Gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins

This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins, or 6 giant ones. DRY INGREDIENTS 1 and 2/3 cups whole oats heaped 1/2 cup corn starch 1 teaspoon xanthan gum 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup poppy seeds WET INGREDIENTS 2 eggs 1 cup lemon flavoured […]

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Carrot pudding

Here’s a recipe from Mrs Beeton from 1859 or so. It’s delicious. 1/2 lb. of bread crumbs (gluten free alt: mix of oats and corn flakes) 4 oz. of suet (or butter) 3/4 lb. carrot 1/4 lb. raisins 1/4 lb. currants 3 oz. sugar 3 eggs milk 1 tsp ground nutmeg Boil the carrots in […]

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Porridge Scones

Porridge is another name for cooked oatmeal. It’s easy to make, cheap, and is not too bad for nutrition. So, what do you do with all the leftover porridge? Here’s one answer, and it’s two recipes for the price of one! OVERNIGHT SLOW COOKER PORRIDGE Add oats to water at a 1:4 ratio, that is […]

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Sodium citrate

Is a moderately expensive substance to buy. But why would you buy some anyway? Because you can turn any cheese into melty cheese. How’d you like a slab of “processed cheese” that melts just like those cheese slices, but it’s made from an actual cheese? Sodium citrate does it. It’s also used in molecular gastronomy, […]

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Chai

Chai is a spiced tea blend from India. The correct name for chai is… chai. Saying chai tea latte is saying “tea tea latte”. So stop calling it chai tea, it sounds silly 😉 0.5″/1cm piece of cinnamon bark 9 whole cloves 6 black peppercorns 5 cardamom pods, lightly crushed half whole star anise 0.25 […]

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Pilau Rice

Pilau rice is one of the base dishes for any curry. But here I need to draw a line between restaurant style pilau rice, and traditional pilau rice. Restaurant style is a lot quicker – and cheaper – to make. This recipe makes 4 to 5 portions to serve with a nice curry, or a […]

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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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