Baking

My education in catering and the food industry taught me all the basics for a successful bake, but at the time there was no information about gluten-free baking. It ultimately took a medical wake-up call for me to take interest in gluten-free cooking. I realised if I wanted to make (and most importantly eat!!) my favourite food I would have to learn everything I need to know about gluten-free baking.

Creating homemade bread flour or learning what techniques work best with bread, pies, tarts, cakes, cookies, etc has really opened up my world. If you love baking like I do and want to live a limitless gluten-free lifestyle, I highly recommend checking out my recipes below.

Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Shortbreads

Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Shortbreads

Make Gluten-Free Lemon Curd Shortbread to Support Ukraine!! Prepare yourself for a sweet lemony taste blast with these buttery citrus shortbreads, sandwiched together with lemon curd. Making gluten-free shortbread is such a joy. For the occasional treat, it is so...

Gluten-Free Muesli Slices

Gluten-Free Muesli Slices

Gluten-Free Muesli Slices For those who have subscribed to my blog, you may notice that the orange oat slice in the free baking cookbook is slightly similar to this recipe for gluten-free muesli slices. As it is a popular recipe in the cookbook, I thought I would add...

Gluten-Free Lemon & Chocolate Madeleines

Gluten-Free Lemon & Chocolate Madeleines

Gluten-Free Lemon & Chocolate Madeleines are dainty, mini-sponge cakes, crispy on the outside and lemon-spongy on the inside. For an indulgent finish, they are dipped in melted chocolate and either left as they are or sprinkled with candied lemon peel. These...

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Cupcakes These lemon meringue cupcakes are perfect for a sugar-craving with a twist of lemon, especially as the cupcakes are light and fluffy, filled with a dollop of heavenly lemon curd and topped with a meringue frosting. There are three...

Gluten-Free Lamb & Egg Pasties

Gluten-Free Lamb & Egg Pasties

I came across a picnic recipe in an old cookbook that displayed a platter decoratively displaying slices of cold meat and egg pasties. Similar to a Scotch egg filling, this lamb mince mixture encases a boiled egg within a sturdy, buttery gluten-free pastie pastry. The...

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette

Gluten-Free Walnut Baguette Making this gluten-free walnut baguette bread recipe is a game-changer if you are looking for a fast bread recipe to make in under an hour. Think how nice it will be to have warm gluten-free baguettes so easily and quickly! As this walnut...

Gluten-Free Mock Rye Bread

Gluten-Free Mock Rye Bread

Here is a gluten-free mock rye bread that ticks all those nutritional requirements from fibre to high mineral & vitamin content. By combining my homemade gluten-free bread flour mix with more wholesome flours like brown rice flour, buckwheat and oat flour, creates...

Gluten-Free Potato & Olive Scones

Gluten-Free Potato & Olive Scones

These gluten-free potato & olive scones are a savoury bite-size full of chopped black olives and fresh rosemary.  Making savoury scones from mashed potatoes is a great idea to use up leftovers and most importantly, to create amazingly fluffy scones. The potato...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Hearts

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peppermint Hearts

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - a refreshing indulgence! These gluten-free chocolate peppermint cookies are a simple assembly of butter cocoa cookies sandwiched together with peppermint icing that is half-coated in quality melted chocolate. Sounds divine? It only takes...

Gluten-Free Pineapple Tarts

Gluten-Free Pineapple Tarts

These small bite-size gluten-free pineapple tarts are a traditional sweet cookie served at Chinese New Year as an auspicious offering. The homemade pineapple jam sings out in these cookies with festive flavours from the infused cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and star anise....

Gluten-Free Baileys Baked Cheesecake

Gluten-Free Baileys Baked Cheesecake

As Dessert Lovers say "Life always tastes better with cheesecake!" This gluten-free New York-style baked cheesecake pairs wonderfully with the infamous Irish whisky cream, Baileys. The buttery gluten-free biscuit base carries the fluffy caramel cheesecake topping,...

Gluten-Free Bacon Choux Buns

Gluten-Free Bacon Choux Buns

If you serve these cute gluten-free bacon choux buns at your next party, I guarantee that they’ll be gone in minutes!  It helps that they look appetising and are the perfect size to devour in one go! Making choux buns gluten-free sounds impossible, but I was...

