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No-Wheat Recipes
Wed 17-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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As I mentioned to Ruthie, in honor of our wandering minds meeting....

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Please note, this is a converted recipe, so the original recipe is in black, my converted GF recipe is in Red.

4 eggs

2c brown sugar

1c vegetable oil

16 oz pumpkin

2c all purpose flour, or if GF converting use

 2c GF flour (I used 1c sorghum, 1/2c tapioca, 1/2c arrowroot)

1t xanthan gum

2t baking powder

2t cinnamon

1t baking soda

1/2t salt

1/2t ginger

1/2t cloves

1c raisins (or I do 1/2c raisins 1/2c dried cranberries)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a jelly roll pan. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add all the dry ingredience. Add raisins. Pour into pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 c plus 2T butter, softened

1t vanilla

2c powdered sugar

Mix all together, and frost when pumpkin bars have cooled.

Yum!i_am_hungry

 

 

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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Mmmm thanks Michelle. Looks yum indeed! i_am_hungry  I may have to sacrifice one of my spaghetti marrows to that one.

I'm trying to get hold of sorgham flour, it seems to be the 'in' ingredient for gf flour mixes. Can't get it locally, hard to find online. Ebay or Amazon seem to be the only option, but very expensive.

I've not used arrowroot in a recipe yet either. Another ingredient to experiment with. Hmm, food for thought.

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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Ruthie, I just googled for sorghum flour, and found juwar flour here, so I looked on Spices of India who also do it. I have used Spices of India a couple of times, and they ship things incredibly quickly and I find the site very tempting. Sigh.  It isn't organic, but here it is.

Wed 17-Nov-10
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Thank you Barbara! I've googled myself silly and not found those links. doh

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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devongarden said:

Ruthie, I just googled for sorghum flour, and found juwar flour here, so I looked on Spices of India who also do it. I have used Spices of India a couple of times, and they ship things incredibly quickly and I find the site very tempting. Sigh.  It isn't organic, but here it is.


 Hey Barbara, do you know what it takes to be considered organic in the UK?

I was curious, because I do know over here its quite a long, expensive process, so there are growers that don't bother with the certification.

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Wed 17-Nov-10
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It takes a two year cross over period to get certification and I think here in Europe there is usually some sort of financial help for the cross over period which might make a difference. cheers

Thu 18-Nov-10
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Ruthie,  I think I used Ecosia rather than google, in fact. It often doesn't find what I need but sometimes it is brilliant. Here is another recipe for gluten-free cake. I fear I am showing my age with the source! I am glad it helps.

Michelle, for information on what it takes to become organic, the Soil Association or Garden Organic (aka HDRA) would be where I'd look. Sorry no links (I shouldn't be here, I need to be working very soon) but they should show up if you search. As Joanna said, it takes 2 years.

Thu 18-Nov-10
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Gluten free cookies here.

I'll try that again!

Thu 18-Nov-10
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Thanks for the links girls. I will try both of those. The cookies look ideal for my solstice celebrations, and the idea of a gluten free rich fruit cake that will keep for a month? Astounding. i_am_hungry

Here's my favourite chocolate cake recipe. I just substitute Dove's Farm GF self raising flour. Its fantastic. Dark, chocolately, moist and gorgeous.

And this recipe for hobnobs works brilliantly with the same GF flour.

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Did any of you see Nigella last night? She made a carrot cake that was gluten-free and dairy-free. She used ground almonds in place of flour - and it was a beautiful golden cake, topped with pine nuts - yum!

See here to watch the episode - it is the second recipe in the video.

For those unable to watch (abroad?), I have written down some ingredients and I'll attempt the recipe if anyone would like it. big_hug

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Oh, would you? (wimper....) they won't let me look at it....cry

Thats probably for the best, since I would have to make snarky remarks about who in their right mind would have a chandelier-ie thing in their kitchen?

Can you imagine having to clean that beast if you have a mixer explosion? I've got better things to do with my time, thanks! big_hug

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Hi Michelle - I'll watch it again to assess - e.g. the ground almonds she didn't give an amount but she used a scoop - first one was heaped, and we didn't see the second till it was in the bowl, so I shall have a look at the size of it and see if I can estimate approximately how much she has put into the mixture.

(Tee hee - or perhaps I'd better make it, ay?) big_hug

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Hi Michelle - have been doing some searching - et voila - here is the recipe, and I have snatched some pics from the screen to give you an idea of what it looks like, here.   big_hug

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

Can you imagine having to clean that beast if you have a mixer explosion? I've got better things to do with my time, thanks! big_hug


 Michelle - I can't imagine Nigella doing cleaning eeek , that's for sure!!!!!  big_laugh  big_laugh

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Fri 19-Nov-10
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Val you are a star! star
Thanks for doing that. big_hug

I've never watched Nigella, and now I don't have to! big_laugh

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