Gluten-Free Basics

Just like anything new, understanding the fundamentals is essential to success. I promise you, try these recipes, learn them, experiment with them, and soon you will you have a solid foundation to take on the gluten-free world. Below you will find a whole range of recipes, from simple homemade seasonings to various flour blends for multiple dishes.

QUICK TIP: If you’re new to a gluten-free diet, I suggest checking out A Guide for a Gluten Free Pantry first

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread

Gluten-Free Baguette Bread

The heavenly smell of bread baking in the kitchen is so satisfying especially when you know it is gluten-free! I am pleased with how this recipe works well with either store-bought gluten-free bread flour or my homemade gluten-free bread flour blend. It's entirely up...

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

Nothing beats homemade lemon curd for its rich, creamy, subtle lemon taste! It works wonders as either a topping or a spread for many desserts and sweet bakes. Easy and quick to make in 20 minutes over the stove using a double boiler. Simply cook the lemon curd in a...

A Guide to Gluten-Free Flours, Starches & Blends

A Guide to Gluten-Free Flours, Starches & Blends

Most of my recipes include my homemade gluten-free plain flour blend or homemade gluten-free bread flour blend, but as a number of my subscribers have asked about other gluten-free flours and starches, I thought of providing a list of them and their attributes to help...

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...

Homemade Pesto

Homemade Pesto

One of the first dishes my Argentine/Italian grandmother showed me how to make, was Pesto. With her Piemonte background, she explained that the northern region of Italy traditionally uses locally grown walnuts in pesto. The south use pine nuts for the same reason....

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread Flour

Homemade Gluten-Free Bread Flour

In order for gluten-free bread flour to work well, it needs to have whey protein isolate (acts as a replacement for gluten), a modified tapioca starch (a thickening starch that helps create elasticity and texture to the dough), and xanthan gum powder (to bind...

Gluten-Free Digestive Biscuits

Gluten-Free Digestive Biscuits

Pre-gluten-free days, I always had a packet of McVitie’s digestive biscuits handy for those peckish moments, or even when I felt under the weather. In the UK, they sell gluten-free digestive biscuits in most supermarkets. In mainland Europe, they are hard to come by,...

Why Stock Making is a Must

Why Stock Making is a Must

Going back to my catering school days, I found stock making boring and at the times, pointless. To me it tasted and looked like a watery soup with nothing interesting to bite your teeth into. Of course, with more experience and knowledge, I realised that stocks are...

A Guide for a Gluten-Free Pantry

A Guide for a Gluten-Free Pantry

Initially, it seems quite daunting to set up your kitchen for gluten-free cooking, but these easy steps will convert your kitchen into a gluten-free haven where you can have your own section for gluten-free cooking, at the same time, continue on with the rest of your...

Homemade Beef Stock

Homemade Beef Stock

If you need a rich flavour stock, this is the one. Find the best beef marrow bones you can and enjoy making this robust beef stock that will empower so many dishes like French onion soup, Beef goulash, Steak pies, Dutch Beef Bitterballen, Gravies, etcHomemade Beef...

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken StockIngredients: 1 whole, raw chicken, with giblets & liver (if included) 1 onion, halved and studded with 3 cloves on each half 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar 1 leek, remove end and wash well 2 carrots, roughly chopped 2 celery sticks &...

Vegetable Stock Paste

Vegetable Stock Paste

Most store-bought stock cubes contain wheat flour, but food manufacturers are starting to take notice of gluten-free options and are adding friendly gluten-free ingredients like cornflour or potato starch to their cubes. Just double-check the packaging before adding...

Homemade Gluten-Free Plain Flour

Homemade Gluten-Free Plain Flour

It takes literally less than five minutes to measure, whisk and store this homemade gluten-free plain flour. The ingredients are readily available in most supermarkets around the world. If not, Amazon or most health stores can help you find any missing...