I am proud to say that this was the best gluten free cake I ever made. Learning to bake gluten free takes some practice but it can be just as delish as common pastry. And even though spring arrived baking season doesn’t have to be over. The Secret for a delicious crust is to generously grease the tins. It keeps the crust hard while the inside stays moist and soft.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/GM4.
In a bowl, cream together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the butter, then add the flours, baking powder and a small splash of milk to form a smooth batter.
Divide between two tins and start layering the cutted peaches on top. Letting them sink into the mixture provides extra moisture and lightness to the cake. Bake for about 15 minutes before lightly coating them with a tbsp of butter and putting them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
Ingredients for 2 small tartes:
– 3 eggs (vegan: 1 tbsp psylium and 2 tbsp soaked ground flaxseed)
- 160 g sugar
- 200 g soy butter (room temperature)
- 100 ml soy milk
- 1 cup rice flour
- 3/4 cup manioca flour (or GF oat flour)
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 5 apricots
- soy butter to grease tins and cake
You can always opt for any other vegan or normal butter. Just make sure it is not rock solid when you start your baking.
If you bought gluten free flour mix, there is no need to add psylium, corn starch rice flour or manioca flour.
Here is a small collection of baking ideas for christmas eve. All recipes are gluten free and most of them vegan. Maybe for a girls baking night in or a chilled 23th december baking evening. They are more on the healthy side, celiac friendly and easy to make.
1. Christmas pudding
Starting of with the most fancy spancy recipe. You can find it on deliciouslyella. She also published her own cookbook which, by the way, is a great gift idea for anyone who is trying to incorporate healthy eating into their lifestyle.
2. Gingerbread Men
Feasting on fruit is a great vegan food blog and has lots of simple and great recipes and instructional videos. I basically saved everything. Here you can find a gluten free and vegan gingerbread recipe for the holidays.
3. Chocolate Almond Cake by Paul Hollywood
I think you can never go wrong with a chocolate cake on christmas eve. It is gluten free but non vegan. You can find the recipe here. You can find his baking video here. In his video he instructs to heat your oven to 160˚C instead of 180˚C. I guess Waitrose made a mistake there. I would actually swap out the double cream for coconut milk but this would also give the genache another flavor and leave it less shiny. OR you skip forward to recipe
idea number 4- the healthy version of a creamy rich chocolate cake.
4. Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart
You can find tons of healthy cooking and baking ideas on ohsheglows. Angela also brought out here own cookbook which again is a great gift idea for healthy cuisine lovers. You can find her double dark chocolate tart recipe here.
5. Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are one of my holiday faves. Last year I was literally obsessed with them. We used chocolate instead of raspberries. Either way you can choose whatever filling you feel like choosing. Here you can find the gluten free recipe version by Angela.
It is already half way through december guys, I can not believe it. And I haven’t even shared one christmassy cozy posts. But I am quite confident that I will do much better next year. If you just realized that you still have some quick cookie baking to do, this might help. Continue reading “GF vegan shortbread cookies| christmas classics”