Oat and banana waffles

Nice and simple, and gluten free. Preheat your waffle iron. 1 heaped cup oats 1 medium banana 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs drizzle of molasses just for flavour up to 1/4 cup milk Add the first 5 ingredients to your food processor. Blend to a smooth paste. Add […]

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Queen of Puddings

For Mother’s Day, I asked my wife to choose a pudding we’d never had before. To be extra mean I handed her a book with over 140 classic British Pudding recipes – how horrible I am! She chose Queen of Puddings. I have had this once before in my whole life. It’s one I felt […]

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Stuart’s Gluten Free Simnel pudding

Simnel Cake is a British Easter tradition. I decided to take the cake recipe and convert it to make a Simnel Pudding, because everyone needs some pudding in their life! Makes 1 large pudding. You can double the quantities to make 2. 250g/8oz mixed dried fruit 25g/1oz stem ginger (finely chopped or grated) 1/2 lemon […]

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Substitute for Ready Brek

As a child I liked the sickly sweet sugar laden breakfast cereals, like every other kid. I also liked Ready Brek, laden with honey or treacle. Ready Brek wasn’t so easy to find in the USA when I looked a while back, so I set out to make it myself. I saw the recipes and […]

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Burger seasoning

Any burger can be improved by some seasoning. This blend helps up the flavour quite a lot, and can be easily multiplied up and/or tweaked to taste. 2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 2 tsp Garlic Powder 1 tsp Onion Powder 2 tsp Paprika 2 tsp Smoked Paprika 1/2 tsp Mustard Powder Cook […]

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Brazilian Cheese Bread – Pao De Quejo

A naturally gluten free bread that also makes a good pizza base? Yes please! 2/3 cup (160ml) milk 1/3 cup (80ml) neutral oil such as avocado oil 2 cups (450g) tapioca flour/starch 6 ounces (170 grams) of cheese (Cheddar, mozzarella) (vary this to your taste, both for cheese variety and amount) 2 eggs (OPTIONAL: see […]

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Haggis

Now that I have made you recoil in terror, here is how to make Scotland’s national sausage with ingredients available in the US. Yes, I called it a sausage, because that’s what it is! SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED meat grinder vacuum sealer vacuum bag sous vide setup OR large lidded pot INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, diced […]

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Marzipan

103g ground almonds (sweet almonds) 149g powdered sugar 1 tablespoon home made golden syrup 1/4tsp almond flavouring (bitter almond flavour) enough water to make a thick dough (add a very little water at a time) Sift together the first 2 ingredients so they are well combined. Add the golden syrup and almond flavouring and stir […]

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Mustard Sauce

This is a wonderful accompaniment to any roast poultry dish. Give it a go. 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour (corn starch) salt to taste a little white vinegar 16oz milk Add the first 5 ingredients together and mix into a paste. Add the milk and apply low heat, stirring […]

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Gluten Free Pie Crust

I have been experimenting with gluten free pie crust / short crust recipes. The experiments have been quite demoralising as none of the recipes have produced a nice, short pastry. This recipe delivers. I have used it for pecan pie and for mince pies. I have doubled it without any worries. Two words of caution, […]

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