Gluten free and grain free dessert ideas for this weeks Bake Off

Here are some ideas to bake along to Dessert week on The Great British Bake Off tonight.

The contestants will be making a traditional Crème Brûlée the technical challenge is a Spanische windtorte  from Austria, and the show stopper will be Baked Cheesecakes.

Why not have a go at one of these


Deliciously Ella’s Banoffee pies really yummy dessert with no refined sugar


Gooey grain free chocolate pudding a yummy moist chocolate cake pudding


Lemon meringue pies grain free  possibly my favourite pudding


Chocolate profiteroles A big family favourite and my most popular recipe on my blog


Harvest apple pudding fresh and crunchy delicious when apples are plentiful 


Gluten free french apple tart requested by my husband this turned out really well


Raspberry and vanilla panna cotta Another family favourite 


Pumpkin baked cheesecake this is a rich delicious dessert perfect for a chilly day like today!


Enjoy The Great British Bake Off tonight. Make sure you have something sweet to eat along to dessert week.

I would love to see photos of the finished desserts, tweet me @nels3 gluten free Helen

Delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Happy Coeliacs gluten free baking at Christmas

I was fortunate to be given an ebook version of The Happy Coeliacs gluten free Baking at Christmas to review. I decided to try the Pumpkin Cheesecake as it seemed perfect for Bonfire night and Thanksgiving. The book is full of delicious Christmas classics and some traditional Christmas recipes from Denmark . Very easy and clear to follow recipes with helpful photo’s of how the finished baked should look . Check out the Baking at Christmas book here

Pumpkin cheesecake Recipe-

250g GF ginger biscuits ( crumbs )

100g pecans ( chopped )

50g soft brown sugar ( I used 25g )

1 tsp ground ginger

55g unsalted butter


425g Pumpkin puree ( about 1 can )

4x 225g cream cheese

400g sugar ( I used 250g )

5 eggs

3 tbsp gluten free plain flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla extract

9 inch Springform cake tin greased and lined on base

Pre heat oven to 175 c

Firstly you put the biscuit crumbs, chopped pecans, sugar and ginger into a bowl then add the melted butter.

Press into base of cake tin


bake for 10mins

cream together cream cheese and sugar.

add pumpkin puree, spices, salt and flour mix together.


add the eggs, one at a time and the vanilla extract

Remove base from oven

spoon mixture on to base


Put in oven for 1hr the top will start to crack and the middle should be set.

once cooled remove from tin and dust with icing sugar and
Chill in fridge

I served mine with double cream. Will definitely make this cheesecake again soon.

I found the gluten free recipes easy to follow and look forward to baking lots more of Samantha’s recipes leading up to Christmas. The book is available in book form £9.99 or as an ebook £4.99

I can definitely recommend. This book would make a lovely Christmas present for a gluten free friend.


Happy gluten free baking!