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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 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

#AtoZchallenge – L is for lemon drizzle cakes with lemon curd

Gluten free lemon and poppy seeds cakes with lemon curd and a lemon icing

Gluten free lemon and poppy seeds cakes with lemon curd and a lemon icing

This is one of my favourite lemon cake recipes and I thought I would share it again with all of my old readers and if you have not dug into my archive this is for all of my new readers. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free baking highlights

One of the best things about baking is admiring the end product. These are just some of my gluten free baking highlights.

coconut cakes

Experimental gluten free, dairy and egg free lemon drizzle cake

Gluten free, dairy and egg free lemon drizzle cake

Gluten free, dairy and egg free lemon drizzle cake

I do like a baking challenge, but this gluten free, dairy and egg free cake really challenged my baking skill and knowledge to the max. Read the rest of this entry

Sam’s gluten free coconut cupcakes with chocolate

Sam's gluten free coconut cupcakes with milk chocolate

Sam’s gluten free coconut cupcakes with milk chocolate

Over the past few weeks I have been experimenting with different flavourings in my cupcakes. I take inspiration from all over the place, on this occasion I was in the news agents and while waiting to pay for my pile of daily papers my eye caught the blue wrapping of the coconut delight, Bounty. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free lemon and poppy seed cakes with lemon curd

Gluten free lemon and poppy seeds cakes with lemon curd and a lemon icing

Gluten free lemon and poppy seeds cakes with lemon curd and a lemon icing

Out of all the lemon cakes that I have made so far for this blog, this has to be one of my favorite bakes.  I love the combination of the lemon and the poppy seeds and my inspiration for this bake came after I spent one of my lazy Saturdays in a well know coffee shop. Read the rest of this entry

Gluten free lemon cakes with fresh cream

Gluten free lemon cakes with fresh cream

As a journalist I have always been taught to KISS… Keep It Simple Sweetie! So for this recipe I have! If you over complicate things you don’t get the results that you want. It has taken me a couple of years to fall in love with gluten free baking. I was always afraid of failing, something which I don’t like to do.

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