If you know anything about me, then you know that I haven’t found this whole gluten free living easy so far. I’ve had a fair amount of rants in my gluten free diary, and have found it hard to enjoy some of my once favourite treats. Have you ever tried a gluten free cake? All I can say is, not nice. They’re often dry, chalky, tasteless, and all in all just the wrong kind of weird. This is one thing that I hate, and am determined to change. Just because it’s free from gluten, doesn’t mean that it should be free from any taste.
For Mother’s Day, one thing that I really wanted to make my mum was a mini afternoon tea. A little celebration at home is our normal tradition. The cakes come out, scones, and we go through our fair share of fresh cream and jam. A little indulgence every once in a while doesn’t hurt, and this is a very special occasion. One thing that we always have is cake. And one of my favourite things to bake for Mother’s Day is a light, delicious Victoria sponge, piled with fresh cream, and a little strawberry jam. All finished off with a light dusting of icing sugar. Add a few finger sandwiches and a cup of tea on the side, and we’re all in heaven.