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 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 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’. […]

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 […]

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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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Raspberry Cake

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It’s amazing how delicious raspberries are – and how incredibly versatile. Zoë adores them, so I’ve been making the most of the raspberries available this year, and experimenting with all different types of recipes that use them. This is a lovely cake, full of the taste of summer, no matter what time of the year….

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate & Pear Tart

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I’m coming in late to the Pie Party (sorry!) but I wanted to share this because it truly is heavenly. A rich chocolate tart, with soft, sweet pears – and a very gooey middle. In theory, you should bake your tart until the filling is completely set but the rich, oozing middle in this one…

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Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Polenta Cupcakes

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These cupcakes are full of wonderful Italian flavours. The slightly crunchy texture of polenta, along with the ground almonds and the tangy lemon make these cupcakes delicious. And they’re incredibly quick and easy to make. This recipe is taken from Masterchef finalist Caroline Brewster’s book, Yummy, which gives you wonderful desserts you can make in…

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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 Sunflower Seed Bread

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I’ve revised my book The Best Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes. I originally wrote the book to cater for people who couldn’t eat gluten plus those who couldn’t eat wheat but could eat gluten – as well as those who couldn’t eat dairy. I know there are lots of people who need to avoid wheat…

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