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Nutty cheesecake cookies..... free from Gluten

Posted by me on March 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Crisp, utterly nutty and filled with unctuous cheesecake filling these hearty cookies are the perfect mick me up whether you are gluten intolerant or not, simply enjoy.....

(makes 12 filled cookies)

What you need

150g gluten free self raising flour

75g brown rice flour

50g toasted flak...

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Cider apple from Gluten

Posted by me on March 4, 2014 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This is such a quick and easy cake to make and tastes even better if left for a day or two before cutting. You can simply change gluten free self raising flour for ordinary self raising flour if you are not gluten intolerant but it makes a wonderful moist cake and is especially good with a slice of crumbly Lancashire or mature cheddar cheese....

200 g...

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Deep fried sweet potato and papaya balls.... Free from Gluten

Posted by me on February 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (95)

What you need

500g sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm slices

125g rice flour

50g soft dark brown sugar

100g dried papaya, chopped

Zest of one lemon

50g desiccated coconut

Oil for deep frying

For the lemon honey sauce

3tablespoons runny honey

Juice of ½ a lemon

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Hummingbird cakes.......gluten free

Posted by me on February 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (101)

Light as a feather and gently perfumed with passion fruit these delicious little cakes nestled in their miniature loaf cases are a delight whether you are gluten intolerant or not. You can always substitute regular self raising flour for the gluten free variety if you so choose without losing flavour or texture. 

Makes 8

What you need

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Crystallised ginger biscuits .....Gluten free

Posted by me on February 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (101)

Wet, cold winter afternoons are best spent baking up delicious treats in the kitchen. Ginger evokes feelings of warmth and comfort and these gluten free biscuits do a wonderful job of capturing the essence of this fiery spice perfectly. they are simplicity personified to make and bake in less than 20 minutes just what you ...

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Blueberry and orange from sugar

Posted by me on February 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Makes 10 cupcakes

What you need

100g margarine for cakes

100g xylitol

2medium eggs, beaten

Zest and juice of 1 large orange

120g self raising flour

1 heaped tablespoon of sugar free or extra fruity marmalade

200g blueberries (reserve 30 blueberries to put on top of the cakes)


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Bitter cherry and chocolate Chunky monkeys....sugar free

Posted by me on February 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (100)

Makes 16

I love a challenge, it gets my little grey cells ticking over and a whoosh of adrenaline to my heart especially if it’s anything to do with baking.

My magazine editor requested recipes that were not only sugar free but also delicious as well, a tall order as far as I was concerned as cakes, biscuits and baked goodies all need the ...

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Almond, apricot and raspberry tartlets... Free from Gluten

Posted by me on February 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Fresh raspberries and apricots are a fantastic combination that remind me of long summer days and day trips to France where I would practice my dreadful mastery of the French language and scoff tart au apricot from backstreet patisseries. Over the years I have made many versions of this delicious zingy little tart but never with gluten free flour so I thoug...

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Caribbean pork and sweet corn fritters with mango salsa.....Free from gluten

Posted by me on February 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (100)

What do you do when the rain is hammering down, its freezing cold and you are dreaming of escaping to some exotic destination???

You make Caribbean pork and sweet corn fritters  with a sunshine inspired zesty mango salsa of course..

What could be better than munching through a plate of tropical island inspired yumminess that can be eat...

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Chocolate mayonaise cake.... Free from gluten

Posted by me on February 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (104)

Gluten...Schmooten... who needs that old chestnut in their cakes and bakes???

This totally gorgeous chocolate fudge cake was bought about by the need to create gluten free recipes that could fool someone not suffering from IBS or a gluten intolerance. As far as I am concerned I would never make or bake anything that I wouldn't want to eat m...

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Pea, preserved lemon and Feta Croissant pie... Free from meat

Posted by me on February 11, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (100)

A few years ago my hubby and I went to the beautiful Greek Islands on a Cruise ship and we came across a little back street bakery selling a delicious puff pastry, spinach and herb pastry that the locals were queuing out of the door to buy. After a lot of smiling and pointing we managed to buy a slab for our lunch and wandered around the old town of Corfu with the...

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Cranberry, lenon and poppyseed muffins.... Free from dairy

Posted by me on February 7, 2014 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (93)

If you are anything like me you will have been foraging through your cupboards and come across a forgotten jar or tin of something or other that you are at a loss what to use it for. For me its a jar of cranberry sauce that I found hidden behind a jar of extra hot and spicy pickled onions and nestled next to a tin of chestnut puree ( I have big yummy p...

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Three Cheese and Mushroom choux ring... Free from meat

Posted by me on January 9, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (95)

Whenever I talk to people about pastry the one kind that everyone shies away from is good old fashioned choux and yet it’s one of the easiest pastries to make if not one of the most versatile. Savoury or sweet, choux is a fabulous pastry to master and if you nip onto You Tube I will show you how to make fabulous pastry in a matter of minutes. This won...

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Morrocan Lamb and Chickpea tart....Can be Gluten free

Posted by me on June 7, 2011 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (105)

I thought it was about time I put my savoury baking hat on, because man cannot live by chocolate alone (but hey I will give it a damn good try).....

This fabulous tart is based on one that I used to buy every third Sunday of the month at the farmers market where I s...

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