Gluten Free Cup Cake at "My Sweetopia"

Gluten Free Cup Cake at "My Sweetopia"
The girls at "My Sweetopia" always like to make a special GF cupcake for Angus!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cooking adventures

So I've discovered the "Good Taste" Magazine, and thought I'd take on the challenge to "Cook the Issue" - Gluten Free of course. So some were success, others failures - but I guess along the way I'm learning about good and bad replacements.

Some that worked:
* Pea and Ham Soup - easy!
* Indian Feast - hmm - not as easy - Vegetable Bhaji were a gluggy disaster and though I liked the Cauliflower dish - the boys thought it was disgusting.
* Pork Parmigiana - I replaced the bread crumbs with polenta and a little bit of gf plain flour - this was a HIT with the boys!
* Chicken Curry pies with Sweet Potato - a "pot" pie - no pastry - also a hit
* My personal favourite - Chickpea & prosciutto minestrone - yum!
Some photos are attached - sorry presentation ain't my thing!

More experiments to come!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Australia Day

I spent the morning in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony with the Navy Band. I always love this gig as there are always many excited faces full of hope and pride in the audience. During the break talk turned to what we were doing for the rest of our holiday. Having kids naturally rules out cockroach races at the local pub so I decided to do a spot of cooking. While not traditionally Australian fare - I chose to cook a Berry cake - which is really just a big friand baked in a tray then cut up and served in slices when it's cooled. The recipe is on - just use G.F. plain flour instead of the normal plain flour. Really yummy and sweet and a great way to use up egg whites. My only problem is my vicious oven - which necessitates me turning the oven down 20 deg. and watching it carefully throughout the cooking to make sure that it doesn't burn. Roll on the house renovations, hopefully starting in a couple of weeks! I'm so looking forward to a new kitchen with new appliances. That self cleaning oven sounds awesome!