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Helloooo! Thank you all for your responses to my last post. I’m glad that you all agree with my food philosophy!
Today’s post is going to be slightly more delicious with a new, FODMAP-friendly dessert recipe.
Katy-Pie’s Rhubarb and Berry Crumble
You will need:
- 2 cups of chopped, uncooked rhubarb (~800 grams)
- 150 ml water
- 3 cups of frozen berries
- 1 cup of white sugar*
- 2-3 tablespoons of corn flour
- 75 grams of chilled butter
- 1 cup of GF flour (2/3 cup rice flour, 1/3 cup tapioca starch, teaspoon xanthan gum)
- 1 cup of oat bran
- 1/2 cup of soft brown sugar
Preheat your oven to 180°C or 350°F.In a pot, gently simmer the rhubarb and water until soft and fluffy. Take off the heat and stir in the white sugar.
Poor into a lasagne dish and stir in frozen berries and corn flour.
In a bowl, combine the GF flour, sugar, and oats. When combined, chop the butter into cubes and rub the butter and dry mixture with your fingers (or put into a food processor – whatever takes your fancy) until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Pour the mixture over the fruit and put in the oven four 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Serve with ice cream or custard.
*For a lower fructose content, use half white sugar, half glucose powder.
As promised (I don’t remember when), here is my Oat and Nut Bar recipe:
Katy Pie’s Oat and Nut Bars
And they’re wheat and dairy free to boot!
You will need:
- ~100g of any nuts of your choice (I use mixed nuts)
- 1 cup of rolled oats (not porridge oats)
- 1/4 cup of oat bran
- 1/4 cup of brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup of tapioca starch
- 50g of coconut oil
- 3-4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 1 egg
- vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips and seeds (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180°C fan bake. Put the nuts into a snap lock back and smash them with the end of a rolling pin until they’re crushed and lumpy. Combine the dry ingredients (including the sugar) in a bowl. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add to the dry ingredients. Then add the egg, golden syrup and vanilla extract. When that’s all combined, add in your extras. Dark chocolate is delicious in these!
Put into a 9×9 inch pan and flatten with a spatula. Put in the oven for 15 minutes or so until the edges are brown. Let cool before cutting into squares. Serves 12.
As promised, I have a quick and easy recipe for you that will tantalise those tastebuds and satisfy that tum-tummily of yours.
Katy Pies Deconstructed Lemon “Cheesecake”
You will need:
- Plain unsweetened yoghurt
- Lemon curd
- Vanilla cookies or any cookie of your choice
Put desired amount of yoghurt into a bowl and mix with a tablespoon or so of lemon curd. Crumble over your desired amount of cookies. That’s it! Devour and lick the bowl.
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
Have you ever tried wheat-free breads?
Are you as terrified as needles as I am?!?