At this point in time I’ve managed to cut around 90% of wheat and gluten products out of my diet, which is a huge achievement for me. I’m feeling the benefits of it already, which is a great reward for something that has been a bit of a personal struggle. Thankfully, gluten free alternatives are everywhere these days, which means people who are avoiding gluten don’t have to go without. And that includes desserts. I already have two favourite gluten free “sweet treat” options available to me around where I work, but I wanted to look into recipes I could make at home when I felt like baking something special. Here are some delicious options I found on Pinterest recently –
Please let me know if you have any tried and true gluten free dessert recipes!
One of the items on my Autumn/Winter to-do list for this year was to make big pots of soup every weekend. Soup is so easy to make, and is a really great cold-weather lunch option for me to take to work. At this stage I only have one soup recipe perfected (Jamie Oliver’s Pumpkin Soup
, which is DIVINE), and I want to add a few more to my repertoire. Here are a few of the recipes I found on Pinterest that I’m planning to try this year –
Aaaaaaand cue craving for a big bowl of soup.
One of the things I want to do this cold weather season is try to get as much use out of my slow-cooker as I possibly can. With this goal in mind, I’ve started trawling Pinterest for slow-cooker recipes that I want to try. I thought I’d share a couple with you all today.
Wow, that’s a lot of meat. Oh well, Sebastian will be happy. I’d love to hear from anyone who has a great slow-cooker recipe to recommend! I’ve only ever really made chili con carne and soup in mine, so anything different will be fun to try out.
Things that are a bad idea: browsing Pinterest when you’re hungry. Pinterest is a goldmine for delicious looking recipes, and I decided to share 10 that I’ve pinned recently that I have every intention of cooking at some stage in the near future. Well, I’m sure I’ll get around to cooking them one day. For now I’ll just continue staring at the screen dreamily. Delicious.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried a recipe that you stumbled across on Pinterest? How did it turn out for you? Do any of the recipes I posted above tickle your fancy?
3 tablespoons butter (melted)
1/3 cup hazelnuts (toasted and coarsely chopped)
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (1 pound) loaf purchased frozen white bread dough (thawed)*
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoon buttermilk
*note: It’s been impossible for me to find frozen bread dough in Australia, so you might have to do as I do and make it yourself.
Brush 1 tablespoon of melted butter over the bottom and sides of an 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish. Mix the nuts, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a small bowl. Roll out the thawed dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12 by 9-inch rectangle. Brush 1 tablespoon of butter over the dough. Sprinkle the nut mixture over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border along the top and bottom sides. Starting at 1 long side, roll up the dough jelly-roll style, forming a log. Pinch the seam to seal. Cut the log into 9 equal pieces. Arrange the rolls, cut side down, in the prepared baking dish, spacing evenly. Cover the dish with plastic wrap. Let the rolls rise in a warm draft-free area until puffed, about 45 minutes.
Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 160 degrees C.
Bake the cinnamon rolls uncovered until the tops are golden brown, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the powdered sugar, mascarpone cheese, and buttermilk in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy.
Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter over the baked cinnamon rolls and then drizzle the cheese mixture over top. Serve warm.