Today Rowan and I made these mini loaf cakes using homemade oat flour. We had to use regular sugar as that’s all we have but I reduced the amount (I often do with cakes and they still bake and taste fine).
They were lovely, springy and moist ❤ definitely a hit and will make them again. The texture was really nice and they didn’t have that grainy feel gluten free cakes often have. I may try the recipe as a large cake in future. We’re going to have the rest with custard tomorrow.
Little experiment this morning making doughnuts.
Gluten, dairy and egg free bread
Today we tried out a recipe from Pinterest for homemade crispy bars. Jack really likes the bars from Tesco so was excited to have a go at making his own.
We used a mixture of half vegan milk chocolate and half dairy free dark chocolate. The recipe only needed two other ingredients: coconut oil and rice crispsy cereal.
Jack measured out the ingredients and mixed everything together once the chocolate was melted. After spreading out on a tray they only took a couple of hours to be set and ready to eat.
Dairy, gluten and egg free with sprinkles
Today I collected a load of windfall pears from the garden as well as damsons and some veg. A lot of the pears where quite small but or a bit bruised but fine for chopping up and making jam.
I collected some blackberries from the garden as well and then Jack and I set off out to collect some more. There is a really good place that is easy walking distance from our house. Do miss all the elderberries from our old garden, there don’t seem to be that many elder trees here. In Grimsby they were everywhere, same for rowan. Though there is a huge amount of what look like tiny red and orangy plums nearby, some tye of damson maybe? and a few apple trees too.
I have used about half of the blackberries and the pears today making blackberry and pear and blackberry and banana jams and a gluten free pear and polenta cake.
Yesterday we took a trip to the market in Guildford as part of our history/geography project. I found a couple of videos on the BBC learning zone about local food and one was about the farmers market in Guildford. That is not here until next month but we have the weekly market on Friday and Saturday which has some good stalls. I gave Jack £5 and let him chose what to buy and buy it. Grapes was a definite on his list (as always!) and he also bought raspberries, apples and bananas.