Tag Archives: Gluten-free

Celebrating 100: Chocolate and Chickpea (garbanzo beans) Torte with Rum Cream

It’s not often that the main ingredient in a chocolate cake is chickpeas (garbanzo beans), so when I saw this recipe I was absolutely intrigued. But in case that’s not enough to tempt you, I’ll also point out that it’s … Continue reading

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Beetroot Cake with Mascarpone and Raspberries (gluten-free and absolutely amazing)

My obsession with Lily Vanilli’s latest book – Sweet Tooth – seems set to continue (you can explore the trail backwards from here), following my latest attempt at one of her fabulous baked creations. Describing herself as a modern artisan … Continue reading

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Marsala Baked Plums with Almonds and Mascarpone

Plums are a versatile fruit that can be incorporated into jams and chutneys, crumbles and tarts, cakes and pies. And there are plenty of ways to include them in savoury dishes as well, although I’ve yet to be convinced of … Continue reading

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Mixed Fruit and Veg Smoothie

It’s been getting warmer here in Los Angeles this week, and with the change in temperature, I’ve begun to feel less like eating soups and stews, and more like making salads and smoothies. Now, I realise that the sun isn’t … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Chocolate-Crunch Torte with Pistachios and Dried Cranberries

I always enjoy making birthday cakes for family and friends. It’s a process that begins by searching for something that’s impressive enough – which of course is likely to involve buying a new recipe book – and continues by having … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Carrot and Courgette Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I adore carrot cake, and have a long list of tried and tested recipes which proves just that. Interestingly, there is considerable variation between them, and while most produce a cake that is fairly dense and moist, the texture and … Continue reading

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