Christmas Gluten-Free Sweet Treats

Christmas Gluten-Free Sweet Treats

Here are my four favourite Christmas gluten-free sweet treats to enjoy during the festive period. I hope you will be inspired to bake one or all of these recipes this Christmas. Gluten-Free Linzer Biscuits Linzer biscuits are an Austrian favourite. You'll be surprised...

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving would not be the same without this traditional pumpkin pie, so if you have been missing out due to your gluten-free restrictions, then this recipe will help bring it back to your Thanksgiving table. I like to bake this sweet pie several times between...

Gluten-Free Kaiser Bread Rolls (Kaisersemmel)

Gluten-Free Kaiser Bread Rolls (Kaisersemmel)

Gluten-Free Kaiser Bread Roll This is a very typical bread roll made & served in Austria known as the Kaisersemmel, meaning Emperor’s Roll. It is also called a Vienna roll and distinguished by the top side usually divided in an asymmetric pattern of five segments....

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie

Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Pie - the best comfort food! Being the national sweet pastry of the Netherlands, this Dutch apple pie was requested by my Dutch husband as his birthday cake recently, which conveniently falls during apple season. Dutch apple pie has a thick...

Gluten-Free Stone Fruit Cake

Gluten-Free Stone Fruit Cake

Gluten-Free Stone Fruit Cake - Make the most of the season! Making the most of the summer season's stone fruits, I usually bake several trays of this cake to eat on the spot or freeze for those dull winter days when I miss eating these fruits. In fact, I brought a...

Gluten-Free Italian Ricotta Cake

Gluten-Free Italian Ricotta Cake

The Italian Classic Cheesecake, but gluten-free! This gluten-free Italian Ricotta Cake is an impressive dessert that looks good and tastes even better. Full of crunchy toasted almonds, tangy candied citrus peel and small nuggets of rich chocolate, this ricotta cake...

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide

Gluten-Free Lamb Pide - a delicious Turkish pizza! Lamb pide (pronounced pee-dae and known as kiymali pide in Turkey) is a boat-shaped flatbread baked with a spiced minced lamb topping. The dough used to make pide is similar to pizza dough, in fact, pide is also known...

Gluten-Free Asparagus Tart

Gluten-Free Asparagus Tart

Gluten-Free Asparagus Tart When asparagus hits the shelves, you know Spring has arrived. Asparagus has a short season, April-June (Northern Hemisphere) or September-November (Southern Hemisphere). Austria has the best asparagus in the world! In Austria, asparagus is...

Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuits

Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuits

Gluten-Free ANZAC Biscuits - Australia & New Zealand's favourite bikkie! I fell in love with these iconic sweet biscuits while living in Australia for many years.  ANZAC biscuits are a firm favourite for most Australians & New Zealanders who nostalgically have...

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread - the heavenly smell of bread baking! A French-style white baguette is an essential gluten-free bread to master and enjoy as a sandwich, garlic bread, with or in soups, on a cheese board or simply on its own fresh from the oven.   As with...

Gluten-Free Banana Loaf

Gluten-Free Banana Loaf

Gluten-Free Banana Loaf Have you ever walked past your fruit basket feeling guilty seeing your over-ripe bananas staring back at you? I'm sure there are plenty of you, so here's a quick, easy recipe to convert 3 very ripe bananas into a magical, luscious, fragrant...

Gluten-Free Lamb & Mint Pasties

Gluten-Free Lamb & Mint Pasties

Gluten-Free Lamb & Mint Pasties - a meal and a snack all in one! A true Cornish pastie would only have beef chunks, swede (rutabaga), potatoes and onion seasoned with salt and pepper and a sliver of butter. I've swapped the beef for lamb fillet, kept the...

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies

Gluten-Free Beef & Ale Pies - Perfect Comfort Pub Food! Nothing beats a homemade savoury pie filled with tender beef cooked slowly in ale, onions, carrots and mushrooms. The gluten-free flaky & buttery pastry crisps up nicely as a lid to the beef filling....

Gluten-Free British Scones

Gluten-Free British Scones

Gluten-Free British Scones - an afternoon tea essential! Like most of you, when I switched to a gluten-free diet, I had to accept that afternoon teas were in the past! Not for long though, once I found how to tweak my gluten scone recipes into a worthy gluten-free...

