I am a mom of two glutenfree boys. I cook, I bake and I watch them grow into two healthy kids. I'm trying to change the world, one glutenfree recipe at a time.
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When we were in Switzerland on our summer vacation I ate the most zingy, wonderful, yummy pie ever: Walliser Apricot Pie. Seriously, that was one of the best pies i’ve ever tasted in my life, so sweet, yet zingy and fresh. Sweet because the filling is made with grated almonds and the apricots made it fresh and zingy. And my kids were looking at my plate with sad little faces. Because of course this was a ‘gluten-pie’. So I promised them to make something similar when we got home. Time flew by and now apricots are out of season. Bummer. But the supermarket is stocked with peaches and nectarines instead. And my kids loathe peaches and nectarines. Yeah, really….
So when I woke up with the urge to bake, I suffer from acute Obsessive Compulsive Baking Disorder (OCBD) sometimes, I decided to try and make this wonderful pie with strawberries, because my kids adore strawberries.
Country Bread with dates, figs, walnuts & apricots.
I often bake from scratch, but there are great mixes out there to make gluten free baking easy. My kids love this bread, made with Semper Country Breadmix. It’s a very easy bread to make. You add 350 ml of warm water & 50 ml of olive oil to the mix and the packet of yeast provided. To create this fruity bread I just added some walnuts, chopped dates, chopped figs and chopped apricots. 50 grams of each. I mixed it all up, formed a round bread and followed the instructions on the box. Easy does it and you have a wonderful bread with extra fibers that are a must when you are on a gluten free diet.
I made this Super Mario Bros Birthday Cake today for my youngest sons 4th birthday. Since both my boys live gluten free I’ve taught myself to decorate cakes, so I’m 100 % sure that the cake is safe and my boys get original & fun cakes too!
A momma’s tale: fighting the ‘gluten-free is a fad’ concept
A while back I was scanning my twitter timeline and my eye caught a tweet. Innocent Drinks, that company that makes juices and stuff with lots of healthy goodness retweeted a tweet. They were doing a fun Twitter session where people were asked to update old movie quotes to the present. and I couldn’t find this retweet very funny. So I responded. You see the conversation I had.
It took me until today to write the following blog (see link below). It’s a cry from my heart. Spread the word. The gluten-free diet is not a fad. It’s serious shit for so many.
Here’s the recipe to my gluten-free version of Jamie Olivers Toffee-Apple Pie, that I call Caramel Apple Pie. Because it sure isn’t anything like Jamie’s gorgeous pie, but lovely (and gluten-free) none the less. If you want to make Jamie’s version and boil 2 cans of condensed milk for 3 hours, check Jamie’s Dinners.
I sometimes bake just to keep this blog going, and this recipe is no exception. I was leafing through one of my cookbooks when I saw the recipe for Amaretti Biscotti and I just knew I wanted to bake a gluten free version for this blog. So below you’ll find the recipe for the Biscotti. All gluten free and just as yummy as regular Biscotti. Perfect with a double espresso after an Italian dinner. They are very easy to make and make a perfect ending if you are treating friends to a gluten free Italian dinner.