Lemon Swiss Roll with Blackberry Chia Jam (Coconut Flour)

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Every time I watch the BBC television show “The Great British Bakeoff” I am left wondering how to recreate the delicious on-screen treats with a gluten-free flour.  So I gave it a whirl with a swiss roll using coconut flour and a chia seed jam (Mary Berry would be clutching at her pearls with horror!).  The Chief Taster declared this the best sponge I’ve made and I would like to tell you that it tasted lovely the next day, but I didn’t get a chance to have another slice as he scoffed it for breakfast.  I shall have to play around with this again.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…

Ginger and Raspberry Coconut Flour Cakes

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The flavour combination of ginger and raspberry is just delicious and something I want to explore further.  The fresh ginger works so well with the sweet sharpness of the raspberries.  Add into cake form and voila!  The Chief Taster and I were in a debate as to whether these were a muffin or a cake..they are slightly denser than a muffin so I am calling them a cake but there are a bit “muffin’ish”..  Either way they are tasty!  I even had one for breakfast the next day which is unusual for me as I like eggs or something savoury for breakfast.

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Broccoli Crust Quiche

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For every dish that I’ve made with cauliflower, I’ve been looking at broccoli and thinking to myself “Can I? Dare I? Shall I?”.  So, here goes…..!  Inspired by my cauliflower crusted Quiche I give you a broccoli crust Quiche!  Bright, bold and colourful and a great way to sneak veggies into your diet. I used almond flour to bind the dish as the broccoli alone will not yield a strong enough crust.  You could add some Parmesan cheese too if you wished but I was trying to keep this cheese free.

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Chocolate Orange Brownie (Coconut Flour)

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I have a cake recipe which requires a whole orange to be boiled then added to the cake mixture, so I thought that I would try this method for a chocolate and orange brownie recipe.  I used coconut flour as the coconut flour would soak up the moisture without being too dry.  I was delighted with the results, as the brownie was indeed moist and not too strong in orange flavour.  The Chief Taster loved these and was happily munching these all weekend.   The smell of the orange boiling is delightful too! A natural air freshener for your kitchen.

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Avocado and Lime Coleslaw

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Avocado is used in place of mayonnaise in this coleslaw recipe.  It’s creamy, tangy and just delicious.   You could spice this up a bit by added a couple of chopped jalapeno peppers too!   The beauty of any coleslaw is that it is just so easy to make too! Shred a cabbage, add some flavours and a creamy sauce…voila!   I also find that this tastes better after a few hours in the fridge for the flavours to develop.

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Orange Cheesecake Chocolate Brownie (Almond Flour)

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Once the Chief Taster had munched his first square he declared that this is what I should bake all the time so expect a few flavour variations soon enough!  He now also declared that brownies should be at the bottom of a cheesecake.  I think I may have a battle on my hands…;)   I have another brownie and cheesecake recipe where I baked a cheesecake on top of a brownie mixture but this time swirled the two mixtures together and it was just as delicious.

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Warm Broccoli, Halloumi and Tomato Salad

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This is delicious warm but I can’t comment on what it’s like cold as the whole pan was devoured with nothing left over.  The flavours are a delicious combination of salty, sharp and sweet.  The mint and balsamic lifts this dish too but you could play around with the herbs if you wish.   It’s a quick dish to make and perfect for a speedy supper dish.

Yummy, tell me more Diva…