Gary's baking page


Welcome to my baking page. I have cooked for some time but recently I decided I wanted to bake as well


Most of my recipes do not contain gluten and very few have added salt. Some are suitable for vegans and vegetarians.


Cooking In Thailand One of the things you may notice is that when I cook I will not use low fat, low sugar etc as I feel that if you want to cook with a product you should use the 'real' ingredients.


The other rule that I normally use is that I if I cook vegan or vegetarian I will not use 'meat substitutes' as part of the fun of cooking is discovering new ingredients.


If you want to see some of my other receipes see my cooking page for recipes. I want to start baking my own gluten free breads as the ones on the market are dreadful; ditto flatbreads.


Steak, mushroom and onion pie



  • 500g stewing steak - cut into chunks
  • 200g button mushrooms
  • gluten free pastry - I buy ready made
  • 2 onions - finely chopped
  • 2 tsps wholegrain mustard
  • 200cl beef stock
  • Olive oil
  • corn flour - to thicken
  • one beaten egg - for glazing

    Add the steak to a pan with olive oil and seal


    Add the finely chopped onions and mushrooms


    Add the stock along with some conr flour; approximately 2 tsps, cook on low heat for about 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened


    Add the mixture to an oven-proof dish, cover with the pastry, glaze with the egg and cook on a high heat until pastry has turned a lovely golden colour

    Steak pie






    Christmas Pie Christmas Pie

  • Turkey/chicken pieces
  • gluten free sage and onion stuffing mix
  • gluten free pastry - I buy ready made
  • nuts and raisins
  • cranberries
  • whole grain mustard
  • olive oil
  • honey
  • cheese

    Place the turkey / chicken pieces in a pan with olive oil and seal.


    Add a handful of cranberries, whole grain mustard and honey to taste. Add some water and corn flour, cook until sauce thickens and everything is cooked through.


    Make the stuffing mix and add some raisins and nuts, make this slightly loose


    Add the turkey/chicken mixture to a baking dish along with stuffing mixture and add pastry topping.


    Finally, grate some cheese on top and bake in an oven until cheese and pastry golden brown.






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