Author: Nicola

National Chocolate Cake Day

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day! Cakes have a rich culinary history. In Greece, cakes (or “plakous”) were heavy and flat, and people served them with nuts and honey. The Romans made cakes that were more like cheesecake or pastry, and presented them as offerings to the gods. In Medieval England, people used the words “bread” and cake” interchangeably to...

How To Make Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

How To Make Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

Purchasing gluten free breadcrumbs can be difficult and expensive so I experimented with making my own and found this recipe to work best. Stephen gets some white rolls on prescription which he finds are very stodgy to eat, so now I turn them in to breadcrumbs and use them in various other recipes. Ingredients One loaf of gluten free bread...

Gluten Free Gravy Recipe 0

Gluten Free Gravy Recipe

Growing up as a child one of my weekly highlights was my Mum’s roast dinner on a Sunday. Especially the gravy that she used to make, so when I grew up and left home this was one thing I made sure I knew how to make so I could carry on enjoying the taste. It was made with flour, Bisto...

Gluten Free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe 0

Gluten Free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

We recently went to my parents’ house for a meal and as my parents don’t cook gluten free all the time they sometimes struggle to find new and different ideas for recipes. Puddings are always a challenge as they only have gluten flour in the house and as they like to make things from scratch it can be hard to...

How To Make Gluten Free Scotch Eggs 0

How To Make Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are something that is simply not available in gluten free options, many other savoury delights are coming on to the market but I can’t say I have ever seen these. Stephen had previously enjoyed them (like so many other things), but they always sounded way to hard to try to make. Finally I plucked up the courage and...