Classic Nanaimo BarsThe Nanaimo bar is a legendary Canadian treat that requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. It consists of three layers: a graham, almond and coconut crumb base; custard icing in the middle; and a layer of chocolate ganache on top. This is a gluten free adaptation of the official recipe.
Baked Lemon CheesecakeThis easy to make gluten free cottage cheese cake is a nice treat with tea or coffee, the flavour is bright its perfect for afternoon company or dessert after a meal
Blueberry PieThis simple gluten free blueberry pie is full of flavour and very easy to make, because you can make it with fresh or frozen blueberries you can make it at any time of year for a treat
Vanilla Cupcakes with Whipped Cream IcingThis easy gluten-free vanilla cupcake is fluffy and moist, but also not too heavy or sweet, you can easily fancy it up with some filling or by topping it with fruit. They're perfect for any occasion, they can also be made into a two layered 9" cake, adjust the baking time to be 45-55 min when making a large cake.
Lemon LoafThis moist and flavourful gluten-free lemon loaf recipe is easy to make, easily doubled and is great for get tea time and get togethers.
Black Forest CakeBlack Forest Cake is a favourite birthday dessert in our family so to have it made gluten-free is an amazing treat, it's not as complicated to make as it looks, as the recipe is pretty forgiving.
Apple PitaAn apple pita is a Croatian apple pie that has a light cake like crust, it's more like a bar than a pie. I made this recipe gluten free after learning it from my Grandmother. It's great for gatherings at any time of year.
Old Fashioned Apple PieThis pie recipe tastes deliciously like autumn because of its apple cinnamon flavour, it's easier to make than most, the crust is less finicky than your average crust and the when the frozen butter melts while baking you end up with an amazingly flaky crust.
Shortbread Cookies with Walnut CentresThis cookie is a family favourite, it's one of my grandma's Croatian family recipes that I have managed to make wheat free. We affectionately refer to them as turds in a blanket. The wheat free version is a little softer than the original but it still tastes amazing. Note: make the filling first as it has to cool and thicken before using
Chocolate Chip CookiesThis classic Tollhouse style cookie is deliciously addictive, these get eaten really quickly and are perfect with a cold glass of milk.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese IcingThese cupcakes are seriously easy, super delicious and incredibly moist. You won’t believe they’re gluten-free. The batter goes a long way, I usually get 36 cupcakes out of it, so it's the perfect dessert to make for parties.
Maple Pumpkin PieThis is a Thanksgiving favourite among our family and friends, it’s a decadent twist on traditional pumpkin pie, with its layer of cream cheese sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Lemon Shortbread CookiesI make these cookies every Christmas, lemon isn’t usually considered a Christmassy flavour, but the cookie cutters determine how festive a cookie is and I always make these ones snowflakes at Christmas. At Halloween I make pumpkins, Valentines I make hearts, they’re great for any occasion, the perfect light gluten-free treat.
Orange MadeleineMadeleine are traditional shell shaped cakes from northeastern France. They’re a light and delicious dessert that is great for dipping in tea or coffee or served with whipped cream and fruit. This is a great treat to make because it’s so fast and easy, as well as tasting flavourful and impressive.
Rum BallsMy uncle Jack made these Rum Balls every Christmas, they’re a family favourite, naturally gluten-free with only 5 ingredients. They’re incredibly easy to make but need to be made 2 days in advance, so keep that in mind in your preparations.
GingerbreadAs soon as the pumpkin spice season ends the gingerbread season starts. This gluten-free gingerbread has a classic spicy flavour that makes the Christmas season complete, I usually make bite sized (2″) dunkable cookies but it also makes a great gingerbread people or houses.