Monday, March 19, 2012

Raspberry, Coconut, Almond bars

Try making Glutrenfree Goddess's Raspberry, Coconut, Almond bars, they look and taste amazing!

You could also vary this kind of crumble topped jam bar by changing the flavour, like using apricot jam and chopped dried apricots in the nut mix on the top. Mmmmm....

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Almond biscuits (no egg)

Well, they say necessity is the mother of invention. No eggs in the house.  No problem!....  Try these simple almond biscuits:

1 cup brown rice flour
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup ground almonds
some sliced almonds
1/4 tsp xanthum powder

2 drops vanilla extract
1/2 to a 1/3 cup margarine

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then add the vanilla and 1/2 cup of margarine.  
  • Combine using your hands for 5 mins until it forms a soft dough.  If too crumbly add a little more marg (approx a tbsp).
  • Press onto a baking sheet (or if you want a neat curved edge, into the bottom of a silicone cake mold). I use the base of a cup for this to avoid lots of finger indents.
  • Sprinkle with a few more sliced almonds and a little more icing sugar and score the top using a blunt knife.
  • Bake for 20-30 mins until browned.  Leave to cool before cutting.

Note: almonds are a good source of calcium.