Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘Ave Arrived!

Hi all! After flying for over 24 hours to the other side of the world, I have finally arrived in the uk! I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be so warm here. I got off the plane and was positively sweating!

The plane food was interesting. I had a special lactose-free meal so I was always served first. I couldn’t be picky because most of the food I was given contained FODMAPs so I had to eat what I was given. It turned out to not be so bad but after eating bread and beans, I was a bit gassy. You know you really wanted to know that. Since Dad is a Koru Club member, we got to go into the fancy airport lounges and had lots of free food, drinks and comfy seats. It was so lovely 🙂

Once Dad and I landed in London, trained and bussed across London and finally got a taxi to my Nan and Grandads in South Ockendon, I was absolutely zonked! I had only a few hours sleep on the plane.

After a good nights sleep, Dad and I trundled off to Lakeside shopping centre to do a spot of shopping. And by “spot” of shopping, I mean I almost spent all my money in one day. Primark is my holy place.

I will post some pictures of my endeavours when I get my computer to work. Until then, take care!

Question: Have you ever flown to the other side of the world? If so, where to? If not, where would you like to go? *cough* New Zealand *cough*

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Have a Slice of Wheat-Free Bread

Hello, my lovelies! 

I hope that you’ve all had a wonderful week! Mine has been full of hot chocolate, cookies, needles and typing. With the good (cookies & hot chocolate) comes the bad (NEEDLES!!!!!). 

Why did my week involve needles, you ask? Well, fortunately I haven’t turned to the dark side. I went to the Doctors on Wednesday and went to see my new Doctor who I absolutely love! She’s young, understanding, straight forward and I can see that I can easily trust her. Since I haven’t got my womanly visitor yet (let’s call her Rose), the Doc asked me to get a blood test of which I am terrified of . Luckily, my good friend needed to get one done as well so we went the next morning to get them done. 

It was quite hilarious because the nurse that was taking our blood samples just assumed that we were in a relationship together!! She asked how we met and stuff and then she went on to ask if our parents have met. Ummm…yeah, that’s when we finally clicked. Rather funny times at our “blood test party”.

Now I have a little recipe for you. Since I’ve gone wheat-free, I’ve been experimenting with different recipes so that I can make my own bread at home. After searching and not finding many good ones, I modified a few and came up with my very own wheat-free bread recipe.

Katy’s Wheat-Free Oat & Rice Flour Bread

 

 

You will need:

  • 1 1/4 cups of warm water
  • 3 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
Dissolve the sugar in warm water in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the dried yeast over the water  and wait 10 minutes for it to froth. While that’s going, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Once the yeast has become frothy, add it to the dry ingredients along with the eggs and oil and stir the batter thoroughly. The batter will look very wet (almost like a muffin mix) but that’s how it is supposed to look. This bread does not need to be kneaded. 
Place the batter in a loaf tin and leave in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour to rise. Turn the oven on to 160°C (fan force) or 180°C if your oven isn’t fan forced. Bake bread for 40 – 45 minutes or until to the top has gone golden. Take out of the loaf tin straight away and allow to cool.

Enjoy!!

Have you ever tried wheat-free breads?

Are you as terrified as needles as I am?!?