Step by step guide to making GF/DF Marzipan

GF Marzipan

So I needed to make some marzipan to cover my scrumptious looking Christmas cake (Link), this is so easy to make either to cover a cake or to make yummy little marzipan bites which will make lovely little snack to put in lunch boxes, wrapped up to make a nice pressy or put out in a cute bowl for guests (or yourself). Continue reading

GF Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate & PB Cookies

GF CookiesWarning: These cookies these are not for the faint hearted, they are incredibly moorish and not being modest at all breathtakingly yummy. 

I made these beauties to take into the office for a Movember bake sale, I wanted something that I could eat (and my fellow GF collegues) but that anyone could eat without having a clue it was GF.

This did just that, no one knew they were GF until I told them after they had scoffed them down/ realised I had brought them in.

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Review: Sainsbury’s Free From Digestive Biscuits

photo 2(8)I brought these biscuits to make the base of my fabulous gluten free banoffee pie (Link) and they really did do the job well, it was a shame however the reason the base for the pie was so lovely was due to the butter and chocolate that I added to it.

I brought 2 packs and had almost 3/4 of a pack left after the pie, however all but one are still in the cupboard over a week later.

 

photo 1(11)So why  you ask are these biscuits still in the cupboard and not in the depths of my belly? Well they are flavorless, have a odd crumbly texture and resemble nothing of a digestive, they are £1.35 (Link) for about 10 biscuits.

Overall opinion Mr Sainsburys you can do better!  So all in all I give them a 2/10.

They only scored the points that they did because they helped make such a yummy pie.


I have reviews loads more GF products so you don’t have to try out the dud ones feel free to check them out 🙂 (Link)

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Gluten Free Toffee Popcorn (and salty variety)

Toffee PopcornI had a few friends coming over for a few drinks and a jolly good catch up at the weekend, and I wanted there to be some snack nibbly bits, and was wondering what a nice and easy GF option would be.

So pop corn was most certainly the answer, naturally gluten free, super quick and easy to make a variety of flavours- this time I made a nice buttery salty savoury and a sweet and sticky toffee.

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Gluten Free Amaretto & Chocolate Brownie Cake

Gluten Free Amaretto Chocolate CakeI baked this cake for my house mates birthday, and it is hands down one of the best cakes I have ever made. It is a little chewy like a brownie at the edges and a cross between a cake and brownie on the inside. However you have now been warned it is super sickly, so little piece at a time is the way forward. Continue reading

Review: Nairns Gluten Free Oakcakes (Herb & Seed)

NairnsPre Gluten days I loved loved loved having cheese & biscuits. I thought these days were long behind me.

But these tasty little oatcakes hit the spot. They were very tasty and fairly seedy and complimented my cheddar perfectly, I think they would be great with soft cheese too.

The only downside to them is that they are a little bit cardboardie in texture and I think for that reason a plain version of these could be a bit disappointing (not that I have tried them yet!). Continue reading