Lemon layer cake

Lemon layer cakeThis cake is a delightful cross between a sponge cake and cheesecake, with the lemon sauce providing a refreshing twist. So, why bother making two cakes separately when you can have all in one?

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Chocolate orange bundt cake

Chocolate orange bundt cakeThis chocolate orange cake is moist and velvety. By making it in a bundt tin, it looks more interesting, too.

The cake is perfect for an indulgent afternoon tea and if there’s any left over, you can pop the pieces in the freezer.

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Baked plum pancake

Baked plum pancakeI love baked plums and I love baked pancakes. I thought I’d try and combine the two and see what happens. The end result is this delicious dessert that also works well as a breakfast/brunch.

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Hazelnut and chocolate cookies

Hazelnut and chocolate cookiesThese cookies are nutty and crunchy with a chocolate and hazelnut filling (a little bit like homemade Nutella). They are easy and quick to make, so if you have children, get them involved in the fun of making them!

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Fruity breakfast scones

Photo of breakfast scones with some no-added-sugar strawberry fruit spread and half a strawberryThese breakfast scones are lovely and fruity: not only do they have dried apricots and sultanas in them, but I have also included some mashed banana. To start with, the banana was merely supposed to work as an egg substitute, but it turned out the scones actually tasted a lot better with it than when I made them with egg! See the recipe

Simnel cake

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Drop scones

Drop scones with strawberry halvesThese drop scones are a great alternative to traditional pancakes. They’re quick to make and they’re so delicious they will disappear quickly, too! Read more…

Biscotti

BiscottiBiscotti are twice-baked dry biscuits from Italy. They are a great snack with your afternoon or morning coffee/tea.

This recipe is from my book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast. Read more…

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread houseAs children, my brother and I used to make a gingerbread house every Christmas. It was always so much fun. This recipe is originally from my mum and I have adapted it to suit gluten- and sugar-free diets. Read more…

Pumpkin and rhubarb muffins

Pumpkin and rhubarb muffin in a pink case with some rhubarb stalks on the sideThe sweetness and earthiness of pumpkin coupled with the zing of rhubarb is just wonderful in these muffins. They also have a streusel topping which makes them look attractive and adds extra texture. Read more…