Gluten and Dairy Free Dun Tat (Chinese Egg Tarts)

serves / makes 4
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time

Description

A simple easy to make Chinese Egg Tart

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 125g gluten free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 30g icing sugar
  • 50g dairy free spread
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons ice cold water

For the filling:

  • 45g caster sugar
  • 270ml water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 90ml dairy free milk
  • pinch of cinnamon, for decorating

Method

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To make the pastry:

  • Combine the gluten free flour, xanthan gum and icing sugar in a large bowl
  • Rub in the dairy free spread until it resembles breadcrumbs
  • Mix in the egg yolk and water until the dough forms a ball
  • Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  • Roll out the pastry and line four individual tart tins with the pastry sheet
  • Bake the pastry blind (weighed down with baking beans) for ten minutes
  • Remove the beans

To make the filling:

  • In a medium sized saucepan bring the sugar and water to the boil
  • Allow to cool to room temperature
  • Beat in the egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract
  • Pour into the tart cases
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool
  • Dust with ground cinnamon

Gluten and Dairy Free Chinese Orange Chicken

serves / makes 2
30 prep time
30 mins cooking time

Description

Chinese food can sometimes be quite difficult to enjoy for coeliacs as it often contains soy sauce. I’m lucky that I have a Chinese restaurant near work that has a good choice of gluten free dishes. Dinner there on Friday night has inspired me to create some gluten and dairy free Chinese dishes you can make at home. Don’t be put of by the ingredient list for this dish it is actually pretty easy to put together.

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the orange sauce:

  • 175ml water
  • 35ml orange juice
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 40ml rice wine vinegar
  • 20ml tamari, gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour mixed with 2 tablespoons water

For the chicken:

  • 300g chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon gluten free flour
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

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  1. In a medium sized saucepan place the water, orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange zest, sugar, ginger, garlic, spring onion and chilli flakes
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes
  3. Set aside to cool
  4. Mix together half of the sauce and the chicken and place in the fridge to marinade for a couple of hours
  5. Remove the chicken from the fridge, drain away any excess marinade and toss the chicken with the flour
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add the chicken to a hot pan with a drizzle of olive oil and stir fry for 10 minutes
  8. Add in the cornflour mix and the remaining sauce
  9. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes
  10. Serve with rice

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Chow Mien

serves / makes 2

Ingredients

  • 150g gluten free noodles
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 pepper, finely slices
  • handful of bean sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons, gluten free soy sauce
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Method

  1. Cook the noodles per the instructions on the packet
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large shallow pan
  3. Add the garlic, chilli and 5 spice
  4. Add the chicken and stir fry for 5 minutes
  5. Add in the vegetables and stir fry for 4 minutes
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add in the noodles and soya sauce
  8. Cook for a further 2 minutes
  9. Enjoy

Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Noodles

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Morning everyone, I’m on holiday from work today and after a lovely weekend away with friends I am supposed to be tidying out the study. Unfortunately in my usual way of doing things in the wrong order I bought a new computer to put in the study when it was finished but I’m just playing with that instead.

My excuse for using the new computer is to share this new recipe recipe with you. I’m trying out new gluten free noodles as there seems to be a large choice available if you shop around. I picked up a packet of ClearSprings gluten free brown rice noodles to try – they are nice and wide rather than being the thin rice noodles. I added some vegetables, prawns and a simple sauce. Quick and easy for busy week nights but packed with flavour.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Prawn Noodles Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet Chilli Chicken

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Hello everyone, hope you are having a great Sunday. I’m on the train back to Edinburgh after a fun few days visiting friends and also going to the Allergy and Free From Show (more details to follow soon).

I’m using the time wisely, typing up recipes for my new book and uploading some recipes to share with you guys next week. I thought I would start with my recipe for sweet chilli chicken.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Sweet Chilli Chicken Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Chow Mien

Hello Everyone

Hope you are all having a great Sunday. If you are looking for inspiration for a quick and easy gluten and dairy free dinner then try this recipe for Chicken Chow Mien. I’m going through a bit of a craving for Chinese food at the moment so I’m trialling a few new recipes.

I used the King Soba gluten free pumpkin and buckwheat noodles which I picked up in my local health food store. They taste really great but they are a little bit of a funny colour.

Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Chicken Chow Mien Recipe

Gluten and Dairy Free Chinese Orange Chicken

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Chinese food can sometimes be quite difficult to enjoy for coeliacs as it often contains soy sauce. I’m lucky that I have a Chinese restaurant near work that has a good choice of gluten free dishes. Dinner there on Friday night has inspired me to create some gluten and dairy free Chinese dishes you can make at home. Don’t be put of by the ingredient list for this dish it is actually pretty easy to put together.

Enjoy!

Fx

Gluten and Dairy Free Chinese Orange Chicken Recipe

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Onion Chinese Dumplings

Happy Chinese New Year. I was born in the year of the rooster – what year are you?

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Tomorrow is Chinese New Year so I thought I would upload a little gluten and dairy free dumpling recipe. I’ll be honest and say I don’t really know a lot about Chinese cooking so not sure how authentic this recipe is. I used minced pork for my filling but you can use whatever you fancy. I also decided to quickly fry my dumplings after they were cooked to give them a little crispy outer but you don’t need to do that.

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Enjoy!

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Gluten and Dairy Free Pork and Onion Chinese Dumplings Recipe

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