Berry Meringue Pie

This is a rough and ready recipe and a very lazy take on a lemon meringue pie, using the glut of summer fruit as a starting point. It involves two of my previous recipes, for a gluten free pastry base and the meringue topping. Ingredients Shortcrust pastry Strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, loganberries, blackberries…enough fruit to fill a pie Meringue Caster sugar Butter, for greasing Directions Preheat … Continue reading Berry Meringue Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Originally posted on Canal Cook:
I should probably start this post by emphasising that I have not been asked by any chocolate company to do this, despite the amount of time I’m going to mention the word ‘Cadbury’. I think the type of chocolate you like is something you develop a taste for early in life. It’s like the tap water where you grow up.… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares

Gluten Free Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes

Another adventure in coconut flour, these are not ideal if you’re on a diet but go very well with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. Makes about 12 small cupcakes Ingredients For the cupcakes: 75g butter 125g sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 100g dark chocolate 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt For the icing: 250g … Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate and Coffee Cupcakes

Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Icing

This combination of ingredients is adapted from a recipe on Elana’s Kitchen. I was trying out coconut flour for the first time and also attempting to substitute more traditional ingredients for the agave nectar and coconut oil that Elana uses. I almost gave up on this experiment after the first batch of cupcakes – a horrible butter-logged disaster. Like, really horrible. I also ‘made up’ … Continue reading Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Icing

Chocolate flapjack brownie

Nutty chocolate flapjack brownies

I received a wonderful, but dangerous gift this Christmas – a gluten free cookbook. Baking to be precise. This one by ex-Masterchef finalist Hannah Miles, to be even more precise. “Pecan flapjack brownies” was the first recipe I tried (obviously). This is a variation on that recipe, with small changes to account for ingredients that I couldn’t get. Ingredients 250g butter 225g caster sugar 125g … Continue reading Nutty chocolate flapjack brownies