Gluten Free Russian Apple Pie “Sharlotka”

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If you are new to gluten free baking, this basic recipe is good place to start and tastes like a regular sponge cake. The key to a great result is to beat long enough until batter significantly increases in volume, this way soda is not needed for batter to rise.

I’m using a very simple flour mix for this pie with just 3 ingredients. I recommend you to use very fine white rice flour for the best texture. Soy flour adds protein to the mix and also gives a nice yellow color to the cake.

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Gluten Free Brown Bread

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI could not find a good store-bought gluten free bread, so I decided to make it myself. I started my experiments with Doves Farm Free From Gluten Brown Bread Flour and the recipe from their pack. Then I adjusted ingredients, added my favourite buckwheat flour and cumin. I love the result, it tastes great and can be stored countertop for 4-5 days. I toast it after a couple of days when the bread dries out a little bit.

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Salted Caramel Sauce

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My go to rule for healthy eating is when you are craving something sweet, cook it yourself. This way you can control the quality and amount of ingredients. Not to mention all those times I was too lazy and didn’t eat sweets at all.

This recipe is quick and easy enough: just 5 simple ingredients and 15 minutes and you can enjoy delicious caramel sauce with a pinch of salt.

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