Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gluten-Free Biscults

There are a lot of things that you lose when you become gluten-free; Milky Ways, Rice Krispies, and those pop tins of biscuits. Those little tubes are so multi-purpose too. Want to make monkey bread? Get a tube of biscuits. How about a taco ring? Biscuits work great! A delicious alternative for a breakfast sandwich? Biscuits. Suffice it to say I miss eating those fluffy, buttery biscuits.

I was watching the food network and they made a homemade batch of biscuits. It looked relatively easy so I decided to give it ago with my favorite Jules Gluten-Free flour mix. I consulted my handy America's Test Kitchen cookbook for a recipe.

With only a few ingredients, and the help of a food processor, they came together relatively quickly.

To create a for-sure gluten-free surface I cover the counter with cling wrap.

I needed a little more liquid than the recipe calls for due to the gluten-free flour.

I made some rather large biscuits but they came out really well! I made delicious breakfast sandwiches from them and used them to go with my chili later that night.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quote of the Day


A puppy is a puppy is a puppy.
He’s probably in a basket with a bunch
            of other puppies.
Then he’s a little older and he’s nothing
            but a bundle of longing.
He doesn’t even understand it.

Then someone picks him up and says,
            “I want this one.”

-- Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gluten-Free Baked Apples

Apple pie is probably the greatest dessert in existence.  Unfortunately it's also really hard to make gluten-free. 

If you're craving that fall apple dessert, like I was last week, give baked apples a try. It's pretty simple, too. Take a few good baking apples, I like cortland. Cut them in half, and scoop out the seeds and core. Fill the centers with a mixture of gluten-free oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Top with a pat of butter and bake at 350 until the apples are soft and the topping crunchy. 

I didn't peel my apples but I think in the future I might. This can be served as a sweet breakfast or a yummy dessert.