Another lovely recipe to share with you! This gluten free ginger spice cake has a yummy, soft, golden buttery crumb, that is perfectly spiced with delicious ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. And, when decorated with a generous drizzle of glace icing, and chopped crystallised stem ginger, it’s transformed into a proper quintessential teatime treat!!
Juvela gluten free white mix
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 really nice, is the blackcurrants I’ve used for this pie, have come from my dad’s next-door neighbours garden. She let me pop in the other day and pick myself a container full!
I’ve been fancying making gluten free carrot cake cupcakes for ages and had been on the hunt for a recipe which I could use or adapt, 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 which turned out to be exactly what I was after.
I had a thought the other day, I haven’t yet shared a gluten free chocolate muffin recipe with you!! Well I have the most fabulous one, which is actually one of my favourite ‘go to’ recipes. I was first introduced to this gorgeous recipe when I worked at Juvela and since then I have used it not only to make muffins but also fudge cakes, tray bakes, and even warmed it up and enjoyed it with lots of hot chocolate *sauce!!
Although it’s a little late in the day to be sharing these gluten free Burns night buns with you, I thought the fabulous cake toppers I have used, may inspire you for other special events coming up in the future. Valentine’s Day maybe?
Last month I shared this great recipe for a gluten free ginger sponge on Juvela’s blog. The original recipe I used was taken from my mums handwritten recipe book. And was something she would often made for us as a family or when we had friends over for tea. It was always a particular favourite of mine. Especially when it was served up with nice thick hot *custard – and I always got the custard skin too. Which I think I’ve told you before, I love!
So, now I’ve explained that this ginger sponge used to be a huge hit for me. I’m sure you can imagine my delight, when I finally got around to making a gluten free version with Juvela gluten free mix. And the fact, it tasted just as good as I remembered too….happy days!!
These super-duper cupcake cuties can be whipped up at a drop of a hat, by using the simple all in one gluten free sponge cake recipe. Once baked, cool and top with a delicious swirl of buttercream and whatever gf sprinkles that take your fancy!!
Although I know it’s not the same for everyone, I loved my school dinners. And I remember with fondness, sitting in the classroom, as the delicious (yes, delicious!) smell intensified the closer it got to lunch time, and feeling quite desperate for lessons to finish, so I could get in the dinner queue sharpish!
We were fortunate to have a great school cook called Mrs Dodd. But, she took no messing from us kids, and would think nothing of banging her rolling pin on the counter if we got too rowdy. Mrs Dodd did have a soft heart though, and if we were well behaved, we got the chance to scrape out and enjoy the left overs from the pudding tins. The syrup sponge tin being the best of them all, with its ‘sweet gooeyness’ firmly wedged into every corner!!
Another favourite pudding of mine, which was regularly served up at our school, was Manchester tart. And, from chatting to other people it appears I’m not on my own with this choice of pud! So, I thought it would be nice to pop together a gluten free version, to take me (and you, I hope) back down, a very happy school dinner memory lane!
National cream tea day prompted me to pop together a batch of gluten free scones! Nice and easy to make, with a lovely crisp finish. Perfect filled with delicious strawberry jam, clotted cream and enjoyed with a piping hot cuppa!!