Gluten-Free Basics

Just like anything new, understanding the fundamentals is essential to success. I promise you, try these recipes, learn them, experiment with them, and soon you will you have a solid foundation to take on the gluten-free world. Below you will find a whole range of recipes, from simple homemade seasonings to various flour blends for multiple dishes.

QUICK TIP: If you’re new to a gluten-free diet, I suggest checking out A Guide for a Gluten Free Pantry first

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 Crumbing Ideas

Gluten-Free Crumbing Ideas

Let's face it, if you are following a strict gluten-free diet, it is nearly impossible to enjoy gluten-free crumbed food in a restaurant or as a take-away, unless obviously it is a gluten-free establishment or has an exclusive gluten-free menu. After travelling...

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...

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

Nothing beats homemade lemon curd for its rich and creamy lemon taste! Homemade lemon curd works wonders as either a topping or a spread for breakfast toast, many desserts and sweet bakes. Easy and quick to make in 20 minutes over the stove using a heatproof bowl over...

Gluten-Free Naan Bread

Gluten-Free Naan Bread

Naan is an Indian soft flat-leavened bread that is cooked very quickly and served with delicious curries and dhals. Traditionally, they are baked by slapping them on an inside wall of a very hot clay oven or tandoor oven. For practical purposes, a hot grill/broiler is...

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...

Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto - a naturally gluten-free condiment & seasoning Pesto is a great condiment to have ready-made to add to dishes that require an Italian touch and a boost in flavour of garlic, basil, cheese and toasted nuts. Making homemade pesto is by far the best...

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 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...

Why Stock Making is a Must

Why Stock Making is a Must

Escoffier viewed stock with this quote: “Stock is everything in cooking, at least in French cooking. Without it, nothing can be done. If one's stock is good, what remains of the work is easy; if, on the other hand, it is bad or merely mediocre, it is quite hopeless to...

A Guide for a Gluten-Free Kitchen

A Guide for a Gluten-Free Kitchen

You may have recently learnt that you no longer can eat gluten for health reasons. After the shock of saying farewell to all your favourite gluten meals, snacks and treats, the next overwhelming feeling is confusion. Where do I start? What can I safely eat? What...

Homemade Beef Stock

Homemade Beef Stock

Homemade Beef Stock - a natural flavour and nutritional enhancer to every meal! If you need a rich flavour stock, this is the one. Find the best beef marrow bones you can and enjoy making this robust beef stock that will empower so many dishes like French onion soup,...

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock aka Penicillin Soup! This liquid gold has been hailed as one of the healthiest superfoods, helping many with aliments from bad digestion to flu symptoms. For this reason, chicken soup is often called “Penicillin soup” due to chicken also...

Vegetable Stock Paste

Vegetable Stock Paste

Vegetable Stock Paste - a handy gluten-free basic ingredient I use this Vegetable Stock Paste recipe on a regular basis. It is a staple ingredient in my gluten-free cooking and conveniently can be stored chilled for 6 months. Packed with vegetables, herbs and...

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...