Me and Neil are slightly obsessed with these gluten free sausage rolls with chilli jam. In fact, despite Neil being able to eat ‘normal’ food, the first time I made them, he declared that they were the nicest thing I’d ever made.
Gluten free treats
I’m super excited to be sharing this gluten free lemon surprise pudding with you as it’s a real cracker!
My mum used to make lemon surprise pudding a lot and I always loved it. But it was one of those recipes I’d forgotten about until my sister-in-law, Kate, mentioned that she’d recently made it.
This lemon surprise pudding has everything you’d want from a pud. It has the most gorgeous light sponge topping and beautiful creamy lemon custard base. Which all happens as if by magic, whilst it bakes in the oven.
For many years, I had the absolute joy of being a part of my niece, and nephew’s birthday parties. As every year, my sister-in-law, Kate would invite me over to assist her in the kitchen to get the food prepped beforehand and also to then be on hand to help out, once the party was in full flow.
Kate always laid on a great party spread for the children to enjoy. And after the savoury bits and bobs had been cleared away, it was time for the sweet things to be brought out. The highlight always being the mini party cakes that Kate had rustled up.
I’ve only made these coconut tarts once and the day after I made them, I debated about playing about with the recipe. But a quick chat with my best friend, who had sampled and loved them, convinced me that I needed to stop faffing and just get on and tell you all about them.
These delicate coconut tarts with their buttery pastry base, generous helping of yummy raspberry jam and light (perfect ratio) coconut topping are a delicious treat. An ideal bake to offer up to friends and family with a nice cuppa when they drop by.
Delighted to be bringing you this recipe for a scrumptious quiche Lorraine. A true classic dish here in the UK.
Quiche is perfect served up with a delicious colourful salad, works splendidly as part of a buffet spread and of course can be enjoyed hot or cold.
This gluten free shortcrust pastry quiche is jam packed with plenty of tasty, smoked bacon and tangy mature cheddar cheese. And the little twist of adding a spoonful of English mustard, really gives it an extra depth of flavour that will make your taste buds dance. If you’re unable to grab yourself a jar of English mustard that is gluten free, a GF Dijon or wholegrain mustard would also work marvellously.
For the last few years, I have ordered myself a Dairy Diary off Amazon (available to order from your milkman too). I love these diaries, as not only do they have just the right amount of space to jot down daily notes, they also have a fabulous hints and tips section and the most appealing and easy to follow recipes. And it’s from my 2020 Dairy Diary that I have taken this recipe for a pineapple, coconut and fruit loaf.
I can’t look at an apple turnover without being reminded of the first time I ate one. It was back in the early 80’s and it involved a rather giggly meal at a friend’s house. Which resulted in my friend getting moved swiftly away from the table by her mum, to go and eat her apple turnover and custard elsewhere. Oh, the joy of laughter and a rather tasty turnover.
I was really happy with how this gluten free Black Forest gateau turned out. The original recipe I used came from the BBC Good Food website. And like with so many standard recipes, with just a few tweaks and ingredient checks, it was possible to make it completely gluten free.
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!
I do love a good Christmas gift edit. And over the years, I’ve discovered some unique things, by checking out what other people have shared within their edits on blogs or instagram accounts.
So, this year, I thought I would put together a little Christmas gift edit of my own. Sharing a few ideas of things that I think you may like to give. And maybe receive.