This gluten free blueberry pie will blow you away with just how delicious it is. It’s everything sweet and buttery – comfort food at its best. And it’s really easy to make, as well! The perfect gluten free dessert for your next family gathering, potluck or picnic (if you can part with it, that is). And you totally want to read the recipe to discover my SUPER USEFUL TRICK for rolling out the pie crust without it sticking, and getting it into the pie dish without tearing!
It’s the beginning of August, and there’s already been talk of Christmas. That’s amazing… and also completely and utterly bonkers. Christmas!!! Let me reiterate: it’s the beginning of August. The only thing I want to think about is sun, ice cream and way too much watermelon.
This crustless apricot frangipane tart is basically just everyone’s favourite part of any tart – the filling! It really is ooey and gooey and everything else buttery and decadent. The recipe is easy and gluten free, and the flavour combination of slightly tart apricots, almonds and aromatic lemon thyme will blow you away.
It’s time for another instalment of My Mum’s Kitchen! If you’ve missed the first part, be sure to check out the super yummy Vegetable Omelette recipe. This recipe series is exactly what it says it is – recipes dreamt up by my mum, because such deliciousness needs to be shared. You can see all the recipes in the series if you click on “My Mum’s Kitchen” in the main menu.
You know people who take some ingredients, throw them together in a way that feels kinda right, eyeball absolutely everything, and the end result is to die for? Yep, that’s my mum. Which also means that no dish is ever the same… and that, unfortunately, it’s often hard to replicate her recipes. Because nothing – and I mean nothing. Is. Written. Down.
This wonderful no bake lemon tart is an ode to all things lemon. The cookie crumb crust is sweet and crunchy, the lemon filling is refreshing and the lemon syrup mirror glaze elevates the dessert to super fancy heights. Additionally, this gluten free no bake dessert is incredibly easy to prepare, and has a dairy free option.
The making of this dessert saw a lot of firsts. The first no-bake dessert (if we take “no-bake” to mean “no oven”, and “raw” to mean “no heat whatsoever”… it’s a science thing, this love for definitions). The first time using gelatine. The first cookie-crumb tart bottom. The first mirror glaze. That last one was completely 100% accidental. And, oh my, do I love such accidents.
If fall were a dessert, it would be apple hazelnut frangipane pie bites. Flaky pie crust, gooey hazelnut frangipane, thinly sliced apples with just enough bite to them, and an ample dusting of fragrant cinnamon. This is fall, folks, in the best form there is – the sweet edible kind.
Is it weird that I prefer ‘fall’ to ‘autumn’, but cannot imagine describing the yellow, red, and orange leaves swirling in the wind in any way other than ‘autumnal’? As a non-native English speaker I like to pretend that I am entitled to pick and choose words from British and American English as I please. But regardless of how you want to call it, there is something majestic about this season. While some may perceive it as the season of dying, falling off, giving up, I always think of it as nature’s last hurrah before it gets shrouded in a white fluffy blanket (or a grey wet blanket, if you’re in the UK). There is an undeniable charm in the changing colour scheme of the forests, a subtle quirkiness in the crunch crunch crunch beneath you feet as you stomp through the colourful heaps of leaves, and a mirthful lightness as you kick through those same heaps and the leaves flap erratically around you.