You could say these are BBQ meatballs on a skewer but they have an enormous punch of Middle Eastern flavour, seasoned with a homemade kofta spice blend. They go so well with freshly made flatbreads and yoghurt sauce together with an assortment of salads, especially tabbouleh, a refreshing, vibrant salad.
These super quick-to-make gluten-free flatbreads are easy to make right before serving. They are best eaten the same day as making them, but they are delicious reheated and served whole to accompany curries, casseroles, soups, BBQ meats or cut up in triangles to scoop into dips.The tomato & harissa hummus is lovely & creamy with a nutty-buttery & zingy flavour. Adding the fresh and sun-dried tomatoes gives the hummus some freshness and warm colour. Seasoned with sumac and harissa paste, this hummus is a welcome addition to a mezze sharing platter.
This is a hearty Ukrainian comfort dish with seasoned minced meat & rice stuffed in blanched cabbage leaves and slow-cooked in a tangy tomato sauce.This naturally gluten-free meal is a traditional recipe, but feel free to add some extra vegetables and spices like mushrooms, spinach, peas or beans or chillis to lift the flavour to your liking.If you are partial to cheese, add some ricotta and grated mozzarella or a stronger cheese like cheddar to the stuffing.
Chicken Kyiv is a tenderised chicken breast stuffed with cold garlic & parsley butter. It’s coated in gluten-free flour, eggs, and either store-bought or homemade gluten-free breadcrumbs before being deep-fried and/or baked. This classic Ukrainian dish is famously known for its filling of melted butter that oozes out when you slice into the football-shaped crumbed chicken. It is usually served with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes (to mop up the garlic butter!)
Prepare yourself for a sweet lemony taste blast with these buttery citrus shortbreads, sandwiched together with lemon curd.Using a flower-engraved rolling pin will create the sunflower design, but if you rather use a flower-shaped cookie cutter, this will still look pretty. Remember to cut a small hole in the centre of some of the shortbread biscuits to let the lemon curd peek out.Once baked and assembled, they stay fresh for one week in the fridge.
Piroshki is Ukrainian for hand pies made from yeasted dough. This recipe is for minced meat-filled piroshki, cooked with garlic, mushrooms and bacon, seasoned with fresh herbs and sweet paprika. This delicious savoury filling is encased in a gluten-free bread dough and baked. They can be eaten warm or cold, making them very practical for picnics and lunch boxes plus they freeze very well for future occasions.
This fibre-rich muesli slice is a guilt-free sweet fix packed with gluten-free oats, nuts and seeds, finished off with a drizzle of dark chocolate.In only one hour of preparing and baking, you can look forward to a good supply of muesli slices that will conveniently keep chilled for one week in a sealed container.These slices are perfect as a snack or breakfast on-the-go.
These traditional French, plump, mini sponge cakes with their distinctive scalloped shell-like shape are delicately flavoured with lemon and dipped in rich chocolate. For an extra citrus touch, sprinkle some finely chopped candied lemon peel on the chocolate.To achieve this shape, it is essential to use a Madeleine tray, a small but worthwhile investment for endless Madeleine baking.
This is a seriously wholesome and satisfying breakfast to enjoy for those lazy weekend mornings or to impress overnight guests. Using the freshest eggs available, seasonable asparagus, strong nutty cheese and your favourite ham will give these nutritious buckwheat crêpes a whole lot of flavour!
Cheese & ham filled empanadas are just as popular as the meat-filled ones in Argentina. Often made at the last minute using up leftover pieces of various cheese and cold ham, these empanadas are a popular quick-snack option.The filling is mainly cheese with a few pieces of ham, enveloped in a white (Roux) sauce that has been flavoured with onions, garlic, parsley, nutmeg and white pepper.This filling recipe is perfect for mini empanadas. There is so much flavour in one bite! It is natural for some cheese to ooze out of the empanada, but this leakage ends up crisping up nicely against the pastry and at the base, adding an extra layer of flavour.
Once you have made the Dukkah blend, preparing the chicken is straightforward and is a quick & delicious weekday meal. The Dukkah is used as the final layer in the crumbing of each chicken schnitzel or fillet. Chilled briefly to keep the coating intact and roasted for 20 minutes.Serve the Dukkah chicken either whole or in bite-size slices with Roasted Chickpeas & Pumpkin (recipe included in this card) and other optional sides like hummus dip (recipe also included), fresh garden salad, feta cheese and black olives. If this seems like too much of a feast for a weekday dinner, then plan this for the weekend for the family or a social gathering.
This is a FAST bread to make with no rising or proving needed. In under an hour, you will have warm gluten-free walnut baguettes to eat.The recipe also has NO YEAST! This baguette is similar to the soda bread recipe that uses the bicarbonate of soda as a raising agent instead of yeast.A walnut French-style baguette is delicious served with a cheese platter, pates, dips and as a sandwich with your favourite filling. The walnuts add a distinct flavour to the baguette plus a satisfying texture. Toasting the baguette in thin slices makes excellent crisp toasties to serve with soups, terrines or on cheese boards.
This Reuben sandwich is the perfect excuse to use up leftover corned beef and assemble this classic New York creation. Grilling the Reuben brings all the tangy, pickled and salty flavours into a melting masterpiece. This is truly the champion of all toasted sandwiches!
Here is a gluten-free bread that ticks all those nutritional requirements from fibre to high mineral & vitamin content. By combining my homemade gluten-free bread flour mix with more wholesome flours like brown rice flour, buckwheat and oat flour, it creates a doable rye-like texture and taste.The addition of caraway seeds, unsweetened cocoa and treacle or molasses gives this mock-rye bread a similar flavour, colour and texture to the real thing.
This no-bake chilled slice consists of three layers: a gluten-free biscuit base, caramel centre with hazelnuts and a topping using good quality chocolate.Once sliced into your preferred size, simply store them in the fridge for the entire week, if they last that long!
These gluten-free Oliebollen or “Oil Balls” are Dutch apple doughnuts which are traditionally eaten at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
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Smoked salmon with horseradish cream on top of gluten-free blinis go perfect with champagne for New Year's Eve!
Gluten-Free Stollen is a sweet bread bursting with fruit, nuts and spices, studded with marzipan and dusted with a thick coat of icing sugar.