Had rather a glut of gluten free food in the house over a recent weekend. A house guest who is also gluten free was celebrating his 40th Birthday so we had a picnic, some birthday cakes (! two !) and a very excited visit to the Gluten Free expo… Prepare to pile on the kilos!
Cakes from Alternative Bites – Above: Chocolate Cheesecake Below: Chocolate Mousse Cake
From the Gluten Free Food Expo:
I saw a new episode of Food Safari on SBS. The minute I saw these I knew I would make them.
Sent the hubby out for ingredients, and got moving straight away! They are a classic Peruvian favourite.
The bottom is kind of a cross between a custard and a caramel. The top is a port flavoured meringue. I think it would be awesome with Baileys instead of port, but may also try it one day with mulberry or pomegranate molasses.
They are called Sigh of a Woman, and you can find the recipe here.
They were a hit with the adults at the party I took them to, but in a My Kitchen Rules parody, the kids there gave it a thumbs down. All the more for me!!!!
Can’t remember where I purchased this one a few months ago, but I finally got around to making it today.
Verdict? Tasty! Nice one Orgran!
Kinda nutty. nice texture, and awesome with jam and cream on top.
Just a few gluten free products I found when wandering supermarket aisles:
Norganics cornflakes - Much thicker and more substantial than the regular brands, ie, not as light and crunchy!
Freedom oats - These are quick oats. ANZAC Day is coming up, look out for a gluten free ANZAC bikkie recipe!
Banana Drink Mix – A lot like Nestle Quik, but more chrystal than powder. Very similar flavour!
I’m just sayin…
Haven’t tried them yet, but I saw the very tempting pic at Gelare in South Perth. Most of their ice-cream is also gluten free – with the obvious cookie dough type exceptions!
Not yet tried, but always in my thoughts. Better than a minute on the lips and a lifetime on the hips I suppose
Yum – ’tis true – and they were light and fluffy and tasty and everything!
I got a pack of Chebe cinnamon roll mix in my first ever order from Vitacost, and finally got around to making them a few weekends ago…
For your viewing pleasure:
I raided the suggestions on the website and added some baking powder then let the mix sit for a bit before baking. Magic happened! I had every intention of making a little icing to drizzle on, but I just couldn’t stop myself from eating them all…
At the moment am loving the bread rolls by Purebred. Smothered with butter and loaded with ham leftovers from a pre-Chrissy celebration, they are awesome – soft, tasty and light!
The ham – according to the Swansea street butchers where I purchased our 9 kilo monster, is made from the female pig and smoked by an old Czechoslovakian guy who does it the proper way – hubby basted it and added pineapple rings. The kids at the party kept sneaking pieces like it was lollies and one lady kept saying how terrible it was that bits kept falling off into her hand… It didn’t take any convincing for hubby to bring home the leftovers. I know he prayed long and hard that the bulk of it would be coming home with us!
Merry Christmas and lots of sugary sweets to you all!