Category Archives: Recipes

Browse through my tempting selection of tried and tested gluten free recipes. Many are good old family favourites that originate from my mum and grandma’s recipe books, others I’ve gathered up from cookery books and cuttings from magazines, and some are original to me. So yes, HERE I bring you a wonderful eclectic mix of gluten free recipe yumminess! Enjoy

Lees meringue pavlova – naturally gluten free!

Gluten free meringue pavlova filled with cream and summer fruit berries

As a cook, sometimes I feel a bit guilty when I buy ready-made shop bought things. But when I’m short of preparation time, I’m really glad there are great convenience products on hand that can help me out just when I need it. This Lees meringue pavlova that I picked up from Aldi the other […]

Gluten free special fried rice

A large panful of Gluten free special fried rice

Updated 7th September 2021 I’d always been a bit rubbish at making egg fried rice until somebody explained to me where I’d been going wrong. It was simply that I’d been adding raw beaten egg rather than cooked. Lightly frying the beaten egg, before adding it to the rice prevents the rice from becoming stodgy. […]

Gluten free blackcurrant pie

Gluten free blackcurrant pie

Really giddy to share this recipe for a gluten free blackcurrant pie, as it’s one of my favourite puddings that my grandma used to make, and since being diagnosed with coeliac I have never made myself a gluten free version. Until today. And what’s nice, is the blackcurrants I’ve used to make this pie came […]

Custard filled pavlova topped with fresh strawberries and white chocolate drizzle

Strawberry Pavlova

I love pavlova. In fact, if picking from a menu it would probably be my first pudding of choice. Gluten free sticky toffee pudding or a fabulous ice cream would also be huge contenders! One of the many great things about a pavlova, is that it is also naturally gluten free. Hoorah! Of course when […]

Gluten free red velvet cake

Gluten free red velvet cake

It’s year ago today since my blog went live, so I thought it would be nice to pop together a special cake to mark the 1st Birthday of Coeliac by Design! There are a quite a few things that have only become popular since I have diagnosed with coeliac disease. One of them is red velvet […]

Gluten free chocolate cake – The perfect Birthday cake!

Gluten free chocolate cake with a ganache topping

Updated 21st October 2021 Popped together this gorgeous, gluten free chocolate cake last weekend. The recipe I used, and ever so slightly adapted to make it gluten free, was listed as a ‘Birthday cake’ in Nigella Lawson’s book How To Eat. I love this book so much. Nigella’s writing style is awesome and since writing […]

Gluten free chocolate marble Easter cake

Gluten free chocolate marble Easter cake

I’m so chuffed to be sharing this gluten free chocolate marble Easter cake with you. As not only does it look rather cute and tastes great, it was also lovely to have an opportunity to use a savarin tin which had belonged to my mum, to make the cake. And the meaningful tin, with its […]

Gluten free pancakes

Gluten free pancakes with sugar and lemon

I love pancakes and love that they are so quick and easy to rustle up! And as they also only require basic ingredients, more often than not, you will probably have all you need to make them already at home. 

Chocolate picnic slices – naturally gluten free!!

Chocolate picnic slices

I’m here again with another childhood recipe to share with you. These chocolate picnic slices are as much a joy to make as they are to eat and are naturally gluten free. 

Gluten free carrot cake cupcakes

Gluten free carrot cake cupcakes

Updated 7th May 2022 I’d been fancying making (and eating!) gluten free carrot cake cupcakes for ages and had been on the hunt for a recipe which I could use to rustle some up. After a bit of searching, I spotted this ‘standard’ carrot cake recipe by Mary Cadogan on the BBC Good Food website. […]