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Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 14:19
by Marrow
Has anyone got any tried and tested recipes for gluten free cakes / biscuits / similar?

I need to make them dairy free too, but that's usually the easy bit!

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 14:37
by qbm
My best mate is gluten intolerant so I regularly make gf goodies...

Jamie Oliver's gf carrot cake is delicious.
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vege ... rrot-cake/

Heartache chocolate cake is gf if you use gf baking powder.
http://www.edinburgheats.co.uk/2011/12/ ... e.html?m=1

The last thing I made her was raspberry and lemon muffins. I can post the recipe later if you want?

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 15:09
by Kanga
Thisis lovely as are these

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 10 Jul 2015, 20:24
by Marrow
Ooo these are looking good! Thanks! I clearly need to try them all - another reason to get a permanent job in my current work place (this is to take to work where I have a gluten/dairy free boss)

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 11 Aug 2015, 21:08
by Marrow
I started my gluten & dairy free adventure with a recipe I sort of made up (it's a bit of an amalgamation of several others). Gluten free, dairy free blondies. Most definitely not fat, sugar or salt free...

4 eggs
225g cheap sweetened crunchy peanut butter
150g caster sugar
100g stork
1tsp vanilla extract
1tsp baking powder (check gluten free) (not sure if this did anything, but hey)
100g dairy-free chocolate (I used white), roughly chopped
25g roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped

- Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a Swiss roll tin with baking parchment.
- Separate the eggs. Whisk the whites to stiff peaks.
- Beat the peanut butter, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract until it goes pale (10 mins with K-beater)
- Fold the egg whites, peanut butter mixture, baking powder and chocolate together.
- Spread in the tin and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
- Bake until done to your liking - 30 mins left it lovely and squishy in the middle but crunchy at the edges.

Nom nom nom nom

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 12 Aug 2015, 05:14
by qbm
Thank you! Will give that a shit next time my friend is over. She *lives* peanut butter :)

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 14:19
by Marrow
So, these peanut butter blondies are REALLY good straight out of the freezer. Don't ask me how I know this :D

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 17:22
by qbm
As in 'not defrosted'???

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 17:38
by Marrow
(Oops double post)

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 17:39
by Marrow
Yeah. They've got so much fat and sugar in, they sort of end up like peanut ice cream with structure, if that makes sense.

Obviously I knew that before I ate a frozen one.

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 17:44
by qbm
Marron wrote:Obviously I knew that before I ate a frozen one.


:D :D :D

Busted!

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2015, 17:46
by Marrow
:oops:

I counted the (many) calories, if that makes it any better?!

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2015, 18:56
by qbm
I can confirm that those blondies are indeed delicious... Yes, even straight from the freezer :D

My gf mate extends her thanks!

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2015, 21:24
by Marrow
Yay! Glad to be of peanutty help.

Re: Gluten free sweet treats

PostPosted: 09 Sep 2015, 16:58
by Lily
Made these for Izbiz but he only got about two of them...

Blitz about 8 or 10 large dates and a handful of almonds (or other nuts) in the blender until the texture resembles dough. Mix in a small handful of cocoa nibs; you can use chocolate chips instead, but honestly the recipe doesn't need any extra sweetness, and the nibs don't taste bitter at all. Form into balls - this is easier with cold or slightly oiled hands. Yum.