When I was first diagnosed Coeliac I looked at my huge pile of Cookery books and was tempted to throw them all out. Nearly Three years on from that day I know now how to adapt my cooking and use the recipes I always did. That didn’t stop me and my Step Dad (bless him) picking up some extra Solely gluten Free recipe books. These are my top six. Continue reading “6 Fantastic Gluten Free Recipe Books”
I love cookies. They are great to enjoy with a cup of tea, grab on the go or take as a tasty snack in a lunch box. Over the years I have tried and baked many different cookie recipes. These M&M Peanut Butter cookies have got to be up in my top ten. A fab combination of sweet and salty. These are light, chewy cookies perfect for dunking in a glass of milk.
I have had a love hate thing with Brownies. As a Coeliac it is the most common thing you’ll find to eat when your out and about. A sad, hard, small square individually wrapped to avoid contamination. Ultimately the most boring brownie of earth. So I stopped eating them. But I have returned to my love of Brownies with this recipe. These are the ultimate in gooey chocolatey goodness, with the added bonus of Peanut butter. Dive into my Peanut Butter Snickers Brownie.
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You may well already know that I don’t like dried fruit. So why am I sharing a Gluten Free Mince Pies recipe? The reason is this, we decided to make the whole house gluten free I as found I was still suffering with the effects of being glutened regularly. After much debate we put it down to the kids. Although they understand my illness, they don’t always take the right care and it’s those stray crumbs that were doing me in. So our whole house is a Gluten free zone and I feel all the better for it.
Hubby is a massive Mince Pies fan and basically rolls from eating Hot Cross Buns for half the year to Mince Pies the next. So I could not deny him this pleasure. I am really pleased with the pastry texture for these Mince Pies and they got hubbies approval. Continue reading “Gluten Free Mince Pies Recipe”
When I said to my boys I was baking a Yule log. They looked at me with puzzled faces. A log? But they were delighted when it arrived on the table. For me I’ve always loved a Yule Log, as I hate dried fruit and most Christmas baking has it in. This however has never been touched by a raisin. Full on chocolate is called for. From the sponge, to the filling to the gorgeous silky buttercream bark!
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As I’ve said before we celebrate Christmas on Christmas eve night and so we avoid the night before Christmas over excited kids as they’ve had the whole day to run this off. I do know that a lot of my friends have turned to Christmas Eve boxes as a way of calming the kids down and making Christmas eve a special and magical night in itself. So here with the help of this beautiful North Pole Delivery crate from Vintage apple crates. I have compiled 5 great Christmas Eve crate ideas for young and old. Continue reading “5 Christmas Eve crate ideas”
I love to bake. You may already know this from the countless recipes I’ve shared on my blog over the years. But baking in the Autumn and Winter has to be my favourite. I love all the rich scents and flavours that come from fruits, spices and dark sugars. So I thought I’d share one of my favourite fruity and spicy recipes today. These apple and cinnamon muffins are deliciously moreish and are great warm or cold.
Don’t forget you can grab a FREE printable of the recipe and enter a great GIVEAWAY to win some of the equipment I used in the recipe. Continue reading “Apple Cinnamon muffins recipe”
I love citrus in cakes. I like how it cuts through the sometimes overwhelming fattiness of a cake. Especially one that has buttercream on it. Don’t get me wrong I like cake because it has fat (and sugar) in it. But I don’t like how sometimes you can be left with a coated mouth. This lemon curd tray bake recipe is the perfect way to avoid that.
It’s light and fluffy, easy to make and with the addition of buttercream topping and sprinkles. It’s a great crowd pleasing cake. Perfect for after school treat with a cup of tea or on a Sunday when you’ve got friends round.
Autumn is such a splendid time here in Herefordshire. It’s really is a beautiful place to be and I do love the chance to pick the fruits of Autumn that have swollen with the last rays of sunshine. We are very lucky that in our back garden we have damson and apple trees. I’ve plenty of recipes in mind this Autumn including a damson vodka. But to kick off my seasonal baking I’ve started with a Damson and Apple crumble. Perfect with a blob of dairy vanilla ice cream after a great Sunday Lunch.
I couldn’t wait to get out there and pick the fruit this year. The damson has done really really and we picked at least three kilos of fruit. The apple tree hasn’t fared so well but we have had a good basket full. Continue reading “Damson and apple crumble recipe”