Viennese whirls are similar to empire biscuits (a low FODMAP recipe for them can be found here), but they’re much lighter and more delicate. Unlike empire biscuits, which are sandwiched solely with jam, Viennese whirls are sandwiched together with both lightly whipped buttercream icing and strawberry jam which makes them a very sweet, but delightfully indulgent, treat. Continue reading
Raspberries are an excellent low FODMAP fruit to incorporate into desserts such as this Raspberry Crisp. In case you, like me, had never heard of a ‘crisp’ before, it’s an American dessert that’s very similar to a British fruit crumble, but the topping has a more biscuit-like texture. It’s a really quick dessert to make and never fails to be a crowd-pleaser with my family. Continue reading
Just after Christmas my partner went food shopping and came home with two reduced punnets of fresh cranberries. I have no earthly idea what she thought we would do with fresh cranberries (let alone two packs!), but they had been enough of a bargain to justify their purchase. Ever since, they’ve sat in my freezer taking up valuable space and irritating me every time I’ve had to manoeuvre around them in order to get to something I’ve needed in the freezer, so I snapped the other day and let them defrost overnight and decided to try to make some cranberry cookies with them.
I baked this rhubarb cake with lemon sauce after I’d been given a couple of handfuls of fresh rhubarb stalks from my Dad. I had intended on making a rhubarb tatin (much like the quintessential apple tart tatin), but I couldn’t be bothered waiting for my gluten-free puff pastry to defrost, so I just made it into a cake instead. I’ll get around to the rhubarb tatin some time…