baking

Grainfree Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

Grainfree Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

These are quite wicked, quick, tasty and completely grain-free. Snappy and crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. And quick and easy to make. 150g chocolate 175g chopped pecans (1.5C) 400g icing sugar (3C) 65g (3/4C) cocoa powder a pinch of salt (1/4t) the whites of four eggs Preheat your oven to 220C. […]

awesome colour.

Blueberry Pie

Summertime in Finland = lovely fresh berries. Having said that, you can make this equally well with frozen blueberries in the middle of winter. The pastry here is more like a cheesecake base than a traditional pastry. But to be honest even with the help of gluten I could never really figure out pastry and […]

It's unfamiliar to me to have a GF baked good that actually requires tearing apart. Normally they just crumble. I guess that
s all the proteins and fiber from the eggs and bananas.

Buckwheat Apple and Pecan Muffins

We had our first child just a week or so ago (awesome!) so in preparation for the steady stream of guests I’ve been baking a little. These muffins are quick, easy, moist and according to the first round visitors “don’t taste glutenfree at all”. In addition they’re not overly sweet (as some muffins can be) […]

coolng on the windowsill.

Almond Sponge and Prune Jam

Prune jam really doesn’t sound like it’d be very good. But it is actually. I had a jar of it kicking around that didn’t get used up at Christmas (it’s a Christmas tradition here) and so decided to used it up with my go-to cake/sponge recipe, which is probably the easiest and best GF cake […]

totally awesome

Super Moist Grain Free Carrot Cake

The annoying thing about being Celiac and baking is that it seems to me that most 5 different exotic flours (that are a nightmare to track down in Helsinki). This isn’t like that at all. It’s only has 5 ingredients. No flour at all. And is super easy. It’s also totally awesome tasting and with […]

Ready for the oven.

Double Chocolate and Almond Cookies

So I have been quite a fan of cookies in the past. In particular Cookie Time cookies (a famous-in-New-Zealand brand). So much so that at my 21st birthday my mates gave me a litre of milk and a cookie. Bastards. Due to an unfortunate timing issue between my diagnosis and my mum sending a care […]

This actually holds together pretty well for a glutenfree cake - as you might be able to see from the texture here.

Citrus Almond Cake

In the last couple of years I’ve tried a few cakes is this ilk: which is to say, cakes made from citrus and almond flour. I think this is the best of the bunch. Apparently I’m not the only one who thought it was decent: all Maiju’s teacher colleagues requested the recipe, after I sent […]

Glazed and ready to serve.

South Pacific Christmas Cake

As a kid, I pretty much hated this cake. Which was somewhat of a tragedy as this is the most traditional and most common NZ “celebration cake” – at Christmas time and a at wedding in NZ you can be almost sure to get something like this. The funny thing is that as the years […]

Banana cake

Banana cake

I have, without lying, made this cake 70 bazillion times. In fact I’m pretty sure this would be the first thing that I ever learned to make. When as a I was probably around ten, I first got an interest in cooking while watching mum make banana cakes. Staring up at her, head just over […]

Tosca Cake

The name sounds very Italian to me but this cake is very popular in Finland. One might even say traditional. It’s basically a simple vanilla cake topped with toffee and almonds. But no less tasty for that. This is a glutenfree version I adapted from the recipe I found here. Cake 3 eggs 250ml sugar […]