Yogurt Ring Cake

This is another of my failsafe makeovers from Nigellissima. In fact there was very little making over to do since most of the ingredients are safe, once you replace the flour with gluten free. If you are not gluten intolerant, you needn’t even do that. I also use lactose free yogurt for the cake to…

White chocolate gluten-free mud cake

One of the things that is missed most is real chocolate, because the high amine content it is a taboo food. The results of eating amines are too ┬ábad to be borne, bad behaviour verging on the psychotic being merely polite. BUT it appears that white chocolate has a lower amine count and so can…

Chickpea Carob Cake

This is another of my fusion cakes, moist and soft, and closer to halwa than cake, but it goes down well with kids and adults, and can pass for a rich dense chocolate cake. Occasionally, I leave out the carob, and add rose essence and call it a gulab jamun cake. The trick with this…

Chocolate Cake for the Caring

Before you can make gluten free cake you MUST read the full recipe, as there are some strange things in there that you may need to rush out to the health food or other store for. Don’t rely on your super market! This is my version of Deborah’s choc cake in the Failsafe Cookbook. First…

The Politics of Birthday Parties

Birthdays come around a little too regularly in large families, and even quicker in large extended families! Yes, the politically correct thing is to say how wonderful they are, etc etc, but in truth, if you are a fedup Mum, they can be the final straw that breaks the parental back. There you are, monitoring…