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What are you baking today?
Thu 22-Aug-13
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Xahha
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We searched for ages for rice flour in delis and supermarkets- we found it eventually in the gluten free section of the local supermarket. Not exactly where you would expect it to be! Ground rice was easy to source, but not rice flour.

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Thu 22-Aug-13
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rice flour is always in the GF section of all the supermarkets, most health food shops apart from H&B sell itwhat_the_heck. No baking for me too many apples to process.

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Thu 22-Aug-13
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I am baking a New York style cheesecake tonight (or rather, 3).  As tomorrow is my last day in this job they have requested the cheesecake.  I don't normally break this recipe out more than once or twice a year otherwise.

 

As to rice flour - I have found this in Holland & Barretts and at the local Asian shop.  More recently I have learned you get something called coconut flour - has anyone ever come across this?

Thu 22-Aug-13
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Pasta, and Bread and Butter pudding, got to use up surplus veggies, so Pasta,  and if I don,t have B and B pud at least once a fortnight  I get withdrawal symptoms. Have to prepare veg for pickling, and may make a Sponge, probably will, as the Oven will be on.smile

Thu 22-Aug-13
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I understand that coconut flour is gluten free, Rob - there's lots of recipes on t'internet.

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Thu 22-Aug-13
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Will be investigating a Bio coop shop next month, maybe they will have rice flour as it is apparently similar to H&B. A friend has offered to take me if I show her the fabric shop I found. They are both in the same town.

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Thu 22-Aug-13
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Rob12 said:

 

 More recently I have learned you get something called coconut flour - has anyone ever come across this?

I have used coconut flour Rob, I bought it in holland and barret, but it was expensive about £7 a packet last time I bought it. You don't usually use it on it's own it is most commonly mixed with almond flour. Look for recipes by a lady called Elana Amsterdam, she has written a couple of good books but I think she may have a blog, by the way I find that coconut flour has quite a strong taste

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Thu 22-Aug-13
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Today I made a coffee traybake with chopped pecans and chopped dates - I actually ran out of cake fodder !!!!! Unheard of! eeek

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Fri 23-Aug-13
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I have it in mind to make a Cherry Loaf, also got to use up Apples so might make some Apple Chutney.Never heard of a Date Coffee Pecan Traybake, does not seem as if they would go together, now tell me it is delicious, as am sure it must be.

Fri 23-Aug-13
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You may be right!! laugh

But date and walnut go together (I prefer pecans to walnuts) ; also coffee and walnut - so why not have the three together ?  laugh  laugh

Tomorrow I plan to cover the top with a coffee butter icing and a pecan on top of each slice.

I'll let you know the considered opinions ...... smile

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Actually, the coffee/date/pecan cake was a big hit. There were quite a few sweety, dessert cakes on offer at the 'soiree', although half of my traybake disappeared. Then the Scottish couple asked if they could take some home, which was just over half of what was left!

 

Today, I made a carrot cake - of sorts!

I had bought a box of shredded carrot to put into some wraps, but didn't get round to making those, though there was 400g of carrot - a bit more than I needed, but it went in anyway! I added a little bit extra of the other ingredients and an extra egg - it made a 10-inch cake. Have just made the cream cheese frosting and it is sitting in the fridge to help the icing set! It is very fruity, 250g sultanas; 250 g dates; and the carrot - a lovely moist cake.  ok

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Thu 29-Aug-13
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The carrot cake sounds delish, Val, I must make one again soon.  When we were out with our visitors last week, we went into a café for coffee and cake, husband had carrot cake and he left half of it - unheard of for him - he said it was dry and tasteless!

I have a hankering for a coconut jam Victoria sponge......will leave it till the weekend before I make it, to give my digestive system a bit longer to settle down!

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

Thu 29-Aug-13
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Coconut Sponge, has fired me up, Ido love it too, have a nice jar of Raspberry jam and plenty of Coconut. My Father always used to say t" that girl will get stuck in the School door yet!" if he heard me asking my Mum for a penny in case there were extra helpings of pud! We paid sixpence a day during the War for a School dinner, hence the extra pence for pud. There were only two choices, Macaroni Cheese or Mince, I lived on Macaroni Cheese for three years, and still like it. The Mince was all gristle. and that and other things during the War put me off meat for life.

Thu 29-Aug-13
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I am not surprised that the mince put you off - it would do the same to me.

I'll try that again!

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I have kept the carrot cake in the fridge because of the soft cheese topping, and today it was like eating a piece of ice-cream cake with the coffee! laugh   Main problem with it - it's too big! I think I may have to give some to our workman to take home, and then I can make the lemon drizzle cake before the lemons go off!

Just hate waste, and need to use these things - does anyone know, can you freeze lemon drizzle cake?

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