This recipe can’t be easier. Just mix together these few ingredients, store in an airtight container, and you’ll always have your favorite taco seasoning at the ready. Add a little – or a lot – to flavour your taco fillings or use it to make a tasty taco salad. And it’s easy to make it your own: add as little or as much salt as you want, fire it up with more pepper flakes, or cool it down by leaving out the cayenne. It’s up to you!
Monthly Archives: April 2014
danish pastry – just like grandma made only gluten free!
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.
Like this? You might also want to check out our other gluten free pastry recipes:
stained glass Easter cookies – gluten free, of course!
I have wanted to make stained glass cookies ever since I saw some gingerbread stars in a magazine last December. When I came across some small Easter-themed cookie cutters, I figured spring would be the time to give it a try!
The trick turned out to be finding a cookie dough that doesn’t spread too much. If the dough spreads while baking, 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. Scroll down for the recipe.
Looking for gluten free cookie recipes? You might also like gfandme’s recipes for:
Geoff’s Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Orange Lace Cookies (no flour required)
White Chocolate Truffles (perfect for spring)
Easy Gluten Free Fruit Bread
These were, without doubt, the best gluten free buns we’ve had so far. The crumb was tender and not too chewy and the flavour of the cinnamon, orange zest, and fruit was out of this world. You could even make these into a great hot cross bun – instructions included in the recipe.
We stored the buns in a sealed container on the counter overnight and they were still good if a bit drier on day two. For day three, we toasted what was left and they tasted great. We will certainly be making these again, and again, and again ….
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white chocolate lemon truffles
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!)
Like this? Then you might also like these other recipes from gf and me:
Lemon Upside Down Cake (not our recipe, but really, REALLY good!)
Lightly Lemon White Cake (awesome gluten free white cake)
Strawberry Muffins (perfect for a spring brunch!)
baked fusilli with chicken and marinara
To us, the only thing better than pasta is baked pasta. This fusilli is layered with a garlic tomato marinara, pieces of tender chicken, and two types of cheese and then baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and has a light crunchy crust. Mmmmmmm. And did I mention this is quick? 30 minutes from fridge to table makes this a great weeknight meal.