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No-Wheat Recipes
Sun 27-Jan-13
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GLUTEN FREE VICTORIA SANDWICH CAKE

110g rice flour

55gground almonds

55g cornflour

4teasp baking powder

225g soft butter

225g caster sugar

6 eggs

preheat oven to 180deg , halogen 170deg

grease 2 sandwich tins

sift flour and baking powder into a bowl, add butter sugar and eggs, whisk until thoroughly mixed, mixture should be soft enough to fall slowly from a spoon.stir in 1-2 tblsp of tepid water if necessary.

divide between tins and bake for 30mins until firm and springy in the middle

if using the halogen bake on low rack one at a time with the extension ring 25 to 30 mins. if you don't have an extension ring and the cake starts to get too brown cover with foil

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Mon 28-Jan-13
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Eileen, does the sponge rise as much as one made with normal flour?  I'm guessing it probably does with that amount of baking powder to help it along.  And does it fall to bits or not?

I don't tend to make many GF cakes......I'm the one with the gluten intolerance, husband isn't so he doesn't need cakes to be GF.  Not that I don't like cake - I do! - but as I'm diabetic and most cakes contain sugar I don't eat them much (not very keen on the sugar substitutes).  I do make mixed berry muffins for myself sometimes - I use just a level dessertspoon of Canderel and half normal flour/half rice and almond flours.  I find I can tolerate small amounts of normal flour, so long as I don't eat it very often.

On the subject of which, been eating far too much bread lately (mostly toast when husband's at work and I just haven't been in the mood for doing anything other than that for my own meals) and am now suffering for it.  So that's bread off the menu for a week or two.  Which means I need to get my brain in gear and menu-plan some low carb/GF/quick and easy meals for myself.  Which I don't really feel like doing.....ponder(needs to give herself a kick up the backside).

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

Mon 28-Jan-13
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wave Hi Sue, try Azelia's  GF fish dish I recently posted on the FISH DISHES thread. You could have it with brown rice or gluten free pasta. You could make up a quantity of the vegetable base & then just add the fish to one meal portion at the last minute.

Are you free of flooding at the moment?  I hope so.  big_hug

 

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Mon 28-Jan-13
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Thanks Nadine, I'll go and have a look.  I do get Azelia's posts emailed to me, but have to admit I didn't actually read that one, just saw the heading and thought 'oh no' as I don't really like spicy fish.  On reflection, however, I seem to remember it said aromatic spice, so it's probably not overly hot or spicy tasting.  Naughty me for not bothering to read it!  Have decided I fancy salmon tonight, so am going to do a crustless quiche type thing with canned red salmon....should do me for a couple of days with salad (so minimal cooking - yay!).  Husband's having sausages with leftover veggies 'bubble & squeaked' for his lunch, so again minimal cooking.  I've really gone off cooking lately (can you tell?).

We're not actually flooded at the mo, the garden is just a bog (not quite literally, the cesspit is thankfully not overflowing right now!).  Husband said the local roads have been more or less flooded over the weekend when he came home from work.  So sick of all this water and mud, it's been going on for weeks now.  I know we're not the only ones though, others have had it far worse and at least we haven't had the house flooded, like some in the village did frown.  Thanks for your concern big_hug

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Mon 28-Jan-13
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SUE

my sandwich tins are 71/2" and my cake comes out about 2" high when put together. when you take it out of the oven the crust seems a bit dry, but the inside is nice and moist and sticky due to the ground almonds,it dosen't fall apart. i get around the dry crust by putting it on a plate and covering with cling film, this seems to moisten it. this is one of my favourite cakes when i make cakes, the only downfall is that it takes a lot of eggs which makes it expensive these days if you have to buy eggs, our co=op charges £1.80 for 6. I have often made half the quantity and just used 1 tin , then halved the cooked cake to make a half size one.

as i eat a paleo/primal diet i have a great number of low  carb, wheatfree, sugarfree and dairyfree cookbooks, let me know what type of recipe you like and i will have a dig

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Tue 29-Jan-13
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Thanks Eileen, I might give the Victoria sandwich a try (when I've got my cooking mojo back!!ponder).

I've read about the paleo/primal diets (what's the difference between the two?) - I like the idea of getting back to a basic way of eating - we (as a nation) eat far too many manufactured foods nowadays, although husband and I don't generally, and certainly don't eat ready meals.  But the one thing that bothers me about those diets is that dairy products aren't (usually) included.  We eat a lot of dairy products.....I couldn't imagine not having milk, butter or cheese - especially cheese, I love it.  I'm lactose intolerant so have Lactofree or soya milk, but don't have a problem with butter and cheese (the specialist dietitian I went to explained why butter and cheese don't usually cause problems, I can't remember the explanation though).

I'd be interested in low carb snack type foods, thanks.  Carbs are one of the worst things for raising my blood glucose level.

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Tue 29-Jan-13
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Sooliz said:

I've read about the paleo/primal diets (what's the difference between the two?) 

there is not much difference between paleo and primal.. paleo is no grains, no dairy, no legumes including peas and peanuts. no sugar no potatoes. It also recommends cross-fit training which I believe is quite taxing.

primal is the same but allows some dairy ( apparently it is a matter of choice)  and potatoes in moderation.

the 10 rules of primal are

1 eat lots of animals and plants

2 avoid poisonous things ie  grains , processed food

3 move frequently at a slow pace

4 lift heavy things

5 sprint once in awhile

6 get adequate sleep

7 play

8 get adequate sunlight 

9 avoid stupid mistakes

10 use your brain

with both plans eating dairy seems to be  a matter of choice

look at http://www.marksdailyapple.com for info about primal

and if you search for robb wolf and paleo for paleo you will get more info they are both good sites

I like the exercise on primal as their view is that Grok spent his time ambling around gathering plants and trapped food. and only sprinted once in a while when hunting or running away from preditors

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