I made this Gluten Free Chocolate and Salted Caramel Layer Cake for Jesse’s birthday on the weekend. You see, Birthdays have always been an important event in my family. Celebrations over lunch/dinner with presents and cake are a must. Just like Christmas it’s not about the presents, but we love a good good excuse to show our loved ones how special they are.
So naturally when Jesse and I started going out (aka dating) I felt the need to show him how you really celebrate a birthday. In the past this has included gifts like lego and a Playstation for the child at heart; but most importantly, a new birthday cake each year.
After a few busy weeks I finally got back into the kitchen on the weekend and made a this Gluten Free Lemon Curd Slice. It’s a gluten free version of Meyer lemon bars, or “slice” as we call it in Australia. These bite size treats have been on my todo/bake list for a while now and they didn’t disappoint.
If you like the tangy sweetness of lemon curd you might also like the Lemon Curd Cheesecake I made for Jesse’s birthday last year or these Lime Lamingtons I made for Australia Day with a lime curd filling.
Hope you had a lovely weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
One of the main attractions at our recent wedding were these homemade Gluten Free Chocolate Caramels, made by Jesse! Yes, I’ve taken over my wife’s blog for the day to bring you one of my favourite recipes.
Around 2 years ago, I went on a quest to find the perfect caramels, and eventually found them in this tasty and simple recipe. I affectionally call them “crack caramels”, as everybody who tries them immediately wants to know where they can find more and asks you when the next batch is coming at every opportunity. This recipe makes around 40–50 of these yummy sweets, so make sure you have some family or friends to share them with.
Growing up my mum made this chocolate and peppermint slice she called Peppermint Log and ever since I have loved peppermint chocolate. The slice is normally made with Arnott’s Chocolate Ripple biscuits, so being on a gluten free diet for the over 10 years meant no peppermint log for me.
So I decided to rectify the situation and made my a gluten free version of the slice which turned out perfectly. If you like chocolate and peppermint you will love this recipe, but I will warn you it’s addictive…
Now that I’ve been back home just over a month and wishing I could still be on my honeymoon (or any holiday for that matter), I thought it would be a nice treat to make some chocolate cookies with these yummy peanut butter chips.