Egg Free Royal Icing

This egg free icing is perfect for decorating my Easter biscuits.  At this consistency it can be used for cookie flooding which can be tricky with water icing yet is very allergy friendly.  If you add more icing sugar it will be stiff enough to pipe into shapes. This recipe makes enough icing to cover…

Easter Biscuits Free From Allergens

Does anyone else find food allergies at Easter time a challenge?  All that chocolate everywhere you go, let’s face it all those lovely egg hunts laid on by Cadbury aren’t geared up for allergy parents!  One Easter tradition I have to keep up is baking Easter biscuits free from allergens.  Lightly spiced with a hint…

Sheik el Mehohie

Until Felix’s allergies changed how we ate I would often make a lasagne when I needed to feed a crowd.  It’s not too exotic so suits fussy eaters, not to mention being fairly cheap to make.  I used to make a massive lasagne a couple of days before so I could have lunch on the…

Delicious Dal

I’ve been making a delicious version of this vegetarian and allergy friendly dal for years.  This week I changed the recipe to keep it more friendly for children and cook in one pot.  I was amazed how much the boys enjoyed dal, it’s now going on our quick and warming dinner list.  I did try…

Gluten Free Dumplings

These gluten free dumplings are proper old fashioned, what your Granny would eat comfort food.  They go best with a stew, in my case it was an oxtail stew, very simply cooked with bags of flavour.  I don’t know what it is about cold and windy weather that makes me crave this sort of food…

Glorious Hot Chocolate

We’ve been snowed in this week and I’ve perfected a recipe for the most delicious hot chocolate.  It’s been positively baltic in Norfolk this week.  School have had four (yep you’ve heard me right, four) snow days and I haven’t left our village since Monday.  #stormemma and #thebeastfromtheeast can do one!  We are now ready…