Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cherry Pie

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There’s nothing quite like a home-made cherry pie. I use more liquid in my gluten-free pastry than the traditional kind because I find that it needs to contain more moisture. This stop it catching/burning when you cook it, and gives it a better texture, but it can make it sticky and hard to handle. But…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pad Thai

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One of the most well-known Thai dishes, Pad Thai is a wonderful street food meal. It’s incredibly simple to make and can be whizzed up in minutes. But it’s easy to get it wrong. Too much sugar, too little lime juice, or lacklustre prawns are a commonplace failing. Here I’ve added just a small amount…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Crème Caramel

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When I was young, I loved Crème Caramel. I adored the taste and texture of the slightly burnt caramel against the soft, vanilla custard. Sometimes when we went to visit my granny, we’d go out for lunch. She had a favourite restaurant that we invariably went to – and they often had this on the…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Pomegranate & Pistachio Cake

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Yesterday, I woke up at 4am, pushed the curtains to one side, and took a quick look outside. It was one of those magical mornings, with whisps of morning mist, and all the signs that it was going to be a sunny day. I went back to sleep, thinking ‘I’ll make a picnic for lunch’. […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Torta di Riso (Italian Rice Cake)

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Rice dishes are very common in Italy, especially in the northern areas, because rice was so plentiful (rice has been grown in Italy since the 15th century). Traditionally Torta di Riso was served as a celebration cake – for weddings, baptisms, Christmas and Easter. A particular favourite in Tuscany, apparently, it’s a flourless cake that […]

Jubilee Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate & Pecan Nut Brownies

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This weekend we went to a street party on my sister’s street. Zoë ran around with all the kids, bouncing on the bouncy castle, eating goodies and zooming into different houses, playing, playing and playing; Peter helped my brother-in-law and sister to cook the BBQ (well, he is Australian after all) and I chatted, ate […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Carrot Cake

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Here we are in the midst of root veg season. Parsnips, swede, celeriac and, of course, the humble carrot – all impart deliciously sweet, earthy tastes to stews, casseroles, soups, gratins, and roasted veggie dishes. But you don’t have to always think of these veggies as only for savoury dishes. Forget dark winter nights in…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Blueberry & Lime Cheesecake

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This wonderful cheesecake is filled with sweet blueberries, and accented by zesty lime, rich soya cream cheese and spicy ginger biscuits. The world is filled with people who ADORE cheesecake and, having never, seriously, ever been able to eat one, I’ve now been able to join them. YAY! Delicious and stunning, and I know from…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Raspberry & Rosewater Cupcakes

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These gluten-free cupcakes are truly indulgent and heavenly! The mixture is incredibly simple – just a combination of rice flour and ground almonds, along with the dairy-free margarine, sugar, eggs, gluten-free baking powder and xanthan gum. I think you have to be careful when you use ground almonds in baking – that you don’t use…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Birthday Cake

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Here’s the Chocolate Birthday Cake recipe from my book, Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free published today! This was inspired by one my sister made for her husband’s birthday. It’s light and moist, with dark truffley chocolate flavours and a rich, creamy icing, all covered with sweetly sharp raspberries. Happy Birthday to my book! * gluten-free, wheat-free,…

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