Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Apple and Pear Sponge Pudding

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats, Dessert

Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Apple and Pear Sponge Pudding

This is a receipe for cold winter nights when a pudding is needed to finish the day.  Its fast and easy to mix together, a great way to use up all kinds of over ripe fruit, or if you are really pressed for time you can even use tinned pie fruit.  This recipe was originally made by my grandmother.  It is very traditionally Australian and reflects my grandmothers English heritage.

I have been refining the grain free version of this dessert for a few years and finally have something that tastes very close to her wheat flour version. 

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Grain Free Banana & Raspberry Cake

Posted on Dec 8, 2013 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Grain Free Banana & Raspberry Cake

I’ve been making a grain free banana cake for years.  This version is the “new and improved” version and the added raspberries make it something special, but it is still relatively inexpensive to make as it only uses two eggs.  The original recipe this one is based on is here.   This version I think is “healthier” as it uses coconut sugar and coconut oil.

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Amaranth Berry Cake

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats, Recipes

Amaranth Berry Cake

This cake was inspired by the Rasberry Lemon Almond Cake here but has been changed so much it deserved its own recipe page.

This version uses oil instead of butter, and is as always Grain-free, Gluten-free.  The citrus zest gives it a fabulous aroma, and like all of my cakes, has no technique required: chuck it all in a bowl and mix it really well, throw it in the oven.  It needs a decent cooking time, so test it after 20 minutes and give it longer if it still feels a bit too “soft”

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Coconut Cake

Posted on May 10, 2011 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats, Recipes

Coconut Cake

This is based on a traditional italian recipe with a few personal adjustments.  It is surprisingly light  and easy to eat.

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Failsafe Banana Bread

Posted on May 10, 2011 in Breads, Pizza Bases and Pastry, Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats, Recipes

Failsafe Banana Bread

This is a buckwheat flour recipe just perfect for anyone who hates the taste of buckwheat.  It tastes amazing, and you could give this to your fussiest eater, including “normal” wheat-eaters and they will love it too.  Its healthy enough to have for breakfast toasted or untoasted and “cake-y” enough to have anytime as a treat.  Its other big plus: its failsafe, although not recommended for the amine sensitive due to all the bananas!

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Ginger Cookies (No Gluten, No Grains, No Sugar)

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Ginger Cookies (No Gluten, No Grains, No Sugar)

This is a recipe by reader Aimee Lauezzari who says

“This is my adaptation of a recipe on www.positivehealth.com. This version doesn’t
use any grains. I mix these right in the saucepan that I start with. It’s a nice little
cookie and my family loves them, so much that I usually double the recipe.
NOTE: The original calls for rice flour instead of arrowroot. “

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Grain-Free & Gluten-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Grain-Free & Gluten-Free Carrot & Pineapple Cake

Ingredients

2 cups grated carrot

440g tin crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained

2 cups of grain free flour mix of choice:

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Fruit and Nut Clusters Grain Free Vegan

Posted on Aug 30, 2010 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Fruit and Nut Clusters Grain Free Vegan

Our good friend Joanne, who is on the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and who also cannot eat eggs was very excited to find this recipe from the Nuilife Coconut Oil company.  She brought us a sample to try and they are DELICIOUS.  These will especially appeal to those who cannot tolerate eggs, or who prefer to be vegan.  They are also excellent as a “breakfast cookie” or as a healthy vegan high protein snack.

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Grain Free Dairy Free 5 minute Custard

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Grain Free Dairy Free 5 minute Custard

This custard recipe is fast and easy.  You can make it without a double-boiler, it takes less than 5 minutes and you can make it dairy free.  Use coconut milk for an extra decadent treat, it tastes amazing!

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Arrowroot Biscuits

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Arrowroot Biscuits

These biscuits are crisp and light and keep really well.  Great with a coffee or cup of tea.  The flavour is so mild you can give them to your wheat eating friends and they will never know.  This is for a small batch of about two trays.  They are also FAILSAFE.

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Raspberry Lemon & Almond Slice

Posted on Sep 26, 2009 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Raspberry Lemon & Almond Slice
125g butter
1 cup caster sugar
splash of vanilla essence (about 1.5 tsp)
3 eggs
1/2 cup plain yoghurt with a splash of lemon juice
1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup amaranth flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/4 cup potato starch
1 cup frozen rasberries

This slice is alot like a friand.  It is slighly chewy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside and smells and looks amazing fresh out of the oven, with the raspberry marbled top. It looks and tastes “special” its flavours ideal to serve to your grain-eating guests who would normally find the flavours of buckwheat and amaranth too strong – give them this with a dusting of icing sugar and a spoon of thick yoghurt or cream to serve, and you will have some very happy people begging you for the recipe.  Lots of sugar so not even pretending this one is healthy but perfect for an occasional treat.

Grain-free, Gluten-free, Contains Dairy and Sugar.

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Date & Ginger Mufins

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

These muffins are both Grain-Free and Sugar Free but not FAILSAFE. Super moist and healthy, you will be surprised how sweet they are without any added sugar.

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Caramel Vanilla Cake

Posted on Sep 6, 2009 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

Suitable for children with a Salicylate allergy IF you use normal caster sugar instead of rapadura, and DONT USE vinegar but then cake will not be caramel, just vanilla (but still very nice).  This cake has a beautiful texture and keeps really well, although it normally doesn’t last that long.

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Quinoa & Almond Spice Slice/Cake

Posted on Sep 4, 2009 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

This slice is sugar free, grain free, soy and dairy free. By using stevia instead of sugar, it will not affect blood sugar levels and is very low GI.

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Potato Flour Sponge Cake

Posted on Sep 4, 2009 in Cakes, Cookies & Sweet Treats

This potato flour sponge cake tastes so good. I make it alot for “normal” eaters and they can’t believe that it is not a traditional wheat flour recipe.  I use it as a base for tiramisu and triffles as well, and also as a sponge roll. Its fool proof.

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