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Gluten Free seems to be hot right now…

chocolate gluten free cakes figjamandlimecordialI’ve recently whipped up a batch of Celia’s chocolate almond gluten free little cakes (original recipe Jill Dupleix, much admired by Celia!)  and might have to make some more very soon; chocolate, ground almonds, eggs, butter, sugar, what’s not to like?  I used a mix of milk and dark chocolate choc chips so these are a bit paler than Celia’s, but they are delicious and a bit too easy to make.

I want to flag up this great blog post by Dan Lepard over on the BBC’s website on the subject of gluten free baking; loaded with links and tips and an opportunity to ask Dan your gluten free questions and share resources and links in the comments. His new book Short and Sweet is due out in September, I can’t wait!

I might have a go at Dan’s gluten free bread recipe soon, just to see how it comes out, I’ve never had much luck with gluten free recipes, they always seem to come out very oily, anyone fancy joining me in a bake-off?

On The Table

For Celia  – whose delightful In My Kitchen posts inspire many a blogger.

A basket of sourdough made with French flours, a gift from my sister, a plate of salad, some champagne pink yorkshire rhubarb with home made yoghurt.  Two new and exciting bags of German rye flour and a box of Mozart Kugel from lovely Mandy who eats my bread with great enthusiasm and replenishes the store cupboard when she goes back to Germany from time to time.