Gluten-free stollen

It has been a long-standing tradition in our house for me to bake stollen. This traditional German Dresden bread is packed full of plump dried fruit, spices, nuts, alcohol, and citrus zest at Christmas time. My sons, friends, and family adore them. On occasions baking as many as 25 loaves. Not for me though because... Continue Reading →

Baharat spice mix

What is Baharat? Baharat spice is a staple spice used in Eastern Mediterranean its name is Arabic for spice For me, It is a spice that reminds me of Autumn. It is The weather starts to get cooler and the leaves turn a golden amber. Out of hibernation comes my slow cooker, I start to... Continue Reading →

Mocha Chocco cupcakes

Ahhh the taste of mocha, how would I describe it? Well to me it means coffee + chocolate all rolled into a delicious flavour. These started as an idea for coffee cupcakes, they then morphed into an idea for using a mochaccino flavour instead. I am not a fan of coffee cake but I adore... Continue Reading →

Cherry Bakewell cake

Serves 10Preparation Time 10 MinutesCooking Time 40-45 MinutesApproximately 370 calories per serving Vegan, vegetarian, egg-free and milk-free In our house Cherry Bakewell is such a favourite flavour. Over the years I have made many Bakewell related goodies such as tarts, Victoria sponge, hot cross buns, ice cream, and cake. They were always winners and are... Continue Reading →

Vegetable and “cheese” pasties

Preparation Time 20 Minutes plus 30 Minutes for chilling pastryBaking Time 25 MinutesMakes 4 Vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free and dairy-free There are sometimes for me, that I crave a pasty. Living here in the Westcountry we are known for our delicious pasties. It is that crispy pastry crust filled with a perfectly seasoned soft hot... Continue Reading →

Peanut butter and banana cupcakes

Makes 14Preparation Time 10 MinutesBasking Time 20 Minutes Vegan, gluten-free, egg-free and vegetarian The combination of banana and peanut butter, in my opinion, is a top flavour combination. As a young child peanut butter and banana sandwiches on sliced white bread was my favourite snack It is one I still return to now at the... Continue Reading →

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