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!!
Although it’s a little late in the day to be sharing these gluten free Burns night buns with you, I thought the fabulous cake toppers I have used, may inspire you for other special events coming up in the future. Valentine’s Day maybe?
Last year when I was in the process of piecing together ideas for my website, I would stay up late at night and check out other people’s blogs. I wasn’t just looking for things I liked, but also, things I didn’t, as this helped me build up a profile of how I wanted my website to look – and then the wonderful PPM worked their magic and made my website real!. Thanks to all my ‘browsing’ I got to discover some truly amazing blogs that I now absolutely love to read. And at the drop of a hat, will grab my iPad, make a coffee, plonk myself down, and be inspired by other people’s words and pictures on the screen!
Popped together this lovely gluten free banana loaf the other day, as I had a couple of bananas that didn’t look great and it was the perfect way of using them up. I followed the BBC good food ‘Brilliant Banana loaf’ recipe, just switching a few ingredients to make it completely gluten free. Love the BBC Good food site for excellent and reliable recipes. They do have a dedicated gluten free section (as with my site, always double check the ingredients you use to make sure gf). But, also many of their standard recipes can also be adapted to make them gluten free – just as I have done for this banana loaf!!
There is no doubt about it, many gluten free products cost a lot more than their ‘gluten filled’ equivalents. But as a coeliac, despite any additional expense your gluten free diet must be maintained at all times to keep you on the right track, and when you are on a limited budget it can be difficult to accommodate this added expenditure your diet requires.
I have a really, simple, naturally gluten free, beef and tomato casserole recipe that I must share with you. It’s the perfect thing to pop in the oven on a rainy day and tuck into a few hours later. Yet another favourite meal of mine as I was growing up, and one my mum very often put together. Hope you love it as much as I do!
Unlike other diets that may not always be stuck to rigidly, once medically diagnosed with coeliac disease, a gluten free diet must be maintained for life, as this is the only treatment for the condition. Which means, that even on Christmas Day you can’t have a ‘cheat day’. However, with so many amazing dedicated gluten free products now available and all the foods that are naturally gluten free you really don’t need to miss out on anything – except the gluten of course!
Every Christmas my Mum used to make (in my eyes) the best trifle, and no matter how I tried I couldn’t quite replicate it!!
A few weeks ago, I was asked for a recipe for a gluten free Madeira cake – the lady who requested it wanted to make a gluten free pudding loved by her son-in-law. She explained to me what the recipe was, and it sounded lovely, and although it wasn’t a full-blown trifle, I thought I would jiggle around with things and check out if it could be transformed into one of my favourite traditional puddings!!
I wanted to get this really simple recipe for gluten free Madeira cake on my website, as not only is it a great traditional afternoon tea cake that can be sliced and enjoyed with a hot cuppa, it can also be used as a base for so many great puddings – such as trifle, tiramisu etc. And because of this, it opens up the possibilities to make and enjoy even more delicious gluten free treats!!