Archive for June, 2011
I don’t know about you but I love Macadamia nuts… so I was very excited to receive a couple of products from Brookfarm‘s gluten free range. Before I go into the specifics of each product it’s worth noting that Brookfarm is “Australia’s most awarded producer of fine gourmet macadamia products.” Even better is that Brookfarm’s products contain no preservatives or additives.
First up I tried the Brookfarm gluten free Macadamia Muesli and I was impressed. Gluten free muesli’s can be hit and miss, often being very dry and crunchy (not in a good way) however this one was far from that. More >
I just wanted to let you all know that I am currently in the US (where I will be for the next three months). I am having a few teething issues with my new netbook and images so while I am trying to sort it out there will be a lack of posts. Good news is that there is a lot of food I can eat here
Wholesome Cook recently posted a recipe on her blog for fluffy ricotta pancakes (with the word fluffy in front you probably guessed they aren’t gluten free) with data and banana butter which caught my eye. I have made gluten free pancakes before but only from the Vitarium packet mix, however I had heard that buckwheat flour is very good for pancakes. I therefore decided to give these ones a go substituting the self raising flour for buckwheat flour and baking powder.
The buckwheat version of the pancakes come out a lot browner due to the colour of buckwheat flour however they were very More >
I was wondering past The Cupcake Bakery in George Street (near Wynyard station) the other day thinking, ‘wouldn’t it be nice if I could eat one of their cupcakes’. Now I don’t usually like cupcakes (except the gluten free ones I make) but you tend to miss things after going gluten free just because you can no longer have them. I was trying to fill in time as I was really early to meet a friend so I decided to go into the bakery anyway, and well you probably guessed it, but much to my surprise there was a sign saying, More >
Gluten free bread will always be a problem and I have accepted that.
However there are a few companies around that have come up with a pretty good gluten free bread formula. I hadn’t heard much about Springhill Farm‘s bread however since I had a packet in the cupboard which I received at a Coeliac Society event I decided to try it. As you have probably gathered I don’t really like making something straight from the packet without adding something or changing it a little. I had decided I wanted to make this bread with some seeds and found that Lucky Nuts More >
I was lucky enough to receive a parcel in the mail from Byron Bay Cookie Company all the way from the UK. The UK, I hear you asking. In short, while Byron Bay Cookies were originally baked on an old farmhouse stove in Byron Bay the full range is now baked in the UK. This unfortunately means that there are actually some flavours available in the UK that aren’t available in Australia.
The first cookie I tried, which is available in Australia, was the White Choc Chunk & Macadamia. This wasn’t my favourite cookie as I More >