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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin Recipe.

At gatherings on the North Coast we are often asked to bring a plate to share, and with Christmas upon us I’d like to share a delicious gluten free muffin recipe for those that cannot partake of all the rich and luscious treats available.

At a recent gathering, gluten free dishes and deserts were put together at one end of the food table. This is not to ostracise those that are gluten intolerant, it was a courtesy to those like me that unfortunately have a restricted diet.

For gluten free melt in the mouth muffins, you can’t go past this Blueberry Muffin recipe with chocolate chips and icing sugar on top.
This recipe makes 12 muffins and is absolutely delicious!

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Bananas are in abundance on the north coast when it’s banana season and can be purchased very cheaply as it’s a banana growing region. Often I have peeled over ripe bananas and put them into the freezer to be used in the future for cooking.

Bananas are very versatile and are delicious cooked into cakes, bread and muffins. They can even be used in milkshakes and smoothies after freezing.

A favourite for some is Chocolate Coated Bananas which are made by inserting a skewer into the bottom of the banana, dipped into melted chocolate and put in the freezer for homemade cold treats. Kids love them!

Here’s a recipe  for an Egg Free Banana and Date Flan made with Spelt Flour that was given to me lately and is really yummy!

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A few weeks ago I posted an Eggless Date & Ginger Cake recipe with spelt flour and decided to try it with gluten free flour. It didn’t turn out very well so I made a gluten free cake with eggs instead of yogurt as rising agent, and it turned out just perfect in texture and scrumptious too!

More and more people these days are recognising they are gluten intolerant and I’m one of them. We are lucky there is alot more choice in the shops and cafe’s that cater for gluten free diets, but it’s always nice to find a gluten free recipe that works and be able to share it.

So here is the Gluten Free Date & Ginger Cake recipe that I uploaded to Scribd and can be downloaded or printed straight from here.

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It’s official, my youngest son is now a teenager! It won’t be long before he wouldn’t dare to be seen with his mother at a movie called Julie and Julia, so I took advantage of catching a movie together the day before he turned 13 – while I still can! Half the movie was set in Paris, and my son has the desire to go to there. He’s also interested in cooking and enjoyed the Masterchef series, so who knows, maybe he could become a French chef!

After I heard that Julie and Julia was a great movie, my curiosity got the better of me as this is the first movie based around a blog. I wondered if blogging would be portrayed as being addictive (and I’m not saying it isn’t), or if the blogger became obsessive in order to accomplish her goal of cooking 524 recipes in 365 days, and blog about it. It created turmoil at home, but had a good outcome in the end.

I must admit that my house is the most untidy it’s ever been in my life, but my husband is very supportive, so ‘que sera sera’ (what ever will be will be!)
It was a fun movie and is based on a true story, or two true stories.
To view the trailer click here

For my son’s birthday he wanted a chocolate mud cake of course, so we bought one for him and his friends. My husband and I prefer a healthier treat, so I made this lovely Date and Ginger Cake with spelt flour. It’s got lots of butter, milk and sugar – so it’s very yummy!

I love to share so I decided to create a PDF file of the recipe, upload it to Scribd and embed it into my post. You can download, print or view the document full screen by clicking on the tabs at the top.

To learn more about Scribd click here

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