I’m so exciting to be taking part in Coeliac Awareness Week this Friday morning with my baking demo on TV3’s Ireland AM.
I’ll be baking my Savoury Tart recipe from my cookery book. This is a recipe that my god daughter’s grandmother shared with me. This wonderful French lady lives in Brittany and is a great chef. She shared this recipe with me and it’s easy to make and goes down a treat with a glass of white wine. Let’s hope we get the weather so that we can enjoy it al fresco!!
Remember if you don’t fancy blending the flour blend, pick it up from our online shop!
125g (5oz) Denise’s Delicious flour blend (see below)
1 teaspoon GF baking powder
½ teaspoon guar gum
60ml (2floz) vegetable oil
120ml (4floz) milk
4 large eggs
125g (5oz) olives, chopped and stoned
225g (9oz) ham, chopped
125g (5oz) Gruyère, grated
50g (2oz) chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F. Line a 900g/2lb loaf tin with a baking liner or grease and cut baking parchment to fit.
Mix the flour, baking powder and gum until fully combined.
Separately, mix the oil, milk and eggs. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture and whisk well.
Next, add the olives, ham, cheese and walnuts and stir into the mixture. If the mixture seems very stiff, add a little extra milk and beat in.
Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 45–50 minutes. Test with a skewer and it should come out dry.
When baked, gently turn out of the tin and cool on a wire rack.
To serve, slice thinly and cut each slice in half. Serve accompanied by a crisp white wine.
Denise’s Delicious flour blend
This is a great, all-round white flour. If you are avoiding corn, then use tapioca flour instead. There are lots of decent white gluten-free/wheat-free flours on the market, but all perform differently. I have blended this to suit my recipes here.
Makes approximately 850g (2lb) flour blend
250g (10oz) rice flour
25g (1oz) tapioca flour
275g (11oz) potato flour
275g (11oz) corn flour
13g (½oz) teff flour
1 teaspoon gluten-free (GF) baking powder
1 teaspoon guar gum
Sieve all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well.