Monday, 30 August 2010

a lil ray of sunshine...

Ahhh what a day.....mud and me on the deck having a cuppa..
20 degrees C and beautiful sunshine...happy now...

I tried out a gluten free brownie recipe the other night and mmmm pity about the sugar content if you have a better one let me know....I also converted my anzac cookie recipe to gluten free and coconut free, they likewise are very moreish...

Gluten Free Brownies

2oz unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 sifted rice flour
1/2 t baking powder ... or use self raising flour
1/2 t salt ...I think i used a 1/4 t
2 eggs
1 cup sugar i think... i'll use less next time
1t vanilla extract

melt the chocolate and shortening together over hot water
sift flour, baking powder and salt twice.... didnt do that either!
beat eggs until light
add sugar, vanilla, then chocolate mixture and blend
add flour and mix well
pour batter into 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan
bake at 350F for 30-35 mins
cool and cut into squares...

And next time i make a curry i'll have pics to go with that recipe too...

I did some more work on the teapots this afternoon and hopefully tomorrow i'll get some finished..
The other job in my life has kind taken over for a bit but i should get some studio time in this week and get some throwing happening. I have a few commissions which is nice so i really should get warmed up and get a start on those.. And unloading the kiln tomorrow night, so some new mugage and the latest batch of tiles...more sunshine tomorrow!!


  1. sounds like spring is right around the corner and we keep waiting for summer to break. i thought it was starting but another week of 92+ before cooler temps. those brownies sound good.

  2. I just found out I am highly allergic to gluten (severe rash and all) so I'll trying your recipe. The sun looks so relaxing in your photos. can't wait to see your results.

  3. brownies sound good with your gluten-free or not! What a gorgeous cat -- and how great to feel the warm sun again!

  4. hey jim sooo nice to feel the warm sun again... 92 would be a shock to the system right, now hang in there the change is coming...YEY!

    Oh no Linda it's a dramatic change of diet going gluten free, i've done the no dairy too and after 12 months of working on it my lungs finally feel good..hope you can get the hang of it :))

    hi Judy so the recipe doesn't sound too sweet to you.. yep thats my mud cranking up to 14 yrs old now he does love the sun on the deck.. me too :))