I love pancakes – they are so easy to rustle up, and most of the time you have all the staple ingredients you need knocking about at home, to whisk up a bowl of gluten free batter in no time at all!
I’m here again with another childhood recipe to share with you. These chocolate picnic slices are as much a joy to make as they are to eat and are naturally gluten free.
From my early teens I have always had a weakness for cookery books – all connected with my love of food, both for myself and to feed others – the picture below is my collection that I have gathered over the years, all sitting proudly on our bookcase (which belonged to my grandma and grandad). My college files sit alongside them too, as I was a proper ‘slacker’ at school, but at Catering college, I pulled my socks up and worked hard, as I was doing something I loved!! Reading through these old files gives me a sense of satisfaction, as its evidence of the effort I put into my studies and reminds me of my carefree days spent at college.
I’ve been fancying making gluten free carrot cake cupcakes for ages and had been on the hunt for a carrot cake recipe that I could adapt, to rustle some up! Fortunately, after a bit of searching, I spotted this recipe by Mary Cadogan on the BBC Good Food website which turned out to be perfect!
I had a thought the other day, I haven’t yet shared a gluten free chocolate muffin recipe with you!! Well I have the most fabulous one, which is actually one of my favourite ‘go to’ recipes. I was first introduced to this gorgeous recipe when I worked at Juvela and since then I have used it not only to make muffins but also fudge cakes, tray bakes, and even warmed it up and enjoyed it with lots of hot chocolate *sauce!!