Allergy free Yorkshire puddings

I have been using a recipe I have adapted based on a traditional recipe.  I can hand on heart say, that if you eat these, you would not know they are gluten free. They came out crispy and golden and soaked up gravy beautifully. I am delighted they worked out. These really are amazing, gluten […]

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Matthew’s easy chocolate chip cookies – gluten & dairy free

I find chocolate chip cookie recipes a bit tricky, I don’t know why. Sometimes they don’t just quite for me, and because I’m fussy and like my cookies to be the perfect combination of soft and chewy but chocolately, it’s hard to find a recipe that works. Add the need for them to be gluten […]

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Gluten Free, Dairy, easy banana bread recipe

This is a very easy, all in one bowl, cheat by using parchment paper, gluten free, dairy free banana bread that literally disappears almost as soon as it’s cool enough to eat. I am not actually that fond of bananas, although I don’t mind them in other foods, and Big Girl cannot stand bananas but […]

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Gluten free, dairy free Victoria sponge cake.

If you are looking for a gluten free, dairy free sponge cake recipe, this is perfect. I must confess, I have never made any kind of Victoria sponge cake. For some reason, I have always felt it wouldn’t work. But when I spotted this recipe over at Cafe Creme’s Facebook page, she made it seem […]

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Creative Kids – Half term baking fun

  Baking fun, letting the kids get creative with icing & sprinkles…. It’s half term, and the weather has been awful, frankly, so we have spent more time indoors that normal. This afternoon, we decided to get creative and do some baking. I had a gluten free, cows milk free cupcake recipe I wanted to […]

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Parenting Confessions – I hate crafts!

This is one of my parenting confession  posts, where I spill the beans on a parenting foible or failure, I have experienced or feel that I want to share! As the title says. I hate crafts, and craft related activities. That sounds a little extreme, and probably is slightly exaggerated, but I really do not […]

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Gluten Free Dairy Free chocolate Brownies

Want to serve some baked goods for a person with a dairy or gluten intolerance or allergy? Look no further…   This is my favourite chocolate brownie recipe, with the added bonus of being dairy and gluten free, and  you cannot tell when you eat them, that they are not made with wheat flour. LSH loves them, […]

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Recipe of the week – Easy chocolate cupcakes

 I have adapted this recipe, it’s actually a cake recipe, but can be used for cupcakes or for a normal layered chocolate cake. We made Big Girl’s birthday cake for her party this week, using this recipe, but unfortunately  the cake was apparently so good, and so popular, she didn’t actually get a taste, and was […]

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24 cupcakes…

 Have to be iced and decorated today (for tomorrow’s music group) That doesn’t sounds like a big deal, but it has to be squeezed in amongst what seems like a million other things. Big girl to school, collect Small Boy’s best mate Max, who comes to play at our house on Monday’s for a few […]

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10 uses for coconut oil, in our household

We use coconut oil for lots of things in our house, these are the ten I can think of, off the top of my head, every day uses for it. We buy a jar or two of cold pressed, virgin oil from our local health food shop, and each jar lasts about two months or […]

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