Gluten free Chocolate fridge cake

This gluten free chocolate fridge cake is very delicious and a real sweet treat.

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Recipe

125g gluten free or grain free cookies / biscuits ( I used some of my homemade low sugar peanut butter cookies )

150g dark chocolate gluten free ( I used Green & Blacks 70% )

50g unsalted butter

70g maple syrup

50g cherries

40g raisins

30g chopped pecans

Method 

I put cling film in a square baking tray so that it came up over the edges

Then melted the chocolate, butter and maple syrup together until smooth

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I used a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water

then I added the cookies which I crushed using a rolling pin

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I added chopped cherries, raisins and chopped pecans

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I gave it a good mix and spooned it into the baking tray

 

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this was put in the fridge for an hour or two

cut in to squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge

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You can double this recipe if you are making this to share !

 

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A great way to use up biscuits and cookies slightly passed their best.

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You could also use grain free homemade biscuits to make this fridge cake

Enjoy!

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Gluten free Walnut and Mocha Muffins

These Muffins will be perfect as a baked treat for tonights Great British Bake Off Final

These Walnut and Mocha Muffins are dark and springy with chocolate chips and tiny walnut pieces

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Recipe

2 Large Eggs

125ml plain yoghurt

125ml strong coffee

125ml milk  – cows milk or almond milk

250g gluten free self raising flour

100g sugar or coconut sugar ( if you like a sweeter muffin you can add more sugar ) I’ve used less than half the sugar normally used in a muffin recipe

1/4 cup raw cacao or 75g cocoa powder

pinch of salt

100g dark chocolate gluten free chips

100g finely chopped walnuts

Method

makes 12

pre heat oven 200c

cool the coffee

add the milk, yoghurt and beaten eggs to the coffee in a large bowl

 

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in a separate bowl add the flour, cacao, finely chopped walnuts, sugar, salt

stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix well

 

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add the chocolate chips and mix again

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grease the muffin tin well or use muffin cases ( mine stuck a little to the paper cases ) I need to treat myself to a decent muffin tin.

fill the cups almost to the top with muffin mixture.

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pop in the hot oven

200c for 10 mins

then lower for up to 15mins at 180c  Mine only took about 10mins using a fan oven

the muffins should be firm

 

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cool and pop on a wire rack

delicious warm or cold.

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I’ve eaten two already and bake off isn’t for another couple of hours !

I think next time I will use only 1/8 cup of cacao as it is so much stronger tasting than cocoa powder

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Enjoy the Bake Off Final tonight , maybe you will have time to bake these first

Ready Steady Bake!

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Norfolk Gluten Free Expo

This month see’s the first ever Norfolk Gluten Free Expo on Sunday 25th October

The Forum in Norwich will play host to a free event celebrating Gluten Free produce around Norfolk. The event will include cookery demonstrations, special guests, talks, hot food , a kids zone and a huge selection of over 50 food stalls including breads, pies, pastries, cakes, beers , cooking sauces, burgers, sausages, cereals and much more.

Doors open 10am – 4pm

The Forum Millennium plain, Norwich NR2 1TF

A well being area will have a nutritionist on hand. Gluten free, vegan skin care and make up. Health experts and organisations will be offering help and support.

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Free talks and lectures – book your place now

10.30am –  11.00am Eating for energy on a gluten free diet

11.30am – 12.00pm Top tips for food allergy compliance

12.30pm – 1.00pm Keeping gluten free oats pure, from farm to fork

2.30pm – 4.00pm Hungry for change  – a food matters film

Everything at the event will be Gluten Free,

also available dairy free, vegan and much more besides!

 

Norfolk gluten freedom handbook will be launched at the event – the Must Have guide for consumers and the trade, when sourcing your favourite free from products and places to eat in Norfolk.

norfolkglutenfreedom.co.uk

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Twitter @nflkgfreedom

 

Hope to see you there

 

Norfolk Gluten Freedom is a partnership between Louisa Kiddell owner of The Gluten free shop near Norwich and Sara Matthews Gluten Free cookery trainer and food safety and allergy management trainer.