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Coconut Pancakes

After making a batch of ‘normal’ pancakes and despising the gluey texture of wheat flour, I made a batch of these delicious alternative ones, and will definitely be making them again!  Recipe care of Alexx Stuart

Whisk 3 eggs well in a med/large mixing bowl
Add the following and let it stand until the mixture is thick (a minute or two):
~ ½ cup coconut flour
~ 1/2 teaspoon aluminium free baking powder
~ 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
~ pinch vanilla extract / or cinnamon (optional)
Add ¾ cup almond milk and whisk until you have a batter texture

Heat a medium frypan on a medium/low heat
Place a dot (about 5c piece size) of coconut oil in the pan
Place 2-3 dessert spoons of the batter in the pan (depending how many you want to make!)
Fry for two minutes each side and make a stack in a low oven to keep warm

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Tips:
~ You may need to turn the pan heat down to low so that the pancakes don’t burn on the bottom before they are cooked at the sides and ready for flipping
~ I liked them cold with some jam/compote/berries and yoghurt

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Coconut Lemon Yoghurt Bread

Looking for delicious ways to use my coconut flour, I came across this recipe from Wholefood Simply’s site which worked perfectly first time.  It has a souffle sort of texture, and the lemon zest really makes it, so don’t leave it out!

Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius
Line a small loaf tin with baking paper (mine is 20cm x 8cm)
Combine the following in a medium bowl:
~ 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
~ zest of one lemon
~ 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
~ 1 teaspoon ground cardamom/cinnamon

Beat 3 eggs for a minute and add to the dry ingredients bowl – the mixture will be quite stuff
Add in the rest of the ingredients to the bowl:
~ 1 cup natural yoghurt
~ 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
~ pinch of salt
~ 1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract
~ 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin
Bake for 45 minutes – after 30 minutes, cover with foil for the remaining 15 minutes, so that the top doesn’t burn
Remove from the oven and allow to cool before taking out of the tin
This is great toasted and served with butter, or at room temp with berries and greek yoghurt

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Bacon and Egg Pie

This is an easy tasty pie – great for a rainy Sunday,picnics or even have it cold for breakfast/lunch the next day.

bacon egg pie shortcrust pastry

First you will need to make the shortcrust pastry and allow it to rest.  Mix together the following in a food processor:

~ 250g plain flour (I used gluten free, wheat free flour from Orgran)
~ 125g unsalted butter, chilled, finely chopped (it is important that this is chilled)
~ pinch salt

When it becomes like breadcrumbs, add in 1 egg, whisked with 1 tbs chilled water while the food processor is running,
Process until mixture begins to form large clumps, stopping machine before mixture forms a ball.
Knead gently to bring together, then shape into a disc and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Once the pastry has rested, roll it 2/3 out to about 0.5cm thickness, and then lay across a greased dish that you will bake your pie in (the other 1/3 will be for the lid).  The pastry should go up and over the sides of the dish

Filling:
~ 4 rashers of bacon, trimmed and diced
~ 6-8 eggs
~ 1/2 cup grated cheese
~ salt and pepper
~ few pinches of smoked paprika

Lay about 1/3 of the bacon on bottom of pie (not too much or the base will become soggy from the rind/fat)
Break in 3 eggs over the top (keep yolks whole if you can)
Sprinkle over half of the cheese
Season with salt, pepper and paprika
Layer more bacon and 3 more eggs
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and bacon on top

Roll out the rest of the pastry to about 0.5cm thickness and cut to fit the shape of the pie dish
Place pastry lid on the top and scrunch the pastry from the sides up to meet the lid
Cut a few lines to let the steam out
Brush the lid with a little milk
Bake for 45 mins at 180C
Leave to cool before cutting

bacon egg pie

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