• Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peach & Blueberry Trifle

    Dairy Free, Egg Free Peach & Blueberry Trifle

    My DH has never really been one to have a sweet tooth. He’s the sort that could take it or leave it when it came to chocolate, or would choose crackers & tomatoes as a snack over anything sweet. I guess when they say opposites attract, they really mean it in our case 😛 I mean really, who can say no to chocolate?!   There are, however, two desserts he will never step away from – brandy snaps (which aren’t my favourite 😛) and trifle. In particular, his mum’s trifle with lashings of cream & custard and pineapple.  This dessert we agree on.  Unfortunately, with both our kids needing to…


    Dairy Free, Egg Free Lemon Cake

    So if you’ve been on the internet long enough, you’ve probably come across more than a few recipes for “Crazy Cake” or “Depression Cake” – a recipe for a cake without dairy or eggs!  Originally, these recipes came about because eggs and dairy products were expensive or rationed, but these days they’re perfect for those of us with food allergies.    Usually, the recipe calls for white vinegar, but since I couldn’t find any in the house on the day I tried this cake out, I substituted with some lemon juice I had in the fridge.  I figured the vinegar was needed as an acid, so why not try it with…

  • Easy Dairy Free Scone Recipes

    Easy Dairy Free Scones

    I’ll start off by saying I’m TERRIBLE at making plain scones.  My previous attempts could, and should, have been classed as weapons or doorstops ; that’s how hard they were.  I’ve been told it’s probably because I mix them too much, but I’m never sure how much is TOO much? I mean all the flour does need to be mixed in properly right? Anyway, it doesn’t really matter any more as these scones are SO easy to make! There’s no cutting of butter (cos there isn’t any) and not much chance of over mixing.  PLUS, it’s dairy free, egg-free & sugar-free!!  Which is great for me because I don’t have…