St Lucia Saffron Buns Take 2 – Gluten-Free Lussekatter

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Back in the day when I first made St Lucia Saffron Buns, they were not really that popular on the blogosphere, let alone gluten-free versions. In order to make them, I relied heavily on Skype conversations with wonderful swedish Uncles (just in case you’re reading Unc 😉  ) and swedish cookbooks.  Things have moved along since then and Saffron buns seem to be the in thing. Yep, if Paul Hollywood’s doing em, you know you’re on to a winner! Having said that I actually started making them waaay before Mr Hollywood to coincide with St Lucia Day on the 13th, but I thought I’d rather post it later and be happy with my recipe than rush and end up regretting it.  Six days later….  I wouldn’t say I’m 100% happy but I’m pretty close. Continue reading

Battle of the Bread – Gluten Free Bread Review

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Hey folks!

So it’s been a while since I first decided to post this review, up to the final finished article of today.  I went a bit gung-ho initially and started to buy every gluten free loaf I laid my eyes on, until I realised that it would take far too long and be far too expensive to review them all so I settled for one type of loaf and finally decided to focus on Multigrain/seeded, wholemeal bread.

After that, the next issue was buying the loaves or maybe I should say procuring them. Because I wanted this review to be comprehensive, I went in search of every gluten free seeded loaf currently on the market in the U.K. to buy and although they were technically for sale, they weren’t always easy to find. I did realise however, that if I did a review solely based on availability Genius would win every time but lucky for you I didn’t…

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Sweet Potato Pita Bread/Pain Pita de patates douces

When it’s autumn and sweet potato season rolls round, I go a little crazy, I put sweet potato in EVERYTHING!  Doughnuts, spice buns, make chips out of them, mash them, roast them, dice them, slice them, maybe the only thing I haven’t done yet is put them in a drink!….yeah maybe I won’t go that far,

but the one recipe that triumphed, through my sweet potato journey, the best tasting recipe to come out of all that experimentation was this sweet potato pita bread.

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Move over genius, there’s a new bread in town..

Yes folks, you read it right. I have discovered a bread to rival the gluten free god that is genius. ….

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….So as you facebook followers know, I decided to pop over to the gluten free and allergy show this weekend.  I’d planned to take a thousand pictures, including the one I’d imagined in detail,  of me grinning from ear to ear, firmly shaking the magic hands of Lucinda-Bruce Gardyne, but alas, it wasn’t meant to be. The venue was pretty small and there weren’t any new, gluten free products that I hadn’t already tried or already heard of, that is until I got chatting to Mats from Garbo and discovered a new bread that may just have the ‘genuises’ shaking in their boots.

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