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Gluten free recipes from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
This recipe came about through desperation. Geoff and I were recently on a vacation to one of those holiday destinations where bakeries and treats abound, but, as usual, there was next to nothing that was gluten free. Sure we could go to the grocery store and buy prepackaged gluten free cookies, but it’s just not the same as biting into something sweet and crispy and oh-so-dreamy from the bakery case! Other than that, though, our vacation was great (read: warm and without snow). It also turned out to be inspiring because when we got home we decided to create a recipe that would look and taste as good as all those confections on display. I think we nailed it! These cream cheese pastries are crisp and flaky on the outside and soft and creamy and sweet in the middle. Geoff says they are better than anything he’s had in a longgg time! And they are versatile: make them with your favorite fruit pie filling – cheery, apple, blueberry … whatever you can imagine. Drizzle them with glaze or melted chocolate, dust them with icing sugar, or just leave them plain, which is the way we like ’em. (Scroll down for the recipe.)
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gluten free turnovers made with Mary’s Marvelous pastry recipe
Danish apple cake (not just for Christmas!)
pie crust for cream pies – banana, coconut, chocolate mmmmmmmm
We have been following glutenfreelunchboxes.com for years now and really enjoy Kate’s inventive recipes and wonderful photos. If you have children who need gluten free lunches, or are just tired of the same old lunches yourself, check out her new site and her new e-cookbook! Well done Kate!
As we’ve said before, come January we start pulling out the slow cooker for some mid-winter comfort foods. But slow cookers can be used for more than roasting and stewing, as this gluten free slow cooker bread demonstrates! This bread is heavy and sweet like a rye bread but I think my favorite thing about it is that it actually GETS BETTER WITH AGE! It’s good on the day you bake it, better the next day, and at its best the day after that. I think it’s the almond flour that keeps it moist and gets better as it slowly absorbs all the flavours. Whatever the reason, it’s not until day four that this bread finally starts to dry out and lose flavour. (I only know this because Geoff and I showed severe restraint while watching a wonderful golden loaf age away on our counter top. Four days was as much as we could take!) If you don’t like having a freezer full of half eaten loaves of gf bread, and you do like a heavy artisan-style loaf that has just a hint of Danish rye flavour, this is the recipe for you!
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Looking for gluten free breads? You might like these other recipes from gfandme.com:
gluten free dinner rolls (our lightest and fluffiest rolls)
gluten free crusty bread (our most popular post by far!)
Our followers will know that we periodically switch out the backgrounds on our blog gfandme.com to suit the season or our culinary moods. Our latest background by Florida artist Jeanette Chupack with its winter windowscape and inviting table laden with simple fare happens to suit both! Entitled Winter Still Life, we particularly like the way it brings together and contrasts the two modes of painting, still life and landscape.
On her website, Jeanette writes that her ‘signature’ paintings typically emphasize “gardens and views from windows, usually with a related still life in the foreground” allowing her to “express the contrasts of a cultivated world of gardens, interiors and architecture with the natural landscape.” While they are all beautiful, Winter Still Life, commissioned by the original owners of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, is one of our favorites.
Thank you to Jeanette for graciously allowing us to post her work on our site.
To see more of the artist’s work, visit her website at http://jchupackart.us/works
Looking for some ideas for gluten free snacks, appetizers & party fare for the holidays? Scroll down for a round up of gfandme.com’s favorite recipes for light entertaining!
These cookies take a bit of work, but in the end, they are beautiful (and really, really tasty!) Make them as a gift. Your friends will appreciate the effort. Or make them as Christmas tree decorations – just pierce the top of the cookie with a hole before baking and thread with small ribbon after they have cooled. Placed in front of a Christmas light, these really shine. PLUS you can eat them on New Years Day (and remember – they are really, really tasty)
To make a stained glass cookie, you need a cookie dough that doesn’t spread while baking. If the dough spreads, it will obliterate the stained glass window in the middle. I tried to refine our brown sugar cookie recipe by adding more gf flour and using shortening instead of butter, but by the time I got the texture right, the cookie itself was dry and powdery. Then I remembered a recipe I’d seen on Simple Gluten Free Kitchen for linzer cookies and I decided to try it. It worked great! The dough rolled out nicely, didn’t spread too much, and the result is a mild almond and vanilla wafer. Besides stained glass cookies, these would be great glazed or sandwiched with jam or Nutella or dipped in chocolate for a dessert fondu.
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gfandme’s best Thanksgiving recipes
Christmas eve dessert (Danish Apple Cake)
Make these soft, chewy, and not-too-sweet gluten free cookies with your favorite peanut or almond butter. The choice is yours, but make a double batch ‘cause they won’t last long – and they are even better the second day! We call whatever you can fit in your hand a serving!This is a conversion of one of our favorite pre-GF recipes.
Looking for gluten free cookie recipes? Try these other gfandme.com favorites:
geoff’s favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
chocolate orange lace cookies
melt in your mouth shortbread cookies