMAS TREE

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 0

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I have been making this Chocolate Christmas Tree since early 90’s, without fail, ever year. Apart from being delicious, it makes a lovely festive centerpiece! Great as a homemade gift too! 550g dark chocolate plus extra for assembling 200g roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped 150g raisins 1 brazil nut, cut in half Icing sugar for dusting…

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NO-COOK CHRISTMAS TRUFFLES

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 0

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These are healthy, quick, easy and delicious! And No-Cook!  Adorable tasty morsels for after dinner with coffee!  You can leave them plain or decorate them with fondant leaves and berries.  They are also good without the chocolate coating! 100g dark cooking Chocolate, roughly chopped 2 cups dried fruit, chopped (I used a mix of cranberries, raisins, sultanas, apricots,…

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GINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS COOKIES

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 1

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Festive Christmas Gingerbread Cookies, decorated with simple white icing, silver balls and with red and green ribbons.  They can look so cute hanging on your Christmas Tree!  They would also make lovely home made presents! I have revised last year’s recipe into a healthier version of Gingerbread cookie dough, made with almond flour and coconut flour.  Everyone will…

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GINGERBREAD MEN

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Food, Sweets & Treats 0

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Always popular, these gluten free gingerbread men are so simple to make, easier than you think.  I have revised last year’s recipe into a healthier version of Gingerbread cookie dough, this time made with almond flour and coconut flour.  Everyone will love this, even non Celiacs! This version includes also chocolate. You can use this recipe to make…

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MELTING SNOWMEN COOKIES

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Food, Holiday Specials, Sweets & Treats 0

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I have revised last year’s recipe into a healthier version of Gingerbread cookie dough, this time made with almond flour and coconut flour.  Everyone will love this, even non Celiacs! This version includes also chocolate. You can use this recipe to make the Gingerbread House, the Melting Snowman Cookies, Gingerbread Men and Christmas Cookies. 145g almond flour 100g coconut…

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CHEESE CHRISTMAS TREE

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Savory Snacks & Nibbles, Starters & Soups 0

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Definitely for Cheese Lovers! Instead of the usual cheese ball, how about making it look more Christmassy? At first I could not get it stay up like I would have wished it too, then came up with the idea of the cardboard cone.  Instructions below. 3 pkgs of cream cheese 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup…

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CHRISTMAS TREE AUBERGINE STACK

Date: 12 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Food, Holiday Specials, Starters & Soups 1

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Make this popular aubergine starter for a simple Christmas Entree. You can prepare, slice and season everything and also grill the aubergine slices ahead of time and then just put it together. Best if you put the tomatoes and mozzarella on paper towels so it absorbs any liquid. Aubergines Bufala Mozzarella Tomatoes Pesto Olive Oil…

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SWISS BASLER BRUNSLI

Date: 08 Dec 2014 Author: Jacqui Categories: Christmas, Cookies, Desserts, Food, Holiday Specials, International Cuisine, Sweets & Treats 0

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Thank you Switzerland! These gorgeous cookies happen to be naturally Gluten Free! Basler Brunsli are Swiss Christmas cookies made with ground almonds and chocolate with a hint of spice! Mmmmmm, slight crust and soft and chewy inside! What is there not to love about them? They are very easy to make and there are also…

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