Experimenting with Rice Flour

Rice Flour PuddingSorry, that would not be the nicest thing to say starting the post, but my intestines are very active. It has always been like that. Although it’s not a big problem for me (actually it’s a good thing, isn’t it?), my mum and my yoga instructor told me that I may have celiac desease, in other words, I may be gluten-intolerant. To be sure about this, I’m going to buy a DIY celiac test. In fact, I don’t think I have it, because I rarely get sick because of my intestines, but I have to make sure about it. You know, if I don’t do the test, I will always be “What if I have it?”.

Few weeks ago, when I was on my regular grocery shopping ritual, I bought some rice flour. I have never experimented with this flour, and thought it would be nice to use it somewhere, and if I am gluten-intolerant, it would be nice to experiment it before. Here are the two recipes that use rice flour. The first one is “banana cocoa rice flour pudding”, and the other one is an unbelievably tasty impromptu dessert that I want to talk about. I call it simply rice pudding cake, but there’s more than that.

Yesterday, my mum and my sister wanted some pudding. I, as usual thought that  is a boring idea and told them that we should make some more interesting dessert. Then mum said “I bought peaches, and you can make some peach pudding”. Then the idea developed, and by the end of the next ten minutes, we agreed on making some sponge cake, on top of that some pudding, and on top of that, peaches and leftover bananas.

In short, I made a cake (not gluten-free!!) Then, I made rice flour pudding and poured it over the cake. After that, I cooked some peaches and bananas with little butter and sugar, and put it over the top of my dessert. Result? I wasn’t expecting such a good taste (because it somewhat looked boring and tasteless to me), and when we tasted it we were literally shocked. It was unbelievably good!. I mean, really good! And the good thing is, it can be modified easily. Actually the next thing I’m planning to do is making some carrot cake and pudding and using apples on top. Well, I don’t know, there are hundreds of options. Enjoy!

Rice Flour Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 500 ml low-fat milk
  • 35 gr rice flour
  • 40-50 gr sugar
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • some diet cookies (or gluten-free, if you wish) for serving
  • coconut flakes for serving

Directions:

Mix milk, rice flour, sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and heat them while stirring.

When the heated mixture thickens, add mashed bananas and stir for a minute or two.

Pour the pudding in cups filled with some diet cookies. Sprinkle coconut flakes on tops.

Rice Pudding Cake

Impromptu Rice Pudding Cake

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 ½ – 2 cups flour (depends on the thickness of the batter)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt

Rice Pudding

  • 750 ml milk
  • 80-100 gr sugar
  • 35 gr rice flour
  • 10 gr starch

Fruits

  • 2 peaches
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C.

First, prepare the cake batter. Mix the eggs, milk and olive oil. Add the dry ingredients and pour them in a small/medium pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

For rice pudding, mix all the ingredients and cook until the mixture thickens.

And for cooked fruits, simply sautee the sliced fruits with butter and sugar.

Now, assemble the dessert. Pour the pudding over the cake. Then, spread the fruits on top. Finished!

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