Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Muffin Porridge

Morning everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We had a lovely time and it was even more exciting this year as it was my niece’s first Christmas.  I do feel like I’ve eaten about a week’s worth of food in the last three days though.

Today is the day that all the visitors head home and the house returns to normality.  I though I would spend a bit of today planning some future posts for the website.  I’ll share a couple of new recipes this week and then I think I’ll round of the year with a look back at some of my favourite recipes of 2017.

As a little nod to something remotely healthy after the Christmas indulgence I decided to make some porridge for breakfast.  Porridge is something we all have a different view on in my family.  My parents are firm believers that porridge is porridge – only a pinch of salt should be added.  I love it but only with lots of things added and my sister hates it in any form!

Today’s porridge was inspired by blueberry muffins – I added a handful of blueberries to the porridge in the last minute of cooking so they are soft and juicy.  I’ve topped this bowl with a little brown sugar which melts into a lovely caramel, some cinnamon, more blueberries and some walnuts for crunch.

Inspired by this recipe, my new creativity journal and with some time on my hands rather than the normal chaos of my life, I’ve written down a list of porridge flavours I want to try next year – so look for them appearing on my website.

Have a lovely day everyone whatever you are doing.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Muffin Porridge

Gluten and Dairy Free Blueberry Pie

serves / makes 10
55 prep time
55 mins cooking time

Description

No-one would every know that this pie is gluten and dairy free! The pastry is light and crumbly with a sweet cinnamon topping. The blueberries are so juicy and they explode in your mouth when take a bite. This recipe is for a large pie but it can easily be frozen and enjoyed at a later date.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 375g gluten free plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 90g icing sugar
  • 150g dairy free spread
  • 3 egg yolks (retain the egg whites for brushing the pastry)
  • 10 tablespoons ice cold water
  • cinnamon and sugar for dusting the top of the pastry

For the blueberry filling:

  • 800g blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 60g gluten free plain flour
  • 15g dairy free spread

Method

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  1. Combine the gluten free flour, cornflour, xanthan gum and icing sugar in a large bowl
  2. Rub in the dairy free spread until it resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Mix in the egg yolks and water until the dough forms a ball
  4. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  6. Divide the pasty in half
  7. Roll out one of the pastry balls and line a 9″ deep pie dish with the pastry sheet
  8. Bake the pastry blind (weighed down with baking beans) for ten minutes
  9. Remove the beans and brush with the egg white
  10. Bake for another 5 minutes
  11. Make the pie filling by mixing together the blueberries, lemon juice, sugar and flour
  12. Mix until well combined then place in the pastry case
  13. Roll out the remaining pastry ball and place over the blueberry mix
  14. Make a split in the middle of the pan or cut out some little shapes to allow the steam to escape during cooking
  15. Brush with the egg white
  16. Dust the top with a little caster sugar and cinnamon
  17. Bake in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes
  18. Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving

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