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.
gluten free mix
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.
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.
Updated 6th June 2023
I love the simplicity of a Victoria sandwich. Soft sponge layers, sandwiched together with raspberry jam and topped with a generous sprinkle of caster sugar, makes this a splendid, no frills, yet extremely delicious, classic bake!
Gluten free Victoria sandwich is a perfect place to start if you’re new to gf baking, as It’s quick and easy to make; thanks to the simplicity of the rather wonderful, all in one method. It’s also one of those super base recipes that can be used to make many other delicious cakes too. I’ve added a few suggestions at the bottom of the page.
I’ve revisited this recipe a few times over the years, as I felt I wasn’t letting it shine as brightly as it should. So now, with fresh pictures and a few tiny tweaks, it’s all good to go and and ready for you to give it a whirl.
Happy baking, and hope you thoroughly enjoy tucking into this delightful cake!