Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Gluten free ANZAC biscuits

 I made these gluten free ANZAC biscuits for ANZAC Day today to share with my gluten sensitive friends. The recipe is online here.

People who are sensitive to gluten also can’t eat oats either because of cross-contamination or a protein in the oats themselves. Some gluten free recipes replace the oats with quinoa flakes, which is a big no no for me. I was pleased to have found this recipe, which uses crushed gluten free cornflakes in place of oats.

These biscuits were really tasty, and smelled and had the general flavour of normal ANZAC biscuits. I would recommend this recipe as a gluten free alternative.

TWD - Mocha-Walnut Torte

 This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Mocha-Walnut Torte.

I didn’t have enough walnuts, so I used almonds instead. This worked out well, as I took it to a friend’s house for dessert and her husband has a walnut allergy.

I didn’t bother putting anything on top of my torte, but my friend served it with butterscotch and gingerbread icecream - yum. I loved the nutty interior of this cake.

To see what everyone else made this week and what hey thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

TWD - Cinnamon-Raisin Bread

 Today’s Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Cinnamon-Raisin Bread. This bread is super easy to make and smells heavenly when baking and cooling.

The raisins are soaked in water or tea. I soaked mixed fruit in Peach and Pineapple tea because - why not?

The cinnamon spiced dough is then made in a stand mixer, and the soaked raisins kneaded through the dough.

The dough is left to rise (it took mine ~ 90 minutes to double in size) before being shaped, put into a buttered loaf tin, and rising again for 45 minutes.

I glazed the top of my loaf with heated jam and sprinkled it with sugar before baking. Forty-five minutes later, you end up with a golden brown loaf that smells divine. 

Once cooled, the loaf can be sliced and enjoyed however you like:

To see what everyone else made this week and their thoughts on it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website