Category Archives: Baking with Restrictions

Millionaires Shortbread

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Recently, Millionaires Shortbread was seen not once, but twice in one episode of the Great Sport Relief Bake Off on BBC, baked by both Anita Rani (the eventual winner) and Angela Griffin. This is my take on the classic teatime … Continue reading

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Egg Free and Virtually Fat Free Spiced Marmalade and Fruit Cake

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Well, what can I say, it is that time of year, where quite a lot of people have made resolutions to eat better.  This is a cake recipe however which is not only egg free, but is virtually fat free … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Chocolate and Raspberry Traybake with Salted Butter Caramel Swirls

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I came up with the idea for this traybake when I wanted to do a chocolate cake, but with a bit of a difference. I usually put raspberry jam in chocolate cakes, as it enhances the flavour of the chocolate, … Continue reading

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Hotel Chocolat Giveaway and Recipe – Gluten Free Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes! Giveaway now closed.

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A couple of months ago, I was asked if I wanted to do a review of some of the new Christmas goodies from the lovely people over at Hotel Chocolat.  I thought about it a bit, and asked if I … Continue reading

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Lets Make Christmas – Berry and Cherry (slightly boozy) Jam

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  Back in August I posted a recipe for Berry and Cherry Jam.  For the Lets Make Christmas Event at Fortnum and Mason in London, I have made a more festive version, in a flip-top preserving jar to enter into … Continue reading

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Lets Make Christmas – Basler Läckerli

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In the summer of 2003 I was sent to Basel in Switzerland to do some work for a customer, and came across these beauties in a store which is somewhat of a local, if not national landmark, Läckerli Huus. On my … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Cherry and Chocolate Traybake

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This recipe is another one I came up with for the mums at Thursday playgroup, and is perfectly simple for National Baking Week.  I had some Glace Cherries in the cupboard which were calling me, and I thought they would … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Frangipan Cupcakes

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I had hoped to post this earlier in the week as it has been National Chocolate Week, but this post has been delayed slightly for various reasons, so I’m thinking of it as a last hurrah for Chocolate Week, and … Continue reading

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Peter’s Favourite Flapjack

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My son wanted to take a snack into his school nursery this week like some of his new friends, rather than have the snack the nursery provide. The rules for snacks brought in to his nursery are that they must be “healthy and not contain nuts”. i thought that flapjack would be a great idea – oats are a slow release energy carbohydrate, and the addition of seeds and dried fruit would also be good. I didn’t want to use the usual staple ingredient of golden syrup in my flapjack, as it can be overpoweringly sweet sometimes, so I remembered back to some oaty, seedy and nutty biscuits I baked for the long commute I used to have before I became a mum, and replaced the traditional golden syrup with maple syrup. Continue reading

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Gluten and Dairy Free Apple, Raisin and Sultana Bake

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At this time of year, I’m always on the lookout for recipes which use up some of the cooking apples from the tree in my garden. I saw something similar to this online, and came up with this to meet the idea of what I wanted to bake. Gluten Free and Dairy Free, this was perfect to take for the mums at our local playgroup the other week! Continue reading

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