Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Free From Chocolate Muffins

This recipe has corn and eggs in it, we have been asked to trial a wheat free diet on top of all our usual exclusions and a friend kindly sent it to me! Photos when I've tried it :) Or send me one of yours!

1 x 100g dark chocolate
3 1/2 oz (95g) instant polenta
1 x 100g pack blanched (ground almonds are fine too) almonds
3 1/2 oz (95g) butter or margarine
3 1/2 oz (95g) icing sugar
2 level tablespoons cocoa
3 large egg whites
1 -2 dessertspoons of milk (of your choice - almond?)

Whizz the polenta and almonds to a fine powder in a food processor.
Melt the chocolate and margarine.
Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and beat the egg whites till stiff.
Pour the chocolate mix into the dry ingredients and then stir together.
Fold in the egg whites divide into muffin tins (the mix should fill the tins) bake for 16 -20 minutes at 200C or gm 6 until they are firm to the touch.

Saturday, 12 November 2011


Despite the DAIRY FREE written across the packaging VITALITE contains milk!! Their new packaging still says DAIRY FREE but then specifies it has milk in it! Some supermarkets have just withdrawn it all from their shelves and are informing the manufacturers. 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

LOVING Starbucks :)

And not just for the coffee!!

Having sadly stopped their Seville Orange free from cake and a different chocolate brownie which was wheat and dairy free, they have introduced a dairy (and wheat) and gluten free Chocolate and Hazelnut Loaf cake. Although out on display in most stores they will sell you a sealed and wrapped one if you wish to be especially careful.

AND they have some meal boxes which are free from allergens too!

Costa have only ever offered a few gluten free food choices, and Nero's used to offer wrapped carrot and raisin cake bars which were Wheat, Dairy and soya free but stopped them recently. Full marks to Starbucks for great coffee AND free from options!
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