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No-Wheat Recipes
Sat 22-Jan-11
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Toffeeapple
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It must be so frustrating to have severe sensitivities to food.  I feel for you all.  I don't know if I have any - there doesn't seem to be any problem with red wine...smile

 

Having said that, since I've had to take medication, I do find that things cooked in oil cause a discomfort.  And I'm not allowed to eat Grapefruit any more.


I'll try that again!

Tue 8-Mar-11
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I'm finally happy in my quest for bread, having first found this recipe for flat bread, which makes a great sandwich.

Then last week I came up with this recipe for bread rolls. They turned out tasty, and had a soft and chewy texture with a soft crust.

½ cup juwar (sorghum) flour

½ cup rice flour

½ cup tapioca flour

1 ½ tsp xanthan gum

1 tbsp sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 tbsp fast yeast

1 duck egg

¾ cup warm water

1 tbsp olive oil

½ tsp vinegar

Just combine the dry ingredients, stick all the wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk together, then put the two together. I use a hand whisk with a dough beaters. You need to knead it for a few minutes and its more like a 'proper' dough than the usual gluten free batter but rather sticky.

I made it into little rolls in silicone muffin cases, left them to rise and baked them, can't tell you how long for - until they're cooked!

If you try it, let me know what you think and any improvements you make.

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Fri 4-May-12
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Perfect Pie Crust by Marlene Mork

1  cup white rice flour

3/4 cup potato starch

1/2 cup tapioca starch

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 cup shortening

4oz cream cheese

1 egg + 2 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla

3 tbsp very cold water

 

1. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening and cream cheese until the size of peas.

2. Add eggs, vanilla and water. Stir into flour mixture until smooth.

The original recipe says to press the mixture into the tin, but for individual ones I roll it out as usual.

This makes a sweet pastry but is easily altered for a savoury use.

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Fri 4-May-12
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Gluten Free Scones by Alison Graham

Ingredients

12oz (1.5 cups) (340g) Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour (I use Doves Farm)

1 level tsp Salt

4 tbsp caster sugar

4oz (1/2 cup) (115g) butter

2 eggs

4 fluid ounces of milk

Method.

1. Preheat the oven to 220° C (for fan ovens) or 230° (for non fan or gas oven)

2. Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well.

3. Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl and when well whisked gradually stir in the milk " leave to one side.

4. Rub the butter into the dried ingredients, using your fingertips to incorporate as much air as possible.

5. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and gradually add the egg and milk mixing to a soft dough with a spoon. Leave the very last tablespoon of the egg and milk mixture to brush onto the tops of your scones before baking.

6. Leave the mixture to rest for five minutes. I have found that mixtures using gluten free flour tend to be rather ˜wet™ to start with and this standing time makes it easier to roll out.

7. Dust your board and rolling pin with flour and cut out into rounds just under an inch thick with a cutter about 2 ¼ œ. The size is not critical though!

8. If the mixture really is too wet to roll out, don™t despair, use an ice cream scoop to scoop out mounds of the mixture and transfer these directly to your baking tray " the results will taste just as good.

9. Brush the tops of the scones with the reserved egg and milk mixture.

10. Bake towards the top of the oven for approximately 10 minutes in a fan oven, 12 minutes in an ordinary oven.

11. When nicely browned on top, remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

12. Serve split in half with butter and raspberry jam or some delicious Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam! (not for the calorie counters!)

 

I prefer to pat my dough to the right thickness rather than roll it. It is quite wet but I throw lots of flour around and handle it as little as possible.

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Fri 4-May-12
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Thanks for those, Ruthie.  Where do you buy your tapioca, potato and sorghum flours?  I've never seen any of those in the shops near us, even the Holland and Barratt (the only health shop within a 10 mile or so radius) - it's too small to stock much and the staff are useless and unhelpful.  I suppose the answer is to buy them online.

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Fri 4-May-12
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wave Hi Sue,

I just found these links for the flours you asked about.  smile

 

http://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/sorghum-flour-ju¦..-326-p.asp

 

http://www.naturallygoodfood.co.uk/Flour_-_Gluten-¦..inity_500g

 

http://www.naturallygoodfood.co.uk/Flour_-_Gluten-¦..ycare_500g

 

steam none of my links are working so go to the companys & put the name of the flour in the search box, sorry  roll_eyes  I don't know why this is suddenly happening.

 

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Fri 4-May-12
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Thank you big_hug (although the first one doesn't work for me confused)

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Fri 4-May-12
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Try this link for the  first one, Sue.

I'll try that again!

Fri 4-May-12
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Thank you TA big_hug

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Fri 4-May-12
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Sooliz said:

Thanks for those, Ruthie.  Where do you buy your tapioca, potato and sorghum flours?  I've never seen any of those in the shops near us, even the Holland and Barratt (the only health shop within a 10 mile or so radius) - it's too small to stock much and the staff are useless and unhelpful.  I suppose the answer is to buy them online.

I'm lucky enough to have an independant health food shop here. H&B don't stock much except rice flour. The sorghum flour I bought online though. If you can find millet flour it's quite similar and I find it lighter. I do tend to seek out flours wherever I go and stock pile if I can.

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Fri 4-May-12
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There was an independent health shop in Burnham, about 30 mins drive from here, small but well stocked.  We went there a couple of times when I was first diagnosed with the various health problems.  However, the very nice couple who ran it have now sold up and retired abroad.  I don't think it's reopened as another health shop, more's the pity.

Good idea about seeking out health shops wherever you go.

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Sun 9-Dec-12
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PEANUT BUTTER AND OAT BISCUITS

1/2 cup demerara sugar

1/2 cup stevia granulated sweetener (or another 1/2 cup sugar)

1 cup peanut butter

Mix together.

Add 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Beat 2 large eggs and mix in. (I use duck eggs so you might add a little milk or use three small hen eggs.)

Mix in one and a quarter cups of oats - porridge oats or oatmeal, please yourself. It will make a sticky dough.

 

Take heaped teaspoons of dough, roll and flatten. Bake at 180c for 8 to 10 mins until golden. This makes a soft biscuit. If you want a crisp biscuit, rebake to dry out. Makes about 48 biscuits.

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Sun 9-Dec-12
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Thank you Ruthie - looking forward to making them already ! i_am_hungry

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Tue 11-Dec-12
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Here is a 'free from flour' recipe from on of the blogs that Hattie gave us the link to a while ago.

I'll try that again!

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I have GOT to try some of these recipes. They look far too good to be healthy. smile i_am_hungry

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