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Sunday, 8 November 2009

GLUTEN FREE RECIPES

I have just finished reading a very inspirational book - GLUTEN FREE GIRL by Shauna James AHERN (which I bought through Amazon). (also follow her blog).
Her style of writing got me thinking about food in general, and how it would be to eat gluten free.
Since my sister was diagnosed with celiac disease, I have become interested in the foods that make up their diet.
One of the brands here in Australia is Orgran, and they put out a magazine, every 3 months called Everyday Health, which contains wonderful recipes and articles dealing with this health problem.
This morning I made up a batch of biscuits (or cookies if you are in the States) and just had to try one of them. Delicious.
So here is the recipe from the Magazine - Issue 16 Vol1/2009. The recipe is by Yvonne Voorthuizen, who has compiled 3 recipe books now and this happened after trying to come up with meals for her husband, who was diagnoised withCoeliac Disease about 11 years ago.

BUTTERNUT BISCUITS

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons soft butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons golden syrup
1 cup castor sugar
1 1/2 cups Orgran Self Raising Flour
1 cup coconut
1 tablespoon milk
Dash of vanilla essence

Method
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line trays with baking paper.
Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla essence. Add the egg and golden syrup.
Fold in the coconut, flour and milk
Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the trays,using it all.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

I found that I had to cook for a bit longer, and this depends on your oven.
Also this made 2 1/2 trays of biscuits.

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