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!
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Updated 10th November 2021
Cherry Bakewell’s are another fabulous classic treat, that with just the tiniest bit of jiggery pokery can be made completely gluten free.
The inspiration to rustle up these gluten free Cherry Bakewell’s came from the great results I’d had when making gluten free frangipane mince pies.
Updated 22nd August 2023
One of the most requested recipes when I worked on the advice line at Juvela, was for gluten free dumplings. And then generally within the same enquiry, I would be asked about where to purchase gluten free suet from?
Gluten free suet can be a bit tricky to get hold of. However, I have a great tip to share with you, which will mean, you no longer have to specifically source gluten free suet to make dumplings or suet puddings!
The idea for these gluten free crispy cheese and onion potato bakes materialised from making basic potato cakes (which are simply, cold seasoned mashed potato, with a little added gluten free flour/mix, the mixture is then moulded into patties and pan fried…preferably in butter!). So yes, I popped these bakes together the other day and they were so good, that I needed to let you know about them too!
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 from my dad’s next-door neighbour, Brenda’s garden. She kindly invited me pop in to pick what I wanted.
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. The recipe turned out to be just what I’d been looking for, and rewarded me well with some very delicious, soft, fragrant, cream cheese frosted cupcakes.
I wanted to get this really simple recipe for gluten free Madeira cake on my blog. As, not only is it a great traditional afternoon tea cake, which is perfect with a hot cuppa, it can also be used as a base for so many great puddings, such as; trifle, tiramisu etc.
With the chillier days approaching I thought it would be a nice time to share with you this quick and easy gluten free plum crumble. The Perfect warming, comforting pudding, that can be popped together in no time at all.
Updated 20th 2022
I remember when I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease having a good sort out in our kitchen. I went through all the cupboards (and fridge and freezer) checking for any food items that contained gluten and bagging up the things which I knew Neil wouldn’t eat, along with all the other bits and bobs that I could no longer have. I then set about making a list of things I wanted to restock the cupboards with. This time, knowing I’d have to thoroughly check each product to ensure there were no gluten containing ingredients or ‘may contain’ warnings displayed on the packs, tins etc.