Gluten-free shortcrust pastry
Baking / Free from / gluten-free / vegetarian

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry is an awesome pastry – extremely simple to make and equally at home with sweet and savoury fillings. Made well, it is light and crisp and delicious. But it usually contains gluten… …so use this super-quick, super-easy gluten-free shortcrust instead! Generally, the difficult thing about making pastry is making sure you don’t overwork the gluten. Which … Continue reading

Coconut choc chip cookies
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Coconut choc chip cookies

Coconut-ty, chocolate-y and oat-y all at the same time, these beauties are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and bursting with shredded coconut and dark chocolate chips. Rather like a Bounty bar crossed with a macaroon in biscuit form! Perfect with your morning cuppa (they are breakfast compliant because of the oats, … Continue reading

Orange & amaretto chocolate torte
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Orange & amaretto chocolate torte

My boyfriend’s birthday is next week and as we’re away this year (and I’m frightened of baking in temperamental foreign ovens…) he’s getting his cake early. I felt a bit guilty about not giving him the cake on his actual birthday but have overcome this by reminding myself that: 1) who ever complained about being … Continue reading

Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart
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Tomato, beetroot & mozzarella summer ‘pizza’ tart

Sometimes (rarely) eating pizza doesn’t seem quite appropriate. For me, in the midday sun is one of those times. I want something a little less heavy. Something with brighter flavours and a bit more veg. But really, I still want pizza… I bring you my summer ‘pizza’ tart. The reassuring tomato-mozzarella combo remains but the … Continue reading

Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal
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Heart-healthy blueberry & almond baked oatmeal

About a year ago, a start-up US magazine called Nanny Magazine approached me and asked if I would like to contribute some recipes to their maiden print issue. They were looking for recipes that were both heart-healthy, child-friendly and simple to create. It still astonishes me how blogs can connect people from across the globe … Continue reading