Genius Gluten-Free Round Up.
Earlier this year Genius contacted me to work on an exciting project with the company which I was proud to be a part of. With curiosity about what would be revealed, I travelled to London which you can read about here and met the key team involved. Genius have been extremely busy, (more than ever) in perfecting their core products and have significantly improved the taste, texture and smell of their ever increasing range of breads on offer. Confidently described as “their best ever ... Continue Reading
7 New Reasons to love Schär: Review
My little boy has been a massive fan of Schär products for as long as he has been diagnosed with coeliac disease at the tender age of 18 months. Now, at the cheeky old age of 8, he is very aware of his likes and dislikes for certain foods and is brutally honest and as black and white as only an 8 year old knows how. I love that childhood innocence and clarity without the need to impress or say what you want to hear. So, these are his and my thoughts on the latest 7 new exciting ... 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
Morrisons ‘Free From Feast’
I was recently invited by Morrisons to take part in their first ‘Free From Google Hangout’ to discuss the new developments and improvements in the Morrisons free from sector since we met in August last year. In advance of the hangout, we each received 2 very intriguing substantial gift boxes brimming with free from products - with instruction not to open them until the right points of the discussion - this made the curiousity excruciating and I was desperate to see what was in ... 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
Pistachio and Rose Water Biscuits (GF)
Makes: 18 biscuits These quirky gluten-free teabag shaped biscuits are delicately flavoured with ground pistachio nuts and flavoured with rose water. You could draw a special message on the tags to personalise them as a gift or for a corporate event add your logo. Ingredients: 225g / 8oz gluten-free plain flour 50g / 2oz pistachio nuts 100g / 4oz unsalted butter 50g / 2oz caster sugar 1 teaspoon rose water 100g / 4oz gluten-free dark chocolate Firm card Cooking string or ... Continue Reading
Lavender Shortbread With Homemade Orange Curd (GF)
Makes: 12 Biscuits (2" / 5cm diameter) These shortbread biscuits are my twist on the traditional Jammie Dodger and make a perfect little sweet treat to enjoy whatever the occasion. Last weekend they featured in The Guardian, Cook supplement which you can read about here. Biscuit Ingredients: 225g / 8oz gluten-free plain flour 1 teaspoon lavender, finely ground 110g / 4oz butter, softened 50g / 2oz soft brown sugar 1 blood orange, zested Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / Fan ... Continue Reading
Father’s Day Florentines (GF)
Why not treat Dad to some homemade gluten-free Florentines this Father’s Day? Great to make with the children and guaranteed to get messy - Aprons at the ready! Makes: 18 50g / 2oz butter 100g / 4oz caster sugar 4 teaspoons gluten-free flour 150ml / 5fl oz crème fraîche 1 lemon, zested 50g / 2oz flaked almonds 25g / 1oz pistachios, roughly chopped 25g / 1oz crystalised stem ginger, finely chopped 75g / 3oz dried cherries, cranberries & blueberries 150g / 5oz ... Continue Reading
Earl Grey Tea Biscuits (GF)
Makes: 10 Biscuits (8cm in diameter) These biscuits have a hint of earl grey and lemon, delicate in flavour and melt in the mouth. There is very little waste with this recipe as it doubles up to make iced gems with the remaining cut out shapes. Ingredients: 225g / 8oz gluten-free plain flour 2 Earl Grey tea bags, leaves finely ground 110g / 4oz butter, softened 50g / 2oz soft brown sugar 1 lemon, zested Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / Fan 170°C / 375F / Gas 5 Method... Continue Reading
Gingerbread Guys and Dolls (GF)
Makes: 15-20 Biscuits (Depending on the size of your cutter) I have introduced a new twist on the classic gingerbread which is stem ginger. The house will smell heavenly as the gingerbread cooks in the oven - This recipe certainly lives up to its name as it is packed with a lot of ginger punch! Ingredients: 275g / 10oz gluten-free plain flour 1 dessert spoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon xanthan gum 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 75g / 3oz cold butter 50g / 2oz dark brown sugar ... Continue Reading