One of the main reasons why it can be so hard to pinpoint a coeliac disease diagnosis, is that there are apparently over 200 known symptoms for this serious autoimmune condition. Also, to achieve an accurate test result for coeliac you have to be including gluten within your diet six weeks prior to being tested (blood test and endoscopy).
I’m so chuffed to be sharing this gluten free chocolate marble Easter cake with you. For as well as it is tasting great, I’ve also had chance to use a ‘donut’ shaped tin (Savarin mould) that belonged to my mum – I love using all the bits and bobs that belonged to her. And another thing, this cake was fun to do, and it made me realise I can make something look half decent when I put my mind to it. I’m not known for my cake decorating skills you see. I once got sent home by my friend’s mum, whilst attempting to ‘help’ my very creative friend decorate a special birthday cake – all I can say my assistance didn’t enhance the overall look of the cake!!
April is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) awareness month. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this post with you (it’s one I’ve been wanting to write for ages). IBS affects many people, but unfortunately it is a common misdiagnosis in people later diagnosed with coeliac disease. One in four people with coeliac disease have previously been treated for IBS.
I have been on the hunt over the last few weeks for gluten free Easter treats that I felt were worthy of a little shout out. And the good news there are lots. From the classics, that have been knocking around for years, to a few new discoveries, that I have taste tested and then something that I haven’t yet tried but would really like to.
And I’m hoping that within the goodies I’m about to tell you about, there may be a ‘hidden gem’ that you weren’t aware was suitable for your gluten free diet.