Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Favorite Brown Rice Pasta

If you are in Canada, I just noticed that Well.ca has my favorite pasta. Well.ca also has free shipping. Wow, good pasta and free shipping!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Plain Gluten Free Muffins Recipe

This muffin recipe is a great plain muffin. These muffins can be used as dinner rolls or add the extra sugar and chocolate chips and you have a wonderful dessert muffin.

Dry Ingredients
2 cups sifted feather-light mix*
1/2 to l teaspoon salt
l teaspoon egg replacer
l-1/2 teaspoon xanthan
1/2 Tablespoons sugar (for sweeter rolls, you can add up to 2 TBSP)
4-1/2 teaspoons double acting baking powder

Wet Ingredients
3 Tablespoons Canola oil
l each egg
l-1/2 cup milk (or milk substitute)

1. Sift together dry ingredients, flour, egg replacer, xanthan, baking powder sugar and salt. Make a well in center.
2. Combine wet ingredients, egg, milk and oil.
3. Add wet to dry and stir only until flour is moistened. Do NOT over mix.
4. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full.
5. Bake in hot oven (400°F,) 20 - 25 minutes, or until done.
When done, immediately take out of muffin pan and cool on wire rack.

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2010 - 2011 All rights reserved

* Bette Hagman's Featherlight mix
Featherlight Mix - from Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet Bakes Bread

1 cup Rice flour (I use Brown Rice flour)
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup tapioca starch
1 Tablespoons potato flour  (Please note: I do not use the potato flour)
Mix well

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Absolutely Favorite Gluten Free Bread Recipe

I use this recipe for bread, hamburger and hot dog buns, pizza crust (precook 20 minutes pizza shell, before cooking with your toppings), and dinner rolls. This is our family's favorite and most versatile white bread recipe.

To mix this bread recipe I use the bread machine. But, do not use the bread machine to cook the bread, the bread machine has too long of a rise cycle (you only rise 15 minutes when using Bread machine yeast) or you will end up with a big air hole in the finished bread. You might want to try regular yeast when using the bread machine, but I haven't tried this, so I am not sure if it will make a difference.

Wet Ingredients
1 cup hot water, 110°
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 egg plus 1 egg white
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dry Ingredients, Sift and mix together well
1 cup Sorghum Flour blend
2 cups potato starch
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon guar gum
1 teaspoon gelatin
1/8 teaspoon ascorbic acid

1-1/2 tablespoons Bread machine Yeast

Warm your bread machine pan with hot water from the tap, meanwhile, sift and mix together your dry ingredients in a separate bowl, set aside.

Pour out the hot water from the bread machine pan. Add the wet ingredients to the bread machine pan, mix together well with a whisk.

Add your mixed dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients in the bread machine.

Add the bread machine yeast on top of the dry ingredients.

Start your bread machine on the dough setting and let the machine knead your bread for about 10 to 15 minutes.

I use Becel margarine to coat any pan I am cooking the different breads in.

Dough makes 2 small or 1 large loaves of bread, Rise 15 to 20 minutes in a warm oven, Only let the bread rise until double, more than that and you will have an air hole in the center of your loaf. Cook 30 minutes at 400°. Cover bread with foil half way through cooking if the crust is getting too brown. We like the crispy brown crust, so I do not cover mine.

Or, 2 pizza shells, Rise 15 minutes in a warm oven, cook 20 minutes at 400°. At 10 minutes into the cooking, I change racks that the pizza shells are on, so the bottoms don't get too brown. I freeze the second shell after cooling for 5 minutes on a rack, putting it into a large Ziplock freezer bag.

Or, approximately 12 large dinner rolls, hamburger or hot dog buns. Rise 15 minutes in a warm oven; cook 20 - 30 minutes at 375°. The dinner rolls I cook in a muffin pan, using a heaping 1/8 measure cup. I usually have extra dough, so I make a small loaf of bread too.

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2010 - 2013 All rights reserved

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Favorite Brown Rice Pasta

Wow, can you believe it's been almost a year since I have added to this blog. Were has the time gone, I guess I have been baking.

I have found one of the best rice pasta's, Tinkyada Rice Pasta at
http://tinkyada.com that I would like to tell you about. It cooks up wonderfully and isn't all soggy. It can even be reheated and baked without loosing the taste or texture.

I buy my Tinkyada pasta at Metro foods in the Ottawa Ontario region. I also just saw the spaghetti pasta at Farm Boy.