Posts tagged ‘no flour baking’

May 6, 2012

no flour hemp almond cake

The other day my friends hubby showed up late in the evening requesting a delicious birthday cake for his wife for the next day, so I leaned on my old stand by gluten free nutella tort, but this time I made some great changes which yielded a denser fuller cake thick and rich and not too sweet at all, I would say it has stepped from tort-dom to cake dom with these additions.

pre heat your oven to 350

In a double boiler gently melt:

100 g of dark bittersweet chocolate

along with 150 g of good quality organic veggie oil (grapeseed or canola is best)

mix well and set aside to cool somewhat.

Meanwhile separate 6 eggs

whip the whites to soft peaks

In a large bowl combine:

egg yokes

100 g finely ground almonds

50 g hemp seeds finely ground

2 tbsp homemade nutella

2 tbsp vanilla

a pinch of fine sea salt

Stir in the melted chocolate and stir until smooth.

Then gently fold in egg whites, until you have a well mixed fluffy chocolaty mixture

Prepare a 2 piece tort pan (9-11″) by greasing it well (I like to use butter for this, but if you are keeping this recipe lactose free try coconut oil or vegan natural buttery spread

Pour batter into pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until the centre is firm.

Allow to cool before removing tort shell pan, then glaze with a chocolate gnache, fruit spread or just drizzle with melted chocolate. serve and enjoy!

October 6, 2011

no flour almond butter cookies

The best thing about this recipe is it uses only 5 ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes before you can put a cookie into your mouth. These are wheat free and lactose free, super simple and pretty darn good considering they are missing nearly all of the very building blocks of good cookies requirements.

Almond butter is the key, and I find it amazing how often you can sub it for both butter and flour in baking! It’s a super protein rich energy food, that is pretty readily accessible, and way better for you than that nasty processed peanut butter spread I grew up eating. It is important however to buy organic almond butter from a reputable source… as almonds farming practises are pretty abusive to our poor little bee kingdom, trucking them across america feeding them GMO corn syrup, exhausting and killing off populations with a stressful pollination production existence. I do my best to avoid buying cheap almonds, or trail mix … but I do prefer almond butter to any other nut butter. In any case caring for the bee’s and having a future with bee’s is a good food issue to get informed on, that is if you like to eat food! maybe while your baking these cookies you can read about the bees here or do your own search google

Start with a large bowl and combine all of the following in no particular order:

1 cup almond butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking soda

mix well, and portion into 1 oz balls, they are lovely straight up into the oven just like this… at 350 for 9 minutes

but you could try: rolling the dough balls in a cinnamon sugar mix or top each one with a lovely little chocolate round or roll them in coconut or roll them in icing sugar (for a cracked snowy mountain effect) or add a dollop of jam to each for amazing AB+J treats!

anyway you make them, I am sure you will enjoy these little almond darlings!