Next week I’m attending a Christmas in July dinner with work, so I decided I would get into the into the Christmas spirit a little early and bake this Gluten Free Spiced Chocolate Fruit Cake.
I feel like most people either love or hate fruit cake. Do you agree? I for one LOVE fruit cake and think it deserves to be eaten a few times a year rather than just at Christmas time! So with that being said, I decided to add chocolate to the mix. The chocolate flavour is subtle but makes this cake so so good. I will definitely be making it again at Christmas!
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This week I decided to share my recipe for Gluten Free Bread. Well, if I’m honest it’s my husbands recipe BUT it’s the BEST homemade Gluten Free Bread I’ve ever tasted, so I had to share it with you.
A loaf or two is baked every week in our house and it gets demolished so quickly. Lyla even seems to prefer it over her own “Gluten containing bread”. I’ve tasted a lot of gluten free bread, but there’s just nothing that compares to the taste and texture, especially when consumed as toast. The bread comes out with the perfect crust and fluffy centre. We add chia and poppy seeds to the loaf but you can add your own variety of seeds too.
My passion for baking remains within the “sweets” category, but I’ve enjoyed sharing something a little different this week. Hope you find it useful and remember to get in touch if you bake any of my recipes. I’d love to hear your baking stories!
I decided to bake this Gluten Free Chocolate Cinnamon Bread at the last minute on Sunday. I had every intention of making another chocolate inspired recipe, but realised I was missing an essential cooking utensil at a friend’s house. Do you ever have one of those days in the kitchen? I also attempted one of my old recipes, but somehow managed to make a mess of it!
Thankfully, this recipe saved the day, being both simple to make and tasting delicious. It’s not too rich or extravagant, comes out moist and is perfect for sharing with a cup of tea as your morning or afternoon treat.
In other news, I shared an updated photo of my Linzer Cookies on Instagram Tuesday. Did you see the post or picture? I’ve fallen in love with that photo. That probably sounds odd to some? But it’s been nice (and embarrassing at times) to see how much my food styling and Jesse’s photography skills have improved these past 6-12 months.
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I’ve been on a quest to find a recipe for delicious Gluten Free Scones for a while now. I want to bake (and eat) gluten free scones that are fluffy and actually rise in the oven! So after my husband stumbled across a recipe that takes a slightly different approach from traditional scone recipes, I thought I would give it a go. The end result was an amazing tasting scone, the BEST I’ve ever tasted, so I just had to share the recipe with you!
Now I need to be honest and tell you that despite a few attempts modifying the original recipe, I was unable to get these scones to rise in the oven. So I will continue my quest for the perfect GF scone recipe. If you have the great GF scone recipe, PLEASE share it with me?!
I also want to say, the original recipe that I’ve included here comes from Jamie Oliver’s website. I debated whether or not just directly link to the original recipe given the scones produced from this recipe turned out the best, of the modified versions I tested. But in the end, I found the author of the recipe, Jody Vassalo, didn’t include adequate details in her instructions, so I decided to re-write the recipe to share with you my interpretation of the recipe.
The winter weather has arrived in Melbourne which means it’s time for pudding, Banana Pudding with Butterscotch sauce to be exact! These gluten free puddings are a great dessert to share with friends or just because you like bananas.
Like a lot of my recipes, you can easily substitute the gluten free flour for normal flour if you don’t need to follow a gluten free diet. Be sure to warm the puddings up and serve with a scoop of ice cream. If you run out of ice cream, a dollop of cream also goes nicely.
How about you give them a try this weekend? Feel free to share your baking efforts with me by tagging me on my Instagram account or Facebook page. Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for reading.