gluten free spring peach tartes| vegan

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.

 

11cc68df3af8144a71b9738b8d54ad50-4Method:

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

Alternatives:

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.

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pinks and peaches| spring fashion

April.

Can you believe it? We are already in the midst of spring and everything is blossoming in bright and pastel colors. I love spring. If hope would have a scent it would smell like sunny fresh spring evenings. I have a lot of things on my mind lately and that’s the reason why I feel like keeping it short and sweet. Just a little ootd post. By the way: Can we please take a moment to appreciate T.J. Maxx for a sec? Fashion is always developing and reinventing itself. There are endless shops out there, offering more or less the same ideas of fashion trend implementation and then there is T.J.Maxx. It is not the shop to stock up on basics. It’s where you go to find gem stones. They offer pieces I haven’t seen anywhere else. Fashion trends with an individual twist to them.  They are not on display, you have to find them between 80% of items you would never consider wearing. That’s where you find pink cord dungarees for 14 £.

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Dungarees: TJ Max Top: from Brasil  Bracelet: H&M

Wish you guys a lovely weekend

xx Mel