Gluten-free banana bread (low in sugar)

So this one day I found 3 overripe bananas in the office. I was just on a gluten-free quest and had bought gluten free-flour, so I felt like a winner when I discovered this recipe that hardly has sugar in it.

The dough based on the original recipe turned out way too moist, so I started adding things myself until the mixture was somewhat firm and looked like it could bake enough (I have a bad reputation with under cooked, flat and dull cakes. Except for this delicious marble cake that always comes out perfectly). I didn’t have much hope when I put the gluren-free banana bread in the oven, but it came out and I fell in love. The taste was delicious, it looked voluminous and my friend was absolutely stoked about it.

So I felt the need to post it here. For future banana reference. Continue reading “Gluten-free banana bread (low in sugar)”

American recipe: meatloaf wrapped in bacon

Mmmmmmeatloaf! I love meatloaf. My previous recipe was -what I then believed- a great one. But I tried this one and boy, I was wrong… This meatloaf recipe is less sugary AND easier. Go make it tigers!

Mmmmmmeatloaf! I love meatloaf. My previous recipe was -what I then believed- a great one. But I tried this one and boy, I was wrong… This meatloaf recipe is less sugary AND easier. Go make it tigers!

Serves 4

Ingredients meatloaf:

  • 4 salt crackers
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely grated
  • 600 gr of ground beef / pig
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 5 slices bacon

Ingredients Sauce

  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar, packed
  • tablespoons mustard
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Heat the olive oil in pan on the stove. Add onion, carrots and  garlic. Cook until soft and let it cool for five minutes.
  3. Mix the meat, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add onion mixture. And use your hands to mix (the most fun part!!)
  4. Place the meat roasting pan and shape it as meatloaf. Cover it with bacon.
  5. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, ground mustard, ketchup and 2 tablespoons of water.
  7. Stir it well and put it on top of the meatloaf.
  8. Bake, brushing every 30 minutes with glaze so the meatloaf doesn’t dry out

Serve and enjoy!