Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Peach Crumble

Simple as!...

150g GF flour
100g sugar
100g marg.

Rub crumble ingredients together until they resemble breadcrumbs and sprinkle over chopped up fruit.  Bake in the oven until browned on top (20-30mins 180c).

Variations:  If using sour or unripe fruit, sprinkle the fruit with sugar first before topping with the mixture.  If you don't like the bottom of the crumble mixture getting soggy, put thin slices of apple on top of the fruit before topping with the crumble mixture.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spinach flat canelloni*

*Ok, so it's not really canelloni if you use flat lasagne sheets (GF canelloni tubes don't exist) but it's not really lasagne either!

  1. Pour boiling water over a small bags worth of Spinach and leave until wilted.  Drain and blend in a blender.
  2. Fry an onion and some garlic in a pan. Fry 200g mince until brown and add a little of the spinach mixture. 
  3. Make a white sauce by gently frying 3 tbsps GF flour  in a little oil in a big pan and slowly adding a pint of chicken stock or soya milk (or a mixture of the two). Add a tsp dijon mustard and the rest of the spinach mixture. Use a balloon whisk to get it nice and creamy and avoid lumps.
  4. Layering: Spread the beef mixture in an oven proof dish and top with thin slices of courgette. Place a double layer of GF lasagne sheets over the courgettes. Pour over the spinach sauce, sprinkle with cheese/soya cheese and cook in a hot oven for 30 mins or until the pasta is cooked and the sauce has browned on top.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New GF Baking book

I'm really impressed with the new Phil Vickery baking book (which my lovely husband bought me for Christmas).  The textures are great -  I've made the lemon biscuits which are soft!  I've made the honey cupcake things which are lovely and moist!  Thank you Phil!
Seriously Good! Gluten-free Baking: In Association with Coeliac UK

There are no really difficult to get hold of ingredients unlike the American GF recipe books I have, like babycakes, which ask for special bean flour and liquid/fruit sugars.  Also, I'm pleased the recipes work well with Doves Farm GF plain flour mix as I cannot be bothered to make my own mixes or keep loads of different types of flour in my cupboards*.

There's a good range of recipes -focaccia, breadsticks, biscuits, small cakes, big cakes, fancy coffee cakes.  I may well not use any other inferior GF baking books again!

Finally!!.....A GF baking book with recipes I can proudly feed to my friends with ingredients I can buy in a supermarket. Happy Baking Mama!...

honey cakes+ refrigerator biscuits

*Kitchen cupboard stuff: I always keep chickpea flour for making bhajis, potato flour for thickening sauces and GF plain flour for everything else.