Gluten Free Marmalade Chicken with Rocket Potatoes

Gluten Free Marmalade Chicken with Rocket Potato salad

This dish is so fantastic and its a very unique dish. You get that yummy orangey stickiness on your chicken and a great lemony sing with your rocket potato salad which goes great together.

Marmalade Chicken with Rocket Potatoes

Now i admit that this dish is not something i would ever make at home. I found the recipe in a Good To Know recipe Magazine and thought it sounded tasty so i thought i would give it a try.
It was yummy and i believe i will be trying more recipes like it. When it comes to dinner in my house i like things to be easy so i do not usually try making things from scratch. I know i can make things from scratch i am just lazy. Hehe... I like alot of the effort to come out of a jar. 

I am going to stop my lazyness and share a lot that i can do with you all.

Rocket Potatoes

Okay back to this recipe... Now this recipe does contain Balsamic Vinegar which alot of you will probably be asking is it gluten free. The answer is Yes it is gluten free. The only vinegar us Celiacs should watch out for is malt vinegar as this is made from Barley. Just check the ingredients just to be sure there is no added wheat. If there is no wheat added it is absolutely fine for you.

Gluten Free Marmalade Chicken

600g of Baby or Salad Potatoes
1tbsp Lemon Juice
3tbsp Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
200g of Rocket leaves, Chopped
1tbsp fresh Dill, Chopped
A small handful of fresh Parsley, Chopped
120g Orange Marmalade
1tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
600g Chicken Fillets

Add the potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook for approximately 15 minutes until tender.
Whisk together the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the potatoes and toss them about until coated.
Add the rocket, dill and the parsley then toss them about gently to combine.
Heat a grill pan or a good non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat.
Whisk together the marmalade, vinegar and the remaining olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper then add in the chicken, turning the make sure its all coated in the marmalade mixture.
Cook the chicken for five to 10 minutes per side, basting with the marinade, until cooked through.
Serve warm with the rocket potato salad.

Marmalade Chicken

Gluten Free Marmalade Chicken with Rocket Potatoes

Gluten Free Blueberry and Orange Madeira Squares

Blueberry Madeira

This Blueberry and Orange Madeira Cake is AMAZING! It melts in your mouth as it is so moist and is full of refreshing Orange flavor.

Blueberry and Orange Madeira

My son could not get enough of this cake. He hates blueberries but loved them in this cake. 

Hes a bit like myself, am not very fond of blueberries but in a dessert or a cake they are great and so dangerously yummy.

Gluten Free Blueberry and Orange Madeira

I made mine in a square pan and sliced it into squares. You can make it in a round cake tin.
This cake is great just the way it is but i have sprinkled mine with icing sugar but it is also amazing with a glace icing drizzled over it.

Blueberry and Orange Madeira Squares

250g Butter
150g Caster Sugar
Zest and Juice of 1 Orange
2 Eggs
250g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
125g of Blueberries
Icing Sugar for Dusting

Preheat the oven to 180*C/160*C Fan/Gas 4.
Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat in the orange juice and zest.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add a little of the flour if the mixture starts to curdle.
Lightly fold in the flour along with the blueberries.
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust with icing sugar and store in an airtight container.

Gluten Free Blueberry and Orange Madeira Squares

Gluten Free Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

Gluten Free Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

This cheese and egg toast is a great and easy treat at breakfast time. You could even have it for lunch or dinner. As you will see i had mine as a wee side with my dinner, i served it with skinny fries and gluten free sausages, not so healthy i no but it was yummy.

Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

Who doesn't love a good egg with toast to soak up all that yolk, well this is a whole new take on eggs with toast as the egg is stuck on top of the bread and covered in cheese. 

Cheesy and Egg Breakfast Toast

This can be made with ordinary bread but for us celiacs that wouldn't be a good idea right? What i mean is you can treat another member of your family to this cheese and egg toast using ordinary bread.

Cheese and Egg Toast

I Know its hard to find a good gluten free bread. I mean i have tried alot and some have tasted like tiny rock hard dog biscuits. Not like i have ever tasted a dog biscuit but am guessing it was close enough or maybe the dog biscuit would have tasted better. Also i hate when you have to toast the bread or refreshing it in a microwave before eating it. It just ends up warm and chewy putting it in the microwave. I prefair to be able to just take it out of the packaging and thats it. 

Gluten free breads i would suggest would be Genius, Purebred, and Kelkins Sourdough Bread . My favorite store bought bread would most definitely be from Aldi. They have a wide range of gluten free products that are only growing as they are always adding more gluten free foods.

cheesy Egg Breakfast Toast

1 slice of Gluten free Bread
1 Egg
Butter for spreading
Grated Chedder Cheese
Salt And Pepper

Take your slice of bread and flatten down the center of the bread avoiding the crusts and making sure not to tear the bread.

