September 8, 2010

Amazing Grace - Walnut Praline Squares

When I look at these Walnut Praline Squares on the table I can't believe that they are free of any food allergen. When I taste these Walnut Praline Squares I REALLY can't believe that they are free of any food allergen! They are perfect and really there is little to say other than make them, share them and enjoy them because the amazing truth is that these little squares of grace are:

- vegetarian
- vegan
- dairy free
- wheat free
- gluten free (if you can tolerate oats)
- egg free
- soya free
- yeast free
- corn free

These are not a treat to be tucked away and considered a substitute - these are the real thing!
If you can have coffee then by all means give yourself a treat this sunday... If you need an occasion beware that Christmas is too far away so I recommend a celebration of food allergy friendly baking! (I however, had them on my birthday!) But whatever the excuse, you NEED to try these!


Walnut Praline Squares
Makes 16 Squares

3/4 cup Rice Flour (brown and white mix)
1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup Icing Sugar (self ground due to potential corn in commercial brands)
1/3 cup Soft 'Pure Sunflower' Margarine (

1/3 cup 'Pure Sunflower' Margarine (
3/4 cup Brown Sugar (firmly packed)
1 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Finely Chopped Walnuts (or Pecans)

For the base mix Flour, Oats and Icing Sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Rub or cut margarine into mixture until consistency is crumbly or mealy. Press mixture into bottom of greased 9" square pan.
For the topping melt margarine in a small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir continuously until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in the nuts and spread quickly over the unbaked base.
Bake in a preheated oven at 325F(160C) for 25 minutes or until topping is bubbly.
Cool before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.

For other food allergy friendly recipes please see the 'Culinary Creations' page located under the title bar.

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