Tonight on The Great British Bake Off the contestants will be asked to make a cake using an alternative to refined sugar . One contestant is making a pineapple upside down cake and another a carrot cake.
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The technical challenge is Paul’s gluten free pitta breads. It will be interesting to see how they get on with this tricky recipe. They are something I have not tried. Mainly due to the fact I can’t have yeast.
The Show stopper tonight is dairy free ice cream surrounded by jam and a light sponge.
I decided to make a Pineapple upside down cake that is not only gluten free but grain free and refined sugar free and dairy free too.
Pineapple Upside Down cake grain free and dairy free
100g coconut oil or unsalted butter
70g coconut sugar or maple syrup
4 large eggs
1/2 cup Almond milk or regular full fat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g ground almonds
70g coconut flour
1 tsp gluten free baking powder
Pre heat oven 170c fan
prepare a loose bottomed cake tin
line with baking paper and fill the base with slices of pineapple,fresh sliced cherries a little coconut oil and a drizzle of maple syrup
melt the coconut oil and mix with the coconut sugar or maple syrup
add the 4 beaten eggs
in a second bowl mix together all the dry ingredients
Add the dry ingredients into the wet
add the vanilla extract and the almond milk
and mix well together
spoon on top of the pineapple pieces
bake in a hot oven 170c for 45 mins
cool on a wire tray in the cake tin
Here is a recipe for a gluten free Pineapple Upside Down cake
They were a real success !
Lets hope tonights episode is really good and inspires those who need to use alternative ingredients due to choice or intolerances or allergies to bake at home.