2 cups rhubarb - cut into 1" pieces
1 cup of strawberries. Cleaned, hulled and sliced.
1/4 cup of brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (to taste)
2 tablespoons of Gluten-Free Sweet Rice Flour (Bob's Red Mill)
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1/2 cup Purity Protocol - Certified GF oats [GF Harvest Oats] (Quinoa Flakes can be used instead of oats).
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
Yield: 2 - 7oz Corningware Ramekins
Combine oats, brown sugar, GF flour, cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter till mixture is like course crumbs.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Divide mixture between two ramekins. The filling is almost to the top.
Sprinkle topping ingredients over the top. If you like lots of topping - add a good amount.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until GBD (Golden Brown & Delicious)
Some spill over may occur when this bakes. Place ramekins in pan or on foil.
Make sure it's cooled sufficiently before serving. This allows the fruit to set up.
Different fruit modifications:
Apples, Pears or Peaches - coat fruit with 1.5 tablespoons of sugar instead of flour/sugar mixture written above.
Berries & Cherries (Blueberries, Raspberries) - use recipe as written above.
Oatmeal Cake (a.k.a “Crack Cake”)
The original recipe was designed for baking in a microwave. The directions here are for baking in a normal oven.
1 cup of purity protocol certified gluten-free oats (GF Harvest Oats)
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup favorite GF flour blend (Krusteaz Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour Mix)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Caramel Topping Ingredients:
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 tblsp butter
2 tblspn milk
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Cook oatmeal and water uncovered until mixture boils. About 3-4 minutes in microwave. Stir once and set aside.
Blend all ingredients well. Stir in oatmeal mixture.
Grease bottom of glass12x8 pan. Pour into pan.
Bake at 325 for 40-50 minutes - until toothpick comes out clean.
Combine all ingredients and heat. When well blended spread over cake.
Topping may be put under the broiler for a few minutes till golden brown.
Pecan Pumpkin Pie
This is a gluten-free version of a Penzey's recipe. The crust portion is made from a Whole Foods recipe.
Pie Crust Recipe
Recipe by: Whole Foods
1/3 cup potato starch, plus extra for dusting
1/3 cup tapioca flour
1/3 cup millet flour
1/3 cup almond meal
1 tablespoon powdered sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Put potato starch, tapioca flour, millet flour, almond meal, sugar and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add butter and pulse again until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg and pulse until completely combined to make a slightly sticky dough.
Turn dough out onto a large sheet of waxed paper dusted with potato starch. Sprinkle potato starch over dough and knead gently, working in about 2 more tablespoons potato starch, until dough holds together without being sticky but is still very pliable. Using your fingertips, press dough into a 10-inch circle.
Invert a 9-inch pie pan on top of the dough then quickly flip over both the pan and the dough so that the dough now rests in the pan. Gently peel away and discard wax paper and press dough into pie plate, patching it together, if needed. Crimp and trim the edges as desired then prick sides and bottom all over with a fork.
Peggy Tip: If you don't fill the crust with pie weights or dried beans, do not par-bake, just fill and bake it.
Line crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until crust is just set and slightly dry around the edges, about 15 minutes. Remove parchment paper and pie weights, fill with pie filling and bake as needed. Alternately, for a pie that requires a pre-baked crust, return to oven and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes more.
1 gluten-free pie crust (see crust recipe above)
1 15oz. Can of pumpkin
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon GF vanilla extract
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup of evap. Milk
1/4 cup of butter unmelted
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cup of coarsely chopped pecans
Make GF pie crust per directions. Press or roll into 8.5" pie tin.
Preheat oven to 350
Combine pumpkin, brown sugar, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, vanilla, eggs & milk into mixing bowl. Mix well.
Pour mixture into unbaked GF pie crust.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Mix topping ingredients until crumbly.
After pie has baked 40 minutes, sprinkle mixture on pie and bake for another 25 minutes.
Cool and refrigerate for a couple of hours for best slicing.
Peg ran across a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine showing all the variations of a yeast-dough. This set off a firestorm of ideas. She woke up early Saturday in anticipation of making this coffee cake.
Of course it was a wheat-based recipe, so it'd have to be converted.
She thought a pre-existing recipe might work well as a starting point. The recipe she used was that of my favorite flat bread [bread that I use for making sandwiches & buns]
1/4 cup GF brown rice flour (Bob's Red Mill)
1/4 cup GF Sorghum (Bob's Red Mill)
1/2 cup Sweet Rice Flour
1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 Tablespoon instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 c. water
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3 Tablespoons sweet rice flour (for dusting pan/hands)
Streusel Topping Ingredients
1/2 cup Jules GF Flour
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter
3/4 cup of nuts
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup powered sugar
2 to 4 tablespoons of milk
Recipe makes 2 - 8" round pans
Mix together all dry ingredients except sweet rice flour (brown rice flour, tapioca starch, sugar, xanthan gum, yeast and salt).
In a heavy mixer, combine wet ingredients (water, vinegar, oil, and eggs).
Slowly add dry ingredients to well blended wet ingredients.
Beat on medium/medium high speed for 4 minutes.
