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gluten free choc fudge cookies

Posted on November 9th, 2009 by Tracey

i know i’m supposed to be trying to lose weight.. but i couldn’t help but whip these up yesterday while i was home with the kids.. these are amazing!!

220g dark chocolate, chopped
60g unsalted butter, chopped
1 cup (150g) plain flour (I’ve used gluten free, but you can use regular)
1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/3 cup (55g) icing sugar

1) Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until smooth. Let it cool a bit.
2) In a seperate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
3) In another seperate bowl (blahh the washing up!), beat the eggs and caster sugar with an electric mixer until pale. Add chocolate and vanilla. Mix. Add flour mixture. Mix.
4) Cover bowl and leave in the fridge for 45 minutes.
5) Preheat the oven to 160c
6) Line baking trays with baking paper.
7) Put the icing sugar into a small bowl
8 ) Take a heaped teaspoon of the cookie mixture and roll into a ball.
9) Roll it in the icing sugar and then place on the tray.
10) Flatten it with your hand and then repeat steps 8 & 9
11) Bake for 15 minutes
12) Let the cookies cool a bit and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


gluten free giveaway!

Posted on August 10th, 2009 by Tracey

gluten free giveaway!

i’m having a little gluten free giveaway over at my gluten free food blog, check it out!

gluten free puff pastry!!

Posted on July 16th, 2009 by Tracey

when i had heard that La Maison de Patisserie joining forces with another company (and is now known as The Pastry Pantry) and was creating a new type of gluten free pastry, i almost fell over myself trying to clamber onto a computer to check when/where/how it was available.

since going back on (some) gluten, i had tried using regular puff pastry and it just didn’t taste right! i didn’t have a reaction but i definately prefer the gluten free pastry..

on a whim, i decided to Google the brand yesterday afternoon and hooray, it was available to buy via the Gluten Free Direct website! so at about 3.30pm yesterday I ordered a few packs to tide me over for a few months, and today at 1pm – they arrived!

i can’t wait to get baking 🙂 first up will be a chocolate tart, i think. then some sort of pie, using the puff pastry. then another apple pie. oh, my thighs will pay the price but you can’t keep this girl out of the kitchen!

Gluten Free Direct –
The Pastry Pantry –