Category Archives: confectionery

Scottish Tablet

A delicious, easy to make sweet that is safe for anyone on the C&B-free diet unless you also react to dairy. makes about 1 1/2kg of tablet. If made well and properly hard, it should store in a sealed container … Continue reading

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Rhubarb (and Angelica) Jam

I have had a problem with jams and marmalades for years – even those made with apparently all-safe ingredients have made me react in the past.  But not this one!  I have finally found one that my mouth seems to … Continue reading

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Truffles (non-dairy)

A variation on the original truffle recipe (Truffles), this recipe has been devised to enable anyone who is dairy intolerant as well as benzoate intolerant the chance to enjoy a chocolaty treat. Ingredients 160g Oat-based non-dairy cream alternative (see Oatly) 20g … Continue reading

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Snacks

The age-old question for C&B intolerant people – what snacks can I have? For adults who have the cooker to turn to when they get peckish this isn’t such big a deal but for children it can be a real … Continue reading

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Coconut ice

Coconut Ice A classic sweet not easily found in the shops but which can be made at home with a bit of patience and a good sugar thermometer…… courtesy of Mrs Beaton! Ingredients oil for greasing 300g sugar 2 1/2 … Continue reading

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“Chocolate” alternative

(makes 3 hens-egg sized solid ‘chocolate’ eggs, using a mould purchased from a local hobby shop, or around 12 ping-pong ball sized Christmas tree chocolates) Ingredients 6 Nestle Caramac bars 3 teaspoons (approx) carob powder 3 teaspoons butter 1) melt … Continue reading

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Truffles

I used to love sticky, rich chocolate truffles, and after starting on this diet I believed they were a thing of the past. Not so! A wonderful recipe, discovered at a local tea shop and adapted to use carob rather … Continue reading

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