Blackberry ice cream

Blackberry Ice Cream – Gluten free recipe

Originally published on 100% Gluten Free

Dead easy, dead different, dead nice – and totally gluten free.

8 Servings

600g (1ΒΌ lb) blackberries
1 tsp lemon juice
4 eggs
125g (4 oz) castor sugar
4 drops vanilla essence
600 ml (1 pint) double cream

Place blackberries and lemon juice in a blender and liquidize.

Combine eggs, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Beat until fluffy. Fold
in the pureed fruit.

Lightly whip the cream and fold into the mixture.

Turn into a rigid container and seal. Rapid freeze for 10 hours.

Remove 2 hours before serving.

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Previously published on 100% Gluten Free

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Quick Spare Ribs – Gluten free recipe

Originally published on 100% Gluten Free

A favourite with the kids, a great standby when they bring friends round unexpectedly – and totally gluten free.

4 Servings

2 or 3 spare ribs per person
1-2 tblsp gluten-free soy sauce mixed with an equal quantity of oil

Brush the spare ribs on both sides and put on a rack under a medium grill.

Grill for 10-15 minutes, brushing with further mixture frequently. Turn halfway through cooking.

Serve with egg fried rice or special fried rice.

photo by Rinina25 & Twice25

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Previously published on 100% Gluten Free

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Previously published on 100% Gluten Free

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