Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Sweetcorn Pancakes

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Happy Pancake Day! For pancakes with a difference, try these Sweetcorn Pancakes from my book, Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free. Although they’re a healthy, savoury version, the sweetcorn gives them a sweet flavour. And I’ve used soya cream, instead of milk, to get a lovely thick, creamy batter. These make a delicious light meal – and…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownies

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Rich, dark chocolate with crunchy hazelnuts. You won’t be able to tell these don’t contain gluten or dairy! It’s easy to find dairy-free chocolate – simply look for dark chocolate with a very high percentage of cocoa solids and often these don’t use any dairy products. But do check the ingredients on the packet carefully, as…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Blueberry & Banana Muffins

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Dive into a vitamin-packed Blueberry and Banana Muffin. These make life deliciously easy! You can quickly make these the night before, or at the weekend – and then keep them in an airtight container for 2–3 days. Grab a breakfast on-the-run, pack them into your bag for a nutritious mid-morning snack, or eat them warm from…

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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 Seedy Bread

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Recently my publishers took some new photographs for the cover of the paperback version of Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free. One of the recipes we tried was a bread recipe. I took the White Bread recipe that’s in the book and, in order to make it more visually punchy, added seeds to the recipe. This also […]

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 […]

Zoë’s Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cherry & Coconut Pancakes

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  Zoë’s favourite part of the kitchen is the cupboard where the dried fruit and nuts are stored (unless there’s some cake or cupcakes in the kitchen, in which case her focus switches immediately…) Her favourites at the moment are dried cherries and coconut so when she wanted to make pancakes, she pulled those out…

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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 Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

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g I’ve been on a quest to make gluten-free baked goodies all taste wonderfully soft and moist inside. It’s hard to get the right balance of flour to liquid when you’re baking gluten-free, and cakes, cupcakes, muffins, biscuits, bread and all such things, and they can easily come out of the oven too dry and […]

Super Easy Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

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Cupcakes really are EASY to make. What’s more, they cook very quickly and the frosting doesn’t need to chill in the fridge – so they’re ready very quickly. (Something that Zoë appreciates hugely!) I’ve made these with cocoa powder in both the cupcakes and the frosting, instead of melting chocolate. And I’ve used a mixture…

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