Category Archives: Wheat Free

Wheat, dairy and low sugar cake

This cake is dedicated to Susie! It is dairy and wheat free. Containing no traditional flour.

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Yes
Gluten Free Yes (replace baking powder for gluten free baking powder

Ingredients

1 tbsp agave (sugar substitute)
3 tbsp hazelnut oil
2 eggs
100 gr ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
100 gr chopped dates and cherries

Whisk oil, agave and eggs together.

Measure ground almonds with baking powder. Add dates and cherries. Fold into mixture. Spoon into 1 lb sandwich tin.

Cook for 30 minutes at 180o (not fan).

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Sweet mincemeat wheat and egg free frangipani

This came about because I fancied a mincemeat tart. I made the shortbread base and realised I didn’t have any eggs. So I adapted the recipe and it worked!!

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 25 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free No
Egg Free Yes
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Optional

Ingredients

For the shortbread pastry
100 gr butter
40 gr brown caster sugar
100 gr rice flour

60 gr ground almonds

For the middle layer
4 tbsp sweet mincemeat

3 small eating apples cored and sliced

For the topping
100 gr butter
40 gr sugar
100 gr ground almonds

40 gr rye flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

Put all pastry ingredients into bowl. Rub together until it forms clumpy breadcrumbs. Gradually apply more pressure until the mixture starts to stick together. Gently push evenly into a 7 in flat tin. Bake for 15 minutes at 150o (not fan).

For the middle spread the mincemeat and then apples evenly over the shortbread base.

For the topping, mix butter and sugar together.

Measure ground almonds and rye flour together with baking powder. Fold into mixture.

Spread evenly over mincemeat.

Cook for 25 minutes at 180o (not fan)

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Date and almond wheat and dairy free cake (improved recipe)

This cake is dedicated to Susie! It is dairy and wheat free. Containing no traditional flour.

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Yes
Gluten Free Yes (replace baking powder for gluten free baking powder

Ingredients

40 gr sugar
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
90 gr ground almonds
10 gr ground coconut
1 tsp baking powder
100 gr chopped dates
20 gr grated marzipan

Whisk oil, sugar and eggs together.

Measure ground almonds and ground coconut with baking powder. Add dates and grated marzipan. Fold into mixture. Spoon into 7in cake tin.

Cook for 30 minutes at 180o (not fan)

Dust with icing sugar and serve with double cream, custard or ice cream there are non-dairy options).

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Apricot almond frangipani

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 45 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Optional

Ingredients

50 gr sugar
100 gr salted butter
2 eggs
75 gr ground almonds
25 gr rye flour (you can substitute this with ordinary flour)
1 tsp baking powder
50 gr sultanas
100 gr sliced lightly cooked apricots

Mix butter and sugar together. Add eggs. (Tip: if mixture starts to separate, give a quick whiz with an electric whisk or hand beater).

Measure ground almonds and rye flour together with baking powder. Fold into mixture.

Add sultanas and mix. Pour into 7in cake tin. Spread apricots evenly over cake mixture.

Cook for 45 minutes at 180o (not fan)

Dust with icing sugar and serve with double cream.

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Courgette wheat free tempura

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 2.5 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking No
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Yes
Egg Free Yes
Dairy Free Yes
Gluten Free Yes

Ingredients

1 egg whisked
50 gr rye flour
50 gr rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
150 ml of chilled water or enough chilled water to make a thin batter. (The batter should leave a thin coat on a wooden spoon)
Salt and pepper to taste

Sift flour and baking powder together. Make a well in the centre and drop in the whisked egg. Add chilled water and whisk together.

Coat thin sticks of courgette in batter.

Deep fry in very hot oil for 2 to 2.5 minutes.

