Wednesday, 10 September 2008
A Couple of Recipes
Wheat-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free Date Loaf
This sounds somewhat impossible and you may wonder if it is actually edible, but I assure you that this recipe is not only edible, but quite delicious.
1¼ cups chopped dates
1 cup fruit juice (I use grape or apple, but any sweet juice will do)
1 teaspoon mixed spice
½ cup oil (I use rice bran or macadamia oil)
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
2 large eggs
½ cup oat bran
¾ cup wheat free flour (I use a 50/50 mix of Orgran and FG Roberts plain gluten free flours)
2 teaspoons baking powder
Place dates, juice, spice, oil and bicarb soda in a saucepan (large enough to mix everything in) and bring to the boil. Simmer for a few minutes until dates are soft. Stir well and cool.
Add eggs to the date mixture and beat with a wooden spoon. Add the oat bran and stir in. Finally add the flour and baking powder and mix with wooden spoon until well combined.
Pour mix into a well-oiled loaf pan (about 21cm x 11cm) and bake in a moderate oven until a skewer comes out clean (about 45 minutes). Leave in pan until cool before removing.
This cake will last for up to a week in a sealed container.
Note: the presence of oat bran makes this recipe not gluten free, but it is wheat free. If this is an issue for you, simply replace the oat bran with gluten free flour. I like to include the oat bran as it is great fibre for our bodies, assisting our intestines and helping to clear out excess cholesterol.
Hard boiled eggs
Peel hard boiled eggs and split lengthways. Scoop out yolk halves and mash together. Place whites on plate.
To mashed eggs yolks add about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of soy sauce for every 6 eggs. Combine together until smooth. Add more or less mayo or soy to taste (especially as I cannot remember the exact proportions). Finely chop chives and parsley and add to mix.
Place teaspoonfuls of mix into the whites and they are ready to eat.
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