This week is dedicated to our summer brunch series remake!
First up is this frozen fruit cake that is completely allergy-friendly and is stopped with this amazingly easy jam!
This brunch series was inspired by so many readers who always ask about gluten-free or dairy-free brunch ideas. Shanley, from Just Betty Blog, was the other inspiration for this brunch series. She went on a paleo diet for her hormones. She was really struggling with gluten and dairy, so a paleo diet is great for that.
Things were okay for her, but the other issue, is she has an egg allergy! So, that doesn’t leave many food options, especially for breakfast or brunch, which is typically centered around eggs!
Using my chemist tips for eliminating eggs in baking, I came up with some ideas that make for a great brunch menu. Just Betty Blog worked on some other great items, which she is sharing this week too!
This frozen fruit cake is so great for summer because you can make it way ahead of time, and just keep it in the freezer. I baked it for awhile to toast it, but you can actually eliminate this step and just freeze it!
Either way, it is like an ice box cake that you can serve with an ice cream scoop.
Each time I make this jam, friends will ask me how in the world I make jam? The chemical used in most jams or jellies is pectin. Jelly made with pectin is great, but it can be very time consuming.
This quick fix jam is a great alternative. It doesn’t last as long (4-5 days firm), but it is perfect to use within a few hours and is just like jam! All the natural sugars from the fruit with the honey jelly up and the lemon juice helps keep it fresh too.
We make this ALL the time for a natural jam and it is great! Feel free to use your favorite jam or syrup on top of this. And of course, it tastes great without it too! 🙂
Dishes like this are great in the summer because they keep in the freezer for awhile. Make this weeks or days ahead of time for your next brunch, and it will save so much time!
The next installment of the summer brunch series remake will be on the blog tomorrow!