Hi Beach Cottage peeps, now strap yourselves right on in this morning, we have another gluten-free recipe rocking Beach Cottage Land today.
After the success of the last gluten-free recipe on here I’ve been babble-dabbling with gluten-free and gluten-free cooking a bit.
Now. Let’s be honest. There are no dietary requirements in this old cottage, as of yet, that need us to be gluten free, but, I do know a few things. One I have more than one friend who is gluten intolerant and it would be nice to have a home-baked thing up my sleeve for when they are around. And two, over the years while far from intolerant, I know that if I shove the gluten stuff down like there is no tomorrow in the form of delicious bread I will end up puffed up and not so comfortable in certain departments…
So gluten-free interests me quite a bit and the more I look around, the more I read cookery books as if it were going out of fashion, the more I peruse foodie blogs in the bath on my phone, the more I have wanted to have a little bit of a go at gluten-free baking and go gluten-free for a while.
I have to hold my hands up here though and say that it did all seem a bit, I don’t know, intimidating and would a packet of gluten-free flour cost me an arm and a leg? Not so!
Well it was interesting…I didn’t need to take out a mortgage for the flour and it was all very very civilized…I threw all scariness out of the window and went for it, starting with a very easy and plain vanilla fairy cake…after looking around for a bit at various recipes and not sure what to buy in terms of flour, I took myself off to good old Woolworths to have a look and see what they had on offer – I’ve tried a few of the Macro gluten free range before when I’ve been away with gluten-free friends and I know they’ve been doing gluten free for a long time now and I’ve noticed that section in the supermarket getting more popular …so, a pretty good place to start…
So I found myself with a bag of gluten-free flour, I must say I was all set up for reading backs of packets, trawling through ingredients, wondering what on earth I would purchase but it was pretty much throw it in the basket and go – not much to go wrong when the packet is labelled Gluten Free Self Raising Flour lol!
After a little bit of to-ing and fro-ing with online recipes I liked the look of and a recipe I had seen on a blog, I actually wasn’t confident that the result would look, let alone taste, anything like the ones I had seen, so I decided not to take any risks and went with the recipe on the back of the Woolworth’s packet…mmmm…yum…so glad I did!
For my first ever dabble in gluten-free baking, it was a good one.
This has a cake feel to it if you are eating it while drinking a cup of tea (is there any other way?) but the texture is different, there are wafts of the macaron about this and that can only be a good thing for me…
Gluten-Free Cupcakes Fairy Cakes Recipe
150 g Macro Gluten Free S R Flour
85g caster sugar
30ml veg oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
75 ml water
1. whisk egg, oil, vanilla, water
2. add flour and sugar
3. spoon into cupcake liners
4. bake 160C 12 – 15 mins
That’s it from me and my super easy, no fuss gluten free cake recipe… tell me do you have any gluten intolerant experiences?? I’m really interested in this and I’d love to try out some other recipes…