16 October 2012

Back for Baking Week with Brownies

I have finally retrieved the laptop from the cupboard under the stairs & managed to breath some life back into it.  Please Santa if you're reading this, I'd love a Mac Book for Christmas, PC's are increasingly driving me to violence against technology...well not all technology, just my rather temperamental laptop!  Anyway, I was shocked to realise it has been almost 3 months since my last post.  So much has happened I'm not sure where to start, so to avoid falling into a long winded waffling, here's the edited highlights.

I left my old job & have started my new one & I love it!

I have been a bit poorly so am experimenting with a Gluten Free lifestyle.

Oh & probably the most exciting thing, I have got engaged...yey!

It's been a fairly busy 3 months, I haven't been slacking, so I hope you'll forgive my leave of absence :-)  It's only been in the last week or so that I've felt settled again after so much change, so I'm back for National Baking Week & what better time to test out my first Gluten Free baking recipe.

When I first went gluten free, I guess I thought 'well that's my baking out the window then', along with any other cakes, biscuits & yummy sweet stuff.  I started off trying a few gluten free substitutes, Sainsbury Free From Digestives, lovely, Tru Free Custard Creams....well I'm not quite sure how to describe them.  But then I never did eat normal custard creams, so why I suddenly had an urge to eat a gluten free version, no idea?

This recipe is one from Dove Farms, the people who make a whole assortment of gluten free friendly ingredients.  (It's getting a bit boring constantly writing Gluten Free, I'm switching to GF, ok!)  I've never baked with GF flour, so I thought now was not the time to experiment, stick to a tried & tested recipe.  This one had really great reviews, you can find it on the Doves Farm website.  There are really only 2 ingredients you need to switch for GF versions, flour & baking powder...I know I never thought baking powder had gluten in it either?

Fresh out of the oven, in my Lurpak Brownie pan...fab freebie!

The result, well they look like chocolate brownies, smell like chocolate brownies & taste delicious, I would challenge anyone to tell the difference!  If you have any other tried & tested GF recipes, I'd love to see them.  I'm not sure if I'll have to stay GF, it's all a bit of trial & error really, but I do know I'm feeling better, so I'm not arguing with that!

These will not last long!

Happy National Baking Week everyone, hope you get to enjoy making & eating lots of cake!  Hopefully this is me back into the swing of this blogging malarkey & I will be sharing my food ramblings with you all once more.  Lucky things!  Till next time, Rebecca x

2 comments:

belleau kitchen said...

ahh, yes... please Santa, bring me one too!... gorgeous looking brownies!

Send cakes to India said...

cool

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16 October 2012

Back for Baking Week with Brownies

I have finally retrieved the laptop from the cupboard under the stairs & managed to breath some life back into it.  Please Santa if you're reading this, I'd love a Mac Book for Christmas, PC's are increasingly driving me to violence against technology...well not all technology, just my rather temperamental laptop!  Anyway, I was shocked to realise it has been almost 3 months since my last post.  So much has happened I'm not sure where to start, so to avoid falling into a long winded waffling, here's the edited highlights.

I left my old job & have started my new one & I love it!

I have been a bit poorly so am experimenting with a Gluten Free lifestyle.

Oh & probably the most exciting thing, I have got engaged...yey!

It's been a fairly busy 3 months, I haven't been slacking, so I hope you'll forgive my leave of absence :-)  It's only been in the last week or so that I've felt settled again after so much change, so I'm back for National Baking Week & what better time to test out my first Gluten Free baking recipe.

When I first went gluten free, I guess I thought 'well that's my baking out the window then', along with any other cakes, biscuits & yummy sweet stuff.  I started off trying a few gluten free substitutes, Sainsbury Free From Digestives, lovely, Tru Free Custard Creams....well I'm not quite sure how to describe them.  But then I never did eat normal custard creams, so why I suddenly had an urge to eat a gluten free version, no idea?

This recipe is one from Dove Farms, the people who make a whole assortment of gluten free friendly ingredients.  (It's getting a bit boring constantly writing Gluten Free, I'm switching to GF, ok!)  I've never baked with GF flour, so I thought now was not the time to experiment, stick to a tried & tested recipe.  This one had really great reviews, you can find it on the Doves Farm website.  There are really only 2 ingredients you need to switch for GF versions, flour & baking powder...I know I never thought baking powder had gluten in it either?

Fresh out of the oven, in my Lurpak Brownie pan...fab freebie!

The result, well they look like chocolate brownies, smell like chocolate brownies & taste delicious, I would challenge anyone to tell the difference!  If you have any other tried & tested GF recipes, I'd love to see them.  I'm not sure if I'll have to stay GF, it's all a bit of trial & error really, but I do know I'm feeling better, so I'm not arguing with that!

These will not last long!

Happy National Baking Week everyone, hope you get to enjoy making & eating lots of cake!  Hopefully this is me back into the swing of this blogging malarkey & I will be sharing my food ramblings with you all once more.  Lucky things!  Till next time, Rebecca x

2 comments:

belleau kitchen said...

ahh, yes... please Santa, bring me one too!... gorgeous looking brownies!

Send cakes to India said...

cool

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