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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

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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…)

Gluten free food celebration at the Broadwalk Cafe in Lincoln

Picture of Natural World Cafe in Lincoln - tables and chairs in a green room.

The Broadwalk Cafe at the Natural World Centre in Lincoln include a number of gluten free dishes on their menu as they feel it is important to include all dietary requirements. Photo: MarketingNK.

The Natural World Centre in Lincoln will be celebrating all that is gluten free with a special menu on Saturday 30th May, 2015. To listen to my full interview with the head chef  Kirsty Falston, click on the audio player icon. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free Malibu cupcakes using coconut flour

Cupcakes topped with chocolate and desiccated coconut, displayed on slate.

Coconut cupcakes are made with Malibu and coconut flour.

One of the worlds staple ingredients is wheat flour, it is found in baked goods, pasta, biscuits, breads and is used in processed food as a bulking agent.

One of the many challenges that people who suffer from coeliac disease or for anyone who is wheat intolerant is being able to enjoy some of life treats without making yourself ill. There are a number of great grain free flours available for anyone who is either gluten free or wants a healthier life style, coconut flour is just one of them.

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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

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

Gluten free gin and lemon cake

Gluten free gin and lemon cake. This is perfect for any gin fan.

Gluten free gin and lemon cake. This is perfect for any gin fan.

One of my favourite drinks is gin. My Grandmother for as long as I can remember has been a gin drinker. When visiting her in Spain she always had a glass of gin and tonic while preparing dinner, 6 o’clock in her house was gin o’clock.

As a very young child I was fascinated that this drink not only included cubes of ice to keep the drink cool, but it had to be served with a wedge of lemon. Read the rest of this entry

Lincolnshire Show – Great local producers and some gluten free finds

Lincolnshire is well know for its great range of fresh local produce.

Lincolnshire is well know for its great range of fresh local produce.

The Lincolnshire Show has celebrated its 130th year on the 18th and 19th June. The show is about celebrating all the great things about Lincolnshire and one of those is food.

The Lincolnshire showground dedicates a large area to locally produced food and mall companies come far and wide to show off their produce. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten and dairy free fruit flapjack

Gluten and dairy free fruit flapjack makes a great on the go breakfast bar

Gluten and dairy free fruit flapjack makes a great on the go breakfast bar

I was recently approached by a colleague at work who has recently been told that she can no longer eat wheat and dairy. She remembered that I have my own blog about gluten free food and asked if I would come up with some gluten and dairy free recipes to inspire her. Read the rest of this entry

#AtoZchallenge

A2Z-BADGE [2014] - Support - smallThroughout April I will be blogging a gluten free food post a day as part of the AtoZchallenge.

Bloggers all over the globe will be showing off their talents and writing about lots of different topics.

I am very much looking forward to the challenge and have lots of gluten free treat ideas for you. I hope that you like them.

You can find the hashtags on twitter – #atozchallenge or you can check out their website.

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