Posts Tagged With: coeliac

Gluten-free pizza dough

This dough is great for a coeliac’s pizza, calzone or flatbreads – just follow the instructions below and use with any of our recipes. They turn out a treat!

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Recipe source: Melissa
Makes: 2 large pizza or 2 calzone

Equipment:

  • Scales
  • Stand mixer, bowl & dough hook
  • Measures – cup, ½ cup, tablespoon
  • Bowls – large, medium
  • Cling film
Ingredients:

For the magic dough:

  • 2½ cups gluten-free plain flour
  • 7g dried instant yeast (GF)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus extra for greasing

What to do:

  • Sift flour into the bowl of the stand mixer. Add the yeast and salt and mix to combine.
  • Make a well in the centre and add measured water and oil. Mix to form a soft dough and knead for about 5-7 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with cling film. Stand in a warm place for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • Using your fist, punch dough the down. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and then use with your favourite pizza or flatbread recipe.

Notes: Why do we leave the dough to rise? What is this process called?

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Asparagus, feta and sweet potato frittate

You can also use pumpkin in this recipe instead of sweet potato: either works well. You can also cook one big frittata in a frying pan over heat and then finish it under the grill, but we pour ours into muffin pans to oven-bake… and add some of our lovely Bondi herbs for an aromatic twist.

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Fresh from the garden: eggs, asparagus, sweet potato, marjoram, thyme
Recipe source: Melissa
Makes: 12 large or 24 mini fritatte

Equipment:

  • Pastry brush
  • 12-hole cupcake tin
  • Chopping board & knives
  • Potato peelers, scissors
  • Salad spinner
  • Large frying pan
  • Grater, scales
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bowls – large, med, small
  • Tongs, whisk
  • Serving plates
Ingredients:

  • Half a large sweet potato
  • Half a bunch of asparagus spears
  • Small handful marjoram and thyme sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Flaked salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 10g parmesan
  • 6 large eggs

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • With the pastry brush, paint a little olive oil into each hole of the cupcake tins to grease.
  • Peel the sweet potato and carefully chop into 1cm cubes.
  • Trim the woody ends from the asparagus and then chop or snip into 1cm pieces.
  • Wash the herbs and spin them dry. Strip the leaves from the stalks & reserve.
  • Heat the frying pan with the oil and toss in the sweet potato. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, for about 4 minutes over medium heat until the cubes are just tender and lightly golden at the sides.
  • Meanwhile, cut the feta into small cubes and grate the parmesan.
  • Stir the asparagus into the sweet potato and cook for 2 minutes until just tender.
  • Then add the cubed feta and gently stir to mix in.
  • In the large bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the herbs, parmesan, a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper.
  • Divide the sweet potato mixture evenly into the cupcake holes, spoon the egg mixture over and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until cooked.

Notes: Why is the name of this recipe frittate, ending in e? What other vegetables could you use in the recipe? What animals’ milk makes feta?

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Fritatte of beetroot leaf, sweet potato and feta

Gordon’s original recipe calls for spinach but I think this is a great way to use up our many beetroot leaves. He also suggests cooking in one big pan over heat and then finishing under the grill, where we pour ours into muffin pans to oven-bake… We also add some of our lovely herbs for an aromatic twist.

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From the garden: sweet potato, beetroot leaves, eggs, marjoram, parsley
Recipe source: adapted from a recipe by Gordon Ramsay

Equipment:

  • Pastry brush, potato peelers
  • Scales
  • Chopping board & knives
  • Paper towel
  • Measuring tablespoon
  • Large frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Tongs, whisk
  • Cupcake tins: 2×12-hole large or 2×24-hole mini
  • Serving plates
Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato (about 500g)
  • Large handful of beetroot leaves
  • Small handful marjoram and parsley
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil plus extra
  • Flaked salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 200g feta cheese
  • 20g parmesan
  • 12 large eggs

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Brush a little olive oil into each cupcake hole.
  • Peel the sweet potato, and then chop flesh evenly into 1cm cubes.
  • Wash the beetroot leaves in several changes of water and shake dry. Chop the stalks and leaves into 1cm strips, to yield about 150g cut strips.
  • Wash the herbs and pat dry with paper towel. Strip the leaves from the stalks & chop finely.
  • Heat the frying pan with the oil and toss in the sweet potato. Season well with salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, for about 4 minutes over medium heat until the cubes are just tender and lightly golden at the sides.
  • Meanwhile, cut the feta into small cubes and grate the parmesan.
  • Stir the beetroot leaves into the sweet potato and cook for about 3 minutes until wilted.
  • Then add the cubed feta and gently stir to mix in.
  • In the large bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the herbs, parmesan, a pinch of salt and a grind of pepper.
  • Divide the sweet potato mixture evenly into the cupcake holes, spoon the egg mixture over and bake in 180C oven: about 15 minutes for the mini frittate and 20 minutes for the large.

Notes: Why is the name of this recipe frittate, ending in e? What other vegetables could you use in the recipe? Which animals’ milk can make feta?

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Schiacciata con l’uva

This recipe was a great hit last week – at school and at home! We rarely cook sweet dishes but when we do, the children obviously love it…  I changed the original recipe calling for plain flour and butter to gluten-free flour and olive oil so that our coeliac and lactose-intolerant friends could also enjoy some baked goodies for a change. I hope you enjoy it too… happy baking!

Schiacciata con l’uva (sweet grape focaccia)

Fresh from the garden: grapes, eggs

Recipe source: adapted from a recipe by Jill Dupleix

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‘This is part shortbread & part cake, and is a very rustic, simple way to enjoy the last grapes of the season.’ And is also dairy and gluten-free!

Equipment:

  • Scales
  • Small saucepan
  • Sieve or sifter
  • Bowl – large, small
  • Table knife & fork
  • Plastic wrap & baking paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Measures – tablespoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Chopping board & small knife
  • Skewer
  • Serving plates
Ingredients:

  • 250g gluten-free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 125g caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for topping
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 75ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 160g mixed green and red grapes

What to do:

  • Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in 125g caster sugar and a pinch of salt.
  • Make a well in the centre and add the olive oil, stirring with the knife to gradually draw in the flour.
  • Lightly beat one egg at a time and add to dough, stirring until mixed. Shape into a ball (if too soft, add an extra tablespoon of sifted flour), wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for one hour to help firm it up.

At the start of the lesson:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  • Use a floured rolling pin to lightly roll out the dough or just pat it out with floured hands into a rough oval shape on a sheet of baking paper, then transfer, on the paper, to a baking tray.
  • Wash and de-stem the grapes and cut in half lengthways. Scatter the grapes on top, half of them cut-side up, half cut-side down, pressing in lightly.
  • Scatter with remaining sugar and bake for 15 minutes until golden, and a thin skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean.
  • Turn out onto a wooden chopping board and cut into small squares or slices and place on serving plates.
  • While the schiacciata is cooking you can make the dough for the next class before cleaning up!

Notes: How many different procedures are there in this recipe? What other foreign language recipe names can you think of? Why do we use a knife to mix the dough?

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