Sunday, 7 August 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies!

This was my first attempt at making gluten free cookies and they did not go perfectly to plan but they turned out good in the end and most importantly they tasted great. First of all I had to add 2 egg yolks, as the mixture was that crumbly it wouldn't form a dough. So depending on the size of the yolk of your egg you may need to do this. The second thing that didn't work out was the shape. After cutting out perfect circle cookie shapes the mix spread and joined together to make one big square, I cut them out again while they were still warm and soft.

Around 5 chocolate chips for each cookie
125g of butter
125g of caster sugar
250g of Juvela Gluten-Free White Mix
1 medium egg yolk (or 2 small egg yolks)
(This makes approximately 12 depending
on size of cutter and preferred thickness)

1. Pre-heat oven to: 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5

2. Mix the butter and the sugar together and beat in the egg yolk. Bit by bit fold in the Gluten-Free White Mix. As the mixture will be quite crumbly bring it together to form dough. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it is smooth then dust lightly with White Mix.

3. Roll the dough out on a clean surface and cut out 12 pieces (depending how thick or thin you want them) with a cutter or the rim of a glass
(I used 6cm wide glass) and place on a baking tray. The shape at the moment might not matter as the mixture could spread when baking.

4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 12-15minutes until golden.

5. If the mix has spread and joined together use your glass or cutter to make your cookies round again. (This leaves yummy cookie edges in the baking tray which is always great) Allow cooling before eating.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Cake in a mug!

This takes 5 minuets to make and is so yummy. 
Just pop it in the microwave and wallah gluten free cake in a mug!

50g chocolate (depending how chocolaty you want it) - gluten free or most normal chocolates
3 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
1 egg
1/4 tea spoon vanilla extract (if you like)
4 tablespoons of gluten free flour
(I used gluten free white mix)

1. Melt chocolate over a boiling pan

2. Put flour and sugar in the mug and mix well, add in egg, add in the milk and mix some more, then add the butter and melted chocolate, (vanilla extract if you fancy) mix thoroughly until smooth.

3. Put the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.

The cake will normally rise over the top of the cup and then settle back down.
I'm sure there are lots of recipes to make cake in a mug but this is how I like to make it.

About being gluten free...

I was very upset when I found out I had celiac disease, as I am a person who enjoys my food a lot. I felt like I couldn't eat anything, I would take an hour to decide what to eat for tea and stair in to the cupboards and fridge aimlessly. Now nearly a year later I'm finding living with celiac much easier, I have discovered some new foods I really like and some gluten free products that are not so good. I decided to make this blog to share some of the quick fun recipes I have found, what products I love and the ones I wouldn't  waist money on.