Thanks, I wasn't really after suggestions for us, more sharing what we do. But these are great ideas! I did the plastic eggs one year because dd's half siblings had Easter with us that year and since all 3 were only 2, and I had no idea how the mother of the twins felt, I thought it was best to put little stamps, stickers, small toy cars, etc, in them for the kids to find.
My attempt at hot cross buns was an epic fail so I am sort of after ideas on that in case we can't find any that are gfcf. Any alternatives to them rather than having them at all.
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08-02-2012 22:49 #12
Im not one to buy lots of easter eggs as they dont need them. they will both get a set of winter pj's and a dvd instead.
08-02-2012 23:01 #13
Pajamas. My mum used to buy us our winter PJs and now I do it for my kids. My kids do not need chocolate.
08-02-2012 23:04 #14
They are out in the shops already. If you see any you could grab them and freeze them.
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09-02-2012 06:57 #18
1/2 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. sorghum flour
1/4 c. millet flour
1/4 c. potato starch
1/2 c. tapioca starch
1 1/2 tsp. xathan gum
1 tsp. unflavoured gelatin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. dry egg replacer
1/2+ tsp. cardamom
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 tbsp. almond flour
1 egg replacer (1 1/2 tsp. dry made with 2 tbsp. rice milk)
1/4 c. applesauce
3/4 tsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. honey or agave, divided into 1 tsp. and 1 tbsp. + 2 tsp.
2 tbsp. coconut oil, cut into small chunks
1 tsp. lemon zest
2 1/4 tsp. dry yeast granules
3/4 c. warm water (105 – 110 F)
1/4 c. citron peel or glace mix
1/4 c. raisins
Grease and dust an 8″ pan with flour (I used tapioca starch.)
In a liquid measure cup, measure out warm water. Add the yeast and 1 tsp. of honey. Stir until yeast is dissolved. Set aside to proof.
In a medium bowl, measure out all the dry ingredients, making sure to spoon flours into the measuring cups, not scoop them. Whisk together until combined. Set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, put the egg replacer, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp + 2 tsp. honey, coconut oil and lemon zest. Beat on medium until mixture is well combined and you can no longer see any big-ish chunks of coconut oil.
Add the water yeast mixture and beat until combined.
Spoon in the dry ingredients at low speed until combined. Then beat on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes. Mix in raisins and citron peel.
Spoon dough into the 8″ pan making 9 about evenly sized and spaced buns. The dough at this point is quite sticky, so it’s okay if it’s not in a perfect bun shape.
Cover with a dish towel and let rise until about doubled in size. (I left mine on the kitchen counter and went away for two hours and came back, but if you don’t have that time, stick the buns in a warm place where they will rise much faster. The original recipe said about 35 minutes for rapid acting yeast and 60 minutes for regular yeast.)
Preheat oven to 375F. Using a sharp knife, use the tip to cut a cross in each bun.
Bake for about 24 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove and let them cool.
If you so desire, you can mix some icing sugar with a small amount of water and pipe on crosses.
09-02-2012 07:36 #19
They had gf at the health food shop but they had dairy in them. She isn't 100% df because very small amounts seem to not affect her. She has crepes that don't affect her even though they contain milk solids but she can only have 1, and if I buy bread the type I buy has milk solids, so she has just 1 sandwich, and if she has something containing milk solids she can't have anything else. The hot cross buns had too much dairy. She only had 2, no other milk, and spent a good portion of the morning in the loo. I will keep an eye out for dairy free ones.
Also like I said, last year's attempt at home made turned out to be an expensive, time consuming, epic fail.
09-02-2012 08:01 #20
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