gluten-free chocolate cake

Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

This gluten-free chocolate cake is not just for those with intolerances – anyone who loves a rich, chocolatey bit of lushness will be into this – it’s so moist, with a delicious depth of flavor from the coconut and almond, and best of all it’s a total cinch to make, with barely any dishes to wash afterwards! Free from gluten and refined sugar, this cake … Continue reading Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

Plunge into spring

  My how vibrant and perky everything in my garden looks, it’s loving late September’s prescription of a whole lot of rain and some warm sunshine for good measure. The Spanish lavender is in full flower, the colour of them so deliciously purple that I knew it was time to make some dainty lavender shortbread. I found a recipe in Annie Bell’s Baking Bible, but hers … Continue reading Plunge into spring

Arabic coffee

The other day I received a perky little delivery: a cute orange and white-striped beach bag packed full of caffeinated goodness from the folks at Bach Espresso, to celebrate their range going into supermarkets nationwide. I’ve often enjoyed their espresso roast at cafes, like Altar up the road from my house, and now it’ll be a regular guest in my caffeine drawer (yes, I have … Continue reading Arabic coffee

The banana cake with benefits

I’ve been experimenting with using different types of flours and natural sweeteners in baking, hoping to build up a repertoire of recipes that don’t contain standard wheat flour or white sugar. It’s not that I’ve cut those ingredients out of my diet, but I do think there’s a growing awareness that we consume too much of those particular ingredients, creating an imbalance in our diets that can easily be … Continue reading The banana cake with benefits