NYE Macarons + A Step by Step Method for Foolproof Macarons

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring in 2015 with these festive, gluten free French macarons!  These sophisticated black macarons are filled with shimmery buttercream and decked out with sprinkles, ready to help you celebrate the new year.
2015 New Year's Eve Macarons from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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NYE Macarons

Macarons are the perfect way to ring in the new year and these sophisticated babies are no exception.They're fun and festive with their sprinkled tops proclaiming the upcoming year and 'NYE' for New Year's Eve!
Happy New Year's Eve from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
A line of NYE gluten free French macarons from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

#tastytuesdays no. 86 & 6 warming winter drinks

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Gold Opulence Hot Cocoa Jam Jar Treat

Monday, December 29, 2014

With edible gold lustre, this is one decadent hot cocoa made to get you through the busy work day!
Gold Opulence Hot Cocoa Jam Jar Treat from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gold Opulence Hot Cocoa

These hot cocoas are luxurious and decadent, made with only the finest ingredients. What's even better is that they're for you! I designed these special hot cocoas after receiving a prompt from www.thinkmoney.co.uk to come up with a creative way to use jam jars. The twist with these jam jars, is that they're not meant for a gift, they're for you to enjoy!

Hot Cocoa with Edible Goldfrom Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

National Milk Day with Daioni Welsh Organic Milk

Friday, December 26, 2014

Celebrate National Milk Day on 11 January 2015, with Daioni Welsh Organic Milk!
Daioni Welsh Organic Chocolate Milk from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

National Milk Day with Daioni

11 January 2015 marks the anniversary of the first day milk was delivered in glass bottles in the UK. Daioni, the Welsh organic milk company is celebrating National Milk Day with a new range, the UK's first range of flavoured organic milk. With milk available in chocolate, strawberry and banana flavours, Daioni hopes the new flavours will inspire parents and children alike to drink more milk.

Flavoured Organic Milk from Daioni from Anyontia-nibbles.co.uk

8 Last Minute Christmas Treats

Thursday, December 25, 2014

If you've left the Christmas prep to the last minute, don't panic! Here are 8 easy last minute Christmas treats you can make today!

8 Last Minute Christmas Treats from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

8 Last Minute Christmas Treats

If you're anything like me, Christmas has practically pounced on us! Callum's birthday is on 22 December, so it's always a manic week for us. We spent the past two Christmases at my parent's house in North Carolina, but this year, we're staying put in the UK and having a quiet family gathering at my mother-in-law's house.

It's not uncommon for people to get so busy this time of year they forget to prep Christmas treats or just run out of time to do so! If you find yourself in that predicament, here are 8 last minute Christmas treats you can prepare today and enjoy during your Christmas dinner! All of the recipes I've chosen for this round up are easy to prepare and use ingredients you most likely already have in your cupboard, so no need to stress. There are few completely easy ones that even a beginner could whip up and there are some that require a bit more skills, but no matter which you choose, the end results are impressive!

Hartley's Jolly Jelly Christmas Stollen Trifle

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Shake the traditional Christmas trifle up this festive season with this easy, boozy, Christmassy recipe!
Hartley's Jolly Jelly Christmas Stollen Trifle from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

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Christmas Stollen Trifle

Tis the season to be jolly and nothing beats the jolly-making like a bit of booze. And a traditional English trifle. Except, this traditional English trifle has been turned on its head and given a festive shake up! When you tuck inside and dig all the way to the bottom, you'll find a layer of Hartley's orange jelly with rum-soaked raisins and maraschino cherries suspended inside. (Omit the rummed raisins for kids & tee totalers.) Next layer up is decadent, buttery stollen, followed by thick pillows of whipped cream sprinkled with whimsical gingerbread men and a chocolate Christmas star tucked in for luck.

Before we continue, allow me to clarify for my North American readers: when I say jelly in this post, I am referring to Jello. Here in the UK, jello is called jelly.

A packet of Hartley's Jolly Jelly dressed for Christmas from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

#tastytuesdays no. 85

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Dairy & Gluten Free Churros con Champurrado

Monday, December 22, 2014

Inject a bit South American flavour into your Christmas festivities with these easy gluten and dairy free recipes for churros and champurrado!
Dairy & Gluten Free Churros con Champurrado from Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk

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Dairy & Gluten Free Churros & Mexican Atole

Warm, fresh churros made from gluten-free pancake mix dunked into thick atole or champurrado is a perfect festive treat! Challenged by Travelbag Cruises to come up with a festive South American recipe, I decided to take two traditional Latin treats, make them super luxurious and gluten and dairy free. What I've come up with is delicious funnel cake-shaped churros and thick Latin hot chocolate--both of which are dairy free!

A bite of gluten free pancake churros from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

I know that traditional churros are rod-shaped and ridged, but my churros are round so that they nest in top of a mug of Latin hot chocolate. For both recipes, I used dairy-free almond milk and for the churros, my favourite gluten free pancake mix. Of course, you could use any type of pancake mix: shop bought or homemade for this recipe and you'll still yield the same results.

Berry and Rainbow Chard Smoothie

Monday, December 15, 2014

Get all the vitamins & nutrients you need in this tasty vegetable & fruit #healthytreats smoothie!
Berry & Rainbow Chard Smoothie by Anyonita-Nibbles.co.uk
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Raw Swiss Chard Smoothie with Berries

Usually, green smoothies (not the colour green, but the generic name for any smoothie made with vegetables) contain spinach. But, when I received a bushel of the most vibrant rainbow chard I've ever seen, I know I wanted to use it in an unusual way. Swiss chard, the proper name for the vegetable in my smoothie, is actually a part of the chenopod family, along with beetroot and spinach, so it's an easy, natural substitute for it.
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Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gluten free macarons laced with seasonal peppermint flavours make an excellent Christmas treat!
Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons with Peppermint Buttercream from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Christmas Peppermint Macarons

I love how versatile macarons are and these peppermint macarons are no exception! I've crushed some peppermint flavoured candy cane for the tops and filled them with sweet peppermint flavoured buttercream. Serve these dainty gluten free desserts at your Christmas party or wrap them in Christmassy gift boxes and distribute to your secret Santa. Or simply enjoy them on Christmas Eve in front of the twinkling Christmas tree lights with a cup of something warm after you've wrapped all the presents.
A stack of festive gluten free Christmas peppermint macarons from anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs

Monday, December 1, 2014

Gluten free choux pastry gets the decadent red velvet treatment, smothered in melted chocolate and sprinkled with freeze dried raspberries to make these indulgent mini eclairs!

Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Eclairs

There's something particularly indulgent and decadent about red velvet anything. The smooth chocolatey flavour, the luscious deep red; it's magical. And that's exactly what I was going for with these mini treats.

Freezedried raspberries on top of a mini gluten free red velvet eclair from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

There's just something about winter that makes me crave red velvet. Maybe it's because I grew up with Christmases dominated with towering red velvet cakes, with buttercream as thick as Lake Effect Snow squeezing out between the layers of the cake? These mini eclairs would be perfect dotted around a buffet at a Christmas party.

A mini gluten free eclair topped with chocolate and freeze dried raspeberries and flavoured with red velvet emulsion from Anyonita-nibbles.co.uk

Or, save them to make on Valentine's Day if you want a naughty, indulgent treat to woo your love or drown your sorrows. It doesn't matter when you eat them, to be honest. You'll absolutely love them! To make these, I flavoured and coloured normal gluten free choux pastry with red velvet emulsion. Once they were baked, I piped them with a cream cheese buttercream. Then, dunked the tops in melted milk chocolate before sprinkling over freeze-dried raspberries.