The low FODMAP is diet often subscribed to by IBS sufferers as a means of managing their condition. The Low FODMAP diet was developed by researchers at Monash University, it stands for:

FODMAP

Mice pies are a staple of the festive period, yet individuals who suffer from a bowel condition often have to avoid them. With Becky Saunders' recipe, this doesn't have to be the case.

Becky's scrumptious gluten free mince pie ingredients

Ingredients (Makes 24 pies):

For the pastry:

375g gluten free plain flour

260g unsalted butter

125g caster sugar

One large egg

For the brownie filling:

180g unsalted butter

180g dark cooking chocolate

3 eggs

1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract

250g caster sugar

110g gluten free plain flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

150g crystallised Ginger pieces

For the candied orange:

2 oranges

2 cups of granulated sugar

3 cups of water

How to make Becky's scrumptious gluten free mince pies

First pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees, Gas Mark 4.

For the pastry:

Rub the butter and flour together until it is a crumb consistency.

Mix in the sugar and egg.

Mould into one mass, wrap in cling film and place in the freezer for 10-20 mins.

For the brownie mix:

Whilst the pastry is chilling in the freezer, melt the butter and chocolate together for the brownie mix.

Beat the eggs in with the sugar and vanilla extract.

Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave.  Once the chocolate is melted, let it cool before beating in the eggs and sugar.  Then add the gluten free flour, ginger and salt.

Beat until smooth.

Remove the pastry from the freezer and roll to 3mm thickness. Using a round cutter, cut out the bases and place in a muffin tray. Fill with brownie mix.

Place in the oven and bake for 25 mins.

For the candied orange:

Thoroughly wash the oranges to get off any waxy coating.

Slice off the ends of the oranges and throw away. Then slice the rest of the oranges into slices, then quarters.

In a wide pan, heat the water and pour in the sugar. Stir until dissolved. Do stop stiring after the sugar is dissolved, otherwise the sugar will crystalise.

Bring the water to a gentle boil and add the orange slice. Leave the orange boiling for 15 mins and then turn the oranges over.

Cook for another 15 – 20 mins until the peel is clear.

Remove from the pan and cool on baking paper on a wire rack.

Becky Saunders, is a blogger with a passion for food, health, wellbeing and fitness. She is currently on the Fodmap diet to help the symptoms of IBS and gut health in general. She uses her blog Fittie FODMAP London, to promote the diet and reach others on FODMAP diet.

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