14 posts tagged afternoon tea

Draughts Game Inspired Sandwiches (GF)

Sandwiches needn’t be boring! These fun and nutritious draughts game inspired sandwiches make the perfect addition to a school pack up, party or picnic. I always try and get my coeliac son Will and his 2 siblings involved in the kitchen so they gain an understanding about suitable ingredients and preparation which will stand them in good stead for the future. With this recipe I let the children decide on their favourite fillings to create their own sandwiches. They really enjoyed this ... Continue Reading

Fruity Syllabub Toasts (GF)

This recipe is great if you need to whip up some gluten-free sweet party treats last minute, are light as a feather and melt in the mouth. I used Genius Gluten-Free Soft White Farmhouse Bread as this new improved loaf definitely has better taste, texture and aroma and is their most dependable bread to date. My entire family could see a huge improvement, especially my biggest little critic William who has coeliac disease. I had to be quick taking the pictures as my 4 year old was also eager ... Continue Reading

M&S Gluten-free Event.

Last night my family of 5 attended a gluten-free event hosted at the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks. These gluten-free events are currently running across over 70 stores around the country and is something we have never experienced with other mainstream retailers. Big thumbs up M&S. You can find your nearest M&S event here. It was brilliant to take my 7 year old coeliac to an event without having to swerve all the yummy food and be able to sit back and enjoy all the tasters together ... Continue Reading

New Genius Thinking!

I was recently invited to attend a brand immersion event in London with Genius Gluten-Free entrepreneur, Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, to discuss Genius’ recent product developments. Genius Gluten-Free came about as Lucinda was driven to create tasty gluten and wheat free bread for her gluten intolerant son because she was disappointed by the gluten-free breads on offer. From a very young age I have always been passionate about baking, cooking and everything sandwiched inbetween. I really ... Continue Reading

Delamere Flower Farm Edible Flowers.

I recently had the pleasure of sampling some edible viola flowers from Delamere Flower Farm which is set on the edge of Delamere forest in Cheshire. My vision was to incorporate them into a versatile Summery recipe suitable for all kinds of special occasions from weddings to family gatherings and this was the end result pictured below. The recipe can be found here. The scent of the violas were powerfully fragrant yet delicate in flavour and contain vitamins C, A and several antioxidants. ... Continue Reading

Meringue Nests With Raspberries And Edible Flowers (GF)

I recently had the pleasure of sampling some edible viola flowers from Delamere Flower Farm which is set on the edge of Delamere forest in Cheshire. My vision was to incorporate them into a versatile Summery recipe suitable for all kinds of special occasions from weddings to family gatherings and this was the end result. You can read more about the ways I have used edible flowers previously here. Makes: Approx 15 

Ingredients: 450g / 1lb caster sugar 225g / 8oz medium egg ... Continue Reading

The Guardian, Cook Supplement: Lavender Shortbread With Homemade Orange Curd.

Today my gluten-free lavender shortbread with homemade orange curd recipe features in The Guardian and is my modern twist on the classic Jammie Dodger. Dale Berning Sawa of The Guardian described it as “ an elegant take on the Jammie Dodger. Punching out the holes seemed to me a step too far. In fact, I didn’t even bother with the sandwiching: I was perfectly happy just to dunk the biscuits in the curd." The recipe can be found here. Continue Reading

Raspberry and Pink Peppercorn Macarons (GF)

Makes: Approximately 48 There are several stages to making these macarons but really worth the wait! Perfect for summer tea parties what ever age you are, and gluten-free too.

 Macaron Ingredients:
 75g / 3oz icing sugar, sifted 75g / 3oz ground almonds 2 teaspoons freeze-dried raspberry powder 75g / 3oz caster sugar 2 tablespoons water 2 large egg whites Red gluten-free food gel Raspberry Purée: 110g / 4oz fresh raspberries 2 teaspoons caster sugar Pink ... Continue Reading

Matcha Tea and Pistachio Cupcakes (GF)

Makes: 6 In need of a tea break? These gluten-free Matcha tea and pistachio cupcakes are delicate in flavour and make the perfect accompaniment to have with a cup of tea or maybe planning a wedding or celebration. Cupcake Ingredients:
 110g / 4oz softened butter 110g / 4oz caster sugar 110g / 4oz gluten-free self-raising flour ¼ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon Matcha tea powder 2 large eggs Buttercream Ingredients:

 225g / ... Continue Reading

Apple and Cinnamon Scones (GF)

Makes: 6-8 What better way to celebrate National Cream Tea Day than with some indulgent gluten-free apple and cinnamon scones. Whether you prefer to put the cream on first, followed by the jam as in Devon or the jam on first followed by the cream as in Cornwall, they taste delicious either way! Ingredients: 225g / 8oz gluten-free self-raising flour ¼ tsp salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon 50g / 2oz butter, chilled and cubed 25g / 1oz golden caster sugar ½ Bramley apple, peeled, cored ... Continue Reading