Posts Tagged“gluten free”

This slice makes a wonderful treat for special occasions, it is one of our family favourites for Christmas along with peanut butter balls and choc chip cookies.    It can be made a couple of days ahead and kept in the refrigerator, or alternatively keeps well in the freezer too.   This slice can easily be made  gluten free if you just use gluten free flour in place of ordinary flour, I find the Aldi brand of gluten free flour the best tasting and most economical.  All of these home made treats will cost a fraction of the price of…

I had previously written about my attempt at gluten free pizza dough here but last night I had another go with even better results.  I basically used the same recipe as before but rolled the dough much thinner and it worked much better!  The other benefit is that now the pizza dough goes  twice as far, so I got four pizza bases from the one batch.  I rolled out all four bases on baking paper then wrapped three of them in cling wrap to freeze for future use.  I used a lid from a large Tupperware bowl as a support…

This recipe came about as a way to use up some left over apple sauce which was in the fridge. The apple sauce was actually from our last year’s crop of apples, which I had stewed and frozen in small quantities. This cake is gluten free, but you can use regular flour if you like.  I like the Aldi brand of gluten free flour, it not only tastes great but is the most economical.  This cake makes a delicious tea cake or desert and is especially lovely served warm. Ingredients 125 g butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs ¾ cup…

This slice is a great low sugar treat which would make a great lunch box treat. It also happens to be dairy and gluten free. The best thing about this slice is that it is very easy to make, just mix it all up in the one bowl! Ingredients 4 eggs ¼ cup sugar ¾ cup dessicated coconut 1 cup almond meal 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup blueberries Method Beat eggs and sugar until they are a bit frothy. Add coconut, almond meal and baking powder, try to mix baking powder through dry ingredients a little. Fold together with…

I have been making it a project lately to develop some more “straight into the crock pot” type recipes. This one is my take on the 1970’s favourite, “Apricot Chicken”. It was super easy to make, just throw everything in the slow cooker and switch it on! I used a large can of apricots in juice from Aldi, which from memory cost around $2.50. I thought I’d try using those instead of making the trek up to Coles to buy Apricot Nectar. The apricots in juice worked really well, and the bonus was that for less than the cost of…

Here’s a nice, easy, set and forget (well, almost) dinner idea. As the weather starts to cool down, it is a great time to get out the slow cooker. If you don’t own one, it is worth thinking about investing in one. They are pretty reasonable to buy, and really make cooking hearty, healthy and economical meals a breeze! I particularly like recipes like this one, that you just throw all the ingredients in and switch it on! This particular recipe has a lovely flavour, but is very mild, so it makes a great family meal. Ingredients 500-600 g boneless…

I have been searching for a gluten free chocolate cake recipe which will freeze well, with mixed results. Not having found a recipe I am happy with, I decided to make my own. This very moist gluten free chocolate cake is not only delicious, but freezes very well! Hooray! It is a great one to make when you have some excess eggs which you want to “preserve”. I also find it very handy to keep a few frozen pieces of cake in the freezer for when you have unexpected visitors or for when time is short. Since I use a…

I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things to do at this time of year is a little bit of festive baking.  I know you can buy all sorts of Christmas treats at the supermarket, but you just can’t beat the taste of homemade treats.  This recipe was an experiment and turned out delicious so I thought I would share it.  I have made these gluten free, but if you don’t need to eat a gluten free diet you could easily substitute any sweet biscuit you like.  They also can be dairy free, if you use the…

Chicken Schnitzel is a favourite in our house, and this gluten free version is so much nicer than anything you can buy.  The combination of parmesan cheese and almond meal makes a really tasty coating and you’d never know you were eating gluten free!  I used chicken tenderloin since I bought a large quantity on sale for $4.99 a kilo recently (yay!), but you can use chicken breast too.  If you use chicken breast, just slice it into pieces about a half inch thick before tenderizing. Ingredients 500 g / 1 lb chicken fillets (I used tenderloins) 2/3 cup almond…

These veggie fritters make a quick, easy and relatively healthy lunch or snack. I made these up in a jiffy today and they were delicious. My zucchini plants are going crazy, so I thought I would pick some of the new little zucchinis and use them for lunch. The recipe calls for roughly two cups of finely grated carrot and zucchini, but you could really use any vegetable you fancy. They would be especially good with some corn kernels.  Also, if you haven’t found a gluten free flour you like, I find the Aldi brand to be excellent as well…