Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles

These Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are a decadent chocolate treat everybody is going to love. Made with festive chocolate orange and rich, creamy Bailey’s! They make for the perfect edible gift as they’re quick and easy to make, transport well, and are totally indulgent.

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Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are a decadent chocolate treat everybody is going to love. Made with festive chocolate orange and rich, creamy Bailey’s! - three truffles next to a bottle of baileys, one has a bite taken out of it

Every time I made homemade truffles, it makes me realise I do not make them often enough. They’re so ridiculously easy to make and the results are incredible! Little balls of fudgy, decadent chocolate that are flavoured any way you fancy, what’s not to love?! These Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are my new favourite variation though. In my family it isn’t Christmas unless you have a Chocolate Orange and a bottle of Baileys, I don’t make the rules that’s just how it is! So when deciding what flavour to make some festive chocolate truffles, Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles were first in line!

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Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine

These buttery, melt in your mouth Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine are the perfect Christmas cookies. They’re so easy to make with just a few ingredients, and you can decorate them however you like (or even not at all!). The flavours are totally divine with hints of caramel, and the festive holiday flavours of cinnamon and clementine. Use round cookie cutters or other fun shapes and you can make these Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies all year round!

 Jump to the RecipeThese buttery, melt in your mouth Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine are the perfect Christmas cookies, decorated with royal icing #christmas #christmascookies #holidaycookies #glutenfree #glutenfreebaking #glutenfreeholidays #shortbread #royalicing

These Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine might just be my new favourite Christmas cookies (although they have real tough competition with my Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies in the running). The idea for these Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies was actually born from another idea. I had these grand plans to make a Christmassy layer cake with indulgent frostings and dripping boozy sauces, and I was going to decorate it with festive flavoured Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies. Well, the cake was a total bust – it definitely has potential once I get the recipe right, but unfortunately I don’t have any time left to get that done before Santa arrives, so it will have to wait until next year. Even though I had no cake to decorate, I decided to make the Shortbread Cookies anyway, and I’m so glad I did!

 These buttery, melt in your mouth Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine are the perfect Christmas cookies - a christmas tree shaped cookie decorated with pink royal icing

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Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies

Thick and chewy Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies are the ultimate Christmas Cookie. They’re made with nutmeg and a healthy dose of bourbon so they’re full of holiday cheer, and are the perfect way to enjoy all the yumminess of eggnog during the festive season but in cookie form. They’re so simple to make, and are perfect for a cookie exchange and gifting!

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Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies are thick and chewy, they're the ultimate Christmas Cookie. They’re made with nutmeg and a healthy dose of bourbon so they’re full of holiday cheer - a stack of eggnog cookies straight on, with a glass of eggnog in the background  

Eggnog? Do you love it or does it kind of ick you out? Eggnog isn’t something that ever caught on much here in the UK, but the idea of it and the flavours really intrigued me. Eggs, cream, nutmeg and booze – sounds pretty damn delicious to me! So when Starbucks starting doing the eggnog latte over here I had to try it, and I thought it was delicious! I was firmly on the eggnog train. But I know it grosses some people out, especially those who have never tried it, I think it’s the idea of drinking raw eggs (even though it really is pretty safe to do so these days). But as someone who loves an egg white in her cocktails, that doesn’t put me off at all! But for those of you who love the flavours that are in eggnog but don’t want to drink it, I made you these Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies! Yep – just for you!

 Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies are thick and chewy, they're the ultimate Christmas Cookie. They’re made with nutmeg and a healthy dose of bourbon so they’re full of holiday cheer - an eggnog cookie being dunked into a glass of eggnog

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Gluten Free Treacle Tart – a classic British dessert

This Gluten Free Treacle Tart is an easy and delicious dessert you can serve any time. It’s sticky, sweet, and Harry Potter’s favourite! You’re going to love how simple this British classic is to make!

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Gluten Free Treacle Tart - a slice of treacle tart with ice cream on top

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Treacle tart is a tried and true staple dessert here in the UK, and one of my favourites. It’s simplicity makes it all that much more appealing in my eyes, sometimes all you need is a few ingredients to make a truly spectacular dessert to serve friends and family. My Gluten Free Treacle Tart recipe is no exception, making it gluten free doesn’t make it any more difficult or time consuming, it’s just as easy and tasty, you’d never know it was gluten free!

This Gluten Free Treacle Tart is an easy and delicious dessert you can serve any time. It’s sticky, sweet, and Harry Potter’s favourite! You’re going to love how simple this British classic is to make! #glutenfree #treacletart #harrypotter #britishdesserts #baking

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Fireworks Cupcakes – Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes with Popping Candy

These Fireworks Cupcakes are an easy and fun way to celebrate Bonfire Night! Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes are filled with popping candy, aka “pop rocks”. And Neon buttercream is swirled with black buttercream to create an awesome fireworks in the night sky look! Sprinkle with more popping candy, and you’ll be ooh-ing and ahh-ing through every bite of these Fireworks Cupcakes! Also a great cupcake to serve at your New Years’ Eve Party!

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Fireworks Cupcakes - Gluten free vanilla cupcakes with black buttercream swirled with neon buttercream, there is a sparkler above them - full size image

 

Remember, remember the 5th of November,

Gunpowder, treason, and plot,

I know of no reason, why the gunpowder treason,

Should ever be forgot

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If you’re not in Britain, or one of the common wealths (is that the correct term?), then you might not be all that familiar with Bonfire Night. Also known as Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night, it is a British holiday on 5th November where we celebrate a failed plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by the Catholics, who wanted to kill King James I and oust his government because they were Protestant (that’s a very, very basic description of the events – some of which may even be wrong!). It was foiled when Guy Fawkes was discovered guarding all the gunpowder in the tunnels beneath. So, naturally, we celebrate his capture and gruesome execution by setting off fireworks and burning an effigy of Guy on a bonfire – because that’s a totally normal thing to do! It may have a slightly odd reason behind it, but Guy Fawkes Night is always such a fun celebration – you wrap up warm to watch pretty fireworks, eat fairground style food, and just have a generally good time! 

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