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

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

Gluten-free Shrove buns Finnish-Style

Pancake Day is just around the corner. As a day, it was something new to me when I first moved to the UK from Finland, since there we celebrate Shrove Tuesday with shrove buns. They are cardamom flavoured yeasted buns filled with whipped cream and jam or almond paste. You might have heard of or… Continue reading Gluten-free Shrove buns Finnish-Style

Gluten-free Swiss roll filled with peaches and cream

Welcome to my blog ‘Making lifetweaks’. The goal of my blog is to help you manage your every day with more calm, sense of direction and breathing space, whether you are living your life with coeliacs disease, like me, or not. I wanted to start my blog with something very tangible that you can use… Continue reading Gluten-free Swiss roll filled with peaches and cream