“Why has my bread collapsed?” troubleshooting gluten-free sourdough

I started baking gluten-free sourdough bread in July when I shared some of my tips on how to get started. Now I thought it’s time to share things I have learned, as they are something many of us gluten-free bakers will have found a challenge. The recipes I use are mainly from the wonderful gluten-free… Continue reading “Why has my bread collapsed?” troubleshooting gluten-free sourdough

Gluten-free Runeberg torte – a Finnish almond cake with raspberry jam

On 5th February, Finland celebrates their national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg with a dedicated almond flavoured cake. I had never done these, so adapted a version of my own from a Finnish gluten-free recipe by Valio. I want to share the recipe, as I think they turned out great and I am sure you might… Continue reading Gluten-free Runeberg torte – a Finnish almond cake with raspberry jam

Gluten-free Nordic style gingerbread

The holiday season is upon us. We all have different traditions, and in our family baking loads of gingerbread spiced with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and allspice (amongst others) is a big part of our celebrations. I’d like to say these are Finnish gingerbread but I do think similar ones are found in rest of… Continue reading Gluten-free Nordic style gingerbread

Gluten-free Finnish cinnamon rolls with sourdough

You might already know that I’m originally from Finland and I love Finnish cardamom buns in whichever shape. I have been working on my own gluten-free sourdough cardamom bun recipe to make nice fluffy and flavoursome buns without rice, corn and also oats for in addition to coeliacs I have intolerances for them. Oats I… Continue reading Gluten-free Finnish cinnamon rolls with sourdough

A getaway to Whitstable- tweaks for staycation amidst Covid19

This is a really strange time we are living in now isn’t it? In some parts of the world Covid19 is raging at full throttle and other parts have been able to return to almost business as usual, at least in some areas. Currently cases in continental Europe seem to be on the rise again… Continue reading A getaway to Whitstable- tweaks for staycation amidst Covid19

Gluten-free yeasted donuts using alternative flours

We just had May Day, and to me that means we need to have deep-fried sweet things (the Finnish way). I had thought that this year with the pandemic and lockdown I’ll give making these a miss, since my local supermarkets haven’t had gluten-free flours in a while. I know Dove’s farm and Morrison’s and… Continue reading Gluten-free yeasted donuts using alternative flours

Gluten-free potato pies with buckwheat crust

In Finland, where I was born, there’s food tradition of pies with thin rye crust and filled with either rice porridge, mashed potato or a carrot&rice filling. These are typically had in family gatherings, parties etc. as small savoury bites or in larger size as a savoury snack or even lunch when you top with… Continue reading Gluten-free potato pies with buckwheat crust

5 Kitchen tweaks to avoid gluten cross-contamination (crumbs!)

If you have recently been diagnosed with coeliacs disease, you might feel quite overwhelmed of all the potential hazards there are that could cause you to accidentally digest gluten. With coeliacs disease the diet is strictly no gluten and if you might get contradicting advice to the point of a frustrated meltdown, crumbs do matter.… Continue reading 5 Kitchen tweaks to avoid gluten cross-contamination (crumbs!)