Monday, November 22, 2010

Wheat Free Crunchies

I have really wanted to become a Food Stylist for a long time now however I always get pulled back into the kitchen by somebody opening a new Restaurant or Hotel before I get the chance to even try properly.
I have done a few things already and they are here on this blog, one of the latest was to style an entire Braai cookbook, which was done in one day.... by the way and since then I have really wanted to do this.
So I have been phoning everyone I can think of lately to try and get an assistant job so I can learn a bit more before I possibly go it alone.
Well in the meantime I wanted to practice at home and try taking the photos too so I can see where I can improve.
So today was My first day of practice and it was just to see what I have at home to use and make something super quick as the sun was already going down. It was taken with just a normal tiny camera and I realised I had no props here as they are all at my Mothers House so not the best shot and its harder than I thought. I guess becase as A chef I always made food to be eaten and now to make something where the picture can be kept forever is a whole new ball game..... anyway its gonna be a fun, food filled ride.

Recipe: Picture and recipe Copyright By Tamsyn Wells

Wheat Free Crunchies
180g Butter
2 tbl Golden Syrup
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
2 cups dessicated coconut
1 cup oats
1 cup sugar
1 cup rice flour

Melt the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan, add the other ingredients.
Press into a greased or foil lined swissroll tin.
Bake on 180 C for 7 minutes, turn off the oven and leave the crunchies in with the oven door ajar for a few minutes.
Remove , cool and cut into desired shapes, decorate with chocolate if desired.

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