Gluten free blueberry muffins

When you have a load of nice local blueberries, one feels obligated to bake with them. DRY INGREDIENTS 2 cups gluten free flour (recommended: buckwheat, but use whatever you have on hand) 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your GF flour blend contains it already) 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned blueberries 1/3 cup granulated […]

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Gluten free blueberry coffee cake

Thanks to my friends at Bear Mountain Blueberry Farm I have 1.5 gallons of lovely blueberries to play with. What better way to start using them than by making a blueberry coffee cake? INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour scant 1 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your GF flour blend already has some) 1/2 […]

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Tomato Ketchup

Home made tomato ketchup is always demoralising. You spend a whole day, and a load of not-cheap ingredients, all to make something which is almost as good as you can get in the store. Then I discovered this recipe. It actually makes sense how it all comes together, and it’s delicious. It’s not the same […]

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Gluten free pudding flour

I recently discovered that I can’t eat wheat, which is a major downer when making pudding. After a lot of poking around and trying out various flour substitute recipes from various gluten free sources, I found this recipe: 700 grams cornstarch 500 grams tapioca starch 300 grams white rice flour 200 grams brown rice flour […]

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Duchess’s Pudding

120g/4oz unsalted butter 120g/4oz caster / powdered sugar 2 eggs, beaten 150g / 5oz self raising flour 60g / 2oz mixed fruit 30g / 1oz glace cherries, chopped 30g / 1oz chopped walnuts (or more dried fruit, to your taste) almond essence to taste milk Butter your pudding basin. Cream the butter and sugar together […]

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Yorkshire Polony

First things first: no, this is not a recipe for Baloney / Bologna / etc. This is for Yorkshire Polony, a mild cooked sausage from Yorkshire, NE England. You will need some special equipment here: a meat grinder, a sausage stuffer, and inedible fibre sausage casings. In this ingredient list I will give you percentages […]

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Satay peanut sauce

1 cup chunky peanut butter 1/2 cup very hot water 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup lime juice 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons chili/garlic paste 6 cloves garlic, peeled & minced 3 scallions, chopped finely 1/4 cup chopped cilantro The most difficult ingredient to find is likely to be […]

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Cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls are delicious, but a little bit time consuming to make. It is well worth the effort, though, especially when you get your littles involved in making them! 1/2 cup milk (120ml) 1/2 cup water (120ml) 1 egg 3 cups all purpose flour (375g) 1 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup sugar (65g) […]

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Water icing

Water icing is simple and cheap to make. It’s also super flexible, suitable for many sweet treats! 1 cup powdered sugar 2 – 3 tbsp hot water a few drops vanilla (optional) lemon juice (optional) other flavourings as appropriate for your recipe Sift the sugar into a bowl. Decide what optional flavourings you are going […]

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

It is just a simple fact that Sticky Toffee Pudding is everyone’s favourite, they just may be in denial about it. My son adores this stuff and will happily try to eat his own body weight of sticky deliciousness. If you don’t like Sticky Toffee Pudding, that’s fine: Jamie will eat your share! 1 cup […]

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