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Raspberry Meringue Nests (Gluten Free)


I made this last Bank Holiday as it was Easter and the parents were visiting, so pudding was called for. Easter Eggs are a non-starter as my mother cannot eat chocolate… I know; can you imagine?!? So here we go with Raspberry Meringue Nests, a little cream, meringue and fresh fruit, what’s not to like?

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Savoury Flapjacks (another Gluten Free One!)


So most of my readers know my Mother In Law is called Stan, that is only to me! I was going through a pile of magazines that she has and found a booklet from Age UK with this recipe in it. Stan thought it would be nice if I cooked it for her, well she needn’t think that just cause…

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Hazelnut Dacquoise (Gluten Free Recipe)


On Saturday we had my Parents and my Brother and Sister in Law over for lunch, so a real family get-together. We had Lamb for the main course, but naturally I had to push the boat out for pudding and I found a Great British Bake Off recipe for Hazelnut Dacquoise. Originally the recipe came from the doyen of cookery…

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Chicken Liver Pâté


Back in the mists of time when Erik was a little boy I am told by my Mother In Law that he used to have a fondness for Chicken Livers.   Odd; I know, but none the less part of his charm. So in an effort to make something that is not cake-centric I thought I’d have a go.

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Gluten Free Lemon Polenta Cake


Every now and then Erik hosts a committee meeting for our choir.  He has signed up to be the Secretary for the choir and when he is the host I feel honour bound to bake something, however, I’d just like to point out that this is not a tradition and it will not be happening every time. All said and…

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Macaroon de Nancy


These are Macaroon De Nancy, not what you would normally think of as a Macaroon, non-the less I love them. They have a distinctive almond flavour and if you get the cooking just right you end up with a cookie like item with a centre that is almost marzipan. This is another dish that benefits from not being too sweet.…

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Coconut Macaroons


I’m a very fortunate person, you do need to take stock every now and then and count your blessings.  One of my biggest blessings is Erik, and he very kindly sent me on a day course at Le Cordon Bleu in London.  The course was Mastering Macaroons and I had a wonderful day.  So over the next few weeks I’m…

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Chilli Chocolate Brownies


There is a candy that I enjoy when in the US it’s Hot Tamales; this Chilli Chocolate Brownie Recipe is a tribute to them.  Hot Tamales are artificially flavoured, but my Chilli Chocolate Brownies aint! My Brownies are also gluten free – I like them that way. My starting point is my Dad’s favourite blog post Chocolate Brownies, he loves…

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