Monday, July 27, 2009

Play Dough Cookies

Almond and Vanilla Cookies.

I call these play dough cookies because when they are prepared and before they are cooked the kids can play with them and shape them like play dough.

These make tasty sweet cookies. We add sesame seeds on top for a bit of variety.


  • 2 cups GF/CF flour mix (Rice:Potato:Tapioca mix ratio 4:1:1)
  • 1.5 tsps xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tspbicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 6 oz cf soft margarine
  • 1/2 tsp ground almond
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees centigrade
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together
  • Add in the margarine and mix until the texture is like play dough!
  • Add in vanilla extract
  • From into small balls and flatten with the back of a glass.
  • Shape as desired
  • Top with sesame seeds (optional)
  • Bake for 12 minutes
Stumble Delicious

Conor's Bread!

New Gluten Free, Dairy and Soya Free, yeast Free Bread!

Update * Update * Update * Update * Update * Update * Update

There is a newer version of this bread:

Read on for the old recipe:

Ok, so we've had to rule out yeast based breads (unfortunately). The soda bread slices up too small to make decent toast.

I decided to take the accumulated knowledge of all our baking experience into making a decent, edible, toastable, white loaf.

This bread has a firm texture once cooked, but may seem a little moist. Don't worry, this will "cook" out during toasting.

The ingredients are simple, and it's a cinch to make and even though it's supposed to be toasted, Conor even eats the slices untoasted.


  • 450g GF/CF flour mix (Rice:Potato:Tapioca in ration 4:1:1)
  • 400 ml non-dairy milk (I use hemp milk)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 tsps xanthan gum

  • Preheat oven to 220 degrees Centigrade
  • Mix all the dry ingredients
  • Add milk and eggs
  • Mix until the mixture forms a batter
  • Pour into a 1 pound loaf tin
  • Smooth off the top and place a shallow + in the top
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes until browned (slightly) on top.
Oh yes, remember to toast the bread well! Stumble Delicious