Gluten Free Croquembouche ***

The croquembouche is a traditional dessert for occasions such as weddings or christenings in France. It combines several techniques, so the best way to make one is to go one step at a time. This is probably one of the most complex recipes I’ve converted since becoming coeliac and it is one of my specialties 🙂 You’ll need two…

Choux pastry **

Choux pastry was one of my specialities before I learned that I was coeliac. So it was one of the first things I converted to gluten-free 🙂 The most important thing to make gorgeous looking choux is picking the right rice flour. It needs to be finely ground, and I prefer mine whole and organic….

Pear tart Tatin **

I love apples and pears, and when I have some time on my hands, I usually make them into a tart Tatin 🙂 True, this recipe from Normandy is traditionally apples only, but you can give it a twist with pears (from Normandy 😉 ) or add your favourite spices. For this recipe, you can replace…

Lemon and cardamom cake *

Another cake recipe under the belt! Slow cooked for extra moisture, with lemon zest and juice for a perfect balance 🙂 And a little cardamon to make things interesting 😉 Ingredients: 200g of softened butter 150g of sugar 3 eggs 1 pinch of salt 200g of gluten free flour 10 ground cardamons (without their green…

Chocolate cheesecake and meringue **

Chocolate is back, but this time, it’s a cheesecake 🙂 I love how these almost raw cakes are fluffy and light (when they’re not too thick) and they’re so tasty and pretty. This recipe is gluten free and quite lower in added sugar than your traditional recipe. It is best to start making this cheesecake…

Strawberry Mille Feuille **

I love strawberries don’t you? Especially when they come from a local producer and he lets you by them 5kg at a time 😉 But then, what should we do with them? Strawberry mille feuilles of course 😉 Ingredients: (for 4 medium sized mille feuilles) For the cream: 250ml of soya milk 1/2 tsp of…

Very berry tarts **

Sweet treats coming your way 🙂 I always find myself staring at those mouthwatering pastries in the bakery’s windows and wish they were all gluten free. Here in Dijon finding a good gluten free spot is always a challenge, so here is my recipe for super delicious tarts so you can eat your pastry favourites wherever you are…

Dark chocolate shells **

Easter special today: my dad’s favourite dark chocolate shells 🙂 Why shells? Well, it’s not so much about the shells, but about the creamy ganache filling inside 😉 You can make this recipe any shape you like (although the bigger it gets, the more fragile). Ingredients: (for 10 big shells) 200g of dark chocolate (70%…

Chocolate chip cookies *

Cookies are the best, especially the chocolate chip kind, with knife-cut chocolate chips 🙂 These are gluten free, super easy to make, with a pinch of salt for extra tastiness and dark chocolate chips 😉 Ingredients: (for 20 cookies) 125g of softened butter 125g of raw sugar 175g of whole rice flour 1 egg 1…

Blackberry and chantilly cupcakes *

It’s cupcake time 🙂 These gluten free cupcakes are super easy to make and perfect for an afternoon snack, or as a dessert for a cupcake night with up to 15 friends 😉 Ingredients: (for around 15 standard sized cupcakes) For the cupcakes: 200g of melted butter 150g of sugar 100g of corn starch 100g…