Have you ever made ice cream at home before? One of the team here at Well and Good was busy over the holidays trying out loads of new ice cream recipes. The choc cherry ice cream (shown in picture) was a real favourite and didn’t last long in the freezer! It had a lovely creamy base with the 70% dark chocolate pairing well with fresh cherries.
The magic ingredient to make amazing ice cream
Did you know guar gum is an excellent stabiliser for ice cream? It takes your ice cream from great to spectacular. The texture you get from using guar is very similar to the gelati you find in those Italian gelati shops that always have lines out the door. The guar also reduces the iciness of the product which is one of the biggest problems with home made ice cream.
How to use Guar Gum
It is quite incredible how little of this ingredient you need to use. When you’re whipping up your next batch of ice cream, simply add between 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of guar gum to your base for each litre of ice cream. You may want to experiment with the quantity as everyone has different tastes.
Avoid the issue of clumping
Many first time users of guam gum add it straight into the wet mixture – this is a big no. The problem is that it will turn into a gluggy clump of gum – far from desirable for your ice cream! Be sure to mix the guar gum with another dry ingredient such as sugar first to avoid this problem. It is best to gradually add the gum to the ice cream using a mixer or a whisk.
Ice cream tastes so much better when you do it yourself and you avoid all the added extras that come with the store bought products. So get yourself an ice cream machine today and get started – it’s easy!
National Cookie Day is celebrated Dec 4th each year. It takes place in the U.S day and celebrates the virtues of the cookie. Although Australia doesn’t have it’s own day to pay respect to this delicious sweet snack, we decided to celebrate it anyway! As well as cooking up loads of yummy cookies for the team at Well and Good, we’ve pulled together a list of amazing gluten free biscuit recipes for you to bake at home.
Share your favourite recipe and WIN!
We’d like to expand the number of cookie recipes on our website for our viewers. If you have a favourite gluten free recipe that you’d like to share, we’d love for you to send it with us. Email your recipe to nate @ wellandgood.com.au and the first five submissions will receive a special thank you prize.
Eating some of the world’s favourite bread in your own home doesn’t have to be difficult. You can visit your local supermarket and pick up a crusty baguette or soft pita bread easy – or can you? For those on a gluten free diet there are a growing number of sandwich breads on the market; however, other types of gluten free bread are few and far between and the quality varies greatly.
There’s a simple answer to getting access to the world’s best breads in gluten free format. Bake it yourself. It’s extremely rewarding pulling a delicious loaf of bread out of the oven and surprisingly easy. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite international breads which can be baked fresh in your own home – without a bread maker.
1. Ciabatta Roll
A white roll which originated from Italy in response to the popularity of French baguettes. Perfect for sandwiches or sliced on an angle and served with olive oil and salt for dipping.
A soft, slightly leavened bread originating in the Near East. Ideal for kids lunches as a wrap or pita pocket filled with nutritional fillings; as a pizza base; or cut into pieces and served with hummus, olive oil and feta dip.
The team at Well and God are getting very excited! The Gluten Free Expo Melbourne kicks off this weekend and we’re really looking forward to meeting loads of customers who have been coming to this expo for many years now. Over this time we have built many friendships that extend beyond a buyer-seller relationship. So be sure to come down and say hi.
Sam has baked a big selection of cakes to sample for free. There will also be some exciting Expo-only sales over the weekend so that you can stock up.
A few tips if it’s your first time to this Expo
Get there early to avoid the crowd.
Bring a basket or trolley to make carrying your purchases easy.
Definitely have a chat with Sam at our stand if you have any gluten free baking questions. He is very passionate about this topic and will be more than happy to help you out.
Leave buying chilled items until the end of your visit.
Gluten Free Expo Details:
When: Oct 8-9, 2016
Where: Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The Melbourne Gluten Free Expo returns for another two days of action, October 8th-9th. As in previous years, the event will be packed with loads of gluten free suppliers offering their delicious foods. As the Expo continues to grow, it is good news for coeliacs and those living on a gluten free diet – certainly the number of gluten free food options has increased massively over the past 5 years!
Well and Good is excited to be attending the 2016 GF Expo at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. As usual we will have a huge amount of samples for visitors to try. The team loves getting the chance to meet customers and gain their feedback on our products or anything else to do with the business. Sam will be attending both days and enjoys having a chat about gluten free baking so if you’re attending, don’t be shy – come up and say hi!
We’ll also be offering some Expo only deals so stay tuned for further details closer to the date.
For more details visit Coeliac Australia here: http://victas.coeliac.org.au/gluten-free-expo/.