Fruit Tacos with Chocolate Tortillas – Recipe For Gluten Free Or Wheat Chocolate Tortillas.

 

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We have been eating rather a lot of these babies and nobody has been complaining. The husband did complain a little because he wasn’t so keen on the corn version. Miss and I had no issue and preferred them to the flour version.

I think the biggest factor in the taste being chocolatey and yum is the quality of the cocoa. Using the Equagold Premium Dutch Cocoa  certainly improved  the chocolate flavour.

As with any bread the recipe does depend on the weather. Don’t be afraid to add a touch more water  or a bit more flour to get the dough to the right consistency. You want a slightly sticky, almost gummy dough.

For rolling them out I used my tortilla press. I put the ball between greaseproof paper , pressed it and then rolled it a little more. If you don’t have a press just roll it between the greaseproof paper sheets.

Please let me know if this recipe works for you or not and if you did anything differently.

Thanks,

Muffin Mum.

Chocolate Tortillas GF and Wheat. - Muffinmum.com

  • Servings: 6-8 tortilla
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1 c masa or white bread flour

2 tbsp Cocoa

2 tbsp icing sugar

Pinch salt

1 tbsp flavourless oil (canola/coconut etc)

1/2 c water

In a medium size bowl mix flour, cocoa, salt and icing sugar.

Give it a good stir with a fork to break cocoa lumps up.

Add oil and stir while slowly adding water.

The dough should start to come together as you stir.

As it starts balling get your hands in there and bring it together into one clump.

You may need to add a little more water to make this happen.

Give the dough a good knead, either in the bowl or out on a lightly floured surface.

Knead until it gets a shine and kind of feels like chewing gum.

Leave to rest for 5 minutes and keep covered.

Roll into 6 -8 balls, I weighed each ball out to 25g.

Get your dry fry pans heating on a medium heat.

Lightly flatten a ball and play between greaseproof sheets.

Either press with tortilla press or roll until roughly 10 cm in diameter.

When your first ball is made place it in dry preheated fry pan.

Prepare your next ball and keep an eye on the pan.

Turn the chocolate tortilla when you can see the edges look dry and cook the other side. They only take a couple of minutes to cook and look more like the top of a cake when done.

Place cooked tortillas in a folded clean tea towel to keep warm.

Carry on until they are all cooked.

Serve with fruit and cream.

Enjoy

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Gluten Free Ground Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies – Miss Muffin Made These Marvellous Morsels.

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Look at this wonderful photo, Miss Muffin (nearly 12yrs) took it. She has a keen interest in photography and has a far better eye than me. She is also coming along nicely with her kitchen skills and is still making the odd meal. She doesn’t want me to blog every one so I have respected that. These cookies need a mention though, these were so good that I could have eaten far too many. That is not like me, I am not a food binger. I had to get Mr Muffin to hide them from me as they were part of my baking for his work along with the Cherry Turnovers. You have been warned.

The original recipe can be found on Wellness Mamma.

Gluten Free Ground Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies- Muffinmum.com

  • Servings: around 16 cookies
  • Time: to m mix, 10 mins, cooking 10-15 mins
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2 cups ground almond

1/4 cup castor sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt

1/2  cup/115g of melted butter (can use the same amount of melted coconut oil)

1 large egg lightly whisked

1 cup dark chocolate chips (we used Whittaker’s 70% Dark Ghana)

Heat oven to 180c.

Line 2 cookie sheets with grease proof paper.

Mix ground almonds, castor sugar, baking soda and pinch of salt.

Add melted butter and stir until it forms a dough.

Then add egg and stir in, should become slacker.

Stir in chocolate chips until well mixed.

Make into balls that are roughly tablespoon size,

Place on prepared cookie sheet leaving a space of roughly 4cm.

Bake until tops are lightly browned.

Remove from oven and leave on the sheet to cool enough to touch.

When cool remove to a wire rack.

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Not sausages again ?

Sometimes I shop out of habit. Having staples in the freezer is a necessity really as I work school hours. Sometimes these staples need using up and the light bulb moment just doesn’t come. After going through every one of my normal backups, I just couldn’t settle on an idea.

Google was the place to go and I got cornmeal in my head. I found a recipe on another blog  and played around with that until I had something to fit our 3 sausages and 3 people. It would easily serve 4 as I have a portion for lunch tomorrow.

