Just because you’re allergic to gluten doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the great foods which are out there. With a few baking skills which are very easily developed if you don’t have them already, the right ingredients and some baking tools, you’ll be able to create yourself some delicious alternatives of the foods that you love. Here are some of the best gluten free recipes you can try.
1. Gluten Free Bread
There are a wide variety of recipes available for gluten free bread, so you can experiment trying a few of them to see which ones you like. Most of them will involve gluten-free flour, potato starch, oat flour, sea salt, xanthan gum and yeast. If you have a bread machine, life is even easier, since you can put the warm water, extra virgin olive oil, honey, vinegar and eggs in the machine all at once and let it mix it up! It’s arguably better if you bake the bread by hand rather than in a machine, but it’s entirely up to you. If you have a bread machine in your kitchen already, there’s no harm in trying it out, but if you can’t afford or don’t want to go out and buy one for the experiment, stick to making it by hand.
2. Chocolate Cake
Few people don’t like chocolate cake, since it’s one of the world’s favourite tasty treats. However, the news that you’re allergic to gluten means that you can no longer feast on the chocolate cakes you used to enjoy. However, with so many gluten-free varieties, you don’t have to miss out. For a chocolate cake, you’ll need either milk or dark chocolate (choose your favourite!), brown sugar and white sugar, unsalted butter, eggs, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Melt the chocolate, then add the hot water, along with the hot water, butter and cocoa powder. Then add the eggs and the vanilla and mix until you get a lovely smooth mixture. You can then pour it into your baking try and put it in the oven until it’s ready. Chocolate cakes like this normally take around an hour, but it depends on your oven, so keep checking with a toothpick after 50 minutes.
3. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie is a big favourite, especially when it comes to the time of year for Thanksgiving. You can make pumpkin pie just as you normally would, but instead of adding regular flours which include gluten, replace them with gluten free flours. Other ingredients you’ll need include the pumpkin of course, nutmeg, baking powder, olive oil, sea salt and cinnamon. Pumpkin pies normally take around an hour, just like the chocolate cake, but do keep an eye on it since it will vary according to your oven. Click here for recipes if you’re gluten intolerant and want to find out what other delicious foods you can still eat!