#CookBlogShare Week #50 features 5 delicious chocolate treats, perfect to enjoy in the festive season. They make fantastic edible gifts or party treats, great for sharing with family and friends.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare Week #50
#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where we share recipes, comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally immerse ourselves in the world of gastronomy! If you’ve got a recipe this is the place to show it off!
I have the pleasure of co-hosting this link party together with 2 fantastic bloggers and each of us gets to host about once a month. The other co-hosts are: Eb@Easy Peasy Foodie and Jacqui@Recipes Made Easy.
#CookBlogShare is also occasionally guest hosted. Our most recent one was Helen from Casa Costello. We’ll have more guest hosts in the new year!
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Thank you to everyone who shared their recipe with us last week.
#COOKBLOGSHARE WEEK #50 PLUS 5 CHOCOLATE TREATS
Christmas is upon us and I’ve been busy making and sharing new festive recipes, updating old ones and even making other people’s recipes!
My most recent recipe, for example, is based on Jamie Oliver’s turkey wellington. I modified the recipe a little by omitting some ingredients and including others and the result was this Mushroom Turkey Wellington with Chestnuts. The addition of the chestnuts adds a festive twist to this recipe, so it makes a great alternative to the traditional roast turkey.
I’ve also managed to update a recipe I shared 2 years ago around this time. My Polish Rogaliki (Rugelach) are based on a recipe I’ve grown up with. ‘Rogaliki’ are little crescent shaped pastries filled with jam. I added a festive twist to mine and swapped the jam for a dried fruit mixture with a splash of sherry. They look really cute and taste super yummy.
There is one thing I cannot imagine Christmas without – chocolate! There were several chocolate treats recipes linked up last week and I chose them as this week’s features. Here they are (in no particular order):
The Features – 5 Chocolate treats
Sylvie from The Foodie Journey shared her beautifully sculpted Chocolate Brioche Bread Wreath. It’s not difficult to imagine just how delicious this chocolate brioche is, plus it would also make an amazing edible gift!
Kat from The Baking Explorer linked up her delicious looking Maltesers Rocky Road. It is a no bake chocolate treat containing digestive biscuits and marshmallows, in addition to the Maltesers. This easy to make chocolate treat looks super moreish and would also work really well as an edible Christmas gift.
Cat from Curly’s Cooking brought to the party these gorgeous Chocolate Cupcakes topped with festive vanilla buttercream. Cupcakes are such a versatile treat, great for any occasion, and Christmas is no exception. This is also a fantastic recipe to get the kids involved – I am sure they’d love to help decorate these lovely cupcakes!
Cat also shared her Dark Chocolate, Almond and Cherry Fudge, which is my kind of chocolate treat! I love combining chocolate with fruit, cherry especially. I also really like the addition of the almonds in this recipe. Another fantastic edible gift idea!
Kate from Gluten Free Alchemist shared this stunning, gluten free Decadent Roasted Banana & Chocolate Celebration Cake. It is such a work of art I could write pages about it. The banana sponge (using baked bananas!) sounds delicious, but together with the chocolate buttercream and the chocolate ganache it must be super delicious! A real show-stopper.
Thank you again for sharing your delicious recipes with #CookBlogShare! I am looking forward to seeing your recipes, whether old or new, so join the party and link up your creations!
#COOKBLOGSHARE WEEK #50
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Your host for the last 2 weeks of this year will be Eb@Easy Peasy Foodie.