Cupcakes from Crumbs and Doilies

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Ever since I found the amazing gluten free cupcakes on offer at Sprinkles in New York, I have been searching London for a British equivalent and I think I have found them at Crumbs and Doilies in Soho! This cute little bakery has been open for around a year but I have only just discovered it. My friend sent me an article about the bakery owner and I loved reading the background story about how she  Continue reading

Delicious Alchemy

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I got sent some lovely samples recently from Delicious Alchemy. It was something abit different: brown bread and cookie bake at home mixes and some breakfast porridge oats. They are all gluten and dairy free too 🙂 I have only tried gluten free packet mixes a couple of times and none of them have turned out that well so I was looking forward to another attempt. The bread mix was really simple to make and I only needed water and oil to add with the bag of dry ingredients. The only thing I didn’t have was a bread mixer or food processor to mix it with but I managed to Continue reading

Gluugle Launch

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Gluugle has to be one of the best gluten free inventions yet.  A very clever app designed by Caz from the Gluten Free Foodie that shows you a list of all the gluten free restaurants / cafes located around you with the click of a button, where ever you are in the UK. All the reviews are done by allergy sufferers themselves who have visited and had a positive experience, so you won’t be caught out travelling all the way to somewhere to be told ‘oh we don’t do gluten free bread anymore’. Sign up for free and you can be a part of the app by adding

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Honeybuns Cake Mix

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I first came across Honeybuns and their lovely cakes in a rather unexpected place – at Glastonbury Festival! You can find out more on my blog post ‘My Gluten Free Glastonbury Experience’ but ever since I have tried many of their tasty cakes and I had the opportunity recently to try out their new gluten free cake mix.

Its easy and quick to use especially if you are short of time, it contains all the dry ingredients you need with the addition of eggs and butter. It comes with a handy recipe sheet with several ideas of how to use the mix; either make a plain sponge or something more elaborate. I decided to make a double chocolate cake with mine, a chocolate sponge smothered in lots of chocolate buttercream so I needed some extra ingredients; 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 50g of melted dark chocolate (a good quality 70% one) which I added into Continue reading

Gluten Free Victoria Sponge

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Victoria Sponge may seem an over simple recipe to make as it’s always one of the first things you learn to bake as a child, but mastering the art of any gluten free baking isn’t as straight forward and you have to go back to basics.

I love baking, but I have to admit I have had my share of failures when it comes to making the perfect gluten free cake that is light but moist and holds its shape. Recipes have to be adapted properly to compensate for the lack of gluten Continue reading