I was lucky enough to spend a few extremely happy years of my childhood, living in a rather wonderful Scottish seaside town called Thurso. It was whilst living in Thurso, that I got to try Scotch pancakes for the first time. This was thanks to our neighbour, who we affectionately called Auntie Jannetta, popping round to our house and standing with my mum at the stove, as they rustled up a batch of pancakes together.
Easy gluten free bakes
I’ve been at it again, rustling up a gluten free version of another delicious classic. This time I’m bringing you a rather wonderful recipe for a sticky toffee pudding cake.
One of the many joys of writing a gluten free food blog, is testing out recipes. While most of the time this simply involves rustling up gluten free versions of classics that I’ve enjoyed prior to being diagnosed with coeliac disease, sometimes it can be trying something completely new to me, which was the case for these gluten free butterscotch blondies.
If you’re not too sure what blondies are, they’re like brownies but flavoured with sugar instead of chocolate and they’re delicious!
I was having a little hunt through my recipe books and came across this one for gluten free citrus muffins in my Juvela gluten free foods recipe folder.
These muffins are SO easy to pop together, but boy oh boy do they reward you well with a glorious little cake. Soft pale lemon sponge, with delightful tiny golden strips of orange dotted here and there and the unique tangy flavour that only a truly great marmalade can deliver. Finishing the muffins with a drizzle of glace icing really jazzes them up and the sugary sweetness compliments the citrus flavours perfectly.
Updated 6th February 2022
Here is another rather super recipe to share with you. This gluten free ginger spiced cake has a yummy, soft, golden buttery crumb, that is perfectly spiced with warming ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. And, when decorated with a generous drizzle of glace icing, and chopped crystallised stem ginger, it’s ramped up into a a fabulous teatime treat!
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 my own blog I really look at the finer detail of publications…not to copy, but to admire. How To Eat is a recipe book, that not only makes you want to get in the kitchen and bake/cook. But it is also the perfect book to have beside your bed, to pick up for a little joyful night time reading. Beware though, it may just want to make you sneak back down into your kitchen in the middle of the night and crack on with a batch bake!