I do already have a smashing fruit scone recipe on my blog. And of course, it’s also one that can be used to make a gluten free cream tea. But after enjoying a very delicious scone, as part of a gf afternoon tea at Nunsmere Hall, I wanted to share a scone recipe that was a bit fancier. Something that may be fitting enough to hand out at a street party. Celebrating The Queens Platinum Jubilee maybe?!!
Bringing you another super recipe that I think you’re going to love! I discovered the recipe for these gorgeous pecan squares over on once upon a chef’s website. These gluten free pecan squares have a lovely buttery shortbread base; however, the star of the show has to be the deliciously moreish, caramel pecan topping.
It’s with joy I bring you this gorgeous recipe for a traditional lemon meringue pie. Which of course is completely gluten free.
Lemon meringue pie has featured delightfully throughout my life, as my mum and grandma frequently made this delicious, zingy, meringue topped pie. But whilst they’d always make their own pastry and meringue, the lemon filing tended to be a Green’s packet mix. I used to love helping my mum and grandma make this pud. I say help, it was generally a case that I stood and stirred the lemon filling in the pan until it had thickened, and the little capsule, filled with magic lemon flavouring burst (my favourite bit!). The last time I checked, Green’s lemon pie filling was a ‘may contain’ for gluten, so of course it’s something that’s now off limits for me; hence the ‘need’ to make lemon meringue pie from scratch.
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Since starting writing my own gluten free food blog, I’ve discovered many inspiring food/recipe writers and cooks; Rosie Birkett being one of them. Rosie is a recipe writer and cook, and it’s her recipe for leek, walnut and two cheese shortcrust tart that I’m about to share with you.
The original recipe for this truly scrumptious leek, walnut and two cheese tart featured in a copy of The Sunday Times magazine. Prior to the magazine being published Rosie shared a picture of the tart on instagram. The tart looked incredible and I knew I’d have to rustle one up. And I’m so glad I did, as this light, crisp, pastry tart filled to the brim with a glorious selection of wonderful ingredients, turned out to be a stunner!
I’m a fan of coconut cake and have wanted to get a recipe for one on the blog for some time. The recipe I’ve gone with is something I popped together as a bit of a trial a few weeks ago and I was delighted with the result.
This gluten free iced coconut cake is quick and easy to make and is the perfect thing to have a go at if you’re new to baking, as all you need to do is pop all the ingredients in a bowl, whisk and bake. And then as is by magic, you will be rewarded with a delicious, soft coconut sponge cake. Yum!
I’ve a box full of recipe cuttings that I’ve collected over the years. It’s a real eclectic mix of recipes that have caught my eye whilst looking through magazines/newspapers and ones that have been quickly scribbled down on scraps of paper. It’s from deep within this culinary treasure trove that I came across this glorious recipe for a raspberry, lemon and yogurt tea loaf. And it’s an absolute cracker!
It’s with sheer delight, that I share this truly scrumptious gluten free steamed sponge recipe with you. I have a steamed jam sponge recipe already on the blog, but I know how popular steamed syrup pud is, so I thought you wouldn’t mind me tempting you with this one too.
I was lucky enough to spend a few extremely happy years of my childhood, living in a rather wonderful Scottish seaside town called Thurso. It was whilst living in Thurso that I got to try Scotch pancakes for the first time. And this was thanks to our neighbour, who we affectionately referred to as Auntie Jannetta, popping around to our house and standing at the stove with my mum as they rustled up a batch together.
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A few years ago, my cousin Rachel, arrived at one of our family get togethers with a tin full of gluten free ginger biscuits and they were delicious! It turned out, that the original recipe she’d used to make them came from our grandma.
Whilst I had the sheer pleasure of sampling many of my grandma’s homemade bakes, I couldn’t ever remember tucking into her ginger biscuits. So, it was a delight that Rachel had introduced them to me and also passed on the recipe, which I’d now like to share with you.
In 2017 I made the decision to walk away from a job I loved to realise the dream of writing my own blog. I was so fortunate that Neil supported my decision and also agreed that in the short term we could manage without my wage. However, four years on, Neil is getting close to retirement age (!!) and it’s time to reassess our financial situation.