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  • Gluten Free South African Lamingtons
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free South African Lamingtons

    Possibly the best lamingtons you will ever eat – these Gluten Free South African Lamingtons are what chocolate dreams are made of. In case you’ve been living under a rock, a lamington is cake made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. I’ve created a super delicious moist gluten free version that you just have to try. Top tips for making these Lamingtons: Gluten Free needs fat and protein to stay moist so please don’t try to omit the eggs or butter. Don’t skip freezing your cake, you won’t be able to dip in chocolate without cooling in the…

  • milk tart chia pudding
    Breakfast,  Gluten Free,  Sweets & Snacks,  Vegan

    Milk Tart Chia Pudding

    Today’s recipe is for my ultimate breakfast / dessert hybrid Milk Tart Chia Pudding. Milk Tart is an Afrikaans dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust containing a custard filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs. For this recipe, we take those flavours and incorporate them into a breakfast that is sure to be a crowd pleaser this Christmas.  What’s better than a sweet chia pudding for breakfast you ask – well how about a Milk Tart Chia Pudding that tastes like the real deal but is gluten free and vegan? For this recipe, I purchased my ingredients (cinnamon, chia, nutmeg, vanilla) from the Zero Waste Store The Refillery. …

  • Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake 6
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake

    Today’s Christmas Inspired recipe is for my Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake, which is packed full of fruit booze and flavour.  Let’s get real here, fruitcake is one of those desserts that you either love the taste of or it makes you gag. I have always fallen into the first category and in fact, fruitcake formed a large part of my families Christmas celebrations. It is very easy to make and if you follow my instructions there really won’t be too many hurdles to overcome.😉 Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Cake Bake this festive fruitcake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the…

  • Gluten Free Christmas Gingerbread Cookies 12
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free

    Gluten Free Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

    Today I am sharing this foolproof recipe to make Gluten Free Christmas Gingerbread Cookies. These gingerbread cookies are gluten free and contain muscovado sugar and molasses, which give the cookies their deep and dark rich flavour, as well as fragrant spices including cinnamon and ginger. To decorate, I use a simple mixture of 250g of icing sugar mixed with 5 or so tablespoons of water to make a glace icing. I then fill a ziplock bag with this icing mixture, cut a tiny hole and pipe my cookies. This batch of dough will make 20 – 30 cookies, depending on what type of cutter you use. They taste even better…

  • Gluten Free Rocky Road Bars
    Sweets & Snacks,  Gluten Free,  Vegan

    Gluten Free Rocky Road Bars

    No one is ever going to complain about having these Gluten Free Rocky Road Bars in their lunchbox and they’re also perfect as a tea time treat! What could be simpler than mixing all the ingredients into a bowl and popping into the fridge to set? What’s in these Gluten Free Rocky Road Bars They aren’t health food, but they are gluten-free and use dark chocolate, which is, of dairy free and low in sugar, so you don’t have to feel too guilty. These Rocky Road Bars use marshmallows and ground almonds too and the best part – they take about 10 minutes to make, with absolutely no baking required.…

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