Dust two 8" round cake pans with flour (or oil bottom of pan and lightly dust oiled pan).
Place dough in a warm spot, allow to rest/rise for 35-40 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Mix streusel ingredients in a bowl until crumbly.
Sprinkle on top of dough
Bake for 12-18 minutes or until the top is slightly browned.
Mix Glaze ingredients in a bowl. Add milk slowly as needed - mixing until the desired consistency.
Allow to cool before drizzling the glaze.
You could sub-out the flours with your favorite flour blend if you like.
While perusing the meat cases at Brandon Meats, I saw a nice rack of ribs. I had never cooked ribs, but they looked too good to pass up.
Since Google and I are on a first name basis, I decided to see what he could dig up for me. I finally decided upon this recipe at AllRecipes.com. Since it was basically gluten-free from the get-go, there was little converting. Be aware - many Worcestershire sauces are not gluten-free, as well as soy sauces.
Not all of our recipes are "Company Food", but we have deemed this worthy of that title. Company Food is food that we'd serve to guests or at family functions.
Not being one that strictly follows recipes, I decided to modify the one I found and created what you see below.
A rack of 12 (or more!) spareribs
1 cup of brown sugar
1 to 1 1/2 cups of ketchup
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1/2 cup GF soy sauce (La Choy)
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is GF in the USA)
1/4 cup of rum (optional)
4 cloves of crushed garlic
2 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon Penzey's Chili 3000 mix
1 Bottle GF Beer - Use when oven roasting the ribs
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, mix all sauce ingredients together.
Pull out about 1/4 cup of sauce for coating the raw ribs. This prevents contaminating the entire batch of sauce with raw meat.
Cut ribs into manageable pieces (I had 2 slabs of 6 ribs).
Liberally coat raw ribs with the sauce.
Place ribs in a container and store in fridge 1 - 2 hrs or overnight if you have time.
Remove ribs from fridge & wrap in tinfoil - double layers if you like.
Pour bottle of beer in large roasting pan.
Insert a small oven safe rack in the pan. I used 3 "snakes" of tinfoil since I had no rack. This keeps the meat out of the beer.
Place ribs in the pan.
Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove & unwrap ribs.
Apply another coat of sauce and loosely wrap.
Preheat Grill to 350 - 400. I used a gas grill.
Apply vegetable oil to paper towel and wipe on grill grate.
Place ribs on grill grate. Meat side up.
Use in-direct heat when grilling the ribs. Burnt ribs are not good eats!
Every 10 minutes - add another layer of sauce.
Total grill time about 30 - 40 minutes.
This entire cooking process does take about 3 hrs like the original recipe states. It depends on how long you leave the ribs marinade after the roasting. I left mine sit about 30 - 45 minutes before grilling. Your patience will be rewarded!
Note: I doubled the amount of sauce, however I didn't double all the ingredients. I didn't have chile sauce so I replaced it with ketchup & chili seasoning mix.
Adjust the ingredients of the original sauce to your liking. I didn't want my sauce to be too sweet, so I didn't double the brown sugar.
I didn't have Chile sauce so I sub'ed with ketchup & chili seasoning. I also increased the dry mustard.
I did not double the rum, I wasn't sure how it was going to taste. We happened to have some White rum we brought back from our last trip to Jamaica. You could taste the rum, but not over powering.
Taste it as you go - adjust accordingly - and make notes!
There's a good bit of sauce leftover. We plan to use it on chicken next!
Next time, I'd cut back the chili seasoning a bit. The sauce applied to the ribs was perfect after cooking. The unheated sauce has a bit of a bite to it. This is good if you like a little extra bite. Peg does not, I do.
Next time, I think I'll put the meat directly in the GF beer, I opted not to this time since it was the first time making this. I added the beer so the meat wouldn't dry out.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup Skippy Peanut Butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla (McCormick's or Penzey's vanilla)
3 cups of your favorite GF Flour Blend (Krusteez)
2 teaspoons gluten free baking soda (Arm and Hammer)
½ teaspoon salt
Yield: 8 – 10 dozen
Cream shortening, sugars & peanut butters.
Add eggs and beat well
Sift flours, baking soda, salt – add to creamed ingredients. Mix well.
Refrigerate in a sealed container overnight.
Shape into balls - ½ tablespoon dough
Place on cookie sheet & flatten with fork. Dip fork in sugar first.
Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes. Time may vary depending on your oven.
You can use a single gluten-free peanut butter of choice. I happen to like the Natural Peanut Butters.
If you don't live in a 100% gluten-free household, make 100% sure the peanut butter has not been "double dipped". The easiest way to do this is to use an un-opened jar. Crumbs from non-gluten-free bread will contaminate the peanut butter and thus making it off-limits to those following a gluten-free diet. The butter dish is another huge contamination risk - it's best to get out a fresh stick. The same contamination rules applies for the Crisco & the sugars (or any product) as well.
Yes, crumbs matter.
You can also use any gluten-free flour mix you wish. Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Flour Mix is readily available in most grocery stores. This recipe is pretty forgiving when it comes to the type of GF flours. I use the sorghum flour to slightly boost the nutritional value.
5/7/21 - update recipe