The chef at the resthome where I work, adapted a basic muffin recipe just for myself and another employee. They taste great and will be a welcome addition to my kids lunchboxes and to eat with soup in the winter.
I have to give credit to Chelle_N for this recipe. I took a punt and replaced the flour in her recipe #99839 with gluten free flour and they turned out just great, and my kids love them. I have included the GF flour recipe first (first 4 ingredients). I didn't use as much sugar as her recipe said to use, and I left out the raisins 'cause my kids don't like them. They make for a reasonably healthy biscuit.
I found this recipe at lesleycooks.tripod.com where she has a gluten free category. I had posted a request for tortilla recipes on Zaar because I needed something like a wrap I could make up for my girl's school lunches. After trying a couple I was kindly given, I found this one had a great taste and texture my kids loved. While it may not strictly be a tortilla it meets the purpose. They freeze well if you separate them with greaseproof paper or baking paper. Do not be put off by the runny mixture, and do leave it to stand for 30 minutes before cooking. I doubled the mixture so I only had to make them once a fortnight - it made up 7 large ones, but the number will depend on the pan you use.
This recipe is from BHG Low Fat Food 1995. The whole recipe is 8 1/2 points, and serves 6 - that's 1 1/2 points per serve. Tastes as good as the WW Instant Chocolate Pudding sachet dessert. I have used Splenda instead of sugar to keep the points low. Whole recipe has 1 gm fat.
These are Indian flatbreads both WW friendly and gluten free. One 6 inch bread is 1 point. These make wonderful wraps - I fill mine with cottage cheese and salad for lunch. They're also great with curries for hot roast veges inside. You could also use them as a type of GF quesadillas. Gram flour is also called besan or chickpea flour. Please note instructions for water. The zucchini is in the original recipe but I prefer to keep it out so if I want to use it as a wrap it is plainer.
I tried this recipe from a friend last night - divine in pita bread. Play around with the vegetables and spices to suit your taste. I guess a low fat version could be made with coconut cream or low fat evaporated milk. Watch the cream - it can burn easily to the bottom.
These are a wonderful alternative to wheat flour wraps or roti. Great with a curry, or instead of garlic bread with a salad or to have with soup. If using for wraps for lunch use fresh as they tend to dry out a bit when refrigerated. But leftovers the next day can be brushed with olive oil and garlic and rosemary and crisped up in the oven to use as a pita style chip. Great for kids lunch boxes. Depending on the type of rice and potato flour you are using you may have to adjust the liquid a little. This is a tender dough so roll out gently and use plenty of cornmeal flour on your board. I find that the dough sticks to a wooden board too much so use plastic, glass or marble surface. You could play around with cornmeal quantity if you wanted to. Got this recipe off a Sky TV cooking programme.
This is a WW recipe from the Jan/Feb 2003 WW magazine. I have made this dessert several times - it's a lovely light weight dessert that has always had compliments from non WW guests. Apricot or peach halves could be used in place of the pears. Next time I make it, I will try it with Splenda instead of sugar.
This is a recipe from Friendly Food Recipes for Life by Royal Prince Albert Hospital Allergy Unit. This dough produces a very acceptable bread roll. It has a bagel-like crust and chewy texture. Potato rolls can be frozen. Wrape them in foil to reheat in oven. Original recipe did not give a quanity for salt, so not sure if this is the correct amount.
This is a versatile dressing with a refreshing flavour that brings out the best in a rice salad. I am always asked for this recipe once people taste it, as rice salads can generally be very boring. The curry powder is the old fashioned one my mum has bought for years simply called Indian curry powder. It is not curry paste or masala but a milder type our grandma's used for making curried sausages and eggs. Do not use floury potatoes, they need to hold their shape when being mixed with the dressing etc. Cooking times are for the rice and potatoes and are approximate.
Got this recipe/tip from a friend, great for the winter time, and it leaves your crock pot clean! Please note that my crockpot is a heavy ceramic one from the 80's. In view of a reviewers comment - I can only ask that you please cook for the full length of time stated in the recipe for your first time, keeping an eye on it of course, and then adjust from there.
This is a recipe from our local bulk binn store for a GF bread, which I have tweaked a little. I believe substituting molasses for castor sugar, makes for a lovely flavour, and keeps the bread moist for longer. The bread has a texture similar to Vogel's bread for those in NZ who know it. I cook mine in a Panasonic bread maker on the rapid bake setting.
I thought I would post this, as none of the Zaar shortbread recipes show up under GF. This recipe comes from the Chelsea Sugar website, as they are now using maize cornflour for their icing sugar base. Any GF icing sugar will do.
I have been looking for low fat, low points bread to make at home and found this 1995 book at the library called "The Best Low-Fat, No-Sugar Bread Machine Cookbook Ever" by Madge Rosenberg. Per serving it is 133 calories, .7gm Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 4% Calories from Fat. These turned out just great - like the real thing. Much cheaper than buying them.
This is from a 1995 book called "The Best Low-Fat, No-Sugar Bread Machine Cookbook Ever" by Madge Rosenberg. Using non fat milk powder, and mince prunes instead of sugar this bread per 1 ounce serving is 71 calories, .3 gm fat, .1 mg Cholesterol, 4% Calories from Fat. This receipe is for a 1 1/2 pound loaf. Cooking time depends on your bread machine.
For Christmas this year I was given a bottle of Baxter's Mediterranean Chutney - the jar lasted 3 days - it was so good. As they listed all the ingredients on the jar I thought I'd have a go at imitating it. Don't be put off by the amount of sugar, when it was first made, it tasted too sweet, but the flavour settled down to 'just right' after it had been in the jar for a few days. I think you can be reasonably liberal with the amounts of vegetables, but I have given what I put in my mixture.
I think I found this yummy dessert in a magazine somewhere. If you're going to make it for more than 3 people, make two, people always come back for seconds. Serve with a dollop of lightly whipped cream, or greek style yoghurt. Don't use a larger pie plate, slightly smaller would be even better.
This is from Sept/Oct 2004 WW magazine. I have a friend on WW coming for a birthday dinner, so this will be her birthday cake. Each serve is 2 1/2 pts. I am going to replace 1/2 cup sugar with Splenda, and reduce cocoa to 1/4 cup to further reduce the points.