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29 June 2012

Choc Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe was origionally named "Flourless peanut butter and choc chip cookies"

I wanted Rolo chocolate for the caramel which turned our amazing. I found that when i made the recipe it was very sticky so i added 1/3 cup of GF SR flour. You could use normal wheat flour.

My kids and i devoured these while uncooked, cooked and in between!
I scraped up all the melted caramel that poured out onto the tray... it was amazing!!

  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk choc chips or chopped Rolo chocolates
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp bi carb soda
  • 1/3 cup flour (check if it needs it before adding.)
  • 1/2 cup crushed nuts (optional. I added these.)
Preheat oven 200c
Lightly grease a tray or line with baking paper
Mix all ingredients in a bowl
Roll heaped spoonfulls of mix into balls and place on tray 3cm apart.
Press down on each ball slightly before cooking
Bake 8-10 mins - do not over cook.
Cool on tray - resist the urge to eat them soft... i didnt. Couldnt help myself!!

02 June 2012

Grain & Gluten Free Carrot & Pineapple cake

Gluten Free. Never thought id be baking this way.

Someone suggested that i post some 'gluten-free goodies' on my blog once. I politely assured them i would but i was lying at the time. Sigh.

I have been on a gluten and grain free diet with my son just shy of 2 weeks and we have never felt so amazing! What took us so long? Were we mental eating the amount of wheat that we did?

My son is now a regular (literally!) kid and was free from his terrible symptoms instantly. You can read the full story here:

This is my first attempt at gluten free baking and i must say i was very surprised and pleased at just how easy it was and how good it tasted! When faced with such restrictions i thought my baking would all go out the window but i have already figured out ways to change my regular goodies in to gluten free!

  • 2 cups grated carrot. (about 3 carrots)
  • 440g tin of crushed pineapple, drained.
  • 2 cups of grain free flour (1 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup quinoa, 1/2 cup potato starch) (if you are not going grain free you can use commercial gluten free flour already mixed.)
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarb (have to use lots in this recipe!)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar (caster sugar is fine)
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 200ml oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Put everything in to a mixing bowl except flours
  3. Whisk the flours and bicarb etc together over the top and mix in
  4. This mixture makes a lot, grease a cake pan well and line muffin trays for the remainder of the mix
  5. Cook muffins 30 mins and cake 1 hour.
  6. Check they are cooked with a skewer test.
  7. Once cooled, ice with cream cheese icing :)

Cake and heart shaped muffins x