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Gluten Free Cornbread

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Cornbread is the gluten free fall back recipe.  I came across this one a while back and have made a few changes to suit my tastes.  It’s a versatile recipe that you can swerve on the sweet side with vanilla added or savory by stirring in some cheese and chilis or whole kernel corn.  I keep meaning to try it with a can of creamed corn in replacement of the milk but I don’t remember until (like now) it’s in the oven.   I can smell it and can’t wait for dinner.

Life has been a crazy disastrous mess lately and I am looking forward to this comfort food.  Something everyone likes and I don’t have to listen to any complaints about.  Yay!

2/3 cup milk with 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar or lemon added (set aside to curdle)

3/4 cup gluten free flour mix

1/2 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup corn flour (if you dont have it, use extra of the other two flours)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon xantham gum

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup agave or honey

1/2 cup applesauce

 

Preheat to 325.

Mix the dry ingredients.  dump in all the wet ingredients and mix just until combined.

bake in square, loaf, whatever pan or muffins you like.  My mom always used a cast iron skillet and heated it in the oven to melt a load of butter then when you poured the batter in it sizzles and starts cooking immediately.  It comes out awesome.  I wish I knew where my cast iron skillets were!

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Gluten Free Flour-like Tortillas

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Best tortillas ever

I LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!  My recipes are like kids, I thought I could never pick a favorite but here it is!  I use the cooked tortillas for thin pizza crust, sandwich wraps, taco’s breakfast burritos, with hummous dip and it has never failed me.  The hardest part was getting used to rolling it out to a thickness I liked and transferring it to the pan but once you find a method that works for you, you’re set for life!

I multiply this recipe and keep the dry ingredients in the fridge so they are always ready to go.  Then you just add a little water and oil and can whip them out in no time!

Tortillas

¼ cup each cornstarch, tapioca flour, potato starch (I am always out of something and make substitutions.  This recipe is very forgiving. I use masa corn flour sometimes too)

½ cup brown rice flour
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp xanthan gum
1 generous tsp baking powder
1 ½ tablespoon oil
½ cup water, more if needed

Mix dry ingredients

Add oil and water a little at a time until it forms a pretty stiff dough (too stiff and they will crack when rolled out though) (if I’m making Pizza I add a little yeast to the water sometimes just for flavor)

Let rest 10 minutes

Divide into balls and roll out on floured surface or use four on parchment paper to form tortillas

Transfer to the hot pan by rolling them onto the rolling pin (like pie dough)

Cook on a hot non-stick skillet until it starts to bubble then flip and cook briefly (with or without oil)

My Dinner

Thai chicken pizza (on a tortilla crust)

Gluten Free Almond Ricotta Pound Cake

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Cooling pound cake!

ALMOND RICOTTA POUND CAKE

I saw this recipe and had to adapt it to be gluten free.  It would probably be amazing with corn flour in place of the rice flour and some blueberries folded in but I didn’t have any corn flour to try.  If anyone else does, let me know how it works.  For now THIS version is a keeper!

 

Ingredients:

1⁄2 cup almond flour

1 1⁄2 sticks butter

1 1⁄2 cups ricotta cheese

1 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 teaspoons almond extract

3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup rice flour

1 teaspoon xantham gum

1⁄2 teaspoon Salt

1 Tbls baking powder

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter, ricotta and sugar until fluffy
  3. Add the eggs one at a time combining well in between
  4. In a separate bowl combine the flours, cornstarch, xantham gum, baking powder and salt
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and beat until well combined
  6. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and smooth the top
  7. Bake the cake for 60 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is set

I serve pound cake with warm blueberry sauce, grilled stone fruits with honey

and whip cream or ice cream but it’s pound cake and so there are no limits!  BBQ a grilled Nutella dessert sandwich!