(Tip: ice cold batter and very hot oil)

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Millionaires wheat free shortbread

Preparation Time 1 hour
Cooking Time 25 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Optional – replace Spelt with rye flour
Sugar Free No
Egg Free Yes
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Optional

Ingredients

For the shortbread pastry
100 gr butter
40 gr brown caster sugar
75 gr ground almonds
75 gr spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

For the toffee filling
100 gr butter
200 ml condensed milk
2 tbsp golden syrup
40 gr brown caster sugar

For the topping
100 gr plain chocolate
50 gr milk chocolate

Put all pastry ingredients into bowl. Rub together until it forms clumpy breadcrumbs. Gradually apply more pressure until the mixture starts to stick together. Gently push evenly into a 7×9 inch Swiss roll tin. Bake for 25 minutes at 150o (not fan).

For the middle toffee layer, bring all toffee ingredients to the boil; simmer for 5 mins, stirring all the time. Note: this mixture burns easily, so it is very important to keep stirring. Sometimes little bits caramelise; this is not a disaster, you can still use the mixture. . Poor evenly over shortbread base and leave to cool.

Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over boiling water. When melted, stir and poor evenly over the toffee mixture.

Once everything has cooled, speed up the setting process by putting in the fridge.

Cut before it gets too cold.

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Mincemeat coconut almond slice

Mincemeat cake made without traditional flour.

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Optional

Ingredients

50 gr salted butter
2 heaped tbsp sweet mincemeat
2 eggs whisked
100 gr ground almonds
20 gr ground coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
100 gr mixed fruit

Mix butter and mincemeat together. Beat in eggs.

Measure ground almonds and coconut together with baking powder. Fold into mixture.

Add mixed fruit and turn into a 3 small loaf cake tins.

Cook for 20 minutes at 180o (not fan).

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Cherry coconut almond slice

This cake is made without any traditional flour – just ground almonds and ground coconut!

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 20-30 mins depending on size of baking tray
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Yes

Ingredients

50 gr salted butter
40 gr sugar
3 eggs
100 gr ground almonds
20 gr ground coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
150 gr chopped glacé cherries
50 gr marzipan grated

Mix butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs. Measure ground almonds and coconut with 1/2 tsp baking powder. Fold in cherries and grated marzipan. Fold all this into the creamed mixture.

Turn into 7in square baking tin or 2 7x4in foil trays.

Cook for 20-25 minutes for small trays or 30 minutes for 7in tray at 180o (not fan).

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Sweet mincemeat cake

Mincemeat caked make a less sweet cake option as there is no other added sugar.

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Optional

Ingredients

75 gr salted butter
2 heaped tbsp sweet mincemeat
2 eggs
100 gr ground almonds
30 gr rye flour (you can substitute this with ordinary flour)
1 tsp baking powder
100 gr sultanas
1 tbsp mixed chopped nuts

Mix butter and mincemeat together. Beat in eggs.

Measure ground almonds and flour together with baking powder. Fold into mixture.

Add sultanas and turn into a 1 lb cake tin.
Cook for 30 minutes at 180o (not fan).

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Enjoy!
Wyn

Dorset Apple cake

These cakes can be made with eating or cooking apples. Add an extra tablespoon of sugar if using cooking apples.

Preparation Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 25 mins
Suitable for pre-cooking Yes
Wheat Free Yes
Sugar Free Low Sugar
Egg Free No
Dairy Free Optional
Gluten Free Optional

Ingredients

50 gr sugar (or 75 gr if using cooking apples) – I keep the sugar low as I don’t like cakes to be too sweet.
50 gr salted butter
2 eggs
75 gr ground almonds
25 gr rye flour (you can substitute this with ordinary flour)
1 tsp baking powder
50 gr sultanas
3 eating apples (or 2 medium cooking apples) – peeled and chopped into small pieces
Juice of a lemon

Mix butter and sugar together. Add eggs. (Tip: if mixture starts to separate, give a quick whiz with an electric whisk or hand beater).

Measure ground almonds and rye flour together with baking powder. Fold into mixture.

Add sultanas and chopped apples; stir in grated marzipan and divide into 12 foil cake cases.

Cook for 30 minutes at 180o (not fan)

Enjoy!
Wyn