Monday, 29 July 2013

Recipe: Paleo Pizza w/Coconut Base

3 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup coconut milk
1/3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp dried Italian Herbs
1/2 tsp dried garlic
1 tbsp tomato puree
Topping of choice

Preheat the oven to 180C
Mix all the ingredients together until well combined.
Place on a well greased baking tray and flatten with your hand to the desired shape.
Blind bake for 15 minutes until golden, remove from oven and flip (carefully)
Add the tomato puree and flatten across the pizza.
Top with remaining toppings and return to oven for a further 10/15 minutes until cooked through and toppings are cooked.

Serve with sweet potato fries and a green salad.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Recipe: Paleo Coconut Pancakes

I am having a great weekend catching up on cooking and trying out some new recipes!
The past few weekends have been pretty busy so I have had very little time to do any baking.
I got a chance to get back into the kitchen to try out a few new recipes with coconut flour, my new love :)

Coconut flour is a great substitute for other flours: naturally gluten free, it is also a great source of both protein and fibre. It is also delicious and you don't need much as it goes far.

2 x eggs
1/4 cup of coconut flour*
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp honey/maple syrup (to taste) (Extra to garnish if desired)
Coconut oil to grease pan
Strawberries to garnish (if desired)

Heat pan/skillet on a medium high heat.
Grease pan with coconut oil.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
Add mixture to the pan ( I used just under a ladle full)
Cook on first side until bubbles have formed and underneath is cooked on inspection. (approx 2 minutes)
Flip over gently - you may need to use a spatula and/or fish slice.
Cook second side for approx 1 minute; remove and set aside.
Re-grease pan and continue process until mixture is used up.

Garnish your stack of pancakes with fresh strawberries and honey.

Makes approx 5/6 pancakes. (Double recipe: you can never have too much pancakes!!)
Perfect with a cup of tea.

*To buy coconut flour shop here using discount code GBG406.