Festive

Gluten-Free Italian Ricotta Cake

Gluten-Free Italian Ricotta Cake

This is an impressive dessert that looks good and tastes even better. Full of crunchy toasted almonds, tangy candied citrus peel and small nuggets of rich chocolate, this ricotta cake will not disappoint. There seems to be plenty of different versions of Italian...

Gluten-Free Snowballs

Gluten-Free Snowballs

These sweet, addictive, chocolate coconut balls pack a punch in flavour, especially if you add liquor to them for those special occasions like Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Just a few snowballs will satisfy any sweet tooth craving moment and make a welcome addition to...

Gluten-Free Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Gluten-Free Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

Roast Turkey at Christmas wouldn’t be the same without the stuffing. In fact, I reckon the stuffing is the best part of the whole Christmas dinner, but so is the gravy, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, medley of vegetables…. When I first started making Christmas...

Gluten-Free Stollen

Gluten-Free Stollen

Austrians and Germans have been baking Stollen for 700 years, calling it Christstollen as the stollen shape and appearance were reminiscent of the wrapped baby Jesus in swaddling clothes. Nowadays, Stollens are sold all over Europe just before Christmas at most...

Mini Pavlova Christmas Wreath

Mini Pavlova Christmas Wreath

Pavlova is a delightful, crispy meringue with a gooey centre, covered in seasonable berries and fruit on top of luscious amounts of freshly whipped cream. Yes, for those that know Pavlovas, I know Pavlovas are already gluten-free, but here is a dessert that is 100%...

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

For twenty years, I have baked hundreds of gingerbread cookies during the lead up to Christmas for my family, friends and catering events. I try to keep the icing decorations simple, but sometimes I get carried away and fill the whole biscuit with icing followed by...

Gluten-Free Speculaas Cookies

Gluten-Free Speculaas Cookies

Speculaas is my favourite Dutch cookie noted for its crunchy texture and spicy festive flavour – I could eat them all year round, but traditionally they are made and gifted for the feast on the eve of Saint Nicholas Day which falls annually on the 5th December....

Gluten-Free Cornbread

Gluten-Free Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is so easy to make – 5 minutes of prep and 20 minutes to bake! Cornbread originated from the southern part of the US, accompanying spicy chillis and eventually became a traditional side to Thanksgiving meals. Originally, only yellow cornmeal was...

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving would not be the same without this traditional pumpkin pie, so if you have been missing out due to gluten-free restrictions, then this recipe will bring it back to your Thanksgiving table. My American father introduced pumpkin pie to me while we were...