Gluten Free Recipes

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With the increased incidence of Coeliac Disease and Non-Coeliac Gluten Intolerance in our society Carole Hofflin, author, cookery teacher and nurse, to label a few titles, believes gluten-free food should be widely available, and is determined to make this happen. Carole, who has followed a strict gluten-free diet for many years, has combined her passion for cooking with a professional interest in Coeliac Disease and food intolerances to produce cookbooks that have helped many people in their pursuit of tasty gluten-free food.

A strong believer in never having to apologise for a meal or cake being gluten-free, Carole refuses to accept second-best with regards to her food. A special diet can be restrictive enough without the added burden of it being bland. She believes gluten-free food should be of a sufficiently high standard that all people, not just the gluten intolerant, can enjoy.

With her third book: ‘Is it gluten-free? An A-Z of things gluten-free’ she exposed the gluten-free world to the broader community by recognising that a gluten-free diet affects many more than just the individual and their immediate family.

Carole’s latest book: ‘It is gluten-free: Delicious recipes for everyone to enjoy’ combines favourites from the ever successful ‘Gorgeous Gluten-Free’ and ‘More Gorgeous Gluten-Free’ cookbooks with the addition of a greater variety of new and special occasion dishes for delicious everyday gluten-free eating.

Black Forest Cherry Cake

This traditional German cake is made in three parts; pastry, cake, and filling.

Ingredients, pastry:

¾ cup (140G) white rice flour
¼ cup (45G) potato flour
½ cup (50G) soy flour
½ tablespoon Xanthan gum
60G unsalted butter, melted
3-6 tablespoons iced water

Method:

-Sift the flour and gum together into a bowl.

-Make a well in the centre. Into the well pour the butter and water.

-With a fork stir the flour slowly into the fluid. Add more water if necessary to form a firm ball of dough.

-Refrigerate for ½ hour.

-Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the greased 24cm springform tin.

-Prick the base lightly with a fork. Bake at 180C for 20 minutes.

-Cool on a wire rack.

-When cool cover the base with a generous coating of red jam, put aside.

Ingredients, cake:

6 eggs (480G), separated
¾ cup (150G) castor sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla essence
½ cup (90G) white rice flour
1/3 cup (30G) soy flour
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
4 tablespoons hazelnut meal
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Method:

-At high speed beat the egg yolks and sugar; add the vanilla essence. Beat until creamy.

-Into a bowl sift the flour and baking powder.

-Sift the flour mix a second time over the top of the egg mix.

-Add the nut meal and cocoa; stir well.

-Beat the egg whites at high speed until thick.

-Lightly stir the beaten whites into the mix.

-Pour into a greased and papered 24cm springform tin.

-Bake at 180C for 45 minutes. Cool.

Ingredients, filling:

700G jar Morello cherries, well drained (reserve the juice)
600ml whipping cream
2 tablespoons pure icing sugar
2 tablespoons cherry schnapps/similar liqueur

Cake Arrangement:

-If you have an adjustable cake ring for arranging this cake that’s perfect, if not the detachable round of the springform tin will work just as well.

-Place the prepared pastry on a large serving plate; place the ring around it.

-Carefully cut the cake in half; place the bottom half on top of the pastry base.

-Drizzle the reserved juice over the cake; just enough to moisten it.

-Arrange the cherries evenly over the top of the cake.

-Whip the cream with the icing sugar and liqueur.

-Cover the cherries with a generous layer of cream.

-Place the second half of the cake on the cream – top side uppermost.

-Use the remainder of the whipped cream to liberally cover the cake; you may wish to pipe decorations on the top too.

-Remove the ring.

-Decorate the cream with glace cherries and finely grated chocolate.

-Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving.


For more information go to http://www.gorgeousglutenfree.com.au/

Another great site https://www.glutenfreehealth.com.au/

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