What No Pasta !!!!

Gluten Free Vegan Pasta

Never would i have imagined that today I would be writing a blog post on Gluten Free Vegan Pasta !!!!!

But today you are actually having to read it that must be a first πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Due to necessity being the mother of invention and what seems to be a world shortage of pasta …….there’s no to be had !!! ( Mainly because every household should have at least 10 packets to use in one day !!!!!)

But for us poor souls who have limited access dietary wise and not on prescription its more than troublesome, chuck in an egg allergy and your currently stuffed ( and not with pasta πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š)

So time to get creative and sort something out !! I’ve had to do this for years but never had to make my own pasta only for ravioli and I’ve only ever done it with eggs …….

But here’s now my alternative and it works a treat, dries wonderfully and something you could get the kids involved in making different shapes and a little coking lesson if you have to get creative

I purposefully did not use a pasta machine as I know not everyone has one…..but of course feel free

I’m not waffling to much this week, as some of you know I’m Frontline NHS nurse and its as you can imagine a difficult time….to get a blog post put together is going to be trying over the next few weeks and possibly months due to shift pattern changes , so they may not appear every week , but if they do I will keep them to a Saturday but may not quite as in depth with pictures on methods .

So it maybe best to sign up for an email so you don’t miss them

Anyways onto pasta ……and if you are Italian I ask forgiveness now 😜😜😜

Basic Pasta Dough GF, DF V

Basic Pasta made out of Store Cupboard Ingredients


Basic ingredients to give you a Gluten Free and Vegan pasta dough that can be cut into any shape you want Pasta Machine can be used however for this post I’ve kept it simple Recipe can can be double and pasta can be dried overnight in a warm dry environment


Ingredients

  • 200 g Gluten Free Plain Flour Blend ( if not using your own I recommend Doved Farm UK or Plisbury US )
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 9 tsp warm tap water
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2- 4 tbsp water
  • Extra flour for rolling

Directions

  1. Measure out your chia seeds and add the warm water and stir and leave to stand until they turn gloopy and swell, about 10 minutes
  2. Add your flour and xanthan gum to a bowl and whisk until incorporated together ( if using turmeric for colour add it too)
  3. Tip out the dry ingredients onto a clean and dry work surface and make a well in the middle
  4. To the whole add the chia seeds and two tablespoons of olive oil ….. yes i know it looks like a rancid egg
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  6. Work the chia seeds and oil into the flour mix with grabbing type motions until its Incorporated and in larger clumps
  7. Add a tablespoon of water and repeat the ‘ grabbing and squeezing ‘
  8. This dough is still too dry !!!!

  9. Add another tablespoon of water and knead it in
  10. Still to dry, there are bits still not being picked up

  11. Add another tablespoon and knead until you have a smooth dough like this
  12. You may need to add more water depending on your blend but you require your dough only to be slighly tacky or damp to the tough
  13. Wrap in cling film and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes
  14. I cut my dough into two half and re wrap until I;m ready to roll the second out to stop and drying and easier managing pieces
  15. Roll to a thickness of 2 mm on a lightly floured surface ( I’ve not gone and thinner but you can if you dare )
  16. It may need pushing back for cracks but you will get a smooth roll

  17. Cut the pasta into shapes using a pizza cutter or sharp knife
  18. Wrap into nest and placed on a tray to dry and or use roll out second half and repeat rolling
  19. If using place in a large pan of salted boiling water and boil for 3 minutes for Al dente Pasta and drain and use as desired

So there you go…….no need for panic or worry you can make your own and I will be doing for the for the foreseeable future

I think personally it looks rather special and artisan with its little flecks, you can add a pinch of tumeric for colour if you require …..that was an after thought and i haven’t done that since making my batch up….. for a more golden hue

So here for the first time on the blog…….Pastaporn πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜±

A thing of artisan beauty , dont you think ???
Look and those Coils 😍😍😍
Always room for a ‘topview ‘ 😍
Yey for the fleck !!!
Pasta and Pesto no more to be said !!!!

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Waste Not Want Not !!!

Fruity Brown Betty Gluten Free and Vegan

Well with many of us leading a very strange carry on at the moment, with social distancing and self isolation I like my weekly blog to overcome some of the issues we may face ……as they occur !!

So with minimal shopping trips on the cards for me for a while I’m looking for something to inspire you that you may have forgot or not even know about .

Lets talk commercial Gluten free bread……or rather lets not 😜😜

Lets talk 2 day old gluten free bread !!!! Yep the type that is only good for toast…..at a push slathered in something wet to help it πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Yes we can make breadcrumbs to make the expense of the purchase worth it, but I wanted a minimal fuss easy bake, whats available and needs using up, that’s will be comfort food in one

You may even have 10 tonne of breadcrumbs in the freezer if you are lucky and canny πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š ( i do but actually had a small loaf due to a baking challenge of at treacle tart this week that I had in the freezer stash )

Now Brown Betty is an American Dessert from 1846 !!! So I’ve done some reading and come up with my version!! ( Thank you for your patience over the pond I got round to a recipe eventually )

And I will tell you something its totally surprised everyone, its lighter than crumble and makes a lovely change especially with spring here.

You can use what ever fruit you have at hand and needs using up….you just wont regret it and means fresh fruit doesn’t go to waste at this time and we are all after making shopping go along way

You can half this recipe and put it in ramekins or a small pie dish it will serve 3/4 or maybe one on a bad day 😜😜😜😜

Right lets get baking and enjoying our food as we should do, getting the most out of everything we have at hand……its time to fall in love with it again and actually have time to do it !! ( I’m obviously working but everyone else is at home so I have ‘chiefwasheruppers ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Fruit Brown Betty GF, DF V

Fresh Fruit combined with Leftover Bread , makes a delicious alternative to crumble


This dessert / pudding is made in an 8 in square dish.
It has only been tested with fresh fruit but feel free to use frozen but defrost before use and discard fluid


Ingredients

  • 200 g Gluten Free Bread
  • 95 g of Vegan Butter I used Stork block ( UK ) or Earth Balance US )
  • 1 kg of mixed fruit
  • 2 tbsp of Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour / Cornstarch
  • 150 ml Water
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • zest of one small lemon
  • 80 g demerara sugar

Directions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  2. Whizz bread to chunky crumbs in a food processor.
  3. Spread over a large baking tray and bake for 10-12 mins, stirring now and then until evenly crisp
  4. Place the breadcrumbs into a large bowl and stir in the melted butter, demerara sugar and cinnamon
  5. Put the plums, caster sugar and cornflour into a large lidded pan, stir til combined
  6. Add Lemon zest and stir til combined
  7. Add 150 ml water, cover and simmer on LOW with lid on for 15-20 mins.
  8. Place half the fruit in the dish and layer with half the breadcrumb mix
  9. Cover that with more fruit and top with the remaining breadcrumbs
  10. Bake for 20 minutes
  11. Leave to cool a little its hot and may burn your mouth serve with cream custard yogurt or ice cream !!!
  12. Enjoy

So there you go……so easy and a new one for my repertoire…… it is the first but will certainly not be the last !!!

Feel free to peel your fruit but I prefer to wash and keep the skin on for extra bite and fibre….. that’s just my preference

By all means use your fancy breads if you can get then they will work too

Now for some ~breadcrumb porn πŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

#breadcrumbporn πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

Just Look at that fruity little number

Just look at that Juicy little number 😜😜

Are You Ready ????

Pour on the cream😍😍😍

Look longingly at it for a moment πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚

Whoopsie All Gone 😜😜😜😜

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Until Next week ( hopefully )

Stay Safe and Be Kind !!

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