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 I'll admit it - I love Danish pastries. 

Do I need to have a reason for posting another way of making these gorgeous goodies ;). 

I hope you'll love this Danish Pastry Too

In my baking classes I usually have on hand some of my home made jam, Zesty Pom Pom (strawberry) & Zesty Wild BB (blackberry) to put on some of the freshly baked gluten free bread I've made. Jam is normally gluten free but I'm putting my recipes on the website as someone in my last class asked whether they could have the recipe. 

I love munching on Bread Sticks with a little bit of dip. These are easy to make, taste great & are wonderful to have on hand for when friends drop in. 

This Peanut Butter & Choc Chip Cookies recipe was developed because, quite simply, I needed a bit of comfort food (as did the rest of the family) - well that's my excuse & I'm sticking with it. It was one of those weeks when unexpected things happen and I was a little emotionally spent (death of an Uncle, online store mysteriously disappearing, a bushfire on the scenic reserve 2 houses up from us). When I saw my husband eating some peanut butter off a spoon (& knowing that there were no bikkies in the house) I casually asked whether he would like some peanut butter & choc chip cookies - a chorus of YES! was the answer :). 

Currently we are experiencing problems with our on-line shop - if fact I woke up this morning and it had disappeared. I'm not sure when it will be back as such if you need some flour send me an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thanks for your patience. 

Everyone that has tasted my Amazing Chocolate Cake loves it, given that I have a Gluten free & Dairy free baking class coming up I thought I would make a dairy free version of this wonderfully moist cake. A nephew's birthday seemed like a good time to get some feedback. BTW before they ate it I didn't tell them 1) that it was gluten free, 2) that it was dairy free :). Did they like it? Sure did, here's the link to Amazing Dairy free Chocolate Cake.   

My first gluten free & dairy free class for 2018 will be on Sunday 4th March. Visit for more information.

I don't know Jan - Jan is Linda's mum. Linda used to love eating her mum's Christmas cake but like so many of you once you realise you can't eat wheat those special treats are off limits. Linda entered one of my Facebook competitions with this comment on what she would bake if she won some Bakers' Magic gluten free flour. 

My mum's Christmas cake but converted to gluten free! That would be awesome!

Linda didn't win any flour (this time) but here is my version of her mum's fruitcake

As a family we really don't eat Fruit Mince Tarts at Christmas time, shortbreads, fruitcake - Yes - fruit mince tarts - No. Apparently a lot of people do eat them (who knew!) & fruit mince tarts was a popular Christmas recipe request on my recent Facebook give-away competition. One person even describing the brown sugar short pastry that she oh so missed. It was obvious to me that I had to make, bake & taste some (& use brown sugar in the pastry).

Honestly I bit into one of these tarts & my first thought was 'Oh my'. With a big smile on my face I told the rest of the family 'I don't like fruit mince tarts (I find them simply too sweet) but these are wonderful'.

There was a bit of resignation on my husband's face knowing that although he doesn't like fruit mince tarts he was going to have to try them. His response after taking a bite 'Oh my'. 

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