If you follow this blog, you’ll know that some of our best recipes come from my mother Mary. As we have said, she is known for her pies – both glutinous and gluten free – and she often drops by with a gf one for Geoff. Last week’s was lemon meringue 🙂 It was sooooo good we figured we re-post her gf pie crust recipe with quantities and instructions for single crust pies.
For a lighter/flakier version and/or instructions for a two crust pie, see our earlier post.
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This bread is chock full of of sugar and spice and everything nice. If you miss cinnamon buns, this recipe is for you. If you really want to be decadent, drizzle the top with a vanilla glaze or our not-too-sweet cream cheese icing.
The smell of this gluten free raisin bread in the oven is so AH-MAZ-ING, don’t be surprised if the neighbours come calling! And if they do, they will never guess it’s gluten free. When it is still warm, this bread is just a bit crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. When it’s cooled and the flavours have melded, it has the taste and texture of a really good cinnamon bun.
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The next time you feel like chocolate cake – and let’s face it, there WILL be a next time – try this one. Made with 3/4 of a cup of cocoa, it is chocolatey to the point of decadence, and because it’s made with boiling water, it’s also really, really moist. One of those rare gluten free baked items that actually improves with age, this cake will be even better tomorrow, which is a good thing because the recipe makes one big ol’ sheet cake. For those of you who are better at cake decorating than I am (which will be most of you!) this would make a great decorated layer cake.
I have served this to unsuspecting guests who have had no idea that it was gluten free!
In our neck of the woods, July and August are high summer and high summer means BBQ’s and camp outs. If you’re looking for a gluten free dessert to go with your next outdoor dinner, try these gluten free turnovers made in foil packets and baked on the fire or on your BBQ. Of course, they can also be baked in an oven but where’s the fun in that! This versatile gluten free pastry is made in a food processor and can be stored in a refrigerator or a cooler for up to a week before using.
The coconut flour in this recipe gives this crust a wonderful tropical flavour and the texture of a medium-hard cookie more than a classic pie crust. Its hint of coconut pairs wonderfully with coconut, vanilla, or banana custard to make an out-of-this-world cream pie that everyone will love.
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If you like lemon, you’ll love The Wholesome Pursuit‘s flourless lemon upside down cake! It’s moist and not too sweet with a zesty lemon flavour that’s out of this world. And believe it or not, it’s gluten free, dairy free and healthful!
See below for the rest of our review, what we did differently, and the link to the recipe.
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This weekend is the Victoria Day long weekend, and in our neck of the woods that means it’s the unofficial start of summer. In honor of the season, we decided to post one of our best gluten free camping recipes. If you’re out camping, having a Bar-B-Que or just spending an evening by the fire or even beside the fireplace (it is Canada after all!) give these pastry pockets a try – you won’t be disappointed!
Cooked on a wooden dowel (purchased at any hardware store), they can be stuffed with an endless assortment of goodies. Try peanut butter and jam (Geoff’s favorite), Nutella (my favorite), our not-too-sweet cream cheese icing and a sprinkling of cinnamon (tastes like a cinnamon bun – fantastic!), and fruit flavoured yogurt (more healthful and still very tasty).
I believe this may just be the best thing to come out of our kitchen to date! A conversion of my grandmother’s recipe, the pastry or kringle is crisp but still soft and flaky and can be wrapped around any kind of filling from apple to cherry, lemon or even cream cheese. It’s also relatively easy to make – especially if you have a food processor. The dough rolls out and bakes up like a dream!
My Bedstemor (Danish for Grandmother) called this “Fodselsdag Kringle” but I knew it as Danish Birthday Cake. But Bedstemor didn’t just keep this kringle for birthdays. She ALWAYS had one on hand and it was ALWAYS apple. With my mom’s birthday coming up, I wanted to make something special, so I found bedstemor’s recipe and decided to give it a go and at the same time, convert it to gluten free. Boy, am I glad I did. This is truly some of the best baking I have ever done and will be a part of my go-to list of recipes from now on.
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Perfect for a spring party, these bite-sized white chocolate truffles are melt-in-your-mouth creamy and oh-so-lemony. And all you need to make them is a microwave and a fridge! Here they are rolled in tinted coconut but they could also be rolled in sprinkles, or cocoa, or icing sugar. (Scroll down for the recipe!)
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