Easter Buns

These buns have the texture of bread, the shape of muffins and the taste of Hot Cross Buns. A very tasty hybrid, they’re at their best on the day you bake them although a good layer of butter works wonders the day after.

Success!!

Bread is my nemesis. It has been for the past 19 months since I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Before then I was perfectly capable of baking a good loaf of bread. I enjoyed making it, I enjoyed smelling it cook and I enjoyed eating it. Then my culinary world imploded and I was left…

Birthday Cake

It has been a while since I last posted on here but my Mum’s birthday, today, was a great opportunity to get baking again. (The diet is on hold!) Last night we went out for a meal and found a restaurant really putting others to shame when it comes to gluten free.Their gluten free menu…

Simnel Cake

When I was diagnosed with coeliac disease I thought my days of enjoying Simnel Cake were over. This recipe works a treat though and it’s very easy to make. Happy Easter everyone!

Oat & Sultana Muffins

I adapted this recipe from a gluten-filled version I had. The muffins are easy to make and taste really good. Recipe -Makes 12 muffins 85g gluten free oats 250ml milk 1tsp lemon juice 120g margarine 100g light brown sugar 1 egg 120g gluten free self-raising flour 1tsp gluten free baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of…

Christmas Cake

I’m a firm believer that being on a gluten free diet should not (a) force you to miss out on festive favourites or (b) compel you to pay extortionate amounts to buy teeny tiny gluten free versions of these treats in the shops. To that end, here is a recipe for a gluten free Christmas…

Ginger Biscuits

Several weeks ago I saw a kit for mini gingerbread houses to balance on the edge of a mug. So I tried to recreate it by making templates and baking my own biscuits. The result was a set of very tasty biscuits, sadly incapable of retaining their shape whilst they baked. But delicious nonetheless. It…

Bonfire Cakes

These little cakes are easy to make and look and taste great. Equipment 1 patty tin Fairy cake cases Cooling tray Cocktail sticks Ingredients 100g gluten free self-raising flour 100g margarine 100g caster sugar 2 eggs 1tsp baking powder grated zest of 1 orange 2tsp vanilla essence 100g butter 200g icing sugar orange food colouring…

Mince Pies

Last December I was making the most of what I knew was likely to be my last gluten-filled Christmas. This year I am determined that going gluten-free will have as little impact as possible on my traditional Christmas treats. I used to buy lots of (mostly chocolate-based) treats and I’ve found a good substitute for…

Ginger Cake

I adapted this recipe from another one. It tastes really nice but next time I make it I’ll probably add another teaspoon of ginger to give it a bit more oomph. Time 15 mins prep, 40 mins cooking and 15 mins cooling. Equipment Balloon whisk 20x 20cm cake tin Large bowl Mid-sized microwaveable bowl Ingredients…