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Grease a loose 20cm bottom flan/ pie tin

Heat oven to 180 (I used fan bake on the new oven)

Filling-

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 onions thinly sliced

3 sausages, skin removed and cut into 2cm long bit

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/2 tbsp brown sugar

Case-

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk (will need less is eggs are large)

50 grms cheese (mixed tasty cheddar and Parmesan )

120 grms cornmeal

salt and pepper to taste

Filling-

Heat olive oil, add onions and give them 3 or 4 mins

Add sausage balls and stir

Carry on cooking until lightly browned

Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar

Stir until coated and leave to brown nicely

Base-

Mix eggs and milk in a bowl

Add the rest of the ingredients

Stir, you should have a thick batter that will keep a bit of shape

Tip into greased tin and make an indent and push sides up to a bit of a crust

Put filling on middle

Bake for 25-30 mins until golden

Us grown ups loved it, Miss Muffin found it rather cheesy. We concluded it was a good one for our grown up radar and would be great with a few jalapenos added. The crust was lovely and different. It would be great for using up bits of left overs such a roast veg.

Hope you enjoy.

Persian Love cake- almond heaven

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I made this cake to have as pudding after my lovely friend Lily made us dinner. I wanted something that would go with well flavoured food and this fitted that perfectly. There are all kinds of opinions of this cake on the net and ideas about the origins of the recipe. All you really need to know is it is easy, wonderful and my kind of pudding.

I made the Gourmet Traveller recipe and will stick to this. Next time I may add some lemon rind or well drained jar cherries. My mouth is watering just thinking about cherries in this cake, it would be very bakewell like.

Ingredients

360 gm (3 cups) almond meal (ground almonds)
220 gm (1 cup) raw sugar (demerara sugar)
220 gm (1 cup) brown sugar
120 gm unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
250 gm Greek-style yoghurt, plus extra to serve
1 tbsp freshly grated nutmeg (I also added 1 tsp cardamom)
45 gm (¼ cup)  pistachios, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 180C. Combine almond meal, sugars, butter and 1 tsp salt in a bowl, then rub with fingertips until coarse crumbs form. Spoon half the mixture into a lightly buttered and baking paper-lined 26cm-diameter springform pan, gently pressing to evenly cover base.

Add egg, yoghurt and nutmeg to remaining crumble mixture and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. Pour over prepared base, smooth top, scatter pistachios around edge and bake until golden (30-35 minutes.) Cool completely in pan on a wire rack to room temperature, then serve with extra yoghurt. The cake will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

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Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake

Mr Muffin has a roster for Friday morning tea at his place of work. It was his turn and I kindly offered to bake. This always seems like a good idea and then my panic sets in, these people have expectations when it comes to our turn. As there are a couple of gluten free folks, I decided to make a cake to suit their needs. On my voyage into the world of recipes I found a GF cake with potato in it, yes, the humble spud. This had to be tried. And try I did.
Well, I didn’t really try it. I sent the cake in whole with instructions that a decent slice must come home. I made the mash the night before and stuck it in the fridge. I brought it to room temperature before using.
I guess the cake really was a success as this is what I got-

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This is the recipe and it was from the BBC Good Food site.
•    200g butter , softened
•    200g golden caster sugar
•    4 eggs
•    175g ground almonds
•    250g mashed potatoes
•    zest 3 lemons
•    2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
FOR THE DRIZZLE
•    4 tbsp granulated sugar
•    juice 1 lemon
•    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a deep, 20cm round cake tin. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, then gradually add the egg, beating after each addition. Fold in the almonds, cold mashed potato, lemon zest and baking powder.
•    Tip into the tin, level the top, then bake for 40-45 mins or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack after 10 mins cooling. Mix the granulated sugar and the lemon juice together, then spoon over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Let the cake cool completely before slicing.
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Coconut Ice, made the real way

This recipe if from Ladies, A Plate and can be found on the website. All of the instructions are on there and many more lovely things to make. I do not own the two books by Alexa Johnston and fully intend to rectify the situation.
I made this batch for Miss and her afternoon tea birthday party. It is yellow because that is her favourite colour and blue for the SPCA. She has asked for dog and cat food from her friends to donate to the SPCA.