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Home made Gluten free almond and raisin cake

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Hi everyone,

I felt like a treat and I've friends visiting so I thought I'd make a nice fruit cake, I used ground almonds with GF white SR flour. I really like raisins and they are a very good source of iron. I also added flaked almonds to the top and golden linseeds as they are nice and crunchy and pack a nutritional punch.

Here's the recipe:

170g Gluten free self raising flour 70g ground almonds 170g organic butter 3 large free range eggs 150g soft brown sugar 150g raisins soaked in boiling water with some mixed spice while I weighed everything else out. I whizzed it up in my food processor and spread it into a large cake tin and baked @ 150C for approx 45 mins. until cooked through.

I do like fruit cake sometimes and I'm trying to put on weight so this seemed a good idea...well I thought so. 😊

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Love how the fruit cake turned out!πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘ I will have to try this after next week!πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Activity2004

Thanks Leah, I really like fruit cake. 😊

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

So do I, but haven’t had any for a long time.πŸ˜€

That looks delicious thank you for sharing the recipe!

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Icandoit2019

Thank you Icandoit2019, I think it's great sharing recipes. 😊

That looks really nice, I have a relative that is coeliac so will pass this recipe on, thank you x

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Caz28

Thank you Caz28 I hope that your coeliac friend enjoys it. 😊

How does it look on the inside? I would love to see photos! *drools*

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JerryAdministrator in reply to WebMistress

Thanks WM I'll post a photo of a slice later. 😊

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WebMistressIF Star in reply to Jerry

Yum. I just have never seen what a home made fruit cake looks like. I want to know all about yummy fruit cake!

Sounds n looks Delicious, but complicated to make, having to look for the different flours, free range eggs, etc. I'm sure there are similar easier to find items. Thanks for sharing.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Want2BHappy3

Thanks Want2BHappy3 hey there are always easier options, so I guess its how we see things.

I'm a coeliac so have to buy GF four as for pouring some quinoa into a coffee grinder and then pouring it in the scales takes all of a minute.

I used to make my own GF cod in batter and it was easy but if I'd had to go out into the North Sea to catch the cod now that would've stopped me. So I guess its how we perceive things and I look at what I can do...😊

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Want2BHappy3 in reply to Jerry

I m not meaning to criticize, Im Always looking for new recipes. But I prefer recipes that are simple and minimum ingredients needed. My youngest daughter has a autoimmune disease, she has to be careful what she eats, gluten free foods etc

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Want2BHappy3

I think Want2BHappy3 its how we perceive things as this to me is a variation of a simple sponge cake which uses 4 equal amounts of flour sugar fat and eggs and as this is a fruit cake it wants more flour to be denser.

I'm just explaining how I see things as I want to help others bake gluten free successfully. I do add extra's like seeds and substitute ground almonds for flour to give foods an extra nutritional boost but my shelves are well stocked, so its easy for me. 😊

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Want2BHappy3 in reply to Jerry

Didn't mean to offend you, just giving constructive criticism, an opinion. Lots of people read these letters, just letting others know there are other options? I welcome others opinions that's how we learn

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Want2BHappy3

Hey no offence taken Want2BHappy3 as each to their own and I'm very happy with my choices.

Here's the ingredients to a gluten free Bakewell slice and it might be easier to buy but I don't know where to buy these ingredients:

Sugar, palm oil, rapeseed oil, rice flour, EGGS, coconut, potato starch, glucose syrup, humectant: vegetable glycerol; apricots, rice starch, strawberries, dextrose, ALMONDS (1%), stabilisers:locust bean gum, sodium alginate, modified corn starch, pectin; flavourings, salt, raising agents: sodium bicarbonate, glucono-delta-lactone; invert sugar, lemon juice, preservative: potassium sorbate; acidity regulators:citric acid, calcium citrate, calcium chloride; elderberry juice, concentrates (lemon, safflower), plant extracts (turmeric, paprika).

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Activity2004Administrator in reply to Jerry

That sounds great!πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Wow! thats so professional Jerry, will the swedish glace be coming out? I bet that tasted delicious

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Thanks Debs, its really nice warm with custard...😊

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Kitten-whiskersVegan star in reply to Jerry

I am sure it is Jerry : >

Wow Jerry your fruit cake turned out perfectly. I bet your friends loved that. ⭐️ πŸ‘¨β€πŸ³

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Hey thanks Ali, my friends arrive tomorrow but I've tested it. πŸ˜€

That cake looks absolutely delicious when I sort my budget I will definatly try this im quite a good cook well I think so ha but I’m not great at the cake baking shame your not my friend πŸ˜€

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Grannysqua

Hey thanks Grannysqua I'm sure that you are good at baking and you are one of my friends. 😊

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Grannysqua in reply to Jerry

Ahh thanks Jerry well if I ever make a cake I will post even if it’s a disaster ive never baked with gf flour or the other ingredients so maybe it will turn out better here’s hoping πŸ˜€ will also have to figure out how to do pic I know you explained but this is about as much techno as I do πŸ€ͺ this emoji really is me ha

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LOL πŸ˜€

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Grannysqua in reply to Jerry

Hi just reading through some post and see lentils I never really buy them as think I only made a soup with them once any recipes ? Do you eat lentils ? πŸ˜€

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Grannysqua

I love lentils and mix them with many dishes here's a link to relevant posts:

healthunlocked.com/healthye...

Jerry 😊

I’ve just tried out your recipe Jerry and it turned out very yummy. Thank you for posting the recipe.

My son has a lot of health problems, like I used to before I went gluten free and has decided to try going gluten free for a while to see if it will help him. He’s had a negative blood test but gets a lot of stomach problems and asthma just like I used to. My own health transformation has inspired him. So to help him start, I thought I’d make him a tasty Gluten free cake.

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