Zesty lemon & yoghurt cake

gluten and dairy free lemon cake

My grandmother as many people who've been with me for a while here, was a marvellous baker and maker of desserts. I've come to realise lately, that I was passed the baton when she died 4 years ago, which was about the time I went from baking the odd thing, to becoming passionate about creating desserts of my own, that were gluten free and more nourishing than the standard white flour / white sugar desserts we seemed to be surrounded by. One of my favourite memories is of being under the tree … [Read more...]

Orange & Poppyseed cake

gluten free orange and poppy seed cake

Orange & poppyseed is a style of cake I've never particularly loved, but the other day a follower, Mikaela, asked if I knew of one, and I thought - well, why not give it a go my way and see if I like it more. I did and it is actually really nice. I don't like sickly sweet citrus flavours, so the traditional version with buckets of white sugar in them and refined flour, just tasted yucky to me. This has a hint of sweetness and nourishing, wholefood flours, so it makes it earthy, dense and … [Read more...]

Super simple Christmas baked custard

Christmas Baked Custard

I love a good baked custard. It is the fastest 'whip up' dessert, being in the oven within a minute of getting started. I had leftover fruit mince when making the Christmas cake yesterday, and I was wondering what to do with it, as it was only about 1/2 a cup. This recipe was born from that predicament. Restriction often propels me towards creativity. Are you like that by chance? It seems as soon as I'm told 'that's not possible' or 'there's not much you can do with that' then I'm like, … [Read more...]

Nourishing Christmas Cake

GAPS, Paleo, gluten free Christmas Cake

A couple of weeks ago I saw my friend Jo of Quirky Cooking fame (please get out from under the rock and discover her amazingness if you haven't already) was lamenting a good christmas cake, while her family are doing the healing GAPS diet. Well, it got me thinking: Is it possible? Would it taste nice? Would the texture be able to be respected? Would it pass with the British born and raised Dad? So this GAPS Christmas cake was born as a test. Gluten, dairy, grain, starch and even nut free, … [Read more...]

Life changing Rocky Road with REAL marshmallow

Home-made Marshmallow Rocky Road

If you're going to eat a treat, make it really good and make it whole, I say. Make it the absolute best version of 'it' that it can be. Otherwise, what's the point? Rocky Road is one of those treats that when commercially bought it is filled with weirdness and far from natural.   Check these ingredients out for the top selling marshmallow brand Genetically modified corn flour Wheat starch Fake, petroleum derived  colouring (not all but most are. Use Chemical Maze app if in … [Read more...]

Mini rustic blueberry tartlets

Gluten-free blueberry tartlet

This mini blueberry tarlet recipe is surprisingly easy to throw together. It's a small batch of just 12 mini 6cm tartlets, so if you're throwing a party then you might want to double up on everything. Something I absolutely loved realising when I made these today, was that I can eye off a block of butter and cut 80g perfectly. A special moment that I wish my talented baking grandmère was still here today with us for me to call her up and tell her. I hope you enjoy them! A heck of a lot more … [Read more...]

Banoffee Pie – Gluten free, Dairy Free

banoffee (1)

A healthy banoffee pie. Is it possible? One without condensed milk or gram crackers or brown sugar? Yes. Yes, it is. It's even possible to be completely dairy free and low fructose. If you know from my facebook community, every now and then I put a call out for a naughty processed / refined recipe that people would love to healthify. This time, Banoffee Pie came out on top of the 140 answers! I hope you love it. Once the components are made, it's super simple to put together. The whole … [Read more...]

Ultra Crunchy Gluten free Biscuits – or cookies

ultra crunchy biscuits

These are super crunchy biscuits or cookies depending on where you are in the world. Crunch is something you often miss as a gluten free person but there's absolutely no need if you get a couple of cracker and biscuit recipes up your sleeve to fill the void. I hope you enjoy them. NOTE: If your batter looks too liquidy, just add a 1/4 cup of nut meal or dessicated coconut to thicken it up a bit.   What you'll need 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup softened butter (or coconut oil) … [Read more...]