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Date and carrot cake - no processed sugar, dairy and gluten free

Date and carrot cake - no processed sugar, dairy and gluten free

This super-quick cake is delicious, and gets all its sweetness from the dates and carrot. You could cut the amount of oil if you planned to eat the whole thing the day you made it- if you want to keep it longer the oil will keep this moist for several days
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Blueberry crunch cookies

Blueberry crunch cookies

It is better to get them out too soon then put them back for a bit longer than to go away having set the timer, coming back too late
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Coffee and Walnut cake

Coffee and Walnut cake

Busy making cakes for my brother-in-law's big birthday bash this weekend. To make this I had to grind some lentils for the first time in this flat
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Dumplings

Dumplings

It's a cold wet day here and so stew and dumplings seemed the right thing to have for lunch. I made a stew using the stock from the chicken carcass, and then added carrot, sweet potato and cabbage
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Yorkshire Pudding tests - gluten-free

Yorkshire Pudding tests - gluten-free

I decided to test a yorkshire pudding recipe I got from the BBC Good Food website. As gf flours don’t brown the same way as wheat, if you want a darker Yorkshire pudding without burning put a little sugar into the batter
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Gluten-free Battered Fish and onion rings

Gluten-free Battered Fish and onion rings

There are a few fish and chip shops around that do gluten free food, but often it is only for two hours when they first change their fat once a month or some such
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samosa - gluten free and vegan

samosa - gluten free and vegan

 If you do find it sticks just squish it back together with a little extra water and put it back with the others for a moment
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Easy gluten-free brandy snaps

Easy gluten-free brandy snaps

You can always put them back in for a while if they are too pale. back on sheet and into oven for ten/twenty seconds
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Turkey alternatives- vegan quinoa, butternut squash and cashew nut roast

Turkey alternatives- vegan quinoa, butternut squash and cashew nut roast

 I had a look at a few recipes on the internet, including the useful evaluative series at the Guardian
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Energy Bars - gluten free, dairy free

Energy Bars - gluten free, dairy free

I have tried to produce a complete nutritional breakdown but had to use a combination of pack backs and websources, so data on all the minerals, amino acids etc
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Sage and onion stuffing - best ever and gluten free

Sage and onion stuffing - best ever and gluten free

 We are having our family gathering on New Year's day, but the mother-in-law came to lunch today (Boxing Day) so I did the turkey and full works
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Crispy Chicken in breadcrumbs - gluten-free of course

Crispy Chicken in breadcrumbs - gluten-free of course

 Gluten-free breads are particularly prone to producing a dense mushy area at the bottom when trying to make a large loaf
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Almost instant sausage rolls - dairy-free, gluten-free

Almost instant sausage rolls - dairy-free, gluten-free

sausage roll, gluten and dairy-freeUsual thing, had the TV on to see a programme about artisan beer and they started eating sausage rolls
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Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

My nephew John is getting married in May, so the three months recommended maturing time for a traditional fruit cake means that now is the time to get started
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gluten free wedding cupcake tower phase 4

gluten free wedding cupcake tower phase 4

I put it back in the microwave to re-melt, and after about twenty seconds I heard a loud thump as the lower part of the butter exploded past the upper layer which was still solid
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Mini quiche - canapes for a Private View

Mini quiche - canapes for a Private View

I am catering for a Private View next week - I insisted on providing the food so that I could enjoy myself safely
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quinoa and mushroom loaf (nut roast/turkey substitute)

quinoa and mushroom loaf (nut roast/turkey substitute)

So, you have someone visit who won't eat the turkey and can't eat dairy or nuts. and they need all their food to be gluten free
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Gluten-free cheese, potato and onion pasties

Gluten-free cheese, potato and onion pasties

Ate the last one of these a week after baking.  It was still good and held together well. I had kept it in the fridge