Cakes & Biscuits

Greg’s Gluten-free Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Dairy-free Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Greg’s Gluten-free Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake with Dairy-free Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This gluten-free and dairy-free recipe makes a dense and indulgent chocolate cake that leans toward pudding territory. Chocolate cakes made with cacao powder have a lighter crumb and a more intense flavour than those made with melted chocolate. This is because cacao powder is comprised […]

Gluten-free Gingernut Biscuits (made with lard)

Gluten-free Gingernut Biscuits (made with lard)

Although putting pig fat into biscuits might sound like a strange concept to modern tastes, good old-fashioned lard really does make the best biscuits. This is because lard is a stable fat, which remains solid at room temperature. Unlike oil, it cannot be stirred into […]

Gluten-free Cherry Almond Macaroons (made with honey)

Gluten-free Cherry Almond Macaroons (made with honey)

Macaroons are small, circular cakes made by folding whipped egg whites into a dough made from ground almonds and sugar. Typically they are flattened into a disc shape to ensure even cooking (like in my¬†Orange Blossom Almond Macaroon¬†recipe), but I like the gooey marzipan-like centre […]

Gluten-free Coconut Macaroons (made with honey)

Gluten-free Coconut Macaroons (made with honey)

Coconut macaroons should be moist and chewy, with just a hint of sweetness. Connoisseurs insist they should be made with shredded coconut, rather than desiccated coconut, as this results in a moister baking product. This is because more liquid is extracted from desiccated coconut during […]

Gluten-free Carob Cake

Gluten-free Carob Cake

Carob is often billed as a healthy alternative to chocolate, due to the fact that it shares a similar flavour, but has less fat and no caffeine. However, this also means that carob is not as rich and intense as chocolate, so does not really […]

Gluten-free Orange Almond Macaroons (made with honey)

Gluten-free Orange Almond Macaroons (made with honey)

Macaroons are small, circular cakes made by folding whipped egg whites into a dough made from ground almonds and sugar. Flavourings such as vanilla and citrus zest are often added, while coatings applied by rolling the dough in crushed nuts such as flaked almonds or […]