Lamingtons are a household favourite in Australia all year round, but especially iconic on Australia Day which falls on the 26th of January every year to celebrate the independence of Australia.Using my gluten-free sponge cake makes these delicious lamingtons a welcomed gluten-free option, followed by a good coating of chocolate icing and a generous amount of coconut to complete this masterpiece.Trust me, even if you don't have a sweet tooth, these Lamingtons will win you over and the best bit is that you can freeze them for a later indulgence for one of those "sugar-craving" moments.Serve it plain, with strawberry jam or go all the way and make a dessert out of it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.This is Australia's national cake for good reason!!
Bouillabaisse is a classic French-Mediterranean soup using homemade fish stock as a base and flavoured with fish morsels, seafood, potatoes and many exciting additions.This is more than a soup, almost crossing over as a seafood casserole surrounded by a fragrant fish broth. For an extra touch, crusty slices of bread topped with rouille (a garlicky, peppery sauce) are served either on the side or on top of Bouillabaisse.Plan ahead and make the rouille first (or the day before), followed by the fish stock in under an hour and finish off making the Bouillabaisse in 30 minutes.
These delightful and dainty mini tartlets filled with smoked salmon, chives and egg custard are perfect for your next party. Delicious served warm or cold, they are easy to make ahead of time and can also be frozen for another occasion. Not only are they great as an appetiser, but can be packed for a picnic or in a lunchbox.
This is a lightly cocoa-flavoured gluten-free cookie dough suitable to roll out during the festive season or whenever you need a cookie fix. The dough is similar to the dutch cookie, Speculaas, except the cloves and almonds are left out and replaced with a tiny amount of coffee to highlight the cocoa.To make these small 3cm square shapes, an embossed festive rolling pin and a made-to-measure square cookie cutter are used, but any shape can be achieved to create a fun and festive design.
This recipe makes delicious sausage stuffing balls to serve with festive meals either around a whole roast turkey or with individual stuffed turkey fillets. They are packed with a mixture of Cointreau-soaked cranberries, chestnuts, bacon, sausage meat, gluten-free breadcrumbs and seasoned with fresh parsley & sage.Plan ahead by preparing these stuffing balls by either freezing or chilling them before serving. They improve in flavour if made in advance, plus you’ll be pleased to have ticked off one less thing to do on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
There is some extra work involved compared to the packaged and tinned pumpkin version of this dessert, but believe me, it is worth the effort, plus it's 100% gluten-free and even butter-free!This recipe includes steps to make the sponge cake base, fresh pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin filling, cream cheese frosting and candied roasted pecans. Despite the many ingredients used, this dessert is sensationally light and fluffy and once made, it keeps for several days chilled, ready for serving at a moment’s notice.
Opt for these easy, rolled turkey rolls with a mushroom & spinach stuffing, wrapped in bacon. They cook in no time and are equally as delicious, especially when paired off with homemade cranberry sauce and some homemade gluten-free gravyImagine, no craving or messing with bones etc! Plus, you can use any leftover turkey slices to create a wholesome salad.
This salad is a combination of roasted sweet potatoes & pecans glazed with cumin, cinnamon, maple syrup and olive oil. Once cooled, they are mixed in with a balsamic vinegar dressing and topped onto a bed of fresh rocket leaves.Serve this salad either as a side or make a meal out of it and add some salty feta or goat's cheese together with a slice of gluten-free plain or walnut baguette.
This family-size chilli sweet potato pie is similar in design to a potato or Shepard's pie but uses homemade chilli con carne and cheesy sweet potato mash topped with seasoned crushed tortilla chips.Included in this recipe card are the ingredients for a homemade gluten-free chilli con carne seasoning mix that flavours the beef and other added ingredients, producing a very authentic chilli (or chili as spelt in the US). If you are after a blow-your-mind level of spiciness, increase the fresh chillis and cayenne pepper until it reaches your spicy tolerance.Making it in a large cast iron pan is practical, adds flavour and gives a rustic feel to the dish, plus less washing up to do!
