Posts Tagged ‘gluten free’

When life gives you lemons…bake lemon cheesecake

A light lemon cheesecake is perfect for summer time – this one is a big hit with all the family! Ingredients 150g gluten free digestive biscuits 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tsp cinnamon 600g cream cheese 150g sugar juice and zest of 2 lemons 3 eggs Directions Preheat oven to 200°C. Crush biscuits – I […] Read more…

Vegetable Lasagne Kids will Love

So here’s a funny story: my kids are generally quite good about eating vegetables, but they prefer them raw not cooked, with a few exceptions. They claim not to like cooke carrots, and categorically won’t touch mushrooms. But when I asked my 4 year old’s nursery teacher what his favourite dish was at nursery, I […] Read more…

‘Kartoffelpuffer’ with Apple Sauce (GF)

One of my favourite German dishes, is “Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelmus”. The “Kartoffelpuffer” are a kind of potato pancake, made from grated potatoes, and “Apfelmus” is basically just an apple sauce, which you traditionally serve with them. When I was younger, I used to visit my aunt in the country every Autumn holiday, and she would […] Read more…

Apple & Raisin Cookies (GF)

Summer holidays mean children begging for snacks all hours of the day. We try to keep it healthy with things like fruit, carrot stick with hummus, oatcakes with peanut butter etc but every now and then they’ll want a cookie (and, admittedly, so will I). These deliciously moist apple & raisin cookies are refined sugar […] Read more…

Vanilla & Coconut Granola

Do you know what tastes better than a nice bowl of crunchy granola for breakfast? A nice bowl of home made crunchy granola! We love granola in our house, but many of the store bought brands are loaded with sugar (and/ or contain wheat which I can’t have), so I like to make my own. […] Read more…

Homemade Rhubarb Compote

There’s been loads of rhubarb popping up in our local fruit & veg shops. Last year we totally missed rhubarb season, so this year we jumped at the first sign of rhubarb and I made a big batch of yummy homemade compote that we’ve been dolloping on bowls full of Greek yoghurt for breakfast. Ingredients […] Read more…

Chocolate Easter Nests

Easter is getting closer, so today I have another sweet (literally) and easy little idea for you. I’m going to share how we made chocolate Easter nests for our German playgroup’s Easter meet-up last weekend.   Some folk make their Easter nets with shredded wheat, but since I need to avoid wheat and gluten we […] Read more…

GF Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny two a penny, hot cross buns. If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One a penny two a penny, hot cross buns. Easter is coming up, and as well as death by chocolate this means one other thing – hot cross buns! It’s […] Read more…

Redcurrant Jam Sandwich Cookies

Are you feeling Christmassy yet? We lit the second candle on our Advent wreath yesterday, and also baked our second round of Christmas cookies. Whilst Vanilla Kipferl, Cinnamon Stars and Butter Cookies remain our favourites (they’re like the Holy Trinity of German Christmas cookies in our house), there’s always room for more cookies and these […] Read more…

Crispy Vanilla Heart Waffles (GF)

Hands up if you like cosy afternoons in at this time of year, with a mug of hot tea and some fresh, home made waffles! If you own a waffle iron, chances are you already have a waffle recipe, but I still invite you to try this delicious recipe for crispy waffles, just like my […] Read more…

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