Pastry week tonight on Great British Bake Off

Tonight’s Bake Off episode is Pastry week The contestants will be asked to bake a frangipane tart, a cheese filled pastry from Cyprus and classic 70’s canapé vol- au-vents.


Here are a few gluten free ideas for you to bake along later

Gluten free Bakewell tart < click here for recipe




Gluten free Cheese tartlets  <click here for recipe


Gluten free sausage rolls < click here for recipe



and a Grain free Quiche < click here for recipe


Gluten free chicken pie < click here for recipe


Gluten free Puff pastry < click here for recipe


Enjoy tonights episode, why not bake something ready to eat along with tonights Pastry week ?

Gluten free rough puff pastry Sausage rolls

Since living gluten free I have really missed devouring a delicious buttery sausage roll. Today I had a go at making some gluten free sausage rolls using rough puff pastry.



250g gluten free plain flour

200g cold butter

1 tsp salt

1tsp Isabels’s baking fix (optional )

up to 125ml of ice cold water ( I used about 50 ml )

gluten free sausages ( I used M&S Cumberland sausages )

beaten egg


mix flour, salt and baking fix together

put in a bowl or on a marble surface, make a well in the centre

cube cold butter, put into well


using your fingers start blending the fat and flour together

eventually the flour and butter will be mixed together but it will continue to have some pieces of butter showing


add a little water at a time and bring together with your hand


pop the dough into a bag and rest in fridge for 15mins

lightly flour surface, roll out dough into a rectangle

touch the pastry as little as possible

fold the bottom third of the pastry up, then the top third down to make a block


turn the pastry so the open edge is facing right, like a book


roll out again and repeat folds

4 times in all

best to chill after 2 folds (10 mins in the fridge should be fine )

Pre heat oven 200c

roll pastry out to a rectangle then cut in half to make two long narrow rectangles


open sausages and squeeze the sausage meat on to the centre of the pastry


brush beaten egg down both sides of pastry and fold the pastry over the sausage meat

cut into individual sausage rolls, put on baking tray add brush with egg

chill in fridge for 10mins


bake in hot oven for 25-30mins

Delicious warm or cold


I’m quite happy with my first attempt at sausage rolls, definitely buttery and flaky.

Top tip – avoid over heating the pastry. Keep the kitchen as cool as possible. Avoid over chilling the pastry in the fridge 10 mins or so is fine.



Happy gluten free Baking!

My first attempt at gluten free Puff pastry

Pastry day today on The Great British bake off so I thought I would have a go for the first time making puff pastry. I knew this was going to be tricky!


250g gluten free plain flour

1 tsp salt

250g butter cubed and very cold

200ml approx of very cold water

1tsp of Isabels baking fix optional

Put the flour, salt and baking fix into bowl. Add cubed cold butter.


Use hand to cover all the butter with the flour.

Add ice cold water a little at a time. this dough needs to be quite wet and sticky. My first attempt today was too dry and just crumbled.


Bring dough together with your hands, not easy but when together tip onto clean surface and gently bring together until it becomes a ball of dough. Try not to over handle.


Cling film and put in fridge for 1/2 hr

After 1/2 hr take out and remove cling film, put on floored surface.

Roll out to a rectangle shape, fold top 1/3 in and the bottom 1/3 up. see photo’s



Image  seal and turn once to the left and repeat 3 more times. If butter starts getting too soft, pop back in fridge for a while.

Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Unwrap and roll out to desired shape.

I decided to make savoury and sweet pastries.

I cut my pastry in half and put one half back in fridge and rolled out other half.


I rolled it into a square and cut in 4 equal rectangles to make savoury pastries. Using spinach with goats cheese and tomato and spinach and feta. I egg washed the pastries before I put them in the oven. I put them on a baking tray with greaseproof paper.



With the other half of the pastry I did the same, but filed with apricot jam and slices of nectarine.


The pastries went in a pre heated oven at 200c for approx 20mins until golden brown.

The savoury pastries


and the sweet danish pastries, I drizzled some icing on these.


The danish pastries were crispy and a little crunchy, certainly flaky. But not very ‘Puff’  Still incredibly delicious.

But not really a huge success sadly, and I think if I was on The Great British Bake off,  I would be saying goodbye today and getting a Mel and Sue hug!

Enjoy watching the experts tonight.

I’m off to practice my Puff Pastry!

Happy Baking

gluten free Orgran puff pastry Chicken pie

Tonight is ‘Pie night’ on The Great British Bake Off . So rather than making something sweet again I decided to make a Chicken pie using a gluten free Pastry Mix from Orgran which is stocked by online company Natures Health Box


This pastry can be used to make short crust or puff pastry. As I haven’t tasted puff pastry for a long time I thought I would have a go at making it.

The instructions are quite complex and making the pastry is not a quick thing, but well worth it in the end.


I didn’t find it easy to bring the dough together so added a little more water.


I rolled the butter out between to pieces of grease proof paper.


Then added the butter to the pastry covering 2/3rds of the pastry.


after folding and rolling the pastry it goes in the fridge to chill for 10 mins. this is repeated 6 times.

While the pastry was chilling I made the chicken filling. I chose to cook a chicken first then use the meat for the pie. I added courgette and bacon and made a béchamel sauce to which I added freshly made chicken stock.


I rolled out the pastry and sat in on top of the pie.


Brushed pie with egg and popped in a hot over 180c for approximately 45mins.


I am very pleased with how the pie has turned out. Would definitely buy this Orgran Pastry mix from Natures health box again.

Happy baking!

Disclaimer- This is an unpaid review, I was sent this product to try and I have chosen to review it.