Whilst it’s brilliant that so many eateries safely cater for people with coeliac disease (or anybody that requires a gluten free diet), unfortunately, there are a few that don’t quite get it right. I personally feel the lack of understanding, of how crucial a strict gluten free diet needs to be for people with coeliac disease and the fact that some people choose the diet as a lifestyle option (but are not always committed to the diet) seems to have caused confusion about the true need and meaning of a gluten free diet.
I’m so excited to be sharing this fabulous recipe for white chocolate and cranberry cookies with you. I’d been wanting to get a cookie recipe on my site for a while now, and last week I finally went on the hunt for THE recipe that I felt would work well in gluten free format. Well I can tell you, I hit gold when I picked out this white chocolate cookie recipe from Sweetest menu.
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’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!!
Updated 3rd August 2021
Gluten free baking sometimes gets a bad press. But over the years, I’ve discovered that it’s really not that much different from standard baking and certainly worth the effort.
Another mighty fine recipe to share with you! This gluten free lemon drizzle cake recipe is a joy to make and smells incredible whilst it’s baking. The light buttery sponge, is delicately flavoured with fresh lemon zest and finished with a classic lemon drizzle topping.
I’ve loved making this gluten free Russian sandwich cake and writing the recipe up to share with you. My grandma was rather partial to this cake too. And I used to love treating to her to one from our local bakery. I’m sorry that she won’t ever get to taste my gluten free version of one of her favourite cakes. But I’m forever grateful to her for playing such a huge part in turning me into a proper foodie!
This gluten free Russian sandwich cake has it all – light buttery sponge, sandwiched together with delicious homemade pastry cream, topped with glace icing and finished with a delicate trail of toasted coconut. And, I’ve triple tested this recipe, so I know it’s a winner. Hope you love it!
Had a little bash at making some gluten free shortbread biscuits and was delighted with how well they turned out and thought I’d better get on and share the recipe with you.