Broccoli & Carrot gluten free Soup

Broccoli and Carrot Soup

Ingredients

4 tablespoons gluten free plain flour

4 tablespoons of butter

one medium diced onion

three and a half cups of milk (if you would like to minimise dairy I use rice milk).

three cups of chicken stock

2 medium-sized broccoli (cut off the bottoms and use the heads – separated)

1 cup of carrots

1 teaspoon of salt, cracked pepper and nutmeg

2 cups of cheddar cheese or gruyere cheese

Method:

Take out a large saucepan and a wooden spoon, put the stove on medium heat. Melt the butter, add the onion, then the flour and blend together. Once blended add 3 and a half cups of milk and mix, then add the chicken stock and mix, then add the broccoli and one cup of carrots. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Once boiled put on low heat and cover for twenty minutes. Stirring on occasion. After twenty minutes add two cups of cheese. Mix together and heat up a little. Place in soup bowls and serve. This is a photo of the soup I made for dinner last night.

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Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Do you love Hot Cross Buns? This is the first year I made them gluten-free They are surprisingly tasty. All I did was substitute self-raising flour for gluten-free self-raising flour. Presto – They don’t rise as much, but the taste is still magnificent. I will post the recipe soon.

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Kiwifruit Christmas Tree – Vegetarian

Two ingredients – Vegetarian – Kiwifruit Christmas Tree

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Easy Christmas. No baking. Two ingredients: Kiwi fruit and Strawberries.

Lynda Gray’s Cupcake Recipe – quick delicious and easy

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These are mini-christmas trees.

Lynda Gray’s Cupcake Recipe – quick delicious and easy

Since lots of people have been asking for my cupcake recipe I thought I would share it.

Lynda Gray’s Cupcake Recipe
Cupcake Recipe easy and delicious
Simple Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients:
100 grams caster sugar (or to make them without a sweetener instead use stevia powder 10 – 15 grams)
125 grams self-raising flour
115 grams unsalted butter
2 room temperature eggs/2-3 dessertspoons of milk (cows or rice is best)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (preferably the natural concentrated extract)
6 muffin cases

Preheat the oven to 180C or 356F.
First step take all ingredients out of the fridge
Make sure they are more to room temperature when using
You need muffin cases not those little patty cases
Muffin trays and spray them with some cooking spray
I use olive oil cooking spray. Then place the muffin cases in them.

Pour all ingredients into a cooking bowl and mix until smooth
you may want to add a little milk at this stage just (1-3 dessertspoons)
I use rice milk. Once mixed use a dessertspoon and place the mixture into the muffin cases around 2/3rds full.Place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked.
You can smell that sweet aroma of the cupcakes cascading from the oven when they are ready.

Place them on a cooling tray. Once cooled there are many ways to ice them. Christmas Tree icing you need soft icing mixture, butter and a tiny bit of milk. Red and green natural food colours. Two separate bowls. Pour in a cup of icing sugar, soft butter mix until firm – you can add a tiny bit of milk as you are mixing. The trick with icing is use a little liquid at a time when mixing. Pour in your colour. Make one red, the other green in the separate bowls. Mix until firm yet smooth. Take out two icing bags. Place the red in one and the green in the other. Outline the cupcake with red and then fill in the middle with green in a swirling motion and when finished lift the bag upwards to finish off the top. Then for decorations you could use – cake decoration balls as baubles or currants.

You can also Royal Ice them: Royal icing looks and tastes great. 1 egg white mixed with pure icing sugar – the harder icing sugar). Mix the egg white with the icing sugar until
it is firm. Then spoon the icing on top. The smaller the spoon the easier. I sprinkle with dark chocolate. Buy a bar of dark chocolate and grate it over the top of icing or an easier way is to buy a chocolate bar and grate it or chop it into small chunks and place on top.

Happy baking.