Gluten Free Sweetened Condensed Milk Pumpkin Pie


Pie pastry base:

1 ½ cups gluten free plain flour

¾ cup gluten free self-raising flour

1/3 cup gluten free custard powder

1/3 cup gluten free cornflour

Pinch salt

185g (6oz) ¾ cup butter

1 tablespoon sugar or icing sugar

1 egg yolk

3 tablespoons water (approximately)

This makes 2 bases or a top and base, I will only be using ½ the pastry and will freeze the remainder of the pastry and keep for another day.

Pastry: sift flours, custard powder, salt into bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, add sugar; mix well. Make well in centre of dry ingredients, add egg yolk and water, mix to firm dough, knead lightly. Refrigerate pastry 1 hour. Roll out ½ pastry on lightly floured surface, line a greased 20cm (8 inch) tart dish with pastry. Pinch edges decoratively.


 425g pumpkin puree (approx. 1 ¾ cups)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon, ½ teaspoon salt


Pre-heat oven 200 degrees and then turn down to 160 degrees

In large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs and spice. Add in vanilla.

 Pour into prepared pastry.


 Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the pie filling is set and only slight movement. Allow pie to cool completely before slicing and serving. Pie should be keep in the refrigerator. Enjoy!


Scotty’s Buffalo Wings


Serves 4 (Sometimes 3)

·         30 Wings

·         3 tablespoons Orgran All Purpose flour

·         6 tablespoons melted coconut oil

·         1 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce and Glaze

·         1 Cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Bourbon Wing Sauce and Glaze.

·         Salt and Pepper

·         celery sticks

·         Beerenberg Blue Cheese Dressing


·         Preheat oven to 200

·         Combine All Purpose flour and Salt & Pepper and coat the wings in the mix

·         Use a deep fryer and deep fry the wings for about 4-5 minutes or till lightly brown and crispy.

·         In 2 separate bowls place one cup of the Buffalo Wing sauce in one and one cup of the Bourbon Wing Sauce in the other bowl place 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil into each bowl and whisk till oil and sauce are mixed together.

·         Place wings on two separate lined trays (or disposable foil trays) and gently pour the sauce over the wings ensure the wings are lightly covered in the sauce on both sides.

·         Place in the oven and cook for approx., 15minutes then turn over and cook for another 10-15minutes.until wings look nice and crispy.

·         Arrange the wings on a plate with celery sticks. Serve with additional Buffalo sauce, if desired, and Blue Cheese dressing.



Gluten Free Waffles


2 eggs

1 desert spoon sugar

¾ cup milk

½ cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

Pinch salt

2 cups Gluten Free Self – raising flour

2 tablespoons cornflour

4oz butter


Beat eggs and sugar together, add milk, water, vanilla and melted butter; Beat again. Add to sifted dry ingredients. Beat well. Allow the batter to stand for 10 minutes. Spoon into hot waffle iron, cook until golden and crisp. Serve with your favourite topping. Enjoy.


Substitutes: Organ Gluten Free No Egg, Egg Replacer, Yes You Can Vegan Egg Replacer. Milk can be substituted for non – dairy. Butter can be replaced by non-dairy. Self-Raising Flour Lower Carb * High Protein. 




1 x 250grm packet plain biscuits

125g butter approx.

400g can condensed milk

 ½ cup fresh lime juice and zest of lime

3 eggs separated, yolks for filling and egg whites for meringue

3 tablespoons caster sugar, 3 teaspoons cornflour (for meringue top)


Combine crushed biscuits and melted butter

Press into a 23cm pie dish and chill till set

Blend together condensed milk, lime juice and zest of lime

Add lightly beaten egg yolks and combine well

(optional) you may want to add a drop of hopper’s green food colouring to the mixture.

Pour evenly into chilled crumb crust

Beat egg whites until stiff

Gradually add caster sugar and cornflour

Spoon meringue on top of filling

Bake in preheated 180 degree oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown

Then refrigerate till cool & set.

Note: I normally double the recipe.


 Gluten Free Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi (Julia’s twist)


(I use a digital scale)

100g Well and Good Gluten Free Pastry Flour

400g Desiree potatoes (washed), peeled, quartered

200g ricotta

¼ cup parmesan cheese finely grated and extra for garnish

1 large egg

Salt & ground white pepper



In large pot boil potatoes until tender, drain well.

Mash potatoes, set aside in a bowl to cool.

Add ricotta, I used spatula to fold in and mix thoroughly.

Then add flour, mix thoroughly.

Whisk egg separately, add parmesan, salt and pepper.

Mix until all ingredients  are  well combined and dough forms.

Turn out on lightly floured surface, knead until smooth.

I sliced the dough length ways and rolled in long logs about 2cm thick. The knife needs to be floured so no sticking occurs. Then sliced the logs 1 ½ cm in width. Place on lined tray.

Bring a saucepan of salted water to boil over medium heat. Add gnocchi one batch a time, not to over crowd the pot.

Cook for about 2 mins or until the gnocchi rise to the surface of the pot.

Use a slotted spoon to drain gnocchi, transfer to a serving dish, add sauce.

Sauce (or sauce of your choice)

Ingredients for the sauce

1 small onion

6 rashes short cut bacon

4 small button mushrooms

2 teaspoons garlic

½ cup white wine

½ cup cream

2 tablespoons of butter

Chopped chives, parsley and grated parmesan to garnish.


Cook chopped bacon first, remove. Lightly  brown diced onions and diced mushrooms. Add garlic (add extra oil if needed).

Add white wine, butter (when butter has melted add cream)  and return bacon.

Simmer till sauce is slightly thicker. Toss through the gnocchi till completely coated.

Garnish and serve. Enjoy.






8 Weet-Bix Gluten Free Possible

1 tin of condensed milk

1 cup coconut

3 tablespoons cocoa

½ cup sultanas or mixed fruit

4 tablespoons rum (¼ cup)

+ ½ cups of extra coconut to coat the rum balls



1.    Put all dry ingredients in a bowl

2.    Add rum

3.    Mix in condensed milk thoroughly

4.    Roll in small balls; and either roll in coconut or choc bits (i.e hundreds and thousands) or dip into melted chocolate. Place onto greaseproof tray and place in fridge for at least one hour

This recipe you can also freeze if you make it a while in advance.


Happy Eating!!

Gluten Free Lamingtons - (Recipe)


1 x 700grm PKT Well and Good Swiss roll sponge cake mix

Prepare sponge mixture as per instructions on the box and bake in a lamington tray, for time specified on box.

Allow to cool completely.

Cut sponge into squares or fingers.

Prepare Chocolate icing -

Chocolate Icing:

250grm (Ceres organics) icing sugar (sifted)

50grm (Ceres organics) Raw cacao powder (sifted)

150ml boiling water

(Gourmet Organic Herbs) Desiccated coconut 

Sift together icing sugar & cacao powder into a bowl, pour in boiling water and stir until smooth.

Dip sponge fingers/squares one at a time into chocolate icing and roll into desiccated coconut – repeat until all lamingtons are coated.

Happy Baking