Monday, November 26, 2012

Bacon & Egg Quiches - Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Nut Free and Failsafe

A good pastry, it's so hard to find when you're wheat free. We are also doing a few weeks of legume and nut free to try and nut out a few more issues with the littlest one, so we've lim

I've made the little potato balls out of the RPAH Recipe book, and we LOVE them, they have a lovely crust, and a fluffly inside.

After a batch turned out rather different to normal, I started pondering about using it as a bread or as a pastry base for pies. Well, it worked out PERFECTLY!

You know when you're gluten free, you feel like you're missing out when you see that plate of flaky quiches pass you by? Well no more. While it isn't a pastry, it isn't flaky; it is a delicious, fluffy crust, that complemints pies perfectly.


Around 320 grams potatos, cooked and mashed, to end up with 230grams of mashed potato
60 grams Cornflour
50 grams Potato Starch
3 spring onions, chopped finely
1 Egg (or egg replacer)
1-2tbl Rice bran oil
1ts baking powder
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together, it will be soft to touch, and you need to be light handed with it. Roll into 8 balls, and push in to oiled cupcake holes, to create cases.

Bake until just golden, around 10 minutes.

Push sides and base in to create more room more fillings.

2 Eggs
A sprinkling of chopped chives and parsley
A splash of rice milk, 2-3 Tbls

Whisk, and add to cases, filling about 2/3's full.

We added nitrate free bacon (cooked in a pan) to some, chopped up failsafe sausages to others, or you could add 'Deli Chicken' also.
You could also sub in some of THAT cheese sauce as well!

Bake for another 5-8 minutes until everything is lovely golden, and cooked.

Serve with Pear Ketchup, or just gobble them up on their own, they are delicious!!

Gluten Free PlayDoh!

PlayDoh, in the thermomix, we make an incredible PlayDoh. It's soft, pliable, so nice to play with; and best of all easy and cheap!

I haven't had much luck with gluten free playdoh though, I always end up with more of a glue! But I think I've got the perfect recipe here now. It acts much the same as regular playdoh. It does dry out much quicker, so be sure to cover it up straight after use. You can reinvigorate it by popping it in the thermomix, with a tablespoon or so of oil and knead it back to life.

It doesn't have that delicious playdoh smell (or is that just me that loves that?), so I've scented it with a bit of peppermint oil. Totally optional! You can't tell in the photos, but there is an awsome glitter through the dough, must be a reaction in the ingredients, score!

You can make this on the stove top, just stand there, stirring that mix until it makes playdoh!

Gluten Free PlayDoh:

500grams Bicarb Soda
200grams Cornflour
380grams Water
30grams Oil
1 tsp Cream of Tarter
Coloring of choice
Scent of choice

Add all ingredients, except cream of tarter.
Once it's stirring, add in the Tarter.
Set 8 minutes, speed 3, 80 degrees.
Set 1 minute, 90 degrees.

It will still be loose, it will firm up as it cools. If you want a firmer dough, cook the whole recipe 8 minutes, 90 degrees.

Tip out, let cool, and get crafting!

I hope you enjoy it :)

Friday, November 2, 2012

THAT Cheese Sauce - Vegan, wheat, soy, corn, sugar free, Failsafe!

This recipe has been in our midst for around a year now. When we first made it, it was a WOW moment. We couldn't believe the taste, like a lovely tasty cheese sauce.

The cashews and potato give the wonderful creamyness, the carrot the yollowness, the lemon juice just the right amount of tang to bring it to life.

I served it to unsuspecting guests at a Thermomix demo a few weeks back, all were quite stunned to find out what they were eating!

All the ingredients are low chemical, except for the carrot, which falls in to the moderate category. I'm sure this could be removed, and perhaps saffron included to help get that lovely yellow look.

I serve this over gluten free pasta for 'Mac and Cheese', I make up platters with dipping veggies and sliced mountain bread for those who can have wheat, almost like nachos!
I put through recipes asking for cheese. I place on the base of pizza. Ohhh, another is to add chicken and vegies and pop in to pastry for a cheesy pie! Ohh, and on top of Frittata! Let your imagination run wild!!

The recipe comes from the cookbook, 'Rainbow Recipes', by Aileen Sforcina. Called 'Golden Sauce', to use over steamed veggies. You can purchase it by emailing Aileen at : . It has both traditional and thermomix methods for every recipe, so perfect for every kitchen!

I've received written consent from the Author to publish here, so I would appreciate, either to contact Aileen to share it further, or just link back to the blog. 'Rainbow Recipes' is her labor of love, so we need to respect that please :)

THAT Cheesy Sauce - Vegan, wheat, soy, corn, sugar free and Failsafe
400grams White Potato - peeled
80grams Carrot (Moderate Salicylates)
1 Bunch of Spring Onions - white parts
100grams Raw Cashews
500grams Water
20grams of 'Lemon Juice' -
60grams Celery
2-3 teaspoons of Salt (this gives it the real cheesy kick, adjust to desired amount)

Thermomix Method:
Place all ingredients in to Thermomix.

Cook for 20 minutes, 100 degrees, on speed 2, reverse.

Pulverise on speed 9 for 60 seconds.
Adjust consistency to taste by adding more water or salt if necessary.

Traditional Method:
Chop all veg, and place all ingredients in to a saucepan and cook until vegetables are tender.

Pour in to blender, and blend until very smooth.

Adjust consistency by adding water if necessary.


If you are on the Ellimination diet, you can leave the carrot out, and sub in 8-10 strands of saffron, soaked in 20ml of water for half an hour. Add in 1/2 - 1t sugar to make up for the sweetness of the carrot.

Lemon juice sub/acid - If you can't tolerate any of these, leave them out, still a very successful cheese sauce without it!

Some Failsafers have already tried it, and here is what they think!
RN - OMGoodness.. this has just put about 8 dishes back on our family list that called for cheese! for a FS 8 year old and three year old who is severely dairy intolerant... NOW we can have all things cheesy!!!! they are rapt.. just made with saffron instead of carrot and it is amazing! today they will get cheesy mac, and pizza that i had planned with a really nice base ins tead of a dry one.. then i'm planning crepes with leek and chicken, and some pies and a lasagne with FLAVOUR! whoo hoo... best recipie EVER! (short of the pear ketchup)

FC - Love it, love it, love it. Made w/out lemon juice/acid tonight. Even critical hubby was impressed. It even bubbled up & crisped like real cheese when I accidentally overzapped some in microwave. Thanks sooo much!