When someone agrees to come round for dinner and then casually mentions that they are gluten free. Oh great. How do I know what has gluten in? What is gluten? What can they eat? Well here is a quick guide to cooking a tasty and safe gluten free meal, which should help avoid you killing any of your friends. Win! What is gluten? You want to avoid anything that has…

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WHOLE CREATIONS COOKIE DOUGH REVIEW

I was unbelievably excited when I saw this cookie dough by Whole Creations, I thought it was a fantastic idea and the ability to make fresh, gluten free cookies in your own home with such minimal effort sounded wonderful. You can’t beat filling the house with the smell of freshly baked cookies! So how did they pan out? Here’s the verdict: PROS Not only do they do the double chocolate…

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GLUTEN FREE COFFEE & WALNUT CAKE

An old favourite in the cake world, now made gluten free with this quick and easy recipe. The icing finishes this cake off perfectly and will go down a treat with an afternoon cup of tea! INGREDIENTS 175g unsalted butter 175g golden caster sugar 150g gluten free self-raising flour (sifted) 50g ground almonds 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder (dissolved in tablespoons water – I am using…

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GLUTEN FREE SCOTCH EGGS

The ultimate picnic snack. Anyone can make these delicious scotch eggs gluten free. With the use of gluten free sausages, gluten free flour and gluten free bread, these are straight forward to make and uses all ingredients you can find at your local supermarket. Just because you can’t eat gluten doesn’t mean you have to miss out on these tasty treats! They aren’t as difficult to make as you may…

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GLUTEN FREE APPLE ‘ROSE’ TART

The thing I love about this tart is that it looks so impressive with such minimal effort. With the use of cooking apples it remains nice and tart in flavour (not too sweet) and works so well for dessert, even after a heavy meal. It makes a fantastic centrepiece on the dinner table, but don’t get too attached – its likely to be gone in seconds! The thing about gluten…

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GLUTEN FREE CHURROS

Churros, a fried choux pastry, typically associated with lots and lots of gluten, but not in this case! Fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these doughy sweet treats are simply to die for and you wouldn’t believe they are gluten free! The use of xanthum gum in this recipe helps to create the perfect dough texture – fried and coated in sugar and cinnamon, these delicious pastries…

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PANNA COTTA WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE

Need an easy, impressive and still delicious dessert idea? Panna cotta is light, creamy, delicate and delicious! Oh and of course, naturally gluten free. With this easy raspberry sauce, it will be welcomed with open arms at any dinner table! The panna cotta is Mary Berrys original recipe, so this time I cannot take credit for this creation – it is the one I turn to time and time again…

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