WARBURTON GLUTEN FREE WRAPS

Recently bought the new WARBURTON wraps. They are absolutely delicious and perfect for lunches, as soft as normal wraps.

I topped mine with cheese, bit of Parmesan, meat (cut into chunks), with a small portion of tomato pizza sauce and put in the oven for 10 minutes. Then i put lettuce and cucumber on.

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MILLIONAIRE SHORTBREAD

Haven’t posted is so long, and admittedly I almost forgot about this blog!

Yesterday I made some millionaire shortbread, so I thought I’d make a quick post here.

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For the shortbread:
250g plain flour
75g caster sugar
175g butter, softened

Part of the recipe is taken from BBC’s Good Food, and I ‘cheated‘ in the second part of the recipe!

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180’C/Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 13 x 9inch (33x23cm) Swiss roll tin.
To make the shortbread, mix the flour and caster sugar in a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Knead the mixture together until it forms a dough, then press into the base of the prepared tin. Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and very lightly browned. Cool in the tin.


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Rather than following the rest of the recipe, I used several spoonfuls of a tin of Nestlé’s Carnation Caramel. After smoothing the caramel onto the shortbread, I refrigerated, and then poured over melted dark chocolate, and drizzled with melted white chocolate.

If you’d rather make your own caramel, BBC’s Good Food instructions are as follows:
2. To make the caramel, measure the butter, sugar and condensed milk into a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time, then reduce the heat and simmer very gently, stirring continuously, for about 5 minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly. Pour over the shortbread and leave to cool.

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20130516-205013.jpg The final product was delicious and perfect for a quick snack!

Sumptuous Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just had to share this recipe, because they made the most delicious cookies. Even non-Coeliacs thought they were divine!

This is not a Gluten Free Recipe, so I just used the Glutafin White Mix in replace of the self raising flour, and I also added some baking powder.

I also decided to add white chocolate chips as well as dark chocolate chips, just adding the amount I thought best. I put them in the oven from about 7 minutes, and checked them frequently. I took them out of the oven when they were soft, as they would carry on cooking after removing from the oven, making them soft & chewy.

The recipe can be found here, or the image below. Thanks to Lauren Smiths blog for providing the recipe.

20130207-174608.jpgI also baked some of the mixture in a loaf tin, which came out as a sort of brownie which were also delicious! Lovely to come home to after a long day.

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Would love to hear what you think of them and how yours turn out!

Glutafin Fresh White Loaf….TASTES AMAZING

At the food fair I talked about in my last post, my mum also brought back a loaf of Glutafin’s Fresh White Loaf. Wow…it’s squishy, doughy, soft and delicious! I couldn’t stop telling my family about it, because finding bread similar tasting to normal bread is so difficult!20121208-210321.jpgPrior to tasting...

20121208-210346.jpgBefore this, I was eating Juvela’s Fresh White Loaf, which I still think is brilliant, because of its softness. But Glutafin’s, it has both the taste of bread and the soft texture, it’s literally amazing, I’m so pleased !

20121208-210625.jpgI’ve never been able to eat bread on its own or simply with butter because gluten free bread isn’t that nice, but I’ve been proved wrong after Glutafin’s! I can eat it without it being toasted, I strongly recommend it, it’s brilliant! Both Juvela’s bread and Glutafin’s can be ordered on prescription. Even if the photos don’t flatter it, at least try it!

Gluten Free Food Fair

Today was the gluten free food fair at the Meadow Centre in Arbury. I couldn’t go myself, as I was really busy but instead my mum went for me!
It’s actually still open until 2:30 today, at The Meadows Community Centre, 1 St. Catharine’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ.

She came back with lots of goodies, made me even more sad I couldn’t go!

20121124-132104.jpgAll freebies, and there were loads of samples on offer to try new products!

20121124-132220.jpgThis wasn’t free, my mum kindly bought it for me but it was 75p, yet to try it but it looks amazinggggg.

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Just a few my mum bought back with her..

I really recommend going to any food fairs you hear of, as you can discover so many new products without having to buy them and realise you don’t like them! Even if you just pop in for a bit! There were lots of stands like Juvela, Glutafin, Glebe Farm, Greens Beers and a few new ones, but I have been to other food fairs with even more companies.
To find coeliac events near you, click here. Did anyone go today or has anyone been to a food fair before? What freebies did you grab!

Finally Made Some Decent Brownies…

I was really happy with the brownie I made yesterday, it actually cooked through and turned out like some of the glutinous brownies I’ve made before.
I used a recipe from the ‘Doves Farm‘ website…(without the nuts!) Just a point- I didn’t use Doves Farm brand of flour, just used the Glutafin White Mix.

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Although it said 200 grams of sugar, I put in about 130 grams and its absolutely fine. However, I did put in 200 grams of chocolate rather than 150, and added a teaspoon of cocoa powder, because I sometimes find brownies lack in their chocolate taste!

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When I first tried it, I thought it had quite a cakey texture, but I do think I left it in the oven too long. I would put it in for about 25 minutes then keep checking on it until its ready.

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I got it out the oven, and I immediately put a tea towel over it to keep the moisture in, and just before serving I sprinkled icing sugar over it.

Definitely recommend these! What brownies do you guys make?

Homemade Thick Crust Pizza

My mum made me a gluten free pizza a few days ago for the second time, and it was wonderful! The pizza was a thick pizza rather than the few thin crust ones which are available in shops. I think this home made recipe is better than the shop ones, so I’m sharing the recipe with you guys. It’s so easy as well!

http://www.glutafin.co.uk/Recipe/pizza-base/

The pizza is also okay to be refrigerated then microwaved the next day, I had some for my lunch today!

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You can see by the photos it is quite thick, so of course if you prefer thin crust just be sure to make it thin when it goes in the oven.

On the topic of pizza, I’m excited to say Dominoes is releasing their first gluten free pizza (Coeliac UK accredited) from November 19th! Hopefully this recipe will last you until then.

Gluten Free Profiteroles

So I recently made some gluten free profiteroles, using Glutafins recipe of the website. They turned out really well, I mean they didn’t look shop bought but they sure tasted good. I had a go at making one into an eclair, by filling it up with whipped cream and pouring chocolate on the top. I left it to chill in the fridge. I just ate it and I can say I will definitely be making them again!

The only thing I would say about the recipe, is that perhaps the oven temperature should be a little less. The profiteroles were golden and brown when the time was up, but when I checked to make sure they were done on the inside, they were still a little gooey. I opened them up, and placed the, back in the oven for 7ish minutes. Other than that they were delicious and popular in my household!

I’m sad to say they were eaten before I managed to grab a photo, but I can say they’re definitely worth having a go at:)

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Glutafin Victoria Sponge

Just a quick post to share a cake my mum made using the Glutafin Victoria Sponge Recipe. She put buttercream and colourful sprinkles on the top rather than the traditional jam and buttercream. I’m looking forward to having a taste but I have to wait until tomorrow as they are for guests. The recipe is so easy, and doesn’t take long at all!

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