10 posts tagged Chocolate

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

Chocolate Orange Truffle Pud with Udi’s.

Celebrate Easter this weekend with my rich and decadent dessert created for Udi's. It is perfect for sharing with family and friends over the long weekend and best enjoyed with a serving of cream or ice-cream. The recipe can be found here. Continue Reading

Chocolate Orange Roulade (GF)

Makes: 10 Portions As it is National Cake Week from 5th-11th October...well, who needs an excuse for cake anyway? I am celebrating with my chocolate orange roulade recipe. Inspired by an old family recipe, this indulgent chocolate roulade is both light as a feather and melts in the mouth. I have put my own twist on our family recipe incorporating a zesty orange flavour and most importantly, it is gluten-free to allow my 5 year old coeliac son to enjoy it too. Ingredients: 4 large ... Continue Reading

Very Berry Tiffin (GF)

Makes: 20 Cake Portions As a child, this was a popular party recipe in our household so I have tinkered with it to create the same flavours suitable for a gluten-free diet. Ingredients: 110g / 4oz butter 25g / 1oz soft brown sugar 50g / 2oz gluten-free cocoa powder 3 tablespoons golden syrup 225g / 8oz gluten-free digestive biscuits, crushed 75g / 3oz dried cranberries 50g / 2oz raisins 50g / 2oz freeze-dried raspberries 110g / 4oz gluten-free dark chocolate, melted Method... Continue Reading

Heavenly Chocolate Brownies (GF)

Makes: 8 Squares This cheeky chocolate fudge brownie recipe uses beetroot to give it a moist fudgy texture and a deep colour as well as adding hidden vitamins. Ingredients: 110g / 4oz gluten-free dark chocolate 110g / 4oz butter 140g / 5oz caster sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 75g / 3oz gluten-free cocoa powder 1 medium beetroot, cooked and finely grated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / Fan 160°C / 350F / Gas 4 Method: 1. Grease and line an ... Continue Reading

Apple and Pistachio Crumble Ice Cream (GF)

Makes: 6 Ice Cream Portions I love the flavour combination of apples and the nutty crunch from the pistachio nuts. We have enjoyed these as a treat by big kids and little one's too! Great for children's parties too as they can be made in advance. Why not try serving in a chocolate cup to make a funky, entirely edible dessert? WARNING:Things may get messy! Ingredients: 2 cooking apples, peeled, cored and diced Dash of water 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar, heaped 225ml / 8fl oz full ... 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

Chocolate, Orange and Ginger Box Cakes (GF)

Makes: 6 Chocolate cake is yummy, lets face it! My recipe is light but rich in colour and taste. The orange and ginger compliments the chocolate perfectly. An “any excuse cake!” Cake Ingredients:

 175g / 6oz butter, softened 150g / 5 ½oz soft brown sugar 3 medium eggs 4 tablespoons milk 50g / 2oz gluten-free cocoa powder 110g / 4oz gluten-free self-raising flour 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1 orange, zested Edible flowers (optional) Buttercream Ingred... Continue Reading