Gluten free cheats chocolate tart

Been silent for a while… Sorry… I’m back!
So a couple of weeks back I saw chef Tom kedridge on tv making this cheats choc tart. Intrigued I have given it a go gluten free.
Amazing! All i changed was the flour to gf and added 1 tsp of xanthum gum.
It’s so tasty and defiantly tastes like Christmas! The recipe is here-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/cheats_chocolate_tart_45173

IMG_4930-0.JPG

IMG_4931-0.JPG

Advertisements

Gluten free blueberry and white chocolate muffins

Tried and tested recipe 🙂

Ingredients-
115g of butter
255g gluten free plain white flour
1tsp of bicarbonate soda
100g golden caster sugar
100g blueberries
1 pack of white chocolate drops
1 lemon zest
2 eggs
150ml of low fat natural yogurt
4 tbsp of milk

Method-
Heat the oven to 180c
Line a muffin tin- makes about 8 large muffins
Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate soda and sugar together in a bowl.
Add the blueberries, lemon zest and choc chips.
Mixed until evenly distributed.
Make a well in the centre of the bowl.

Beat the eggs together until smooth, add the yogurt, milk and butter and whisk well.
Pour this mix into the flour mix, stir gently.
Make sure all the flour is mixed in and you have created a batter.
Decide into the muffin cases and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy! 🙂

IMG_4462.JPG

Gluten free welsh cakes

Working in a cafe I’d always sneak a welsh cake when I was starving. 3 weeks ago the urge to sneak a welsh cake occurred and I couldn’t have one… Cue try a gluten free welsh cake recipe!
And success!!

Recipe-
225g gluten free plain flour
100g of butter
75g of sugar
75g currants or sultanas
2 table spoons of mixed spice
1 egg
1-2 tablespoons of milk

1. In a bowl put the butter and flour, rub the butter into the flour to form breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, currants and spice, stir for an even mix.

IMG_4401.JPG

IMG_4400.JPG

2. In a jug beat the milk and egg
3. Pour the egg mix slowly into the bowl to create a firm dough. You may not need to add all the egg mix.
4. Cover the work surface with gf flour and the rolling pin. Roll out the dough and cut into the desired shape.
5. Heat a pan or griddle over a medium heat. With kitchen towel rub butter in the pan so the dough doesn’t stick.
6. Cook until golden brown on both sides turning whilst cooking. Place on a cooling rack and sprinkle with sugar.

Serve with plenty of butter!
Happy welsh coeliac!! 😃

IMG_4403.JPG

 

Crate of nothing :)

Recently I’ve been finding it difficult to find good snacks. Having had to go dairy free for a while until my gut heals I’ve struggled with snacks, where as before I would have had a chocolate bar or an oat bar both are out of the question currently.
I saw on a Facebook group about a company called crate of nothing. The do a monthly box either gluten free or dairy and gluten free full of snacks and bits you wouldn’t find in the super market.
This month I got the gluten an dairy free box, you. An either sign up for a subscription or get a one off box when ever you fancy.

20140806-093754 pm-77874157.jpg
In this months box was the following-
An Amy’s kitchen can of soup
Dr Lucy’s gluten free ginger snap cookies
Apple crisps
Pop rice
Pesto
Gluten free gnocchi
Strawberry bar
Two mini ale loads
Smoked chilli crisps
Chocolate flake tea bags

20140806-094057 pm-78057005.jpg
Also each month there are some ingredient to creat the enclosed recipe 🙂

20140806-094149 pm-78109638.jpg

20140806-094209 pm-78129705.jpg
Can’t wait to get baking!
http://www.crateofnothing.co.uk

(Written by a dyslexic coeliac apologies for any mistakes)

More rice noodles!

One of my coeliac fears is eating out. Those times when you don’t think ahead and find yourself out for hours and unable to find anything to eat. I searched for something to eat at those times your on a day out and want to take something with you to eat but something you could easily not eat if you found an alternative.

I came across Kabuto noodles! To be honest I’m not entirely sure how I first came across them, someone tweeted something about their new gf noodles and my search for them started there.
I ended up contacting them to see where they stocked. Nowhere in North Wales obviously 😔 So I suggested a shop in town that might stock them, but said shop wasn’t interested.

Then whilst discussing it with the fabulous husband he suggested we get them in our cafe so other gf people could buy them incase they didn’t find other gf places to eat. Excellent plan!

Sophie the kind lady at Kabuto Noodles sent me some sample packs of their miso and chicken gf noodles. Both are delicious!

Essentially Kabuto noodles are the same principle as the original pot noodles, just add boil hot water. But I can tell you they taste nothing like them! Their amazing!

I never go out without one now. So quick and convenient there’s no need to worry about finding something to eat. I can’t wait to take these to a festival incase there’s nothing there or on days out to shows.
Kabuto noodles you are life savers! Thank you! 👍
Check them out here-

http://www.kabutonoodles.com
http://twitter.com/#!/KabutoNoodles

Stocked at Pethau Melys of course!
http://www.pethaumelys.co.uk

20140714-093907 pm-77947397.jpg

20140714-093929 pm-77969544.jpg

Tasty rice noodle stir fry

I was not a fan of rice before going gf. In fact if make every effort to avoid it! Now I’ve made a pact to myself that I should re try any foods I disliked and always try new food to expand my options.
So rice noodles for a stir fry… Something I wasn’t sure about having always had eg noodles. For a super quick meal the Sherwood’s ready in a packet are okay but not very tasty.
The best I’ve found so far are these ‘Thai Taste’ noodles that I got from Asda. Really simple to prepare, pour boiling water over them in a bowl and leave for ten minutes, rinse and add to your stir fry veg!
A lot of the stir fry sauces also contain gluten which is annoying! Stir fry is always a quick favourite of ours. I have discovered some in the supermarkets but I have also discovered http://www.ilumiworld.com who do some very handy ready meals for busy days and these lovely stir in sauces. We used the sweet soy and ginger.
My local health good shop is also ultra helpful and and stocks gluten free soy sauce! Win!!

20140713-074236 pm-70956215.jpg

Talking of noodles I’ve just received some lovely noodle pots I’ll have to tell you about next time 👍