IMG_1818 These little plump cakes are easy to make and are just the ticket if you want to have a little something sweet but don’t want to go overboard on calories, they are gluten-free, low fodmap and milk free. The secret is to eat one! I love France, particularly Paris I have been twice and still would love to go back. Here is the recipe:


130 g  Castor sugar

2 medium eggs

Grated rind of 1 lemon + juice of 1/2 lemon

225 g of gluten-free self-raising flour

120 g of dairy free margarine

Horse statue outside the Musee d’Orsay


Add the castor sugar, lemon juice and eggs to a bowl. Whisk over a pan of warm water until at least double the volume.

Melt the margarine and add the grated lemon rind, pour into a measuring jug.

Drizzle the margarine slowly into the batter and continue to whisk, then add the flour and mix slowly with a metal spoon until it is fully incorporated.

Allow the batter to cool and put a heaped teaspoon of batter into a Madeleine tray. Cook at gas mark 6 until risen and golden.

Remove from the tray and cool – makes about 18.IMG_0923




I am a state registered dietitian and advisor to The IBS Network, the UK charity for people with irritable bowel syndrome. My specialty is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and complex food intolerances. I also have experience in dietetic treatment of people who have bariatric surgery and weight management.

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