Gluten-Free Pear Flan

Gluten-Free Pear Flan

Gluten-Free Pear Flan Who doesn’t love a baked fruit-filled flan? This recipe is a great way to use left-over fruits, as is the case with my nearly overripe pears. The almond cream filling (aka frangipane) compliments the pears, as well as the crisp, buttery pastry....

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are the all-time favourite at breakfast or any occasion really, but what makes this extra special is the wonderful cinnamon buttery aroma that sends everyone crazy! Who has walked past the well-known chain, Cinnabon or other bakeries, smelling the...

Gluten-Free Stollen

Gluten-Free Stollen

This Is my favourite breakfast on Christmas morning. Nothing beats a slice of buttered gluten-free Stollen bread. Stollen is a sweet bread that is deliciously rich, fragrant and bursting with fruit, nuts and spices, studded with marzipan nuggets and dusted with a...

Gluten-Free Bagels

Gluten-Free Bagels

Bagels are known for their classic, chewy texture and shiny coats. They also need a high GLUTEN flour to create this, so making them gluten-free took a bit of work to create the perfect bagel recipe. This recipe will make perfect gluten-free bagels to be enjoyed with...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are a dream come true. After all, 7 billion chocolate chip cookies are eaten in the US every year, I would be curious to know how many were gluten-free cookies. These homemade gluten-free cookies are a sinch to make in under an hour...

Gluten-Free Apple & Pecan Muffins

Gluten-Free Apple & Pecan Muffins

These gluten-free apple & pecan muffins are mind-blowing delicious, packed with chunks of apple and crunchy pecans. The muffin topping of even more pecans & cinnamon sugar takes it to another level for the perfect muffin that can be eaten anytime at breakfast,...

Gluten-Free White Sandwich Bread

Gluten-Free White Sandwich Bread

Nothing beats the smell of fresh bread! This gluten-free white sandwich bread recipe is easy, but it helps to have a food stand mixer with a whisk and dough hook attachment unless you don't mind working out your arms using a wooden spoon. There is very little mess...

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

This chilled dessert is the Mexican equivalent of Italy’s tiramisu or England’s trifle - translated as Three Milk Cake - the cake gets its name from the three types of milk - fresh cream, condensed milk and evaporated milk. This combination of milk and cream infuses...

Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread

Easy Gluten-Free Focaccia Bread

No kneading! No mess! This recipe for authentic Italian gluten-free focaccia bread is so easy! You just need to allow for time, but not much really! 20 minutes to prep, one hour to rise (or more if you have time) and 30 minutes to bake. I like to prepare the dough in...

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread Flour

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread Flour

How can gluten-free bread flour be made at home? In order for gluten-free bread flour to work well, it needs to have whey protein isolate (acts as a replacement for gluten), a modified tapioca starch (a thickening starch that helps create elasticity and texture to the...

Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie

Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie has to be the quintessential American dessert that most people are fond of. Bursting with citrusy freshness and a buttery pie crust, this dessert is perfect on a warm, balmy night after a barbecue dinner. Best of all, it can be made ahead of time, so you...

Gluten-Free Digestive Biscuits

Gluten-Free Digestive Biscuits

Gluten-Free Digestive Biscuits are good for you!! Pre-gluten-free days, I always had a packet of McVitie’s digestive biscuits handy for those peckish moments, or even when I felt under the weather. In the UK, they sell gluten-free digestive biscuits in most...

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart

Gluten-Free Brie & Onion Tart - the perfect alfresco dish! This gluten-free Brie and onion tart is perfect for outdoor dining, especially in Vienna where we are lucky to have many beautiful blue skies with long sunny days in Summer at agreeable temperatures. The...

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies

Gluten-Free Brownies - a good start to gluten-free baking! Brownies are very forgiving in the gluten-free kitchen. They don’t need to rise, stick together to form a shape nor require that much flour. If you are new to baking, this recipe is a good start as it also...

Homemade Gluten-Free Plain Flour

Homemade Gluten-Free Plain Flour

This recipe for homemade gluten-free plain flour is a vital ingredient for most of my gluten-free baking recipes. I test every single recipe using this exact blend. On most occasions, the results turn out better than some store-bought gluten-free plain flour. It takes...