Streusel-topped blueberry muffins – for Pesach! Grain- & gluten-free.

These fruity muffins are moist, crumbly, & bursting with juicy blueberries! Perfect for Pesach (Passover), they're free from gluten, kitniot, & gebrokhts, they're delicious at any time.

Before I go any further, just take a look at these muffins.  Golden, luscious, inviting, and topped with crunchy, crumbly streusel topping.  And completely 100% kosher for Pesach! I can’t tell you how excited I am about these muffins. They are SO GOOD! Moist but crumbly, lightly spiced, and bursting with…

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Super-low-carb & gluten-free ‘diabetic’ chocolate cake

low carb, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake

A few days before my father-in-law’s 94th birthday, DH set me a challenge. His Dad was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, but, being in his nineties, he’s finding it a little hard to adapt to his new eating regime. In particular, after 93 years of eating cake, biscuits, sweets, chocolates etc.,…

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Flourless almond butter cupcakes two ways (gluten free)

almond butter cupcakes

Regular readers will remember my peanut-butter phobia. I usually buy almond butter as a replacement, but decided to have a go at making some myself, from whole raw almonds. Lovely. I used a high-powered countertop blender, and within seconds, the almonds had been reduced to a fine powder, and after about…

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Pesach pop tarts! Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free & refined-sugar-free breakfast

Pesach pop tarts - grain-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan

Breakfast always seems to be the hardest meal on Pesach (Passover). Unless you enjoy matza with jam and/or cheese every day for a week, anyway. I find after about day 3, the novelty’s worn off. I suggested 8 Pesach breakfast ideas in my recipe book, Helen’s delicious Pesach, but here…

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Lemon, lavender and almond cake – gluten free

lemon & lavender cake

During the Jewish spring festival of Pesach (Passover) observant Jews eschew any food containing leavened wheat flour (among other things) – so bread, cake, pasta etc. is all off the menu. Most cooks have a list of alternatives that enable them to make something approaching edible for the duration of…

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Flourless chocolate hazelnut brownie cake

Flourless chocolate brownie cake.

My approach to Pesach baking has always been to avoid the ‘traditional’ Pesach recipes – which tend to replace flour with things like potato starch and matza meal, and have a unique and identifiable ‘Pesach flavour’ – and instead to find recipes which are just inherently kosher for Pesach. There…

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Nutella cupcakes – only 3 ingredients!

Nutella cupcake with a mug of tea.

Recently, I’ve seen nutella brownies/bites/cupcakes all over the web. They looked too good to be true – easy, quick, and potentially delicious. I don’t normally have nutella in the house (too dangerous) but decided to get a jar and give these a whirl, as a fun baking activity to do…

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