The cake (which comes in a full size and also a mini muffin looking version) looks hard and dry on top, however it is very deceiving. Inside the cake is very moist and it tastes delicious! I even prefer this to the Fleur de Lys cake and have requested this for the gluten free option for upcoming birthday’s at work. The cake is a little pricey (the mini version costing about More >
Recipe: Gluten free version of Not Quite Nigella’s Lumberjack cake with maple butterscotch coconut topping
I am an avid reader of Not Quite Nigella’s blog, all her recipes and adventures look amazing, to tell you the truth I envy her and her adventures. However up until now I haven’t got around to trying any of her recipes, mostly because I haven’t done much baking up until the last month, and also because I have had trouble re-creating glutenous recipes in the past (e.g. the scones I made last weekend which didn’t rise!).
About every fortnight my old uni flatmate and I catch up over dinner in order to suppress the withdrawal symptoms we experience from not living together anymore!
When I was living over on the north side of Sydney we used to meet at Sushi on Stanley, a delicious and cheap sushi place in Darlinghurst. However when I moved over the other side of the bridge my friend suggested that we instead meet in Randwick as she knew a great sushi place there. Needless to say, we have been going to Ten Japanese Restaurant ever since.
Being coeliac I have to be quite careful what More >
There are a number of products I eat/trial on a regular basis that don’t really warrant an entire blog post so I have decided to have a monthly product wrap-up.
This month I thought I’d run through a couple of products that I eat on a daily basis.
1. Country Life Low GI bread
Bread is one thing that never seems to be the same when it is gluten free, however luckily for all the coeliacs and gluten intolerant people out there, there are a couple of companies that have produced some breads which are getting closer. One of More >
I was recently introduced to the company Syndian, a company who produce completely natural products, meaning no additives, supplements, enhancers, emulsifiers, flavorings, binders, preservatives coloring or boosters! Now it wasn’t this that attracted me to their products, it was the fact that because their products are natural it means that they are gluten free. They are also vegetarian and mostly dairy free and vegan.
I stocked up on some of the burger patties and bites when I visited their factory shop in Mulgrave, NSW to store in the freezer for quick and easy More >
I had a bit of free time on the weekend and decided I wanted to do some baking. Mum suggested that I bake something that could be put in the freezer for Christmas time as she is starting to freak out a little with all the baking she has to do as we are hosting Christmas this year, and with all the family in NZ they wont be able to bring any baking with them!
I also liked this idea as it meant that it would be gluten free – as not all of the Christmas baking is going to be More >