Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Comfort food - GF Pudding





In my last post I mentioned that I have redisovered my love of baking and as a consequence I have recieved a few requests for recipes. My eldest daughter is a Coeliac, therefore she cannot eat anything with gluten in it. Sounds easy, but gluten is found in a huge and strange variety of foods. She has been living with this for 5 years now and is completely accustomed to it, as we as a family are. Hubby and I are thankful that it is reasonably easily managed and not serious in comparison to other allergies.





I have been baking cookies once a week and have decided that one night a week we will have a tasty dessert. This recipe was so good, but next time I will definately be cutting down on the amount of sugar, it was super sweet.







BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING




190g (1 1/2 cups) gluten-free SR flour


1 tsp gluten-free baking powder


80g (1/3 cup firmly packed) brown sugar


170 ml (2/3 cup) milk


60g unsalted butter, melted and cooled


1 egg


1 tbsp golden syrup or pure maple syrup






165g (3/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar, extra


2 tbsp golden syrup or pure maple syrup







Preheat the oven to 170 C. Lighly grease a 1.25 litre ovenproof dish.





Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, then make a well in the centre. In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, butter, egg and golden syrup/maple syrup. Pour into the prepared dish. Place the dish on a baking tray.





Sprinkle the extra brown sugar over the batter. Combine the extra golden syrup and 420ml (1 2/3 cups) boiling water and carefully pour over the batter. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted halfway into the pudding comes out clean.





Set the pudding aside for 5-10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly before serving.





HINT - To make this free of dairy and egg, replace the milk with gluten-free rice drink, the butter with dairy-free margarine and the egg with egg replacer.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Grateful for ..... so many things.

This week I am grateful for ......


- Redisovering my love of baking. I have whipped up Gluten Free chocolate cookies, Honey and Ginger cookies and last night tackled a Gluten Free Butterscotch self-saucing pudding. They were all delish and the coeliac of the family was a very happy girl.

- Having a day to myself.

- Op shopping that day away and bringing a load of goodies home.

- Seeing my 9 year old get her ears pierced with her 2 best friends, truly delightful.

- the husband's floorboard laying ability, it's coming along nicely.

- TV. I love it, can't get enough of it. Good or bad, serious or funny.....hello Angry Boys and Offspring, I do love you both. Also, loving the multitude of episodes of Grand Designs.


For more grateful offerings, do pop on over to Maxabella Loves.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wordless Wednesday



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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

After a sleep in, the morning started with lots of cuddles, gorgeous handmade gifts and one very special self bought gift (the kids think their Dad picked it out!).



Nothing like a photo shoot not long after you open your eyes.....





Made to model my new bike panniers or saddlebags as I like to refer to them by. Now I just need a new bike! Loving my Basil double pannier bought online from Ruthy's Rides.


End of the day for the littlies. We were all feeling a little tired at this stage.




Last photo of the day. Exhausted but happy.

I hope that all the Mum's out there had a fabulous day. x.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A little catch up.

Once again I have slipped back into non-blogging status. I have been missing but there has been no action to speak of, craft wise. I have thought about blogging, clicked on "new post", but just haven't had anything to say. I have been reading blogs and sometimes commenting. So, I am hoping to get some sort of blogging routine happening.

During the last month we have...



A day trip to Kennett River and Wye River. Can't wait to go back and camp. Stopped in at The Wye River General Store, amazing! Great coffee.


The kiddies enjoying a hot chocolate in our daggy campervan that will one day look much prettier. A quick camping trip to my MIL's in Casterton for her 90th birthday bash, complete with CWA afternoon tea, yummo!


Caught up with friends in Melbourne and then a trip to Phillip Island. We got to see the Penguin Parade which was a definite hit with the kids, and us for that matter.



Checked out The Nobbies . Wow, what a view.


The girls decided to have a little shop on the nature strip. Lots of bookmarks, drawings, posters, paper weights and lemons.


Reuben was on hand to act as security guard.


Getting ready for Ms Blondie's 7th birthday party. Thank goodness she has agreed to a sleepover with only 2 friends. I'm sure that between them they will make enough noise.