Brambrack is a delicious, rich tea cake full of tea-soaked raisins, lemon & orange peel and mixed spices. This moist and aromatic cake is enjoyed all year round, but traditionally as an Irish Halloween treat served warm with a generous spread of butter and paired perfectly with a cup of tea.
These apple fritters are one of those once-in-awhile treats to enjoy as a snack, to delight children or serve as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.The gluten-free batter is crunchy on the outside and pillowy on the inside, while the apple is cooked to a perfect bite without ending up mushy.Using a tart apple like Granny Smith is ideal for these fritters, otherwise, the smaller varieties Pink Lady and Honeycrisp also work well in apple fritters.
Just as apple and cheese complement each other on a cheese board, the same magic happens when combined in this savoury baked loaf.In as little as 30 minutes, this one-bowl-mix recipe will be baking in the oven, resulting in an appetising aroma of cheese and apple, not forgetting a mouthwatering slice to enjoy with your favourite soup or simply on its own.Any remaining slices can be reheated in the oven or air fryer. Serve it with some butter on its own or top them with ham & apple slices. Finish off with a few dollops of Ploughman's lunch relish on the top.
Each of these ten spice blends has been extensively tested with many recipes posted on my Fun Without Gluten website.Making your homemade blend will ensure it is gluten-free and packed with good quality flavour to season your chosen dish.
Making crostini is a great way to use up leftover baguette bread. If you are dedicating several whole gluten-free baguettes specifically to make crostini, then calculate one baguette to yield 30-32 thin crostini slices.The bread slices are quickly toasted in either a griddle pan or panini maker to give those attractive grill marks.Here are four delicious toppings to vamp up the toasted crostini. Each filling makes enough for 8 to 10 crostini slices. Once assembled, serve them immediately as an appetiser, light lunch or with drinks at your next social gathering.
Gado Gado is a naturally gluten-free Indonesian cold salad of blanched, steamed or fresh vegetables of your choice, including hard-boiled eggs, rice cakes & tofu, served with a peanut satay sauce. There is no strict rule about what vegetables you choose to add to Gado Gado, so have fun creating your own platter of veggies. You could even add fresh pineapple as a fruit option. A traditional and popular addition to Gado Gado salad is some cubed rice cakes called Ketupat in Indonesian and Malay. These are compressed rice that has been cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves. These are perfect to dip into the peanut sauce as they absorb the flavour without losing their shape. They are also served together with Gluten-Free Chicken Satays.
This plum tart known as Zwetschgen-Wähe in German originated in Switzerland and is typically prepared as thin square slices of sweet tart filled with a custard mixture and halved or sliced plums. The gluten-free pastry comes together easily in a food processor, Thermomix or some energetic elbow grease! The results are a crisp, buttery pastry carrying a simple custard mixture with super sweet plums, flavoured with vanilla and nutmeg.Serve each portion sliced in squares, rectangles or as a hearty pie wedge with fresh cream or vanilla ice cream.
A Northern German/Scandinavian summer pudding also known as Rødgrød, is bursting with an assortment of berries, mainly red currents that are at their peak in the warmer months. With the addition of cherries and blueberries, this dessert is full of texture and flavour, finished off with a layer of fresh cream.Many variations exist using other berries such as raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries and strawberries. Any combination works in this dessert to deliver a tangy fruity finish that is held together by a red fruit juice and cornflour mixture that sets into a pudding.
Adding these gluten-free crumbed fish fillets to corn taco shells makes a nice change from the typical Chilli con Carne filling. Each taco shell is loaded with tangy shredded vegetables and crispy fried fish plus drizzled with a Tex-Mex crema dressing.
Naturally gluten-free, healthy and delicious all year round, rice paper rolls are easy and fun to assemble on your own or with the family. Make them vegan, vegetarian or add your favourite seafood or meat for that extra protein.
These gluten-free savoury biscotti crackers are full of crunchy nuts, seeds and dried fruit. The flavour is sweet and salty but leaning more towards the savoury side, perfect to accompany soft cheese, pates, relishes or dips.