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I'm really happy with this gluten free Rough Puff Pastry - I simply adore the crunch as I bite into all the buttery layers YUM! 


 Sometimes all you need is a Choccy Mug Cake (with a bit of cream) :).


I was trying to make the bread for steamed pork buns in the oven - sounds a bit crazy. I set the oven low & had a pan of water in there to create a little steam. I visualised little steamed sliders..........something that you could fold over with a bit of salad & pulled pork inside. Yummo..... Didn't quite work out that way. My daughter and I had a taste, looked at each other & said "It tastes like Naan". 


Cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans & butter - it's an absolutely delicious combination in this gluten free Sour Cream Crumble Cake. Years ago, last century :), I used to make the wheat based version of this Sour Cream and Crumble cake a lot. I think I stopped making it when I had children as it contains nuts. As the years turned I'd make other cakes & I simply had forgotten how scrumdillyumptious this cake really is. That is until yesterday when I made this gluten free version. My daughter's comment after she tasted it was "Why haven't you made this before?"


I love a eating a hot Dinner Roll  that's straight out of the oven (particularly with a 'bit' of butter).

This recipe is basically the same as Another Pizza recipe :) with a purple maize flour twist.  

These soft crust, fluffy rolls are meant to be eaten hot but not 'burn your mouth' hot. Don't let them cool down too much. 

Enjoy :). 


This absolutely delicious Dairy free Orange Cake is a dairy free version of Michelle's Orange Cake with a few simple modifications. It is a very easy cake to make and is deliciously moist. When my husband has to take a cake into work this cake is requested by his work colleagues (they are not on a gluten free diet). I hope you enjoy it as much as my friends & family do. 


One of the local Pizzerias does a wonderful wheat based Nutella Pizza, that is, according to my daughter :). After having the little bit that she kindly shared with me I wondered whether I could do a gluten free version. My daughter happily offered to be a taste tester - after all, she told me she was the one best qualified to taste the pizza. She has given this gluten free version of a Nutella Pizza the thumbs up.  


This Hemp & Honey Sourdough complemented my roasted carrot & celeriac soup so beautifully (I went back & had seconds :) ).


These gluten free Dairy free Danish Pastries got a big thumbs up from the family :). 


Arrrghhhhh - it was one of those weeks :(. My online shop was not working (& still isn't), my computer needed to be replaced & there were heaps of those little things that kept going wrong that just about drove me crazy.

However, after a huge breath in, I'm extremely grateful for my life, my family, this beautiful sunny day & the gorgeous gluten free Ginger sponge I made :). 


I made this Honeyed Fig Galette because I wanted to try out a honey sweetened shortcrust pastry (I loved it) - fresh figs, honey & almonds what's not to love :).  


I first made this Dairy free Spinach Quiche in one of my gluten free baking classes - I had one person allergic to dairy, one on a dairy free diet, a couple of people on low FODMAP diets, another allergic to eggs, two vegetarians and someone who couldn't tolerate lactose. Although the class itself wasn't designated dairy free I decided to make this quiche (minus the onion & bacon). Not everyone who came to the class could eat it but those who did certainly enjoyed it.  


 Ohhh I absolutely adore raspberries & cream together, mix it with a bit of pastry & I'm in heaven. 

This Raspberry Galette is easy to make, bake & eat :). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 


After my last gluten free Sourdough/bread & Pasty class I had a bit of Meredith Dairy's plain Chevre left over. In the classes I usually put it in my Spinach & Chevre Quiche or on Pizza's.

I could have made another quiche for the family but I wanted something sweet :) - and with a bit of crunch, tang & a silky smooth finish. 

This Lemon Myrtle & Chevre Cheesecake was delicious!!!!!!


I'm running another class :) - this time in Rochester, Victoria;

Gluten free Sourdough/bread & Pastry - Sunday 22nd July

if you are interested in attending contact me via the contacts page 

Hope to see you there




Every batch of my Nutty Breakfast Topping that I make is different..... and I love it all :). 


Bananas have to be my least favourite food & I delayed making a gluten free banana cake for a long time. I really loathe bananas, really, really. Having said that making a cake containing banana like this Hummingbird Cake means that I'll get the rest of the members of the family to taste it & I won't have to taste it (& after the Easter I've just had that is a very good thing). 


Recently my son bought some wheat based Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns from a bakery chain. His verdict was that I needed to try them. Well he didn't really say that - he actually said "Can you get me another packet please". I bought 2 packets, one for Mr Hollow Legs to have & the other for the rest of the family. They were delicious & definitely needed to be made gluten free. Here is the recipe for my version of gluten free Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns.


 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.