May 28, 2012 by Saara
I was really excited to take part in another Gluten Free Recipe Challenge set by the fabulous Caleigh from Gluten Free[k]. It was all the way back in March, when she set the first Spring Gluten Free Recipe Challenge, where we had to come up with something gluten free, dairy free and nut free – but had to involve oranges! So I made my first batch of Gluten, Nut and Dairy Free Orange Flavoured Cupcakes!
But this time the challenge was to make something Gluten Free and Egg Free but it had to involve – Mint!
And since it’s far too warm to bake [I seem to be melting in this summer heat!] and I’m also not a great fan of mint flavoured cakes and chocolates [trust me, I'm a fussy eater!], I decided to make some Gluten and Egg free Mint Lamb Burgers! The reason why is because it’s the perfect weather for barbecues and these make tasty and refreshing gluten and egg free burgers fit for the barbie!
What’s more, the recipe can be adapted to make Lamb Mint meatballs [to go alongside a summer salad] or moulded round wooden/metal skewers to make tasty Mint Lamb style Kebabs!
If you do decide to make your own Gluten and Egg free Mint Lamb Burgers, make sure you finely chop the ingredients! This will ensure the burgers don’t fall apart when you start cutting and cooking them!
- 1 Onion [finely chopped]
- 3 Cloves of Garlic [finely chopped]
- 1 heaped teaspoon of Ground Coriander
- 1 heaped teaspoon of Ground Cumin
- 1 heaped teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- A big handful of Mint Leaves [finely chopped]
- A small handful of Fresh Coriander [finely chopped]
- 500g Lamb Mince
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Tablespoon of Olive Oil
- In a large bowl, add the finely chopped Onion
- Add the finely chopped Garlic
- Add the heaped teaspoons of Ground Cumin, Coriander and Cayenne Pepper
- Now Add the finely chopped Mint Leaves and Coriander
- Add the Lamb Mince and season with Salt and Pepper
- With a fork or knife [or your hands!] mash up the Lamb Mince with the rest of the ingredients
- With clean hands – make a burger style patty [try and make them all the same size so they cook equally]
- Heat a little Olive Oil over medium to high heat, and carefully add the Lamb Mint Burger to the frying pan
- Cook on both sides till the inside of the burger is cooked through fully
- Et Viola – you’re ready to scoff your face!
If you’ve decided to cook these burgers on the barbie or under the grill – make sure you brush each burger with a little olive oil.
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February 8, 2012 by Saara
Since discovering how cheap as chips chicken legs, wings and thighs are to buy, I’ve been pretty much stocking up and having it every day! Although I’ve been happy to be saving a few bob [i.e. money] having them all the time, but it does get a little tedious having the same ‘roasted chicken legs‘ day in, day out. Which is why I was on the lookout for a new chicken seasoning recipe – and by jove, I think I found one!
You see I’ve been pretty much obsessed with Mexican food these passed weeks and I was really wanting another Mexican inspired dish. It’s due to this obsession that I’ve been buying Discovery seasoning packs left, right and centre. The reason being is that they’re handy to use if you want your Mexican fix but more importantly, they’re also certified as ‘suitable for coeliacs’!
So that day, I found a packet of Discovery Fajitas mix in my food cupboard, when it dawned on me that I could use this to make Mexican roasted chicken legs! They came out tasting amazing and I had some Mexican roasted chicken legs alongside some brown rice, refried beans and home made guacamole!
- Chicken Legs, Thighs or Legs
- Packet of Discovery Fajita Mix
- Salt and Pepper
- Dash of Oil
- 1 Lime
- Pre heat oven at 200°C
- Line a roasting tray with kitchen foil [don't worry if you don't have any] add the chicken legs, thighs or wings, drizzle some oil over the chicken and season with salt and pepper
- Now sprinkle some Discovery Fajita Mix [or all if you want them extra flavoursome] all over the chicken and pop it in the oven for 40/45 minutes. Turn the chicken half way through to cook underneath.
- Carefully take out of the oven and squeeze the lime juice over the chicken!
Category Egg Free Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Mexican Recipes | Tags: gluten free chicken seasoning,mexican chicken legs,mexican flavoured chicken legs | No Comments
January 18, 2012 by Saara
I don’t think I’m the only person in the UK who’s hooked on The Fabulous Baker Brothers! So if you haven’t been living under a rock these past few weeks, then you’ll know these two brothers, Henry and Tom Herbert [one's a butcher, the other's a baker] are on a food mission to show others that baking’s not just for us girls! Although, that doesn’t mean the girls should turn over the channel as they’ll definitely win us over too!
Try not to confuse the duo with the 1989 film, The Fabulous Baker Boys with Michelle Pfeiffer, as these two don’t play schmaltzy jazz style music in small clubs. These fabulous baker brothers talents lie not in music making, but in baking and cooking as they show us foodies how easy it is to cook and that you don’t need to make endless amounts of cupcakes to prove to others that you can bake!
They obviously know their stuff when it comes to cooking as they have four generations of family foodie knowledge and know-how behind them! Which is pretty impressive to say the least but also gives you the confidence that what they’re showing and telling you will turn out just perfect!
So to show some love to The Fabulous Baker Brothers, I thought I would make one of their recipes. Now considering I’m supposed to be on a strict healthy diet [FYI: I'm on my 3rd day and I'm already struggling] I thought it’d be the perfect time to make their Sticky Sticks with Chocolate Sauce and change the recipe ever so slightly so it’s suitable for us coeliacs!
“So why on earth did you pick these sticky sticks?” I hear you ask. Well, the reason was… the melted chocolate and the fact that I haven’t had a doughnut or anything similar to a doughnut for years! Plus, the recipe looked so easy and quick that I knew I’d have whipped this up in a matter of minutes! What’s more, these sticky sticks are suitable for people with an egg intolerence as well as a dairy intolerence
- 400g Water
- 2 tablespoons of Oil
- 130g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour [I used Dove's]
- 130g Gluten Free Plain Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 30g Granulated Sugar [I used a little more as I have a sweet tooth!]
- Vegetable Oil [for deep fat frying]
- Caster Sugar [to coat the sticky sticks]
- In a pan, add the 2 tablespoons of oil to the water and bring to a boil
- In a bowl, mix together the plain flour, the self raising flour, salt and granulated sugar
- Gradually add the water and oil mixture to the bowl and mix together with a fork [try not to over work it and the dough may feel a little sticky]
- Carefully roll out the sticky sticks dough into longish sticks
- Heat the vegetable oil to 170°C in a fryer or heavy-based saucepan and carefully add a few of the sticky sticks and cook for 3- 5 minutes until golden and crispy on the outside
- Once cooked, drain on some kitchen paper and when cool, sprinkle some caster sugar on a plate or clean surface and roll the cooked stick to coat
[If you're a fan of The Fabulous Baker Brothers then you'll be pleased to know they have a cookbook out available from here
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Category Baking / Cakes / Desserts, Channel 4 Food, Dairy Free Recipes, Egg Free Recipes, Gluten Free Doughs | Tags: Fabulous Baker Brothers Gluten Free,Gluten Free Doughnut Recipe,Gluten Free Doughnut Stick Recipe,Gluten Free Sticky Sticks | 5 Comments