Well we are on the countdown to Christmas now, only 5 more sleeps eeeeek. I know this can be an incredibly stressful time of year for many. I try to start each day thinking what I'm thankful for just to remind myself that we are in fact living in paradise, and well I have a lot to be thankful for. A wonderful caring kind supportive husband, two pretty cool kids (most of the time) a lovely home and my gorgeous dog Ruby. Not to mention getting to start this business, which I hope in turn helps some people struggling with the diet change. There are so many out there that are less fortunate than ourselves doing it really tough, I hope we can all spare a thought and be kind and generous wherever possible.
I've been trying out some new and old recipes these past two weeks trying to nail down a good bread recipe, I've tried two and I'll post my most successful one below. It is a Thermomix recipe but I know it can be made without one. Its been fun converting recipes, I'm still working away at one that is not quite perfect yet, hopefully I will get it and next year you may see my first product coming on the website, made by yours truly.
I probably wont have time to post again before Christmas so I wish you all a safe and Happy Holiday season xox
60 Grams Parmesan Cheese
3 Sprigs fresh parsley
140g Buckwheat flour
200g White rice flour
140g Arrowroot Flour
40g Chia seeds
1 tsp Xanthan gum
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Salt
400g Warm water
15g White sugar
2 tsp Dried instant yeast
30g Olive oil
1 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
1. Grease and line a loaf tin 27 x 10cm with Baking paper and set aside
2. Chop Parsley and Parmesan till its a chunky crumb and set aside
3. Mix together Buckwheat, White rice and Arrowroot flours, add in the Chia seeds, Xanthan gum, paprika and salt, set aside in a bowl
4. Place water, sugar yeast, oil and vinegar and eggs into a mixing bowl and mix till just combined, leave to sit for about 5 mins
5. Add flour mixture into the wet mixture and about half of the Parsley/Parmesan and combine, if you have a machine that kneads put it into that and knead till combined.
6. Preheat oven to 210 degrees
7. Place mixture into the prepared loaf tin, cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel, put in a warm place for 1 hour or until nearly risen to the top
8. Sprinkle loaf with the remaining Parmesan mixture and bake for 35 mins or until golden,
9. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely, before serving
Last week my youngest son had camp, camp always requires home baking this is particularly difficult with a dairy free child.
But luckily for me I have a store full of options, I decided on the Yes You Can, Vanilla Cup Cakes. Tried tested and true, even my Mum can make them, (sorry Mum) I admit I have made my life also easier again by having a Thermomix, the best invention known to man it practically makes them for you, well nearly. If anyone wants to know more about one of those, get in touch don't worry I don't sell them, so I won't be giving you the hard sell. I just honestly love the machine and can make my own Gluten free breads etc in it, it even mills the rice into flour AMAZING.
Anyways back to the cupcakes my kids love them, give them a go they are great for parties, school camps last minute plates needing to be taken somewhere, work morning teas the list goes on. You can find them under Cakes, Cupcakes and Pancakes on the site and also they are in the Christmas boxes, I've added some pics below so you can see what they look like.
Have a great rest of the week, that's all from me.
Back to the Sunshine :)
Thanks to everyone that has looked at our site bought things and given us feedback on how we can be better. When I started this idea
it was to not only have a successful business it was to create something that I felt was a little different. I don't just want people to shop with us (although that would be great) I want to help people make their lives easier!
We have been going for just over a month now and things are going really well, I'm hoping to be able to get on here often post recipes that are easy fun and healthy, ideas to make your life easier and little fun quirky things to keep us all laughing. Please send me any ideas or recipes that you think are great options for you and your friends and family.
Lots of new things happening this last week, we have our fruit mince tarts and Figgy puddings from Bakeworks, yummy. Our orders for GF Christmas Hams went up yesterday and coming soon are our Dairy Free Advent Calendars, Chocolate Santas and selection boxes, EXCITING!
‘Becoming gluten free doesn’t need to feel like a life sentence, with the right help and support it can be a quick and pain free transformation.
Starting to eat foods that are right for you will however be an overnight transformation. No more bloated sore tummies, evening's spent on the toilet, days spent tired and achy!
We hope to be able to help you restock your pantry cost effectively with the essentials to everyday life.
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