A Sparkling Bonfire Night Gluten Free Treat! 0

When you are living with a food intolerance to gluten, you can feel like you miss out on some little treats that you used to enjoy! Around this time of year Parkin will be sorely missed as it just screams bonfire night!


Well fear not! If you are living life Gluten Free, we have found the perfect recipe. We have tried and tested this Parkin (yes, we know, our job is a very difficult one!) but unfortunately, we cannot take credit for this amazing creation. Full details on where to find it are at the bottom of this post!


Shopping List:

  • 110g Margarine
  • 170g Black Treacle
  • 80g Golden Syrup
  • 110ml Milk
  • 140g Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour
  • 55g Rice Flour
  • 25g Tapioca Flour
  • 55g Caster Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 2 Teaspoons Mixed Spice
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger (optional)
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • 2 Medium Eggs, beaten.



  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Line an 18cm (7 in) square cake tin with parchment.
  2. Melt the first three ingredients in a saucepan. Add the milk, stir well and allow to cool.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, so that the spices are well blended with the flours. Add the beaten eggs and the treacle mixture and beat well so you have a very smooth cake mixture. The mixture must be the consistency of very thick cream.
  4. Pour the mix into the prepared baking pan and smooth out to the edges so that it is nice and even.
  5. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake. Transfer to a wire rack and remove the parchment. Cut into squares when cold.
  6. Freeze now if you are going to or leave to mature in an airtight tin for about three to five days. This cake keeps for about 10 days.


Thank you All Recipes for this treat


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The Best of the Easy Halloween Treats! 0

At this time of year, we are plagued with the usual – trick or treat sweets, hot chocolates and pumpkin spiced lattes!

We are looking for something a bit different but easy to do as time is precious for everyone – whether you are just getting in from work, have little kids to run around after or anything in between.

We have put together our favourite collection of recipes we have come across and where to find the full details (we would love to claim them as our own but this was definitely due to the talent of these individuals!)…

  1. Monster Avocado Puddings (Dairy Free / Gluten Free / Nut Free)

Something a bit different for the kids and perfect for any little ones (or big ones!) who have allergies to lactose, gluten or nuts.

View Full Recipe Here

  1. Witch Hat Sandwich Cookies (Gluten Free)

This is one of those dishes that look very fancy and very intricate however it is surprisingly easy. If we are able to do it, so are you!

View Full Recipe Here

  1. Witch Fingers (Paleo / Vegan / Gluten Free)

This is bound to go down a treat and looks great at a party. It can be made as a Vegan alternative as well.

View Full Recipe Here

  1. Monster Face Pancakes (Gluten Free)

We have to be honest, the reason we love this so much is because its super easy but also it can be eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch or snack… you chose!

View Full Recipe Here

  1. Banana Ghosts and Tangerine Pumpkins

Possibly the simplest but most refreshing of the list. When Halloween is taken over by sweet treats filled with sugar – this is a great one to get some of that Vitamin C back in the diet!

View Full Recipe Here

Want to have a look at more? We have pinned some of our favourite recipes to our Pinterest Halloween board – You can view this HERE

Let us know what you think and send us your favourite Halloween delights!