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Shortbread jumbo biscuits

My recipe for shortbread jumbo biscuits, made with gluten-free flour. They melt in the mouth, hold together well and taste delicious. Makes 10 jumbo biscuits using a 63mm (2.5") pastry cutter, hence why these biscuits are "jumbo". These are big because shortbread is a one of my favourite biscuits, and I like them bigger than… Continue reading Shortbread jumbo biscuits

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Victoria sponge cake

My recipe for classic Victoria sponge cake, made with gluten-free flour and reduced sugar jam. Although the buttercream filling still has a lot of sugar in it, I've tried to reduce the overall sugar content. But I recognise that with the buttercream filling and icing sugar on top, this recipe has a lot of sugar… Continue reading Victoria sponge cake

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Fruit and seed flapjacks (no added fat, no added sugar)

My recipe for fruit and seed flapjacks using gluten-free oats. These are an alternative to traditional oat flapjacks. They have no added fat or added sugar. Makes about 8 portions. If you want more flapjacks, scale up the recipe as required. Fruit and seed flapjacks using gluten-free oats, no added fat, no added sugar Ingredients… Continue reading Fruit and seed flapjacks (no added fat, no added sugar)

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Bread pudding

My recipe for bread pudding, a favourite of mine. This is a good way to use up old bread. You will need a very large bowl to mix all the ingredients. Alternatively, scale down the recipe if desired. Sorry, this is not a gluten-free recipe but I'm working on it! Makes 16 portions. Ingredients 550g… Continue reading Bread pudding

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Apple cake

My recipe for apple cake using gluten-free flour. Makes 12 portions. Apple cake A pattern on top of the apple cake made by pouring the topping randomly over the mixture. Ingredients 200g brown sugar. Can use light or dark brown sugar if desired.75-85ml vegetable oil1 large egg1 tsp vanilla essence250ml milk1 tsp lemon juice1 tsp… Continue reading Apple cake

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Banana cake

My recipe for banana cake using gluten-free flour. Makes 16 slices. Banana cake, using gluten-free flour Ingredients 400g ripe bananas (about 5 medium-sized 90g bananas)1 tbsp lemon juice440g gluten-free plain flour1 tsp baking powder (gluten-free)250g butter250g golden caster sugar3 large eggs (preferably room temperature)2 tsp vanilla essence1 tsp bicarbonate of soda100ml milkOptional: icing sugar to… Continue reading Banana cake

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Flapjacks

My recipe for traditional flapjacks using gluten-free oats. Make 16 flapjacks. Traditional flapjacks, but using gluten-free oats Flapjacks have always been a favourite of mine since I was a kid. I've been making these for years. It's an uncomplicated recipe and method. I've found many flapjack recipes with huge amounts of sugar (twice the amount… Continue reading Flapjacks