So, week two of GBBO and it was another Mary Berry recipe for the technical bake - I can't deny I was pleased to see Florentines on the menu. I love Florentines - they are delicious and they always make me think of Christmas (save this recipe for a few months time, they make really nice Christmas gifts all wrapped up and finished with festive ribbon). Florentines are surprisingly easy to adapt for both gluten and dairy free diets. They also contain no egg, and you could even make them nut-free if you like - just increase the proportion of dried fruits to compensate for the nuts. Right, on with the recipe...
I've set myself a challenge - can I recreate the 'technical challenge' from each episode of the new series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) but make it gluten or dairy free (or sometimes both)? We here at The Buttercup Kitchen are getting more and more requests for gluten and dairy-free celebration cakes and when watching the first GBBO episode last week I realised it must be frustrating for those following restricted diets who might want to recreate the recipes on the show. Therefore for each week that GBBO do cake or biscuits (I won't attempt bread, The Buttercup Kitchen is all about cake!) you will find a recipe on this blog giving you an alternative for the technical challenge - do try them out for yourself or your gluten/dairy-free friends and let us know what you think!
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