Welcome to the last #CookBlogShare of the year and for our final round up I have chosen 5 great ginger recipes. Ginger is so versatile and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes as well as drinks, as this round up so beautifully illustrates.
Woah.... This year has gone by fast and as I write this post, Christmas is just a couple of days away and the New Year just around the corner. It only seems like yesterday when I was writing the first and best of #CookBlogShare of 2019 and now I'm writing the last #CookBlogShare of the year.
Its been a great year for Recipes Made Easy which has continued to grow beyond all expectations so thank you to every one of my readers and thank you to those of you in the food blogging community for all your support.
This time last year I had no idea that I would soon be writing not just one recipe blog but two. A chance conversation with a friend over coffee lead to me taking over Only Crumbs Remain. Angela who started Crumbs had decided to stop blogging and pursue her passion for making ceramics.
Fast forward to the end of this year and I am delighted to report that after taking over Only Crumbs Remain, this has also grown faster than expected and I am very much looking forward to working on both blogs in 2020.
2019 has also been a fabulous year for #CookBlogShare which has continued to grow into not just a weekly linky but a great food bloggers community helped via the facebook group (if you are a food blogger and not a member yet pop over and request to join).
Our #CookBlogShare Instagram hashtag has also grown from just a few posts to nearly thousands post with that hasgtag, so do make sure you add the tag to your Instagram posts if you want to be spotted by us.
As most of you know from 2020, we say good bye to Eb from Easy Peasy Foodie and Monika from Everyday Healthy Recipes as regular hosts and myself and Michelle and Lesley at Lost in Food will be the regular hosts, opening up more opportunities for guest hosting. I think its the guests hosts that makes #CookBlogShare one of the best food linkies around. If you would like to be a future guest host then please let me know if you haven't already.
Great Ginger Recipes
And so to this weeks round up, picking our favourite recipes from all the amazing recipes linked up is never easy. Was it going to be one of the Chocolate recipes such as the Chocolate lime pie from Feast Glorious Feast or Chocolate Scones from A baking journey?
There were Cheese Gourgeres from Jo's Kitchen larder and Bacon wrapped Haloumi from Curlys Cooking. Both would make delicious new year party bites but then I notice a common ingredient in several other recipes - Ginger.
Ginger with its lovely warming flavour is perfect for this time of the year and is so versatile as these 5 Great ginger Recipes illustrate and so it is Ginger that gets my vote this time.
Ginger Ham with Southern Comfort
Chloe at Feast Glorious Feast used Ginger ale to Cook her festive gammon and then glazes it with Southern Comfort. Now doesn't that sound good! Wish I'd seen this recipe before I cooked my gammon yesterday.
Easy Ginger Cake Loaf
Gingerbread and ginger cake are often associated with festive baking This Easy Ginger Cake from Apply To Face is ideal if you need a bit of a gingery fix but you are short on time, as it takes just 10 minutes to prep.
Gingerbread Cake with Ginger Buttercream
Or if you have a bit more time on your hand, you could make this cute Gingerbread Cake from The Baking Explorer. It's filled with ginger buttercream.
Winter Pear and Ginger Trifle
I've been dreaming about these Pear and Ginger Trifles ever since I first saw them on Gluten Free Alchemist . They look so pretty and I can just imagine how delicious they taste. I love trifle in all forms and this is a must try for me. While you are there you might also like to check out Gluten Free Lebkuchen for another gingery treat.
Chai Spiced Bourbon Cocktail
And finally, we have Chia Spiced Bourbon Cocktail from Handmade Weekly – Bourbon is a whiskey made in the USA. The addition of Chai tea concentrate and cinnamon to bourbon and ginger ale gives a twist to what we Brits would call a Scotch and Ginger. (sorry this recipe is no longer available)
And now is the perfect time to say cheers and wish you all a
Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.