GLUTEN FREE BERRY TARTLES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These gluten free berry tartlets are everything bright and happy and summery. With a buttery gluten free sweet shortcrust pastry and a decadent lemon-flavoured cream filling, they are the perfect treat for any occasion. Super easy to make, these mini tarts are the perfect gluten free dessert!

Overhead shot of three gluten free berry tartlets. All three tarlets are filled with a golden yellow lemon cream and topped with raspberries and blueberries. A few antique dessert spoons are arranged around the tartlets.

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It finally feels like spring – yes, even in the UK. For the last few days, the skies have been blue, the sunshine bright and cheerful, and the temperatures almost summery. The kind of days that make you happy, and make getting up in the morning so much easier.

It’s only right, then, that we celebrate such unexpectedly lovely weather with some summery desserts. I know that tarts and tartlets are actually an all-year-round kind of dessert… but in my mind, I always associate them with summer picnics, lemonade and a gentle breeze that makes the heat pleasant rather than overwhelming.

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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN LEMON CURD {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

This vegan lemon curd is the real deal. Lemony, luscious, and with a perfect balance between tart and sweet, it also has that perfect lemon curd consistency: runny yet thick, good both for drizzling and for spreading on cookies or cake. And, perhaps most importantly, it has that beautiful golden yellow colour of a proper lemon curd. All that, with no eggs and no dairy!

Vegan lemon curd being poured from a pretty red saucepan into a glass jar. Lemons are in the background and a spoon is in front of the jar.

Lemon desserts can be tricky if you eat an egg-free or vegan diet. Right…?

Actually: no.

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DAISY LEMON CURD SANDWICH COOKIES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These lemon curd cookies are every lemon dessert lover’s dream. Delicious homemade lemon curd and creamy buttercream are sandwiched between gluten free lemon cookies covered with lemon icing – and to top it all off, these daisy sandwich cookies couldn’t be prettier if they tried!

Daisy Lemon Curd Sandwich Cookies {gluten, nut & soy free} - These lemon curd cookies are every lemon dessert lover’s dream. Delicious homemade lemon curd and creamy buttercream are sandwiched between gluten free lemon cookies covered with lemon icing – and to top it all off, these daisy sandwich cookies couldn’t be prettier if they tried!

A bouquet of daisies. “Don’t cry, Shopgirl. Don’t cry.” F-O-X.

We all have that one movie, right? THE movie. The one that’s just so right and all the quotes are gaaah so spot on and it’s just… life. Yeah? Yeah.

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NO BAKE LEMON TART WITH LEMON SYRUP MIRROR GLAZE {gluten, soy & peanut free, dairy free option}

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.

No Bake Lemon Tart with Lemon Syrup Mirror Glaze {gluten, soy & peanut free, dairy free option} - 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.

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