Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate, Cardamom & Strawberry Waffles

Hello

I’m going through a craze of adding warming spices like cardamom and cinnamon to chocolate.  I absolutely love the warmth it adds to the already rich chocolate flavour.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a waffle iron you can use this recipe to make pancakes that will taste just as good.

If you don’t have cardamom you can substitute it for cinnamon or ginger or omit the spice altogether for just chocolate waffles.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate, Cardamom & Strawberry Waffles

Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet Potato, Courgette and Tomato Soup

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The weather seems to have got a bit colder again after a beautiful sunny weekend so I thought it was still appropriate to share a new soup recipe.

One of my favourite soups is tomato and courgette but while it’s super tasty its not a very filling soup.  I’ve adjusted the recipe and added in some sweet potatoes to make it more substantial.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet Potato, Courgette and Tomato Soup

Gluten and Dairy free Orange Pumpkin Polenta Cake

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I quite often make cakes that have a lot of frosting and fillings but every so often I crave just a plain cake.  This recipe has a really fresh beautiful taste from the orange.

I found it difficult to name this cake as it does have a lot of flavours: oranges, sultanas, pumpkin, polenta but they all compliment each other perfectly rather than one dominant taste.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Pumpkin Polenta Cake

Coming Up This Week ….

Coming up this week on www.freefromfavourites.com:

  • Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate, Cardamom and Strawberry Waffles
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken and Smoked Sausage Open Toastie
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Orange Pumpkin Polenta Cake
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet Potato, Tomato and Courgette Soup

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate & Vanilla Battenberg Cake

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I’ve wanted to make a Battenberg cake for ages and just never got round to it.  I wanted to develop a gluten and dairy free recipe that was actually easy to put together and didn’t require any fancy cake tins.  I’ve included a video guide by Mary Berry on how to line an ordinary cake tin to make a Battenberg cake.

Rather than go with the traditional yellow and pink I’ve tried something a bit different and went for chocolate and vanilla.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate & Vanilla Battenberg Cake

Gluten and Dairy Free Basil & Sea Salt Focaccia

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I’m still working on creating a series of gluten and dairy free bread recipes and the latest addition to that is basil and sea salt focaccia.  The outside has that lovely crisp almost chewiness (not sure if that sounds good) of focaccia and the inside is lovely and fluffy.

This bread goes perfect with pasta or risotto.  I actually saw a picture of some lovely little individual round focaccias with sun-dried tomatoes, I’ll need to try that out sometime.

Gluten and Dairy Free Basil & Sea Salt Focaccia

Gluten and Dairy Free Maple & Ginger Cookies

Hello everyone

As promised last week when I shared my jam thumbprint cookies, this is my recipe for gluten and dairy free maple and ginger cookies.  If you don’t have maple syrup you can substitute it for honey or for a richer stickier cookie you can use treacle.

Since I’m on a run of making cookies I think my next project will be to develop a recipe for a gluten and dairy free chocolate cream sandwich biscuit – watch this space.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Maple & Ginger Cookies

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken, Smoked Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

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Hope you all had a great weekend.  I booked a little trip to Milan in May – super excited.  Looking forward to the food, I’ve already found a dedicated gluten free bakery that also has dairy free options – can’t wait to visit that.

Today’s recipe is for this super tasty risotto – I made it from some leftovers I had in the fridge but it has quickly turned into my favourite risotto recipe.  The smoked bacon just perfectly compliments the chicken and mushroom.  I had this for dinner with a slice of my gluten and dairy free basil and sea salt focaccia which I’ll share the recipe for later on in the week.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken, Smoked Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

Coming up this week …

Coming up this week on www.freefromfavourites.com:

  • Gluten and Dairy Free Maple Ginger Cookies
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate and Vanilla Battenberg Cake
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Basil and Sea Salt Focaccia
  • Gluten and Dairy Free Smoked Bacon, Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes

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Hope you are all having a great weekend so far.  I was out for lunch today at Zizzi and had the gluten and dairy free pizza followed by the new sticky chocolate and praline torte.  I posted some pictures of the new gluten and dairy free dessert they have on my social media accounts.  Well worth checking out if you fancy a little treat.

Today’s recipe is for some chocolate and cinnamon cupcakes I made a few weeks ago to take into hospital as a treat when I was having my elbow operation – I tend to always travel with cake!

I love the combination of chocolate and cinnamon, it gives a lovely warmth to the chocolate flavour.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Cinnamon Chocolate Cupcakes