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.

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

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