Compromising on wheat should not mean compromising on flavour.
It can be time consuming and expensive to find the right gluten free products to suit your diet. Some products are available on an annual pre paid prescription, and this is a good idea if there are more than one coeliacs in your household.
Did you know that some companies offer free samples, delivered to your door which allows you to try before you buy.
I have just had one such package delivered straight from Juvela.
Enclosed are the following items:-
- 2 x Pizza bases
- 1 x box of crackers
- 1 x box of fibre flak cereal
- 1 x box of fusilli pasta
- 1 x packet of white mix (ideal for cakes/ pastry/ bread)
- 6 x white rolls
- 1 x loaf of bread
- 1 x recipe book
Most definitely worth filling in your details on the website. This way you can try a good cross section of their products without costing you a penny.
I have tried the white bread. And honestly, yes the slices are small BUT toasted with jam and butter… there is nothing to stop you from eating the entire loaf! Perfect!
Happy Monday one and all!
Thought it might be nice to kick the week off with a super simple and quick recipe for a Victoria Sponge. Make it on a Monday to chase away those post weekend blues, and it makes a perfect Wheat free snack, put it in a lunch box or just eat the whole thing while it is warm like I will be doing later this eve!!!
8 oz Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
8oz Soft Margarine
8oz Caster Sugar
3 Large Free range eggs
Skimmed Milk (You will need this as when using wheat free flour, you will find the mixture is too stiff, this just waters (or milks!) it down a little.
Grease and line 2 x 9 inch victoria sandwich tins
First of all cream your margarine and caster sugar together to form a paste. Then add your 3 large eggs and stir in with a spoon until consistency is smooth and even. Now, add your flour gradually while whisking at a high speed. Add a few tablespoons of milk until the mixture is smooth.
Tip into your baking tins and cook at 160 degrees until the tops of the cakes are golden. When you think they are cooked, put a skewer into the middle – if no sponge sticks to the skewer… They are ready to go!
Remove cakes from tin. When cool sandwich together with Jam and VOILA!!!
You have to admit. Quick. Easy. Tasty. Low fat. And the perfect remedy to a Monday!