2 oz flora cuisine
2 oz white sugar ( to keep mix as light coloured as possible)
1 tablespoon egg replacer mixed with 6 tablespoon warm water
4 oz dove farm gluten free self raising flour
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. If too dry add some more water. Pour into a greased baking tin and cook for approx 15 mins at 160 oC.
Cool, preferable overnight, and then blitz in a food processor until you have cake crumbs.
Coconut butter icing
warm, very slightly enough to make it pliable but not to make it runny, 200g coconut butter.
and mix in 400g icing sugar.
Stir approx half of the butter icing through the cake crumbs until the mix combines and then place in the fridge for an hr or two to cool.
Roll into a small ball and a large ball for each snowman. Warm the butter icing slightly to make it spreadable and cover each ball in the white butter icing and assemble. Decorate so they look like snowmen.
I used tic-tacs for the orange noses and the ear muffs and an icing colour pen to create the ear muff band.
If you dont need to be dairy free you can use white chocolate to coat them.
I have never been artistic, but you get the idea. It is the idea I am pushing here, that allergy free food does not have to be dull and boring.
You can also make them into lollipop cakes, which is where the original idea came from. These were coated in melted carob and then decorated with cake decorations.
The overall result was a very sweet cake mix as you would expect from so much butter icing. Gluten free cake can be quite dry by day two, but this stayed lovely and moist.
I had originally racked my brains to come up with something that would look behave like whipped cream, soya creams and similar I have never managed to whip to stiff peaks so it can be piped, but the coconut butter icing will pipe as long as it is not kept in the fridge.
I had seen this idea on Facebook the other week, done with whipped cream, but I have substituted the coconut butter icing instead. They did look more impressive on FB, but I could not find them again to copy so did them from memory.
You can find a g/f Christmas pudding recipe here
and some g/f free mince pies here.