These super-duper cupcake cuties can be whipped up at a drop of a hat, by using the simple all in one gluten free sponge cake recipe. Once baked, cool and top with a delicious swirl of buttercream and whatever gf sprinkles that take your fancy!!
Had my friends over for supper the other night and decided to pop together this gluten free lasagne that we could all enjoy. It’s the basic recipe I have done for years, with a simple switch to gluten free lasagne sheets (M&S ones on this occasion).
Love the fact that once all the prep is done, lasagne can be popped in the oven and the kitchen can be cleaned down, whilst the delicious savoury smell intensifies…how very satisfying!
Although I know it’s not the same for everyone, I loved my school dinners. And I remember with fondness, sitting in the classroom, as the delicious (yes, delicious!) smell intensified the closer it got to lunch time, and feeling quite desperate for lessons to finish, so I could get in the dinner queue sharpish!
We were fortunate to have a great school cook called Mrs Dodd. But, she took no messing from us kids, and would think nothing of banging her rolling pin on the counter if we got too rowdy. Mrs Dodd did have a soft heart though, and if we were well behaved, we got the chance to scrape out and enjoy the left overs from the pudding tins. The syrup sponge tin being the best of them all, with its ‘sweet gooeyness’ firmly wedged into every corner!!
Another favourite pudding of mine, which was regularly served up at our school, was Manchester tart. And, from chatting to other people it appears I’m not on my own with this choice of pud! So, I thought it would be nice to pop together a gluten free version, to take me (and you, I hope) back down, a very happy school dinner memory lane!
National cream tea day prompted me to pop together a batch of gluten free scones. These scones are nice and easy to make and have a lovely crisp finish. Enjoy them whilst still warm, sliced, spread with your favourite jam and topped with some chilled clotted cream. Yum!
If you are considering an adventure to explore the North East coast and wondering where you could stay – somewhere home from home and where your gluten free diet will be well taken care of – then St Aidans Hotel, Seahouses may just be up your street!
If you are fancying a great pie, look no further than Voakes Free From gluten free pies. They are packed full of the most wonderful flavoured fillings and encased in a perfect crisp pastry that leaves you wondering how they can possibly be gluten free – well they really are!!
I wanted to share this recipe for dauphinoise potatoes with you as they are delicious, naturally gluten free and super easy to make.
If you’ve never had a bash at making dauphinoise potatoes I recommend you do. You won’t regret it as they really are tremendous. They’re the perfect potato dish to enjoy with a roast!
I’ve been enjoying schar gluten free brioche rolls lately (available from most large supermarkets). They are really good and super versatile. And as they can be eaten straight from the pack, it’s handy to have some stashed in the cupboard, to enjoy at a drop of a hat! Perfect too, to pack up and take on your travels!
I’m delighted to share with you, a recent trip to Edinburgh to celebrate my big 50!! And of course to pass on some great places that offered fabulous gluten free food whilst we were there!
There’s something so comforting about traditional old-fashioned puddings – and they just seem to stand the test of time. What’s even better, is that so many standard recipes that we have previously enjoyed can be easily tweaked to make them gluten free. I found this bread and butter pudding recipe in ‘The Dairy Book of Home Cookery’ (New edition for the 90’s). The only change needed was to swap to gluten free bread – and to make it extra special I used gluten free brioche rolls and topped it off with a warm butterscotch sauce…truly delicious!!