Month: January 2017

Savoury Flapjacks

Another Christmas challenge – a gluten-free and dairy-free alternative to sausage rolls and savoury cheese pastry sticks. Something like the “mouth-feel” of pastry, with a satisfactorily savoury tickle for the tongue?

These “flapjacks” disappeared pretty well as fast as the sausage rolls. (more…)

Mince Pies – but better

Pastry’s easy … until you need to provide a gluten-free and dairy-free alternative. Something of a challenge at Christmas time?

But these “sort-of” mince pies turned out much nicer than my normal puff-pastry ones – and disappeared faster. (more…)

Black Bean Chocolate Cake

“Sinfully” rich. A succulently moist chocolate cake fit to serve as a pudding on the Christmas table. And yet – it is gluten-free, dairy-free, has no added fat, and is reduced in sugar. How on earth can virtuous eating be so sinfully gorgeous? (more…)