As promised (for those of you who follow me on Twitter) here is my recipe for carrot cake. Actually, PRIZE- WINNING carrot cake, because this cake won a rosette at a Shotgun and Chelsea Bun Club event last weekend.
Happy Friday people.
So this week is Coeliac Awareness Week and I’m going to share some advice about eating without gluten. I don’t actually have coeliac disease, just a gluten intolerance, but the rules of eating are the same.
At the beginning of term (which has gone far too fast) I wrote a piece about my first week of eating without gluten. Although its really boring I’ll fill you in on the reasons why- I had really low and unexplained blood iron counts which were possibly caused by a gluten intolerance (there was a stage of “eek this might be something more serious”). So I decided to cut out gluten for three months until my next blood test. That test was on Monday and I had my results today; 32. The normal range is apparently between 10 and 300 and my counts six months and three months ago were 5 and 6 respectively. The experiment has therefore concluded that I do have an intolerance, and it looks like I’ll never eat Maltesers again (sob). Nor my signature Victoria Sponge. Such are the cruelties of life.