Gluten Free Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

Crack your egg into that flattened bit. Don't worry it looks like its not going to fit but it will.
Season your egg with salt and pepper.

Gluten Free Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

Butter the edges and top with grated cheese. Don't put butter or cheese on the egg just around the edges.

Gluten Free Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

Place on a baking tray and bake at 200*C for about 10 minutes depending on how you like your eggs.

Gluten Free Cheese and Egg Breakfast Toast

Gluten Free Marmalade Cake

Gluten Free Marmalade Cake

This cake really is a must try. I mean it, it is amazing.
Its full of orangery goodness. Its made using orange zest and marmalade which gives it that great orange zing.

Gluten Free Marmalade Cake

You can keep this cake plain or decorate it with a glace icing, sprinkle with icing sugar, or if you want it very orangery cover it with more marmalade.

Marmalade Cake

As you can see i decided to drizzle mine with chocolate then i changed my mind and decided to cover the whole thing in chocolate. It tasted like a Giant gluten free Jaffa Cake. Am not kidding. Even my man agreed and he is crazy for his Jaffa Cakes .  For his birthday, Christmas and fathers day we have to add a pack of Jaffa Cakes to his pressie. Hes just crazy for them.

Gluten Free Marmalade Cake

I hope you all try this cake. It is so good and will most likely become a big hit here in my house as we all love it. Really i made it before dinner and we spoiled our dinner. Couldnt eat it because we ate too much of this cake. Ooops

chocolate Marmalade Cake

I made my chocolate glaze by just melting 50g of dark chocolate with 100g of milk chocolate and a teaspoon of Coconut Oil . The coconut oil keeps the chocolate glossy. It will harden but it will keep that glossy look.

Gluten Free chocolate Marmalade Cake

100g/4oz Butter
100g/4oz Sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tbsp Marmalade
1-2 tsp Orange zest
200g/8oz Gluten free Self raiGluten Free Self-Raising Flour sing flour
1tbsp Milk
1 tsp Gluten free Baking Powder

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/Gas mark 4.
Grease or line a 8in round cake pan with parchment.
In a bowl mix the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
Add the egg to the mixture until combined.
Stir the orange zest and marmalade into the cake batter.
Sift the flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then fold it into the mixture.
Stir in the milk until all is mixed well.
Spread the cake batter evenly into your prepared cake tin, and bake for around 30 minutes or until cooked through.
Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the tin for atleast 10 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Leave plain or sprinkle with icing sugar.
Why not drizzle it in melted chocolate.
Or smother it in chocolate for a Jaffa Cake goodness.

Gluten Free chocolate smothered Marmalade Cake

Gluten Free Marmalade Cake

Gluten free Potato Balls

Gluten free Potato Balls

These Fried Potato Balls make the perfect side dish or appetizer. They are perfect for leftover mashed potatoes. They are so crunchy on the outside and creamy inside. Yum right.

Gluten free Potato Balls

These were really easy to make. You can use any sort of mashed potatoes, just make sure they aren’t too thin or runny, otherwise it will be hard to roll them into balls and to fry them.

Gluten free Potato Balls

If you’re looking for something to use up mashed potatoes, this is for you. Or you could be like me and make mashed potatoes just so you can make them. Either way it’s a winner.
(If you are using leftover mash don't forget to mix in those egg yolks).

fried Potato Balls

I will tell you that these are great for those little ones that wont eat their mash.  All though my son loves his mash so it doesn't matter to him but he did devour these. He loved them. He called them spud balls and he said they were yummy so i guess they are a winner for the kids.

Gluten free fried Potato Balls

If you would like to spice things up why not add a little chili powder or Cayenne Pepper to the bread crumbs. 

Potato Balls

2 Medium sized potatoes
2oz Butter, Softened
2 Egg Yolks
2 Eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Corn flour
2 Heals of a Gluten free Loaf
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Oregano
Salt and Pepper

Boil your potatoes until soft, then mash them up with the butter and a little salt and pepper. Let them cool and stir in the 2 egg yolks. Cover and allow to cool completely in the fridge.
In the meantime brake up the heals of your gluten free bread in a processor along with salt, pepper, paprika and Oregano. This will make Gluten free Bread Crumbs.
Now set out your mash in 1 bowl, your corn flour in another, then your beaten eggs followed by your Breadcrumbs.

Gluten free Potato Balls

Have a baking tray ready lined with paper towels.
Roll your mash into balls then dip them into the corn flour then the eggs followed by covering them in bread crumbs (for extra crispiness dip it back into the egg then dip it into the breadcrumbs again) and place them on the baking sheet. Repeat until all the mash is gone.

Gluten free Potato Balls

Heaten up some vegetable oil on a stove to medium heat or power on your deep fat firer to medium.
Place in some of the balls but not all at once or you will just make a mess, about 4-5 at a time.
Remove from the oil once golden and crisp. Place on paper towels and allow to cool just a bit.

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