Almond and Apple Cake – Gluten Free

2021-07-11T19:08:43+02:00July 11th, 2021|From the Kitchen, Gluten-Free Baking|

Frangipane....? I have a weakness for Frangipane this is a rich mixture of butter, sugar, eggs and ground almonds. It is usually used in tarts in combination with fruit. The tart base is usually a rich short crust. “The name Frangipane is attributed to a 16th century Italian nobleman Marquis Muzio Frangipane, who invented a [...]

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Spinach Roulade with Smoked Trout Cream Filling

2020-04-08T18:01:28+02:00April 8th, 2020|From the Kitchen, Gluten-Free Baking|

I have always enjoyed a traditional French egg based roulade, especially the spinach one. I know it’s very 60’s & 70’s retro, but it makes a lovely starter or light meal. It looks quite exotic, but is really very easy to prepare. I love the lovely vibrant green colour and the fact that it is [...]

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JAN’S CREAMY BAKED CHEESECAKE

2019-09-05T13:12:36+02:00September 5th, 2019|From the Kitchen, Gluten-Free Baking|

..... WITH A HINT OF ORANGE! A few months ago JAN one of my ‘food heroes’ posted a competition on his blog. The prize was a Kitchen Aid Mixer. I had every intention of entering, but I simply ‘ran out of time’! The competition was to add a variation / serving suggestion to his basic [...]

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Olive oil polenta cake with lemon, rose & cardamom – gluten & dairy free

2019-06-23T11:17:27+02:00June 17th, 2019|From the Kitchen, Gluten-Free Baking|

A visit to an olive farm We visited our friends who own a beautiful olive farm near the village of Porterville in the Cape. When I offered to bring something decadent to enjoy with coffee or serve as a dessert I felt I had to incorporate their delicious Extra Virgin Olive oil (winner of several [...]

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