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Gluten-free (GF) recipes
Fri 11-Nov-11
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Hattie
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I have recently been doing a lot of research on this subject of GF & I realised that although there are a lot of useful recipe books out there on the subject that  they seem to be recycling much the same recipes.

So as there seem to be a lot of forum members suffering from various food allergies & problems I thought I would start a thread with various recipes I have found that would be suitable for a lot of people who need to be gluten & yeast free. 

This first one uses gram (chickpea) flour & the pancakes can be given other fillings. This is an Italian country recipe.

 

http://en.julskitchen.com/quick/chickpea-crepes-wi.....-and-bacon

 

**She suggests that a vegetarian option would be to use sun-dried  tomatoes. 

 

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Fri 11-Nov-11
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Thanks for this, Nadine.  Those crepes sound lovely, will have a go (with a different filling, yummy though that one sounds).

I've been doing quite a bit of experimenting lately, so will put on a couple of my more successful efforts big_laugh

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Fri 11-Nov-11
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Thanks, I shall have to try that. I usually make wraps with just chickpea flour and water.

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Fri 11-Nov-11
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I made a GF loaf the other day, using a mixture of flours.  It was so crumbly that it was impossible to slice, although the crumbs tasted alright!

I didn't want to waste it (GF flours are soooo expensive yell), so I crumbled half the loaf into a saucepan with some olive oil, melted soya margarine and herbs and mixed it all together well.  I then pressed it into the base of a flan dish and used it as a sort of pastry substitute for an open veggie tart.  It was kind of like a savoury cheesecake base, rather nice and I'll do it again if I have another bread disaster big_laugh

The rest of the crumbs I gave to the birds (don't think they're bothered whether the crumbs are GF or not wink).

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Sat 12-Nov-11
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Did you add xanthan gum Sue? Egg whites are good for giving a chewier texture too. Better luck next time. You get five gold stars for your creative use of the crumbs, although you should have saved the rest in the freezer for stuffings, come the c-season.

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Sat 12-Nov-11
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No I didn't that time Ruthie, although I did in the next one I made and it was heaps better, sliced very well (although was a bit doughy).  Yes, should have frozen the crumbs (stuffing, what a good idea!), but at least the birds got a treat too (well, they ate it all, whether they regarded it as a treat I don't know! big_laugh).

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Thu 8-Dec-11
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wave I thought these biscuits/cookies might come in useful for those who can still have sugar but not gluten.

 

http://mostlyfoodstuffs.blogspot.com/2010/04/flour.....okies.html

 

They would make good presents too, as long as everyone eats nuts.......ponder

 

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Fri 9-Dec-11
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Oh they do look good. Pity I'm trying not to eat sugar. I will save the recipe for the day when my will power completely fades away.

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Wed 14-Dec-11
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Sorry Nadine, haven't been on the forum much lately so have only just seen this recipe....they look absolutely delicious.  Unfortunately, I am now having to completely avoid sugar because of the diabetes (my diabetic nurse did stress that).....cry

But I suppose one as a treat once in a blue moon wouldn't kill me wink

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Wed 14-Dec-11
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wave...... Lovely to be back together again.  I have been reading a lot about this Dan Lepard GF loaf....a lot of people regard it as THE BEST. I am a great fan of his recipes & his books.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/gluten-free_oliv....._oil_42050

 

By the way you can find the psyllium husk powder on Amazon, amongst other places ( the prices vary a lot so look around). I think some health food stores stock it too.

 

Best Gluten-Free Bread Ever

 

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Wed 14-Dec-11
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Nadine, those bread recipes - well, the pictures - look amazingly, deliciously, proper bread-like!! eeek  Think I'll be visiting a health shop very soon......or Amazon.

I still fantasise about bread.....how sad am I big_laughembarassed

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Wed 14-Dec-11
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Not sad at all, I would hate to be without bread.

I'll try that again!

Wed 14-Dec-11
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Sooliz said:

Nadine, those bread recipes - well, the pictures - look amazingly, deliciously, proper bread-like!! eeek  Think I'll be visiting a health shop very soon......or Amazon.

I still fantasise about bread.....how sad am I big_laughembarassed

We all do, it's the staple we all grew up with. I think I shall spend January trying out new bread recipes, even though I love the recipe I'm using. That one looks like a really nice texture, Nadine. I found this one I want to try too. The Gluten-free Goddess blog is a dangerous place to go though. I have more recipes printed out than I can possibly bake and eat. She's currently working on sugarfree recipes so I have to keep going back!

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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This is not a recipe but some very useful & interesting advice on coconut flour.....it certainly answers a lot of the queries I had when I tried locating it here in the UK.

 

http://nourishedkitchen.com/baking-with-coconut-fl.....Kitchen%29

 

This site is wonderful for anyone with food problems as well as us who just want to eat good, healthy & delicious meals. 

 

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Fri 16-Dec-11
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I know there are certain fruits Sue cant eat but I don't see why others can't be substituted.

 

http://www.foodrenegade.com/berry-pancake-souffle/

 

Grain-free pancakes (American style), various recipes.

 

http://www.foodrenegade.com/grain-free-pancakes/

 

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