Newly diagnosed? Or maybe just looking for some new inspiration? Perhaps a gluten free baking course would be just the thing…

Naomi Devlin, from Straight into Bed Cakefree and Dried, is running gluten free baking courses at River Cottage, in Devon. And since she’s both a coeliac and a nutritionist, the course should be right on target.

The course is a full day (9.30-5) and starts with tea/coffee and gluten free treats (yay!) followed by two practical sessions on cooking (sourdough and brownies) and another session on nutrition in the morning. Lunch is included, and then in the afternoon, two more practical sessions on cooking pastry and muffins, and a demonstration of cooking pancakes and pikelets – with lots of tasting, apparently!

They suggest that the course is only really suitable for 12yrs of age and upwards – under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. So no need to be worried that it’ll be all about icing cupcakes and decorating them with sweeties…

The course costs £180 for the day – and the next one is in the middle of November. You can find out more here: http://www.rivercottage.net/shop/product/gluten_free_cookery/

I’d love to visit River Cottage myself, as I’m a big fan of Hugh’s food campaigns – and there’s a new River Cottage television series starting this Sunday (16 October) at 8pm on C4, so make a note in your diary. If you’ve been on one of these courses, do let us know how you got on!