Not Just a Dough But a State of Mind: Flavoured Glutenfree Sourdough Bread

“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’” Sydney J. Harris Sourdough is a special thing. It requires hard work and experience, but – indeed – every bite worth the effort that its making. Even in itself sourdough has a tangy, special, deep and unique taste, […]

Little Pleasures: Glutenfree Sourdough Focaccia with Tomatoes and Herbs

“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” John Wooden “Thinking big” is the fashionable and the one-to-follow lifestyle of today’s world. Whilst it is nothing inherently wrong with it, when one believes that “big” is better than “small”, that “stretching to the limit” is what everyone must do, that […]

Seasonal Taste-Sensation of the Summer: Spicy-Herby Apricot and Walnut Macarons

“Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come.” Frances Mayes Apricots are true treats of the summer season. The origin of the apricot is disputed and unsettled. It was known in Armenia during ancient times, and has been cultivated there for so long that it is often […]

Free From Bread and Better: Glutenfree Sourdough

Where there’s a mill there’s a way… Old proverb When most people think “gluten-free”, they think that quality bread is no longer an option. The Free From Fruit Yeast Sourdough is a recipe method I developed when I learned that I had multiple food allergies: gluten, dairy and soy. I was also a little sensitive […]

New Years Beauty Treat: Gluten and Dairyfree Gingerbread

“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” A.A. Milne    […]

A Bit Dark, a Bit Serious, but Sweet in Every Crumb: Chocolate Liquorice Cake

“When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy.” Michael Bassey Johnson Achieving cakes that appear involved and serious is not always the question of methods and baking knowledge but quite often a well established or surprising flavour combination, that happens to cause a craze. Liquorice and […]

Light and Love-filled: Gluten- and Dairy-free Mini Spongecakes

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.” Voltaire I am all about sweet and savoury baked goods, therefore, I work hard on all cakes and bakes, but the sweetest little sugarmuffin I ever made, proves to be an ongoing baker’s challenge…My little babycake is […]

An Ultimate Surprise: No-fuss Glutenfree Sandwich Loaf

“How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life.” Marcus Aurelius   Soft, traditionally tasting and high-rising…not necessarily what one associates with gluten-free bread. Most gluten free baked goods are dry, crumbly and their taste resembles that of paper (especially for whoever tried to eat paper). It is, however, possible […]

Dairy and Glutenfree Sweet Potato Muffin for My Swee’Pea

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” Johnny Depp   Children have a strange taste when it comes to likes and dislikes in their lives. They love and hate only with passion, and they are hard to convince otherwise, once they have made their mind up…Sweet potato […]

An Excuse to Eat: Foraged Berry-filled Summer Pavlova

“Love is a basket full of nuts and berries. I know, because I gathered them from the forest myself.
”  Jarod Kintz Summer desserts are classically light, fluffy and many feature fresh fruits of the season, often berries. Berries are so full of goodness, they taste so yummy  and they look rather attractive. They are the healthy […]