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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These Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Cranberry Florentines are such a special treat filled with dried cranberries, a thin layer of dark chocolate and an abundance of nuts. They’re perfect with your cup of coffee or tea.
If you’ve always wanted to try baking florentines or learning to temper chocolate, I encourage you to give them a go. They are definitely worth the effort and are not that difficult to make.
Special thanks to Kirsten Tibballs who taught me how to temper chocolate with her youtube video on tempering chocolate. The original florentine recipe was also from her “Chocolate” cookbook. I just modified it slightly to suit my own taste preferences.
The Naughty Dietitian,
I was so grateful for a slice of this Gluten Free Cherry Pie Sunday night! It brought comfort to Jesse and I after a rough weekend with our little girl who was fairly unwell. Thankfully Lyla is now a lot better so I’m no longer on the hunt for comfort food.
If you’re in need of a little comfort though? This Gluten Free Cherry Pie complete with vanilla ice cream will surely do the trick. It’s a nice change from the Apple Pie or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie I usually bake.
Hope you’re all well and having a great week so far. Don’t forget to get in touch if you make this recipe. I’d love to hear your thoughts. P.S Head over to my instagram account for a look at the Cherry Pie before it went in the oven. I’ve been working on my pie decorating skills!
The Naughty Dietitian.
Last week with an abundance of strawberries I baked these Gluten Free Strawberry Banana Muffins. They are low fat, packed with fibre and low in sugar. Perfect with my cup of tea this week!
I also baked the first recipe I ever posted on my blog – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Gluten Free. I was reminded of how much I love rhubarb and pie, but really, who doesn’t love pie?!
I’d love to hear if you bake these strawberry banana muffins or my strawberry rhubarb pie. Thanks for stopping by The Naughty Dietitian
Over Easter I was on a mission to perfect gluten free hot cross buns but I failed. I tried a handful of new recipes and whilst they all tasted great I still wasn’t satisfied with the texture. They all just ended up too dense and lacking the light fluffy texture of normal gluten containing ones. Better luck next year I hope!
I also made a delicious spiced honey swiss roll for our family lunch on Easter Sunday, but sadly I didn’t get the chance to take a photo before it was devoured.
So… fast forward a month (wow time has just flown by) and here we are finally with a new recipe! This cake tastes great, is super easy to make (like most of my recipes) and it’s a delightful twist on the common orange & almond cake often available for gluten free folk in cafes, restaurants etc.
Give me a shout if you end up making it, or feel free to send me your gluten free hot cross bun recipes if you have a really good one!