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. I remember with fondness, sitting in the classroom as the delicious (yes, delicious!) smell intensified the closer it got to lunch time and feeling desperate for lessons to finish, so I could get in the dinner queue!
We were fortunate to have a great school cook called Mrs Dodd. However, 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 – syrup sponge was the best of all, with its ‘sweet gooeyness’ firmly wedged into every corner of the tin!
Another favourite pudding of mine, which was regularly served up at our school, was Manchester tart. And it appears from chatting to others, that I’m not on my own. 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 memory lane!
National cream tea day prompted me to pop together a batch of gluten free scones! Nice and easy to make, with a lovely crisp finish. Perfect filled with delicious strawberry jam, clotted cream and enjoyed with a piping hot cuppa!!
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!!
The reason I wanted to share the recipe for dauphinoise potatoes with you, is as well as them being delicious and naturally gluten free, they are also super easy to make – if you haven’t ever had a bash at making them, I certainly recommend you do – they are tremendous and work perfectly 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!!