Historically Inspired pumpkin pie – Pompion Pie

Inspired by this recipe, I came up with my own version. This Pompion Pie version is delicious and will definitely feature in future Thanksgiving dinners! 1 batch pie crust for a 9 inch pie dish (see here for GF crust) 1 sugar, or pie, pumpkin, whole (not puree) 2 medium or 3 small apples half […]

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Baked custard

Baked custard is another classic British pudding. It’s simple, cheap, and feels way more gluttonous and indulgent than the ingredients would suggest. It’s also inherently gluten free! 600ml / 18 US fl oz heavy whipping cream 3 large eggs 50g / 2oz caster (fine table) sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence (or to taste) 1/4tsp ground […]

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Gluten free instant chocolate mug cake

Yes, another mug cake. I’m having fun with it, so why not? Add to a large mug 2 tablespoons butter 1 to 4 tablespoons monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar, to your taste optional – pinch of salt Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until the butter is melted. Stir to incorporate and allow to cool slightly. […]

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Spotted Dick Mug Cake

This is the instant version of my full Spotted Dick recipe. See there for my comments on the name! This version is gluten free, sugar free, and can be easily tweaked to be keto friendly. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon (or so) of currants, raisins, or as you prefer 1 tbsp of brown liquor or water […]

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Gluten free keto friendly cinnamon mug roll

That’s an unusual sentence, but here it is – a cinnamon roll you make in a mug, that is super low carb and gluten free. ROLL INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3 tablespoons almond flour 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar optional – pinch of […]

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Red Hamburger Relish

As a child I frequently had Bick’s Hamburger Relish. The availability of this product in the USA is spotty at best, so as usual I made it myself. This recipe is really, really close to what I remember, and you can easily make a half batch. 7 cups ground cucumbers (approximately 7 medium sized cucumbers, […]

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Chocolate and peanut butter mug cake

As an added bonus, you can easily make this keto friendly or vegan. Makes 2 decent sized mug cakes, or 1 if you have a huge mug and are feeling gluttonous! Whisk together: 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1/4 cup / 60ml milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whisk into the liquids: 1/2 cup (120ml) almond […]

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Balsamic-grape jelly

Our home city recently lost a culinary institution. One of their specials was to serve their grilled cheese sandwich with what they called “balsamic jam”. I never had their grilled cheese, and their “balsamic jam” was actually “balsamic jelly” made by adding balsamic vinegar to grape jelly in a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to jelly. […]

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Gluten free Lorne sausage

Lorne sausage is Scotland’s own sausage. Made well, with good ingredients, it is delightfully different. Sadly all too many are made without care and with iffy ingredients, so they are merely “tasty” instead of “delightful”. Here’s a gluten free version for those who have to avoid wheat and other gluten bearing grains. 1 cup rice, […]

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Peanut butter and dark treacle popcorn

This is one of those tweak recipes that makes you go WOW. It’s sweet, salty, savoury, and with a touch of bitterness. It’s also gluten free and vegan. Feel free to substitute to cater for allergies. This recipe makes a decent snack size portion for 2 to 3 people. It’s also quite filling! 1/4 cup […]

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