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Siobhán's Cookbook

Recipes from home

Victoria Sponge Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

I know you will agree that a gluten free Victoria Sponge cake is a gorgeous and delicious treat. We hope you enjoy baking the cake as much as we did and share it with the ones you love. Send us some images and let us know how you get on with it even if your first attempt is not a complete masterpeice. I can tell you that my first attempt was not pretty, tasty yes and it was brilliant fun. Recipe courtesy of Coeliac UK. 

recipe images to marketing@foodsofathenry.ie


 

  • Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Gluten free

Sugar free fruit brack

Sugar free fruit brack

A simple ‘cut and come again’ sort of cake – that is better if left for a few days. Low in fat, I think it is super delicious if spread with a swish of butter, margarine or your spread of choice (but sort of defeats the point!). Traditionally made with sugar - this is a ‘sugar-free’ version, with very little added sweetness. Because of the sweetness of the dried fruit, you could also leave out the honey/agave/fruit syrup if you like. But I like the little extra punch.

If you are avoiding processed sugar – be mindful of the fruits you use. Typically glace fruits (cherries, mixed peel) are infused with a glucose fructose mix. And some of the more tropical fruits (pineapple, cranberries etc.) are often sugar infused also.


Pancake Pittas or the cheats way to a gluten free pitta bread

Pancake Pittas or the cheats way to a gluten free pitta bread

A sort of a cheats way to make a ‘pitta-esque’ receptacle, but anything that you can weigh, make and cook within 5 minutes is not to be sniffed at. A genius lunch option.





The Best Soda Bread ever...

The Best Soda Bread ever...

.. my life in cakes..  SODABREAD

  " My mother used to bake sodabread. Sometimes it had a very greenish hue. I thought it was cool - turns out, thats because of more bread soda in the recipe than the quantity of flour required. Who knew about the science!

After I married Paul; as a good farmers wife I baked bread all the time and as the legions of Irish wives before me - developed my signature sodabread.  He used to call them BROWN CAKES, as his mother always did. I thought it was strange but I let it slide. There were more important changes to be made to the man I intended to spend the rest of my life with .. ! "

Here is my  'from scratch' sodabread recipe. Own it, enjoy it, make it yours.  

  • Complexity: medium

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