Sunday, 13 August 2017

Gluten free chocolate flapjack

I made these delicious gluten free chocolate flapjacks with Sainsbury's deliciously free from oats and deliciously free from dark chocolate.  They're quick and easy to make, if you do re-create, don't forget to tag me!


Ingredients:
300g butter
150g demerara sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
450g porridge oats (this is the size of the Sainsbury's bag)
100g chocolate (this is the size of the Sainsbury's bar)

Cooking instructions:
200C (gas mark 6) for 15 minutes

Method: 
  1. Preheat the oven and prepare your tin
  2. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a bowl.  I a put a saucepan full of water on the hob and placed the bowl on top and melted this way.
  3.  Once melted, add the oats and mix thoroughly.  You need to ensure all the oats are coated in the melted mixture as otherwise they won't stick together.
  4. Once everything is coated, add the chocolate.  I cut mine into small chunks, the size of the chunks is up to you!
  5. Then, put into your tin and push down ensuring it gets into every corner.  I then cut it and pushed down any excess again.  These lines will be my guides once it is cooked.
  6. Place in the oven and wait!
  7. Once out of the oven, cut the flapjacks properly whilst still warm.  This makes it easier to cut.
  8. Enjoy!  And don't forget to tag me in any photos posted!
I hope you enjoy your flapjacks!  Tag me in your photos!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Where have I been?

As some of you may have noticed, I have taken a break from blogging recently.  I struggled to find the time to sit down and write a blog post while balancing my time with my school work as well as part time jobs and other activities I do.  However, I have still been posting on my Instagram page daily so if you aren't following that already, you can follow me here.

So what have I actually been doing in the period I disappeared on here?
I've been at sixth form studying for mock exams as well as having the normal work load associated.  I have also been working at my weekend job and have just started volunteering twice a week in my summer holidays. As I'm writing this, I got back from my holiday to the Gower, Wales yesterday so I've had a week off.  I wanted to focus on my Instagram in the period where I was rushed off my feet and make sure that was the best it could be and not have two mediocre platforms. 

So I have decided that I shall start blogging again which I hope will please some of you! I will be posting every Sunday at 9am again. If I miss a week, I apoligise now but sixth form work does take priority. 



I will be writing several posts in August and scheduling them as I am on my summer holidays so if you have any post ideas or questions you want answered, don't hesitate to message me and I will do my best to include as many as possible.  The next few posts I wrote previously had them saved as drafts so look out for those.

I do have an idea myself though for Instagram and wanted your thoughts on it.  I was thinking that being as I can't get all over the UK and although I would love to, I just can't try every gluten free brand, products or eatery.  So to overcome this, I thought about featuring my followers recommendations with their photos and a little caption and review written by them.  I would make it clear it was a followers suggestion and I would tag them.  Being as my account is food items that are gluten free and coeliac suitable, the food featured would have to be this.  Is this something you would like on my page or would you rather for me to give it a miss?  Please message, email or comment to let me know your thoughts.

Thank you for being so patient with me and I hope you like my new content.  I shall see you again next Sunday at 9am.

glutenandme x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Gluten free cereal cakes

I hope you enjoy making these super easy cereal cakes!  I adapt the recipe to whatever I have in my cupboards so feel free to play around with what you include.


Ingredients:
75g butter
150g chocolate
4 tbsp golden syrup
150g cereal (I used 50g of each of the following: buckwheat, Kallo puffed rice, nutribrex)

Method:
  1. Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a bowl.
  2. Once all melted, add to your cereal mix 
  3. Ensure it is all coated
  4. Spoon into your cupcake cases
  5. Put into the fridge
I hope you enjoy making these super easy and super quick cereal cakes!  Tag me in any photos of the ones you make!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Gluten free ingredients checklist



Here is a list of ingredients that are gluten free and not.  I have gathered the list from a variety of sources that I have deemed reliable.  I hope you find it useful. 

Gluten free
Agar
Cornflour
Maize starch
Polenta
Amaranth
Cornstarch
Maltodextrin
Potato starch
Arrowroot
Flax/linseed
Millet
Quinoa
Besan
Glucose syrup
Modified maize starch
Rice / rice bran
Buckwheat
Codex wheat starch
Modified starch
Rice flour
Carrageenan
Gram flour
Mustard flour
Rice malt
Chana
Hops
Gluten free flour
Rice rusk
Corn
Maize
Pea starch
Sago
Xantham gum
Urd/urid/urad
Yam flour
Whey
Sorghum
Soya
Tapioca/manioc/cassava
Tapioca starch
Teff




This is the crossed grain symbol, it guarentees it is gluten free and safe to eat!



Gluten containing (also avoid may contains)
Barley
Emmer
Spelt
Wheat protein
Barley flour
Emmer wheat
Rusk
Wheat rusk
Barley malt
Farro
Rye
Wheat starch
Bulgar wheat
Freekeh
Rye flour

Couscous
Khorasan wheat (Kamut)
Triticale

Dinkel
Modified wheat starch
Wheat

Durum wheat
Pearl barley
Wheat bran

Einkorn
Semolina
Wheat flour