Manchester’s Hidden Gems #foodie

It’s sort of nice to be recognised.  Perhaps that’s one reason I blog – because people seem to recognise that what I have to say means something.  It’s especially ego-food when they decide to quote something you said  – like this infographic on Manchester’s Hidden Gems.  I have to tell you, my short stint in Manchester made me fall in love with the city – especially the people and the places that I learned to love… Dough Pizza Kitchen which… Continue Reading “Manchester’s Hidden Gems #foodie”

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Tart

It’s amazing how something as seemingly simple as a salted caramel and dark chocolate tart can take me so long to make, yet something like two flavours of freaking gluten and dairy free profiteroles took me only four hours on a Friday night!  I guess it means that I’ve made my schedule way too busy again and I need to slow down.  It’s Sunday night at 10:30 pm and I’ve only just completed this tart and to be honest, it… Continue Reading “Gluten Free and Dairy Free Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Tart”

Chocolate Chili Mille Feuille #GlutenFree #DairyFree

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Chilli Mille Feuille

I’ve always been fascinated by mille feuille.  I always marvelled at how delicate and light they look in bakery displays – but I don’t believe I’ve ever had one before.  Luckily, I was able to make a gluten free, dairy free version of them for this week’s GBBO challenge! Yummy pastry.  It was patisserie week on the Great British Bake Off this week – and man what a challenge.  From the previous weeks, I’ve already determined that gluten free, dairy… Continue Reading “Chocolate Chili Mille Feuille #GlutenFree #DairyFree”

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Moroccan Lamb and Apricot Pie

Moroccan Lamb and Apricot Pie

Did I ever tell you I love Moroccan food?  Better yet – give me a Moroccan lamb dish and I’m over the moon.  That, together with the fact that I’ve been going nuts baking sweet stuff for the past few weeks, and you get the idea for this week’s #GBBO bake off – my Moroccan lamb and apricot pie.  Well, it’s Moroccan on the inside, but quite British on the outside, because I made it in the fashion of a… Continue Reading “Gluten Free and Dairy Free Moroccan Lamb and Apricot Pie”

Apricot and Ginger Frangipane Tart #Glutenfree #Dairyfree

Gluten free and dairy free apricot and ginger frangipane tart by Bewildered Bug

The first time I heard about a frangipane tart, I was completely confused because I thought it was a tart made with frangipani (plumeria) flowers!  Instead, imagine my surprise when I found out that it was a sweet, almond based filling for apie.  Well, technically, I didn’t hear about it until I found a chocolate and almond frangipane cookie which involved mixing almond with icing sugar and egg white, sticking it in the oven and then dipping the cooled result… Continue Reading “Apricot and Ginger Frangipane Tart #Glutenfree #Dairyfree”

Wandering Wednesdays: BBC Good Food Show 2015 at Hampton Court Palace!

BBC Good Food Festival Hampton Court Palace with Bewildered Bug

Welcome back to Wandering Wednesdays on Bewildered Bug!  Every few Wednesdays, as I explore my surroundings, I’m going to post something about the area that I find awesome, inspiring, funny …. something to help me appreciate my surroundings more and something to show you what beauty there is all around you and to introduce you to the beauty in other parts of the world wherever you may be! On my last Wandering Wednesday I took you with me on holiday… Continue Reading “Wandering Wednesdays: BBC Good Food Show 2015 at Hampton Court Palace!”

Profiteroles! #glutenfree #dairyfree

Gluten and Dairy Free Profiteroles by Bewildered Bug

At a recent gluten free baking class that I chose to take, the instructor shook her head vehemently and went “just trust me, you can’t make choux pastry gluten free”.  If you know me, I took that on as a challenge – and when I saw that the Great British Bake Off was doing a “free from” week, I decided that this would be my 0pportunity to prove this lady wrong.  Just because, you know, I can.  So I eagerly… Continue Reading “Profiteroles! #glutenfree #dairyfree”

Cheesecake filled meringue nests #dairyfree #glutenfree

Dairy Free and Gluten Free Cheesecake stuffed meringue nests by Bewildered Bug

The ladies in my family are very much picky about our cheesecakes.  When I ate dairy (and and gluten), the king of cheesecakes that we made in our house was just a fairly simple, yet divine no-bake cherry cheesecake.  The recipe which is still, to this day, kept secret within the famiy.  (Except that I gave one of my besties the recipe a few years ago – but I know her for more than 20 years and she don’t… Continue Reading “Cheesecake filled meringue nests #dairyfree #glutenfree”

The art of diagnosis – and my attempt to be chronically awesome

The art of diagnosis - chronic disease and me by Bewildered Bug

I’ve often argued that the quest for a diagnosis is worse than having a diagnosis.  The thought process behind this was that when you have a diagnosis, then you know what you have and can therefore treat it and move on with your life.  The quest, however, has you in limbo for a long time.  I still agree with this.  I believe that the search for a diagnosis is indeed worse – mainly because I have no patience.  What I… Continue Reading “The art of diagnosis – and my attempt to be chronically awesome”

Gluten Free Nutella Bread Recipe #glutenfree almost #dairyfree

Gluten Free Nutella Bread Recipe by Bewildered Bug

“Dear Emelia”, I wrote, “I have a little disaster at my house.  I have officially run out of Nutella”.  I pressed send on my What’s App and waited.  Emelia’s Mom wrote back and informed me that my (then) four year old niece told her to instruct me to “…Go to the grocery and get more chocolate”.  What a sensible little bugger.  I laughed and did just that.  That was years ago, and it was the first thing that I thought… Continue Reading “Gluten Free Nutella Bread Recipe #glutenfree almost #dairyfree”