In 2017 I made the decision to walk away from a job I loved to realise the dream of writing my own blog. I was so fortunate that Neil supported my decision and also agreed that in the short term we could manage without my wage. However, four years on, Neil is getting close to retirement age (!!) and it’s time to reassess our financial situation.
Living gluten free
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.
I’ve been at it again, rustling up a gluten free version of another delicious classic. This time I’m bringing you a rather wonderful recipe for a sticky toffee pudding cake.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of tucking into a golden square of scrunch, you’ve been missing a real treat!
Scrunch is similar in texture to flapjack, with the same familiar flavours going on too. It’s deliciously crunchy, buttery, syrupy and EXTREMELY moreish (you’ve been warned).
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.
Delighted to share this lovely simple recipe, for a rather delicious gluten free coffee and walnut cake with you. A good old classic, that is 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.
Whilst it’s brilliant that so many eateries safely cater for people with coeliac disease (or anybody that requires a gluten free diet), unfortunately, there are a few that don’t quite get it right. I personally feel the lack of understanding, of how crucial a strict gluten free diet needs to be for people with coeliac disease and the fact that some people choose the diet as a lifestyle option (but are not always committed to the diet) seems to have caused confusion about the true need and meaning of a gluten free diet.
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.
I’m a massive fan of Warburtons gluten free white cob with sourdough. And I love to cut myself a nice thick slice from this soft white cob, toast it and enjoy with whatever topping that grabs me on the day. When toasted, the bread crisps up perfectly around the edges but remains soft and chewy in the centre, reminding me of traditional fresh crusty bread. It’s something I’d even suggest that you could serve up to your gluten eating family and friends (if you can possibly part with a slice or two) as it’s so good! I’m sure they wouldn’t even notice that it’s gluten free.
I’m so excited to be sharing this fabulous recipe for white chocolate and cranberry cookies with you. I’d been wanting to get a cookie recipe on my site for a while now, and last week I finally went on the hunt for THE recipe that I felt would work well in gluten free format. Well I can tell you, I hit gold when I picked out this white chocolate cookie recipe from Sweetest menu.