Blueberry and Pineapple Ring with Vanilla Sauce


170g (6 oz) gluten-free flour
2 x 5 ml spoons (2 teaspoons) gluten-free baking powder
1 x 1/8 5 ml spoon (1 pinch) of xanthan gum
170g (6 oz) dairy-free margarine
170g (6 oz) caster sugar
3 medium free range eggs, beaten
50g (2 oz) fresh blueberries
50g (2 oz) fresh or tinned pineapple, cut into small chunks
1 x 15 ml spoon (1 tablespoon) pineapple juice (or any other pure fruit juice)

What to do:
  1. Preheat your oven to 180'C / 350'F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. Lightly oil a ring-shaped baking tin and line the bottom with grease-proof baking paper.
  3. Sift together the gluten-free flour, gluten-free baking powder and xanthan gum.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the dairy-free margarine with the sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly beat in the eggs and fruit juice.
  5. Add the gluten-free flour and mix well, then stir in the fruit until well combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture in to your prepared baking tin, smooth over the top and bake for about 40 minutes until light golden brown.
  7. Serve with more blueberries, pineapple chunks and a vanilla sauce or custard.

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