Sunday, 18 July 2010

Gluten Free Cherry and Almond Buns!

I haven't posted a recipe in a while so thought I'd give one for these delicious little buns. I made them at work and a woman liked them so much and wanted the recipe as she'd never tried a gluten free cake that wasn't horrible and dry, most gluten free cakes do tend to be dry but a solution to this is adding plenty of liquid or moist fruits like I do with this one. I used fresh black cherries.

Ingredients
  • 150g gluten free flour (I use doves organic)
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 250g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g sugar
  • 200g cherries
  • 3 tsp g.f baking powder
  • few tsp icing sugar
  • few toasted flaked almonds

Method
  1. Remove the stones from the cherries by giving them a little squash with a bowl or similar so the stone is easily removed (important - some juice will come out, you want to save this)
  2. Cream together your butter and sugar
  3. Add your eggs, mix til combined
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and ground almonds, mix til combined
  5. Add your cherries and give a quick mix
  6. Spoon into cases and bake for 18 minutes at 180 degrees
  7. For the icing mix the reserved cherry juice with the icing sugar to form a smooth runny paste, when buns are cool drizzle this over them and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.
  8. Eat!

2 comments:

Morellocherry said...

HI, these look great! I always make gluten free stuff and everyone always thinks they're going to taste dry and not so tasty, but they're wrong! I think more things need to be made like this! Great post and i really like your blog! :)

sweet-komal said...

I'm glad you like my blog!
I make a lot of gluten free cakes and people are genuinely surprised at how tasty and moist they are, makes you wonder where on earth they've been buying cakes from!