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Gluten Free Valentine Recipes : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

Last week, thanks to Delicious Alchemy I have been baking some Gluten Free valentine treats. Over the weekend we have been having a feast on our Gluten Free bakes..

Above : Some of the products from the Delicious Alchemy range.

First up I made some yummy cupcakes from their Vanilla Sponge Mix.

Strawberry Heart Cupcakes

Makes 12




  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c/160c for fan assisted ovens.
  2. Place the cake mix, soft butter OR dairy free alternative, eggs and water into a bowl.
  3. Beat together with an electric whisk for 15 sec.
  4. Stop, scrap down the mixture and mix for a further 10 seconds.
  5. Line a 12 holed muffin tray with cupcake cases.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly between the 12 cupcake cases.
  7. Bake for around 20 – 22 minutes, until lightly risen and a light golden colour.
  8. Take out oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  9. Take out tray and leave to go cold on a wire tray.
  10. Wait till completely cool before adding icing sugar.
  11. In a big bowl sift the icing sugar. Add the unsalted butter OR dairy free alternative and mix until all creamed together.
  12. Place in fridge to set.
  13. Cut strawberries in half, place on a plate with seeds facing upward. Use a heart shape cookie cutter or knife to make the top of the strawberries look like heart shapes.
  14. Pop a spoonful of butter cream onto each cupcake and then a half of strawberry.

Then some bread:

Homemade Gluten Free Brown Bread With Cheese Hearts..

Cooks from cold

You will need:


  1. Mix cooks from cold so no need to pre heat oven.
  2. Grease a1lb bread tin.
  3. Add the bread mix to the bowl, pour over the oil and water then mix together with a food mixer.
  4. Mix together on slow speed for about 5 minutes, making sure you mix all the mixture from the sides together. Transfer the dough to the greased tin, rub a spachular across to make it even.
  5. Cover with lightly oiled cling film and leave somewhere warm for 20 minutes.
  6. Place the tin in the centre of a cold oven.
  7. Pop oven on 220c/195c for fan assisted oven.
  8. Bake for around 80 minutes.
  9. Take out the tin and leave to cool completely.
  10. Slice the bread once cool, butter and cut some heart shape cheese slices out.


Cranberry And Oaty Large Cookie…

You will need:


  1. Pre heat oven to 180c/160 fan assisted oven.
  2. Grease a medium heart tray.
  3. Pour the cookie mix into a bowl.
  4. Add the dried cranberry’s.
  5. Melt together the butter and water in a small pan.
  6. Pour onto the cookie and cranberry’s, mix and stir well.
  7. Place the mix into the grease heart tray and level mixture with the back of a fork.
  8. Cook for around 22-24 minutes , until golden.

Now on to the party: Share what you have been baking, crafting or wearing πŸ™‚

To join in the fun~

  1. Link up your creative, recipe, crafty, outfit or anything creative posts on the blog hop below.
  2. Visit a few blogs on the list to make the hop fun for everyone.
  3. Please try to include the Creative Monday button or a text link back to my blog in the post you are linking up.
  4. Be great if you would like to follow? let me know if you do, so I can stop by and follow back.
  5. Don’t forget to tweet me your links so I can re-tweet them.

This post is in collaboration with Delicious Alchemy.


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41 comments so far.

41 responses to “Gluten Free Valentine Recipes : Creative Mondays Blog Hop…”

  1. Tamar SB says:

    What fun treats to test! That's not a company here in the US though or I'd totally try it!

  2. Sarah says:

    Ohhh yum!! I'm always trying to find gluten free anything really. I need to check these out! Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚ xx

  3. Julia Nyanyo says:

    I have a dead friend and colleague who is always looking for new gluten free things to try, I'll let her know. thanks.

  4. Pam @Threading My Way says:

    The breakfast I'm eating doesn't look nearly so appetising now. Thanks for the party, Claire. Have a great week.

  5. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas says:

    Thanks so much for hosting and for visiting!!Hugs,Deb

  6. Elsie Davies says:

    Thank you for hosting yet another beautiful party Claire. Your cupcakes look amazing. xo

  7. Joanna Brittain says:

    I love when I get to try out new treats! Fun!! Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful week!

  8. Annie says:

    I love the way you decorated the cupcakes! Thank you for the party!

  9. Lee T says:

    Ahh im gluten free, so it is SO exciting to see some GF valentine's options! Thanks for sharing! XoLee | LegalLee Blonde

  10. ElleSpann says:

    so yummy! I'm having a brunch on saturday, so I will use these!elle Southern Elle Style

  11. 3 Princesses and 1 Dude says:

    These look so great, shall be using these next week for half term lunches with my monsters! Shall pop back later tonight and read through some more links. Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

  12. Petite Silver Vixen says:

    I've never made bread – might give this a go sometime. Thanks for the ideas and those hearts – especially the cheese ones, are fun. Thanks for hosting.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

  13. Our Seaside Baby says:

    Love the fairy cakes! Going to make some of these this week with my little one πŸ˜‰ Our Seaside Baby

  14. Rebecca says:

    Those fairy cakes are so cute and looks yummm – Have a lovely week!!Rebeccahttp://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  15. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    Everything look so yummy!! Those heart shaped strawberries are too cute!

  16. Please may I? says:

    This all looks so yummy. x x

  17. Winnie says:

    The cupcakes and the bread are sooooooooooo CUTE !!The cookies look absolutely unique and delicious – I'd looooove to grab some of them

  18. Chelsea Davis says:

    My mouth is watering! Those cupcakes looks delicious. Simple and yummy! XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

  19. Paula Rockwell says:

    Happy Monday! All of your GF treats look really yummy. And strange as it may seem, my favorite thing is the heart-shaped butter πŸ™‚ Have a great week!

  20. Jill Shepherd says:

    Oh yum! Plenty of tasty looking snacks there Claire! Thanks for hosting once again. Hope you have a fabulous week!

  21. Ana Love Craft says:

    Such delicious recipes, Claire! I love strawberries hearts! Thanks for hosting the party!Happy Valentine’s Day!Hugs and love from Portugal,Ana Love Craftwww.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

  22. Stephanie Robinson says:

    Loving all the heart shaped goodies – even the mugs!! Thanks for hosting x

  23. Morgan Prince says:

    Oh they're great recipes! Love the heart mugs and plate! ;)Thanks for hosting hun. x

  24. Elegance and Mommyhood says:

    I want to try some gluten free desserts some day. The heart strawberry cupcakes look and sound divine.Congratulation on the new blog Claire Justine!

  25. Jazzy Jack says:

    One cookie plate size thanks!Nice to see some gluten free recipes. Beautifully made and photographed too! My cooking is much messier and I certainly don't stop and photograph it.Looking forward to meeting some creative people.Thanks for the linkup. I came via Kezzie :-)Xo Jazzy Jack

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