What’s life without a bit of sweetness? Many cake recipes can be made gluten free by simply replacing the flour with almond meal and whisking the egg whites till thick, then folding them through gently at the end. Sadly, this won’t work for the teacakes, but there are a couple of yum alternatives for the gluten-free sweet-tooth in your life.

Some of these recipes are quick and easy (pikelets, pancakes, the biscuit formula, the brownies, Golden Honeycrunch, the teacakes) but some are super labour intensive and best suited to special occasions. If you’ve never made your own profiteroles, you don’t know what you’re missing out on, and if you really want to indulge chocolate lovers, bake them a Katoomba Mudpie!

Wild Tamarind Tartlets with Macadamia Crunch

Bush Tucker Tartlets

If you are lucky enough to score a batch of this wonderfully sour Australian native fruit, these tarts really do go down a treat.

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Mum’s Pikelets

Quick and easy to make, a plate of fresh pikelets makes for pure comfort food nostalgia. Always served best with plain good butter, or butter and jam, or jam and cream, or lemon and sugar, or butter and maple syrup and lemon, or …

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Really Truly Good Scones

The secret to really truly good scones is to bind the mixture with cream. Naughty, but oh, so nice. 

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Golden Honeycrunch

Crunchy, munchy honey cakes, as my kids always called them (thanks to Bananas in Pyjamas). A delicious gluten-free snack at any time; they were always a hit with the kids at playgroup.

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French Toast

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Apple and Blueberry Muffins

Dairy free, egg-free, sugar free and yet surprisingly delicious!  

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Buttermilk Soda Pancakes

These egg-free pancakes are the lightest and fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever eaten.

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Raspberry Syrup

Raspberry Coulis if you want to sound glamorous. I use frozen raspberries; if I have fresh raspberries I’d rather use them whole with whatever is being served for dessert.

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Balinese Coconut Pancakes (Dadar Gulung)

These are so very good! My friend Jules, who owns Bali Spice Magic, an incredibly divine restaurant in Wollongong NSW explained to me that the Balinese use Pandan extract the way Australian bakers use Vanilla extract.

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Turkish Walnut Honey-Cake

This cake is quick and easy to prepare. Despite the wholesome appearance, it is incredibly yummy. As ‘they’ say, “the total is so much more than the sum of the parts.” (Who are ‘they’ anyway?) Cold leftover Turkish Walnut Cake takes on an exquisite quality…

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