I’ve got myself so excited to share this sherry trifle recipe, that I really don’t know where to start. So many words, so many trifle food memories… spotting it on a well laden sweet trolley, my mum making it every Christmas. You get it?!! Trifle brings me GREAT joy!
If you’ve never had the pleasure of tucking into a golden square of scrunch, you’ve been missing a real treat!
Scrunch is similar in texture to flapjack, with the same familiar flavours going on too. It’s deliciously crunchy, buttery, syrupy and EXTREMELY moreish (you’ve been warned).
One of the many joys of writing a gluten free food blog, is testing out recipes. While most of the time this simply involves rustling up gluten free versions of classics that I’ve enjoyed prior to being diagnosed with coeliac disease, sometimes it can be trying something completely new to me, which was the case for these gluten free butterscotch blondies.
If you’re not too sure what blondies are, they’re like brownies but flavoured with sugar instead of chocolate and they’re delicious!
Eve’s pudding with blackberries and apples, is another delicious pud that was served up to me when I was a child. I’m quite sure however, that the blackberries that I enjoyed in my pudding back then were not shop bought (unlike the ones I used for this recipe). Instead, they would have been freshly picked by my mum, from the blackberry bushes on the surrounding lanes where we lived.
A few months ago, my friend Paula, messaged me to ask would I make a batch of cupcakes for her Birthday. Her request was; “something like a Victoria sponge but as fairy cakes, so a jam and cream fairy cake”. I thought that a batch of freshly made gluten free butterfly cakes, filled with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream and generously dusted with icing sugar would fit the bill and they did.
I’m thrilled to be sharing this recipe for gluten free choux buns with you. As I know what a big deal it is when following a gluten free diet to still be able to enjoy scrumptious treats that pack the same punch as their gluten filled equivalents. And these gf choux buns certainly do just that.
I was having a little hunt through my recipe books and came across this one for gluten free citrus muffins in my Juvela gluten free foods recipe folder.
These muffins are SO easy to pop together, but boy oh boy do they reward you well with a glorious little cake. Soft pale lemon sponge, with delightful tiny golden strips of orange dotted here and there and the unique tangy flavour that only a truly great marmalade can deliver. Finishing the muffins with a drizzle of glace icing really jazzes them up and the sugary sweetness compliments the citrus flavours perfectly.
Me and Neil are slightly obsessed with these gluten free sausage rolls with chilli jam. In fact, despite Neil being able to eat ‘normal’ food, the first time I made them, he declared that they were the nicest thing I’d ever made.
Whilst I’ve already got a popular fruit scone recipe on the blog, I was keen to hunt down a good savoury variation for you to whip up too. I’d also been eager to test out scones made with buttermilk. I felt it would make them a bit squishier inside. I was right…it does!
Googling ‘scones with buttermilk’ I came across a smashing recipe over on Sainsbury’s food website. And it’s that very one I’ve jiggled about with to rustle up this recipe for gluten free cheese and red onion buttermilk scones.
I’m super excited to be sharing this gluten free lemon surprise pudding with you as it’s a real cracker!
My mum used to make lemon surprise pudding a lot and I always loved it. But it was one of those recipes I’d forgotten about until my sister-in-law, Kate, mentioned that she’d recently made it.
This lemon surprise pudding has everything you’d want from a pud. It has the most gorgeous light sponge topping and beautiful creamy lemon custard base. Which all happens as if by magic, whilst it bakes in the oven.