I’ve been lucky enough to snaffle Pig in the Kitchen as an adoptee … as part of this month’s Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event, organised by Seamaiden at the Book of Yum. No, I don’t get to keep her, not even for a month, outstanding as that would be, but I do get to talk about one of her recipes.
No doubt you’ve all come across Pig already, but if you haven’t, you have a real treat in store. Don’t hang about here – go straight there and meet her!
I really enjoy reading Pig, because she makes me laugh: this, for example, from the recipe I’ve used today
- … until they are well risen and golden brown on top
- Remove from the oven, exclaim in wonder, and place them onto a cooling tray
- Dance a little jig of happiness around the kitchen and clap your hands in delight if you wish
- Eat until you feel like a fat pig in the kitchen. In saying that I do not mean in any way to encourage gluttony, eating disorders, obesity or Type 2 diabetes. Pig in the Kitchen cannot be liable for any awfulness that may occur from overeating
No, indeed, I am entirely responsible for my own over-eating, though I do think that Pig may be the indirect cause, and that any jury of my peers would back me up on this … (that’s you! Check out the Chocolate Truffles for the Girls for additional evidence.)
So, I enjoy reading Pig, but what’s more, she is a really good cook. Far better than me (there’s a reason I don’t really do recipes on this blog!)
And she’s a better photographer. Mind you, I’d have had a chance of a picture if I’d been quicker off the mark …
To go back to dancing in the kitchen for a moment, this was my second attempt at making her Archimedes bread. The first was a dismal failure – flatbreads, rather than beautifully risen golden nuggets of gluten free bread. This, I decided after some research, was because my yeast was too old, so today, a couple of weeks later, I tried again.
Ta-da! It worked. It worked so well, that they’ve all gone, I wasn’t organised enough to get a decent picture, and I have to get up extra early in the morning so I can make some more for my little gluten free glutton’s breakfast.
I’ve written a book summarising what we’ve learnt over 20 years of dealing with the gluten free diet, and it might be just what you’re looking for. It packs the lessons we’ve learned into what I hope is a helpful and straightforward guidebook. It’s available on Amazon, as a paperback or for your Kindle…