2020 was a year like no other. And like everyone else, I’ve felt quite desperate about the whole virus situation and how it continues to dictate how we MUST lead our lives, to protect ourselves and others.
It’s funny, but certain foods that I wasn’t so bothered about pre-coeliac days, I now absolutely love. Pies being one of them.
I’ve made plenty of large savoury gluten free pies and quiches but thought it would be nice change to have a go at making some cute little ones. The perfect thing to grab from a buffet table or to savour with a nice ice-cold glass of fizz!
I was really happy with how this gluten free Black Forest gateau turned out. The original recipe I used came from the BBC Good Food website. And like with so many standard recipes, with just a few tweaks and ingredient checks, it was possible to make it completely gluten free.
Give me a Florentine any day over a cream cake. I just love them. The only problem is, many shop bought Florentines contain gluten, and therefore are off limits for us gluten free gang. But I’ve got some great news, I had a go at rustling some homemade ones up the other day and they turned out super!
I do love a good Christmas gift edit. And over the years, I’ve discovered some unique things, by checking out what other people have shared within their edits on blogs or instagram accounts.
So, this year, I thought I would put together a little Christmas gift edit of my own. Sharing a few ideas of things that I think you may like to give and receive!
This dark chocolate and ginger tart with its crunchy, warming ginger base, lightly whipped chocolate mousse centre, glossy ganache topping and dusting of cocoa powder, is indeed a very indulgent pudding. But it’s good! And anybody who loves a rich chocolate/ginger combo would be giddy with excitement to have this served up to them.
I’m delighted to share this recipe for gluten free YUM YUM cake with you (the name alone makes me happy!). The original recipe for this gorgeous cake came from a little recipe book that belonged to my grandma. It’s one of those books that happened, thanks to various people kindly contributing their favourite recipes. I love this idea! And there really are some smashing recipes in the book. I will of course be sharing more of them with you over time, but for today, I’m going with the one my grandma contributed…..which is YUM YUM cake!
Had a little bash at making a gluten free steamed jam sponge pudding the other day and was absolutely over the moon with how well it turned out. The sponge was perfectly light and compared fabulously to the ‘gluten filled’ steamed puddings I’d enjoyed many years ago!
Another lovely recipe to share with you! This gluten free ginger spice cake has a yummy, soft, golden buttery crumb, that is perfectly spiced with delicious ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. And, when decorated with a generous drizzle of glace icing, and chopped crystallised stem ginger, it’s transformed into a proper quintessential teatime treat!!
When it comes to gluten free baking many people feel daunted. And understandably so. But over time I’ve begun to realise, that all baking can be tricky. And even with standard bakes, things don’t always go to plan.