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Gluten and Wheat free pastry ~ which melts in the mouth

gluten free pastry

The addition of the egg, creates a much tastier pastry as without it, gluten free pastry can be like dog biscuits. Also, using self raising flour makes it light and melt-in-the-mouth consistency

Reduced Carb Sponge Cake ~ Also free from Dairy, Wheat, Corn and Dairy

reduced sugar cake

IMG_9805This whole cake has a total Carbohydrate value of 80 grams.

If you follow Aunty Lils Unit Counting Diet, a portion (1/8) will count as 2.5 units.

I find it’s best cooked in loose bottomed non stick sandwich tins approx 8″ diameter. But you can use any cake tin you like, just bake until it feels fairly firm on top. When you touch it gently with your finger, it should spring back.

This is a great cake for people who can’t have wheat flour because cakes made from things like rice flour have more of a powdery or dry texture. But the addition of almonds makes it more moist like a ‘proper’ sponge cake.