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One of my housemates is a coeliac. What do you recommend I bake for her birthday? A recipe you've tried and tested would be great. I don't have a cake tin, so I could make something in cupcake cases. I do have dishes suitable for tray-bake recipes such as brownies. Or I could make a cake in one, then cut it in half and use the two halves as two layers with jam/buttercream in the middle ?
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I was just going to say a brownie cake would be awesome :teeth:
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I was just going to say a brownie cake would be awesome :teeth:
But brownies are hard enough to bake with normal flour. I've tried making GF cookies and they did not smell or look like cookies should :eek:
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But brownies are hard enough to bake with normal flour. I've tried making GF cookies and they did not smell or look like cookies should :eek:
Look into recipes that substitute the flour for ground almonds/almond meal rather than using gluten free flour, my old flatmate made them not because we had a coeliac, but just because they tasted better. I do not like almonds, but you couldn't taste it at all and they were pretty damn delicious :yep:
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You can get gluten free flour which isn't (too) much more expensive. You just substitute it in normally, and it doesn't taste different.

Alternatively, you could try a meringue cake or something. I made one of these for a gluten-free friend:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6...h-strawberries
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You can get gluten free flour which isn't (too) much more expensive. You just substitute it in normally, and it doesn't taste different.

Alternatively, you could try a meringue cake or something. I made one of these for a gluten-free friend:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6...h-strawberries
I tried using a normal recipe for cookies but replacing the flour. The first batch were a disaster, the 2nd batch were edible, but nothing like what cookies should be !
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I'm wheat free and have pavlova instead of birthday cake...
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