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The desire to make some jam at the weekend came about from not wanting to waste any strawberries that were getting to the point where there was the choice of throw them away, or make something with them.
This recipe is adapted from the one on the packet of Jam Sugar that I bought – for me the original recipe was too firm set and was too sugary. The recipe below gives a lovely soft-set jam, with lots of fruit flavours – the cherries really add something special in my opinion – so much that I am having some on some buttered bread while I type this up! Continue reading
It is that time of the year again, where courgettes are in abundance if you are growing them in the garden like I am. You might also be like me in that you love courgettes, but have a small child that doesn’t like them if served as a vegetable at mealtimes! This recipe is great in that it not only uses up courgettes, but also adds pineapple into the mix as well, and so far, my son hasn’t turned down a single slice! I have made this with Regular Plain Flour and Doves Farm Gluten Free Plain Flour, and I have to say that both are great, but the Gluten Free version just has the edge for me! Without the frosting, this is also Dairy Free. Continue reading
A friend of mine challenged me recently to come up with a recipe for a Bakewell Tart, which she could bake for her brother who is a coeliac and cannot tolerate gluten in his diet. I tested some mini versions out on the mums at playgroup this afternoon, and they were a big hit, particularly with someone who came for the first time today, and was amazed that she could have some because she too is a coeliac! This is what I came up with…. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I went to the Essex Food Show, at Cressing Temple near Braintree. The lovely Harriet and Rebecca from Kin Knives introduced me to John and Tom from Love Farm, who sell the most fabulous Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil. I would normally run a mile from anything to do with Rapeseed, as it is my main hayfever trigger, but I was persuaded to try some and I am so glad that I did. Their oil is fragrant and tasty, and much improved my recipe for a standard Carrot cake. Continue reading
Today my baking has been inspired by a lovely lady I met last week – Karin from Cafe Bebe. Karin was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease 6 months ago, and is frustrated to say the least with the Gluten Free offerings (if there are any) when she is out and about. Approximately 1 in 50 people in the UK has Coeliac Disease, and they are woefully under catered for in mainstream restaurants, cafe’s and sandwich shops.
I baked two attempts at these biscuits today, the first attempt produced beautiful biscuits, which unfortunately disintegrated as soon as we tried to eat them. With a little tweak following some advice from Karin, I came up with this recipe, which makes approximately 30 biscuits, and were a huge hit with the mums at playgroup this afternoon! Continue reading