Give me a Florentine any day over a cream cake. I just love them. The only problem is, many shop bought Florentines contain gluten, and therefore are off limits for us gluten free gang. But I’ve got some great news, I had a go at rustling some homemade ones up the other day and they turned out super!
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!!
When it comes to gluten free baking many people feel daunted. And understandably so. But over time I’ve begun to realise, that all baking can be tricky. And even with standard bakes, things don’t always go to plan.
Mmmm moussaka I love it! Now, my take on moussaka isn’t the true authentic dish that you would expect to get served up in beautiful Greece. But, it is nice and easy to pop together, extremely tasty and naturally gluten free!
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!
I’ve discovered another great recipe that works really well as a gluten free version. This rhubarb and custard cake (the original recipe is from BBC good food, and has tons of great reviews) is lovely! It’s nice and easy to make too, and it’s a perfect way of using rhubarb, that is in season at the moment. The rhubarb I used for this cake came fresh out of my dad’s garden!
For many people making gluten free pastry can seem a bit problematic. And I totally get it. As after many years of making ‘traditional’ pastry, it took me a few goes to get the gluten free version right!
Whilst I have quite a few gluten free pastry based recipes on my site, I thought it would helpful to also type up the basic recipe. So it’s handy for you to refer to, should you choose to whip up a batch of gluten free pastry, to use in a recipe of your own.
Ooh I’m rushing in quick (and just in the nick of time), to share with you this rather fabulous festive recipe for delicious gluten free frangipane topped mince pies.
These mince pies are a lovely thing to make. And they fill the kitchen with the most gorgeous smell as they bake. So go on, pop on a few festive tunes and bake yourself happy!
I do love a good tasty canapé. For me, it’s a perfect morsel to pop into your mouth whilst enjoying a glass of chilled fizz!
Canapés make a great pre-dinner starter. Just that bit of something, to ‘put you on’, before heading to the table to tuck into the main meal – giving the designated cook a much needed bit of breathing space to crack on with stuff while your nicely preoccupied with something to graze on! And of course canapés are great to serve up over the festive period too…an ideal Christmas party nibble!
I’d heard great things about LEON restaraunts and their super gluten free offerings. So was delighted to discover that they had opened a branch at Cheshire Oaks (one of my favourite places to shop!). And on Wednesday, after a spot of Christmas shopping with my fabulous buddy Carol, we called in for our tea.