Amazing Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Fruit Cake

Go on then - in for a penny and all that.  I may as well share this rather luxurious recipe I've adapted from a non- GF one. It's just too good to keep to myself!  This is my third year of making it and I've almost got it just right. I think. My husband isn't … Continue reading Amazing Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Fruit Cake


Christmas Mincemeat (no fat)

This makes a ton of mincemeat ... not literally.  But you will need lots of large, sterilised jars before you start. Or save jam jars and give them as gifts - even if you give a jar on Christmas day it's a great gift, because it's even better next year! I don't really have a … Continue reading Christmas Mincemeat (no fat)

The Best Gluten Free Christmas Mince Pies !

Without any preamble, if you're gluten intolerant and love mince pies, this is the recipe for you! The Mincemeat See my recipe for easy suet-free, tangy Christmas mincemeat. Or buy some. Better to bake with bought mincemeat than not to bake at all. The Pastry I've always thought that the only pastry worth using for … Continue reading The Best Gluten Free Christmas Mince Pies !


I went to the supermarket looking for Greaseproof Paper.  Bog standard requirement for festive season baking.First off it was impossible to find at my local overpriced supermarket.  Usually there's one aisle that has things like paper plates, napkins, bin bags, food wrap and baking paper.  Often accompanied by detergent and cleaning cloths.  Not in our … Continue reading Imitations