Peach and blueberry cobbler

Peach and blueberry cobbler - A Free From Life

This peach and blueberry cobbler was something I literally just cobbled together at the weekend – I know, bad jokes aside, this came out of a need for some comfort food, as well as to use up whatever ingredients happened to be available. I’m trying to teach my eldest daughter… Continue reading »

Almond Butter and Raisin Cookies – grain free, dairy free

Almond butter raisin cookies - A Free From Life

I adapted this recipe from a wheat based peanut raisin cookie recipe I had. The original recipe didn’t have peanut butter, but used coarsesly ground peanuts instead. As I discussed in my posts about converting your recipes to make them gluten free, you need to add more liquid, otherwise the… Continue reading »

Converting your Recipes to Gluten Free

The Science of Baking - Understanding how to convert to gluten free - A Free From Life

Last week, I wrote about how ingredients work together in baking, particularly the importance of gluten. This week, I’m looking at how you can convert your favourite recipes to make them gluten free, what to add to mimic the structure of gluten and using other ingredients for adding flavour and… Continue reading »

Lemon and Sultana Scones

Lemon and sultana scones - A Free From Life

The word ‘scone’ instantly reminds me of childhood holidays in Devon, where idyllic little teashops beckoned you in with the promise of homemade versions served with oodles of clotted cream. Of course, you can have a cream tea anywhere nowadays and why not? This simple little baked good, with its… Continue reading »

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Glutenfree, Dairyfree, Egg Free

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - glutenfree, dairyfree, egg free - a free from life

I’ve been desperate to re-create an allergen friendly version of my ultimate favourite cookie – oatmeal raisin. There has always felt something wholesome and comforting about these cookies and you can’t get better than homemade, especially for an after school treat. Getting the right balance of crunch and chewiness in… Continue reading »