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My 2017 Christmas Cake inspired by my Grandma

This years Christmas cake is now resting and being feed every two weeks with some brandy to keep it moist.

This years Christmas cake is now resting and being feed every two weeks with brandy to keep it moist.

I love Christmas cake. I really do. I love the spice and all the fruit that is packed into slice. I love the sweetness of the icing and marzipan that  just marries with the fruit.

Christmas should be about about eatting lots of lovely rich and seasonal food. From the end of October, our cupboards start to fill up with many of the treats that we will indulge in over the festive period. Some of those treats will be traditional ones such as homemade puddings and cakes. Read the rest of this entry

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Gluten Free apple crumble muffins

Gluten Free apple crumble cakes are the perfect winter cupcake.

Gluten Free apple crumble cakes are the perfect winter cupcake.

As winter approaches we find ourselves, here in the UK, seeking comfort in warming stews and baked puddings such as apple crumble and custard or steamed syrup sponge, hence the inspiration for putting apple crumble flavours into a gluten free muffin. Read the rest of this entry

My 2016 Gluten free Christmas cake inspired by Grandma

This years Christmas cake is now resting and being feed every two weeks with some brandy to keep it moist.

This years Christmas cake is now resting and being feed every two weeks with brandy to keep it moist.

One of the many things that we love about Christmas is being to eat lots of lovely rich and seasonal food. From the end of October, our cupboards start to fill up with many of the treats that we will indulge in over the festive period. Some of those treats will be traditional ones such as homemade puddings and cakes. Read the rest of this entry

Mrs Crimbles new gluten free and good for me range

Pasta and sauces

Mrs Crimbles NEW gluten free and good for me range includes three cereal bars and three types of pasta in sauce.

Mrs Crimbles has launched a new gluten free and good for me range, which is designed with some additional health benefits.

The range includes cereal bars and three types of pasta in sauces, these products are lower in fat compared to many gluten free substitutes and are good for people who are calorie controlled diets. (more…)

Over a third of Britons have no clue when it comes to catering for people with dietary requirements

Picture of a coffee cop with two gluten free croissants.

Over one third of people do not know how to cater for people with food intolenrances or allergies.  There is now a great range of products out there including these croissants made by Genius Gluten Free, who also make breads and cakes.

Research this week revealed that over a third of Britons shy away from catering for people with food allergies or intolerances. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free slow cooker Aero Bubble mint cake

This mint Aero Bubble cake is made in a slow cooker and is a great gluten free bake.

This mint Aero Bubble cake is made in a slow cooker and is a great gluten free bake.

This may not be the most attractive of cakes and perhaps looks like an early life form, but this is mint Aero Bubble cake, baked in the slow cooker.

The cake, originally blogged by Bakingqueen74, went viral via social media  in 2014. What makes this cake unique, is that it is made in the slow cooker, and if you follow or have read Lucy’s blog she has blogged a number of great bakes that can be made in the slow cooker.

 

 

 

 

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Gluten free cherry and choc chip muffins

These gluten free cherry and choc chip muffins, make a great breakfast tweet.

These gluten free cherry and choc chip muffins, make a great breakfast tweet.

Having just moved house and having to change my daily routine, I have struggled to find the time to eat breakfast before work. Nowa days, like a growing number of people with busy lives, I eat breakfast when I get to work.

There are some great quick and easy gluten free breakfast products available from all good supermarkets, but sometimes I just fancy something a bit different rather than cereal bars, fruit and youghurt and instant porridge.  Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free Yorkshire puddings

Gluten free Yorkshire puddings

It has taken years to perfect, but these are my gluten free Yorkshire puddings that are perfect with any Sunday roast, or even as a treat during the week.

It has taken years to perfect this recipe, and I am now happy with it and ready to share. It has taken a lot of patience and has meant consuming tens of these golden crispy delights, as well as throwing several straight into the bin.   Read the rest of this entry

A Little Luxury jam commemorates WWII

Jam and Metheringham airfield
A Little Luxury Jam is not only gluten free but supports the restoration of a Spitfire from WWII at Metheringham airfield, in Lincolnshire.

Guest post by Sue North

The official day that we remember the bravery of aircrews who took part in the Battle of Britain is fast approaching – but did you know that there’s a great gluten-free way that you can help to preserve that heritage? And all it involves is buying a pot of jam. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free chocolate and Cointreau cake

Gluten free chocolate and Cointreau cake makes a delicious grown up tea time treat or pudding. The cake tastes just like chocolate orange.

Gluten free chocolate and Cointreau cake makes a delicious grown up tea time treat or pudding. The cake tastes just like chocolate orange.

Over the last few weeks I have been experimenting with adding alcohol to cake to see how they flavour them.

The cakes have been a huge hit with my taste testers and they have really enjoyed and liked the flavours. They have been impressed that you can’t taste the alcohol, but it gives it a nice flavour.

Over the last two weeks I have been experimenting with Cointreau and chocolate. Cointreau is an orange flavoured liquor, and the end result should be chocolate orange once baked. These two flavours work really well together, the bitter taste of the chocolate marries well with the sweet/sour flavour of the orange. Read the rest of this entry

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