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. And this was thanks to our neighbour, who we affectionately referred to as Auntie Jannetta, popping around to our house and standing at the stove with my mum as they rustled up a batch together.
Writing my blog has really fuelled the fire I have for new foodie discoveries. These gluten free Mexican cookies are my latest food discovery. And I love them!
I spotted the recipe for these Mexican cookies (galletas con grageas) as I was flicking through the December 2021 Waitrose & Partners Food magazine (a fabulous publication and free if you hold a My Waitrose card). The colourful sprinkles drew me in, along with how Adriana Cavita’s (who shared the recipe) said that these delightful cookies can be found all over Mexico throughout the festive season. I loved the thought of these jolly cookies being so readily available in another part of the world.
If you are reading this, I just want to say “thank you”. As if it wasn’t for you, I probably wouldn’t have given these delicious banana chocolate muffins a go. Whilst I have a long list of great recipes that I’d eventually like to share with you, I’m always on the hunt for new ones too. Because, although I’m a bit of a food traditionalist at heart, I want my blog to be filled with tempting things that appeal to everyone.
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’m thrilled to be sharing this recipe for gluten free choux buns with you. As I know what a big deal it is when following a gluten free diet to still be able to enjoy scrumptious treats that pack the same punch as their gluten filled equivalents. And these gf choux buns certainly do just that.
Whilst I’ve already got a popular fruit scone recipe on the blog, I was keen to hunt down a good savoury variation for you to whip up too. I’d also been eager to test out scones made with buttermilk. I felt it would make them a bit squishier inside. I was right…it does!
Googling ‘scones with buttermilk’ I came across a smashing recipe over on Sainsbury’s food website. And it’s that very one I’ve jiggled about with to rustle up this recipe for gluten free cheese and red onion buttermilk scones.
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.
Delighted to share this lovely simple recipe, for a rather delicious gluten free coffee and walnut cake with you. A good old classic, that’s a favourite treat for many.
The original recipe I used for this coffee and walnut cake came from Nigella Lawson’s website and it works splendidly as a gluten free version.
Updated 17th February 2022
I’ve only made these coconut tarts once and the day after I made them, I debated about playing around with the recipe. But a quick chat with my best friend (who’d 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.
My mum used to make raspberry buns a lot when I was younger and they were one of my brother’s favourite things to have for his supper. I do love making things that evoke happy memories of years gone by.
I’ve had a go at rustling up gluten free raspberry buns twice now and I’ve been delighted with how well they turned out. And of course any recipe success stories need to be shared with you too.