Recently I purchased a new savarin cake tin obviously the only thing on my mind was to bake myself a cherry cake as soon as possible in the style of Mary Berry on Bake Off.
I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try out @isabelsfreefrom sponge cake mix. I bought the mix at the Allergy and Free From show in London All I needed to add was cherries, butter and sugar ( I used a small amount of dextrose ) You can use a dairy free spread if you have a dairy intolerance.
The instructions were simple and the sponge and added cherries were soon in the savarin tin ready for the oven.
The mix had a strong vanilla smell when I opened the packet and I did wonder whether the family would like this in the cake. It definitely was a love, hate thing. Some really liked the vanilla flavour while others only tried a small slice commenting on the taste.
I thought the cake had a nice light texture and was very delicious. A real treat ,I found this cherry cake quite sweet as I never normally have icing sugar.
I was pleased with the results of the icing, I think I will make a similar cake at Christmas at it was a lovely centre piece.
You can buy isabel’s sponge cake mix from Simply free <click here sponge mix is currently for £1.99
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Isabel’s sponge cake mix
Lots more mixes available from isabel’s free from including dough balls, pizza mix and baking fix etc from Amazon, Ocado, Simply free
Today I decided to have a go at a gluten free, yeast free bagel recipe from Isabel’s naturally free from. Using her gluten free pizza dough mix made from cassava flour. The mix costs £2.99 for 300g very good value I think, available from Ocado, Asda, Amazon, Simplyfree recipe- 200g Isabel’s Pizza dough mix (Bags come in 150g so you will need to open second bag for extra 50g and store the remaining mix for next time) 2 large eggs 50ml water 1tsp sugar or 1tsp dextrose ( fructose free ) 2tbsp olive oil 2tsp gluten free Baking powder Put pizza mix in bowl add baking powder, and sugar then add eggs, oil and water mix together. Once mixed together, take dough out of bowl and place on a clean surface. Knead for a few minutes. Divide dough into equal amounts. Either roll into balls and make hole in the centre or roll into sausage shape and then make into rings. Have boiling water ready in saucepan, drop a few in at a time while still boiling for 1 min, no longer . Ensure they don’t get stuck on the bottom of the pan, Take out using a draining spoon and leave to dry for a moment. I used a clean tea towel to sit them on. Repeat with all Bagels Place on greased baking trays and put in pre heated oven 180oC , 160oC fan oven for about 20 -25mins until golden brown, allow to cool slightly , Then slice and a spread sugar free peanut butter like Biona Organic or Full fat cream cheese or just some good butter. Delicious! Very pleased with my first attempt. I was able to make 8 small bagels. Chewy and soft even better than I remembered Bagels to be. Next time I will make less but make them bigger! Happy gluten free Baking! Lots more recipes here from Isabel’s naturally free from