Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Book: The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods

I have just ordered a new book which has really excited me.

The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods:
Creating Old Favorites with the New Flours

The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Comfort Foods: Creating Old Favorites with the New Flours
The latest addition to the bestselling series of cookbooks that have sold more than 350,000 copiesnow in paperback

In this latest addition to the Gluten-free Gourmet series, Bette Hagman turns her hand to hearty, filling foods that were once off-limits to celiacs. Using the new gluten-free flours that are now available she puts old favorites such as macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, and lasagna back on the menu. Best of all, these more than two hundred all-new recipes are so mouthwatering delicious you won't believe they're gluten free.

Select Foods Gluten Free Pizza Dough

On the Valentines Day weekend I tried the Select Foods Gluten Free Pizza Dough. My Mum and I were babysitting my little friend Siobhan (8) who has become a little Sister to me since the day we met many years ago. Siobhan loves sleeping overnight at my house and we bake gluten free cakes and bread together. She is on a cancer-fighting diet due to a tumour which is now in remission and enjoys our experiments with gluten free flours and is quite the little help with mixing and pouring.

It was the first time I had made Rice Flour pancakes for breakfast. She normally enjoys the Buckwheat pancake mix from a packet but I decided to try the recipe from the Mckenzie Rice Flour information page this time, which she loved. "Dee-licious", she declared!

For lunch we made a pizza with the Select Foods Gluten Free Pizza Dough, some home made bolognaise sauce, pineapple pieces and a sprinkling of grated cheese. As it was cooking it smelled divine and after half an hour we checked to see whether the crust had cooked properly. Normally I cook pizza on a thin metal tray but I had forgotten to take one to my Mum's. Instead we used a thick ceramic baking dish which may have affected cooking time, stretching it out past the 20-25 minutes on the packet instructions. After 35 minutes we decided to try the pizza and whilst it was nice I do think the next attempt will be even better. The taste of the dough was quite pleasant but not as nice as that from Pizza World in Warilla.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Rice Flour Pancakes

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