Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dairy Free Muffins

Sweet Muffins

2 Cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk I use rice milk for the milk but have used soy and regular.
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs whisked

TIP ~ If just doing plain you will need to add a little more milk or it will be too dry.

1. Preheat the oven (190-200 degrees Celsius).
2. Sift flour and add sugar in 1 bowl. In another bowl put whisked eggs, milk, and oil. Add wet to dry, using a large metal spoon to mix until just combined. I use a big serving spoon for this or the mix goes smooth like a cake mix and the muffins are very heavy and don't rise.
3. 3/4 full the muffin pans and cook for 18-20 min. Leave in pan for 10-15 min before turning out.

Banana use two mashed.
Pear 1 1/2 pear mashed.
Choc chip I use chopped up dairy-free chocolate.
Jam 1⁄4 teaspoon of jam in the middle. Put 1⁄2 mix in, put jam in middle then add extra mix on top.
Honeycomb on top or mixed into the mixture.
Coconut Small amount of coconut is nice.

I use muffin cases for all my muffins and they nearly all get frozen to be put in lunch boxes.

Savoury Muffins

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup milk (or milk substitute)
1/3 cup canola oil
2 eggs

Variations (add any of the following to muffin mix)
Cheese and Bacon

The savoury ones are nicest on the day they are cooked or warmed in the microwave.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Breadmaker Pizza Dough
400 ml Water
2 Tbsp Oil
2 tsp Salt
2 1/2 cups Plain flour
2 1/2 cups Wholemeal flour
2 Tbsp Gluten flour
3 tsp Breadmaker Yeast


Suggested Toppings
Tomato Sauce, capsicums, onions, tomatoes, pineapple pieces, olives, herbs, salami, ham, cheese, chicken, bacon

Handshaping (or bringing it all together to make pizza)
1. Half the mix. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 25 cm round for a thick based pizza or into 2 x 20cm rounds for a thinner based pizza.
2. Place onto a lightly greased baking tray. Spread or sprinkle pizza with selected pizza toppings.
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 12-15 minutes or until base is cooked and topping heated through

Variation (CALZONE)

I do this for my dairy-intolerant daughter, because without the cheese pizza toppings tend to fall off.
1. Take a portion of pizza dough and roll it out into a circle on a lightly floured surface.
2. Spread with pizza sauce, and other assorted pizza toppings. Fold in half pinching the edges to join.
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 12-15 minutes or until cooked.

I made both kinds of pizza for dinner tonight – DELICIOUS. We used lots of different kinds of meat, purchased from the deli and chopped up, Mozzarella Cheese for those of us okay with dairy, on a base of homemade pizza sauce!