Sunday, October 7

Gluten Free

As I said earlier, we have gone Gluten Free in our house as a trial run. We are hoping that it will help solve a lot of brad's pains.
So far, we have actually had a lot of fun with it! We love trying new foods and cooking techniques, and I am truly enjoying trying new forms of baking!
Our first time making pasta.
Fettucini Alfredo
Homemade GF Pasta
1/3 cup Tapioca Flour
1/3 cup Cornstarch
2 TBL Potato Starch
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 TBL Xanthan Gum
2 lrg. Eggs
1 TBL Vegetable Oil
Combine flours, salt and xanthan gum. Beat eggs lightly and add oil.
Pour egg into flour mixture and stir.
Work together into a firm ball. Knead a minute or two.
Roll out as thin as possible.
You should be able to see the table through the dough.
Slice into noodle shape or lasagna sheets.
Book in boiling water for 10-20 minutes depending on thickness of pasta.
We used Classico Alfredo Sauce (Store bought). It is GF and delicious!

Sooo Good.
We have also made pizza!
Thin Crust GF Pizza
1 1/2 tsp. Instant Yeast
1 cup Warm Water
1 tsp. Sugar
2/3 cup Rice Flour
1/3 Potato Starch
1 TBL Tapioca
1 1/2 tsp. Melted Shortening
1 tsp. Salt
Combine yeast, warm water and sugar. Let sit for 5-10 minutes for yeast to bloom.
Add remaining ingredients until well combined.
It isn't a dough. It's a 'paste'.
You will pour the paste onto a baking sheet and spread it out to the shape you want the pizza.
Place into a 425degree oven until it is firm, but not browned.
Pull out of oven and add toppings.
Place back in oven until cheese is melted!

Yumm. It was SO good!
We decided to take a chance on Yeast Donuts next!
GF Yeast Donuts
2 1/2 cups AP Gluten Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 cup Sugar
2 1/2 tsp. Instant Yeast
1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Egg + 1 Egg White
9oz. Milk
4 TBL Butter
Warm milk and butter to simmer. Let cool until it reaches 110degrees (No hotter) Then add the yeast into the warm milk.
In a mixer, combine flour, xanthan gum, salt, cream of tartar, soda, sugar and nutmeg.
In separate bowl, beat eggs and vinegar together.
Pour egg mixture into flour mixture.
Then pour in the milk/yeast mixture.
Mix on low. Dough will be wet. Add a few more TBL of Flour until it is slightly sticky but not firm.
Roll out dough and cut into donut shapes.
Place on pan and allow to rise (1hour) in warm spot.
Heat your deep fryer or oil in a pan. (Needs to be around 350 degrees)
Gently pick up a risen donut and drop in oil.
Once the bottom side is browned, flip over in oil.
Pull out of oil and dry on paper towels.

Once dry but still warmed, dip or pour the donut glaze over.
Donut Glaze
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
Whisk together.

So good!
And, we had a birthday party to attend, so I decided to make a GF cake!
I will admit, I did not make the cake from scratch.
I used Pamela's GF Chocolate Cake Mix.
I did make my own Chocolate Buttercream though!
WOW. SO delicious and incredibly sweet!

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