Gluten-Free Finnish Shrove Buns – Corn and Rice Free Version

Learn to bake Finnish shrove buns gluten-free and rice and corn free if needed. Option to make lactose/dairy free offered. Simplified enriched dough with tasty cardamom flavour and whipped cream, jam or almond paste in the middle.

5 Reasons To Bake Your Own Gluten-Free Bread

Do you think any of these about gluten-free bread: It doesn’t taste nice It crumbles The slices are too small It tastes too sweet It doesn’t agree with my stomach even if it is gluten-free If you are struggling with gluten-free bread and still like to eat some, why not make your own! It is… Continue reading 5 Reasons To Bake Your Own Gluten-Free Bread

How To Date Restaurants – Tips For Eating Out Gluten-Free

Are you put off from eating out because you need to eat gluten-free? It can be so hard to separate the places that understand your needs from the ones that don’t. How I see it, you need to learn to date the places you want to eat in to see who is for real and… Continue reading How To Date Restaurants – Tips For Eating Out Gluten-Free

Coping with coeliac disease – tips for living gluten-free

May is coeliac disease awareness month in the UK and I want to share my story so far. I hope this helps you to either cope with your own diagnosis or enable you to help someone else. I am not a medical professional and speak from my own experience and understanding – I hope you find this information helpful and I trust you speak to your own doctor if you want to discuss a medical diagnosis.

“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

Revised: 9th December 2021 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… 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 donuts Finnish style – no rice and corn

Even if you need to eat gluten-free having light and fluffy, lovely golden donuts are not out of your reach!
Make your own Finnish-style deep fried donuts gluten-free, without rice, corn or oats or use shop bought gluten-free flour mix if you wish!

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