I made brief mention the other day that I suspect I might have Celiac Disease. I haven't had this confirmed by anyone with a medical degree. I'll get working on that tomorrow perhaps. However, through my own rudimentary testing, I do seem to have some issue with gluten so I've been eating strictly gluten free this week. Unfortunately after 4 weeks on a cleanse, I'm starting to get a hankering for baking. So I decided to experiment with alternatives to wheat flour in some of my favourite recipes.
I made my brownies, well, actually they are my mum's brownies, and they turned out great! They are slightly more crumbly but aside from that, they seem exactly the same. The recipe is below.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup pure buckwheat flour
1/4 cup rice flour
chopped nuts (optional)
Cream the butter and brown sugar. Mix in the egg and then the vanilla. Beat in the flours and then the nuts. Spread in ungreased 8x8 pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Yum yum!