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 Salmon Fishcakes

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Soft, tender salmon with a deliciously crunchy coating. It’s the polenta – or maize flour – which makes these so crunchy and delicious. It is worth using the gram flour, too, as a base coat, but if you don’t have any to hand you could use rice flour or just use polenta for both coatings. And…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Raspberry Tarts

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Soft and creamy on the inside with a light pastry casing. You can use any soft fruit for this recipe instead of raspberries if you like. Try apricots, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines or even cherries. And if you can’t get hold of xanthum gum, don’t worry – the pastry will still work, although it is…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ham & Pineapple Pizza

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A while ago, I took Zoe to a pizza-making class at our local farmers’ market. Surrounded by other kids piling on different toppings, Zoe made a very simple pizza, using just pineapple and ham. I asked her whether she wanted to add peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, or anything else, but she was very clear that she […]

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 […]

New Pictures for Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Paperback – and Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chargrilled Pepper, Parma Ham & Pine Nut Pizza…

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My publishers decided to do another cover for the paperback version of my book Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free (which has just come out). We sat down and thought about possibilities… We came up with a the idea of showing either a bread, a pizza, perhaps a tart or even Salmon en Croȗte. So we shot […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Easter Loaf in a Breadmaker

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Recently Panasonic asked me if I would like to try their breadmaker for their Ideas Kitchen. I’ve never used a breadmaker before, so I was really excited – especially when the delivery guy turned up with a beautiful, shiny machine the following day. In truth, it’s very, very simple, and it saves you having to […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Porcini & Olive Farinata

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Making farinata was a revelation. I discovered that it’s completely delicious – and incredibly moreish. I’ve heard about it, tried one version, and seen a few recipes, but it’s not widely known and it’s not a food that people talk about. And when you look at a recipe for a farinata, you don’t immediately think, […]

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chargrilled Pepper & Tomato Pizza

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I made pizza for Zoë’s 4th birthday party this year. We had 16 little ones running around our home and garden and Zoë had a great time. (The mess at the end, though, was jaw-droppingly terrible!) Most kids love pizza – and it’s one of Zoë’s absolute favourites. Of course it’s delicious but it also makes a […]