Gluten-free and Egg-free Recipes (with some Dairy-free options)

Archive for November, 2012

Gluten-free and Egg-free Chocolate Slice

Here’s a chocolate slice recipe that I always fall back on when I need to bring a plate of goodies to an event.

Ingredients

300 g gluten-free plain flour

180 g dessicated coconut

225 g sugar

24 g cocoa

370 g butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Mix the flour, coconut, sugar and cocoa together in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and vanilla together and add to the dry ingredients.
  3. Press into a 30 x 23 cm baking tin.
  4. Bake at 160 C fan-forced (180 C/350 F conventional oven) for 20 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool then ice with chocolate icing and sprinkle with coconut.
  6. Refrigerate until cold then cut up into squares.

Icing: Sift 280 g gluten-free icing mixture (or use pure icing sugar) and 48 g cocoa into a bowl. Add 60 g of melted butter and 60 ml of hot water and stir until well mixed.

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Gluten-free and Egg-free Melting Moments

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These melt-in-your-mouth biscuits are easy to make egg free as they don’t need eggs at all. Sorry dairy-frees, this recipe needs the butter. I prefer these biscuits without the filling, but my son always insists on having the filling in his.

Ingredients

180 g butter

60 g icing sugar

60 g cornflour

1 teaspoon baking powder

180 g gluten free plain flour

Method

  1. Cream butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add icing sugar and cornflour and mix. Add the sifted baking powder and flour and mix well.
  2. Roll into 20 g balls and place on a baking paper lined baking tray.
  3. Press each ball with a fork to flatten slightly.
  4. Bake for 16 minutes until golden at 160C fan-forced or 180 C/350F conventional oven.

Icing: Mix 100 g butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until combined. Add 135 g icing sugar (gluten-free) and mix until well combined.

Sandwich biscuits together with icing or leave plain if desired.

Gluten-free, Egg-free and Dairy-free Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

It’s spring here in Brisbane, but thanks to some rainy weather, it’s a little cooler than usual for November. It felt like a great day to pull out the old chocolate pudding recipe:

Ingredients

Cake

150 g gluten-free self raising flour

24 g cocoa powder

170 g sugar

30 g melted dairy-free margarine (Nuttelex) or use other margarine or butter for non dairy-free

125 g rice milk (or dairy milk if you can have it)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sauce

110 g brown sugar

30 g cocoa

435 ml boiling water

Method

1. Sift the flour and cocoa into a medium sized bowl. Add the sugar and stir to combine.

2. Add the margarine to the milk and vanilla then add to the dry ingredients.

3. Mix well with electric mixers and pour into a small casserole dish.

4. Combine the brown sugar, cocoa and hot water together, then pour carefully over the cake mix in the casserole dish.

5. Bake at 160 C fan-forced (180 C/350 F conventional oven) for approximately 45 minutes.