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Can you inspire me with something gluten free?

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MotherForkinShirtBalls Mon 27-May-19 23:57:14

Friend visiting tomorrow who is coeliac so I want to make something a few of us can have with a cuppa. Would prefer not to have to go and buy gluten free flour if possible. I have cornflour if that's usable in any way? Biscuits maybe?

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Apileofballyhoo Tue 28-May-19 00:05:57

The cornflour might be cross contaminated. Maybe meringues if you don't want to buy flour?

MotherForkinShirtBalls Tue 28-May-19 00:18:33

I have meringues already actually... They don't scream "enjoy me with a cuppa" though. I have many a packet of unopened cornflour if that minimises contamination?

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beargryllshasabigrope Tue 28-May-19 00:26:36

Delia Smith has an amazing chocolate cake recipe that is made with just eggs, chocolate and double cream (I think!). It's kind of like a Yule log, and is absolutely delicious

MotherForkinShirtBalls Tue 28-May-19 00:43:06

Oh, that sounds incredible... I shall Google.

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ivykaty44 Tue 28-May-19 00:57:38

It’s very easy to make & taste divine

icclemunchy Tue 28-May-19 01:10:18

I'd speak to your friend first op. Both me and my dd's have coeliacs and don't eat anyone's home baking unless we know them really really well. The risk for cross contamination is pretty high and makes for a miserable few days at best.

That said we always appreciate anyone who offers because we know how much of a pita it can be to cater for!

Apileofballyhoo Tue 28-May-19 10:00:11

The cornflour might be cross contaminated in the processing. Anything might - people with coeliac disease tend to stick to products that are listed as safe by the UK coeliac society, especially if they are very sensitive to the slightest trace of gluten. Maybe ask your friend?

PeoniesarePink Tue 28-May-19 10:08:09

I actively avoid baking with GF flour for my granddaughters as I've had too many disasters blush and I'm normally a good baker. I'd buy a packet mix tbh, as I've had much better success with these.... some Waitrose ones are very good, especially their GF brownie mix. Or as other PPs have suggested make something without flour in and make sure you use fresh butter and sugar etc so it's not contaminated.

And make sure that you are scrupulous about kitchen hygiene including mixing bowls, and baking trays. I soak everything well before using even though it's already clean. Mine DGDs are highly gluten sensitive sadly.

BikeRunSki Tue 28-May-19 10:11:30

DD’s best friend is coeliac. My kitchen is clean but I can’t guarantee it to be wheat free. I once inadvertently made the poor child quite unwell, and have stuck to “sealed” shop bought GF convenience foods and snacks since.

CatsLikeCoffeeToo Tue 28-May-19 10:13:56

Nigella has a great chocolate lime cake recipe which used ground almonds instead of flour. Now that does go nicely with a cup of tea or coffee.wink

LadyPeterWimsey Tue 28-May-19 10:21:46

Nigella's cloud cake (it might also be called an Easter cake because she has an Easter version) or her clementine cake, which can also be made with other citrus fruit. Both similar to recipes mentioned above, and have always worked for me.

MotherForkinShirtBalls Tue 28-May-19 11:54:38

Eek, she's eaten here before and (I think) been fine, but I've decided to go with something bought to be safe! I'll make one of the lush sounding options for myself for tomorrow grin

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