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Crunchy cinnamon goodness 

These small macaroons are perfect for cinnamon-lovers. The cinnamon could be swapped in for other ‘sweet’ spices. These keep for about 1 week, so they make great gifts.  Cinnamon Macaroons 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 300g ground almonds 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Lovely lemon cake

This is a versatile lemon cake with good flavour. It keeps well and is firm enough for decorating without being too dense. I used it for the Lesbian Landscaping Fantasy cake. You can use a bundt tin (about 23cm) for … Continue reading

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Open sesame…

I cooked these biscuits a few years back for a friend who had just discovered that she was gluten intolerant. They’ve been baked many times since. Aside from the sugar, they are actually quite healthy! It would be interesting to … Continue reading

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My go-to gluten-free chocolate cake

More and more of my cake orders come with a request: ‘Can we make it gluten free?’ It isn’t terribly difficult to make a cake free of gluten. I have found that simply supplementing a range of gluten-free flours works … Continue reading

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Gluten free orange cake

I’ve been making this cake for years. I found it in Stephanie Alexander’s, The cook’s companion, which we refer to as ‘the Bible’ at home. Stephanie includes this recipe, originally from someone called Claudia Roden. It is pretty much fool-proof. … Continue reading

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Wheat-free Coconut Cake: Can It Be Done?

I needed to complete a wedding cake for a couple of good friends.  In terms of flavour, the couple were adrift about the kind of flavour they wanted for the cake. They tossed between chocolate and coconut, rum and coconut or lime … Continue reading

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