Category: recipe

  • Gluten Free cake or pudding flour

    One of the interesting aspects of cooking gluten free is that you don’t have the convenience of only using a couple of flours. You need to use different blends depending on what you’re doing. This flour blend works great for cakes and for puddings, too. While I previously wrote up a pudding flour blend, this […]

  • Figgy Pudding Cheesecake

    So, you want a plum pudding cheesecake. I have you covered. Yes, the title says figgy pudding…. this has both figs and plums in it, so I still have you covered! This is a crustless cheesecake. You are welcome to add one if you wish. 3 packs cream cheese (8oz / 225g each) 1 cup […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kentucky black BBQ sauce

    Time for something different. Black BBQ sauce is spicy, umami, and quite different. Try it with mutton, lamb, pork, or beef that has been slow cooked over smoke. Delicious! 1 cup Worcester sauce 1 cup tomato sauce (passata – not ketchup) 1 cup water 3 tbsp lemon juice 1/3 cup brown sugar, or substitute (such […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]