Low Carb Cheesy Kale Biscuits

Cheesey Kale Biscuits

These make the best Bacon and Tomato sandwiches!

Low Carb Cheesy Kale Biscuits

1 cup Almond flour

1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon dry Oregano Leaves

2 Teaspoon dry Basil Leaves

2 Tablespoon minced Garlic

1/4 Cup butter, melted (1/2 Stick)

5  Large Eggs, beaten

1 packed Cup destemmed and finely Chopped Kale Leaves ( I chopped them in the food processor)

2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, freshly grated

1 Cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

Preheat Oven at 350*

In large mixing bowl Whisk together all dry ingredients. Then blend in herbs and all wet ingredients, including cheeses and kale. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to incorporate all ingredients. Using a triggered scoop (about ¼ cup) dip out each scoop and place into a buttered muffin tin or buttered biscuit pan and bake for 20 -25 minutes or until done. Let cool about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy!

(  I used a slider size bun pan for these. It’s slightly larger than a biscuit pan)

 

Day 2 of Holiday Prep

Gluten Free Corn Bread

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Today I’m working on the cornbread for my Stuffing. ( if your from the South, we call it Dressing) The Stuffing or Dressing recipe I use calls for 2 pans of corn bread, which equals about 12 cups of crumbled corn bread. So I double the recipe below.   I try to make my corn bread early, measure it out and put it into bags and freeze it. That way when it’s time to make my dressing for Thanksgiving, all I have to do is add it to the recipe.

Gluten Free Corn Meal Mix

1–24 oz. bag of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Stone Ground Whole Grain Corn Meal

2- 24 oz. bag of Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Corn Flour

Mix well with whisk, in a large mixing bowl, and pour in air tight container. Be sure and label container.

The reason I like to use the mix of corn flour and cornmeal, is because the GF corn meal is coarser than regular cornmeal. So when you add the corn flour it just evens it out. If you like the grit of the corn, then just use the cornmeal. ( I have a thing about texture. I don’t even like regular pears because of the grit!)

If you like the finer grind of the Corn Flour, just use the Corn Flour alone instead of adding the Whole Grain Corn Meal

Gluten Free Corn Bread

2 Cups GF Corn Meal/Corn Flour Mix (2 bags Bobs Red Mill Corn Flour, 1 bag Bobs Red Mill Corn Meal)

½ Teaspoon Salt

2 Teaspoon GF Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Tablespoon Sugar

¾ Stick of softened Salted Butter (6 Tablespoons or 3/8 cup of oil)

1 Cup Water or Milk

2 Eggs Beaten

In large mixing bowl whisk together dry ingredients, then add butter, water and eggs. Mix well and pour into a greased, 9 – 10 inch skillet, or baking dish. Bake at 350* for 25 – 30 minutes, or until set and browned around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool.

Prep for the Holidays, Day 1

Gluten Free Croutons

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I’m starting my prep for Holiday cooking today. I’ve been saving the ends of my Gluten Free Bread in the freezer for a while now. So today I’m going to make Croutons for Stuffing.

Gluten Free Croutons

Preheat oven to 400*

Gluten Free bread

1 Teaspoon additive free garlic powder

1 Teaspoon salt

Per 2 ½  Cups cubed bread

I use leftover Gluten Free bread if I can, and I like to save the ends for croutons also. But if you need several cups at a time, one 9×4 inch loaf will make about 4- 5 cups of baked croutons. To cut each slice into small crouton size squares, I usually stack the slices of bread, then cut so it goes faster. And spread the little squares on a cookie sheet, or baking pan one layer thick.  Sprinkle on garlic powder and salt, and bake. About 20 – 25 minutes or until crisp. Make sure to check them at about 15 minutes, they will need to be stirred. When done, let them cool, and store in an air tight container in the freezer until needed.  To use in a salad, take out what you need and microwave about ten seconds. Or save them for stuffing.

My dressing (or stuffing) recipe calls for 4 cups of croutons. My baking pans will hold 2 ½ cups of cubed bread at a time, which equals (after shrinkage) 2 cups of croutons. So after baked and cooled the 2 ½ cups will shrink to about 2 cups.

Pizza Party Biscuits

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Pizza  Party Biscuits

3 Tablespoons Softened Butter  ( or butter substitute)

2/3 Cup Gluten Free Pizza Sauce

2 Large Eggs Beaten

1 Cup Finely Chopped GF Ham

2 Teaspoons Dried Basil Leaves

2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano Leaves

2 Tablespoons minced Garlic

2 Cups Freshly Grated (additive free) Mozzarella Cheese

1 Cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour ( I used Better Batter with xanthan gum already added)

1 Tablespoon GF Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Cup finely grated (additive free) Parmesan Cheese (for topping)

Preheat oven to 350*

In large mixing bowl add butter, pizza sauce, eggs, ham, herbs and garlic. Mix until well blended. Then fold in Mozzarella cheese until incorporated. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Slowly add to liquid ingredients until there is no sign of dry ingredients left. Set aside and grease or butter muffin tins. Using a triggered ice cream scoop ( about ¼ cup) spoon into each muffin tin.

Bake for 25 -30 minutes or until biscuits are browned. I can get about 12 biscuits out of this recipe.  When you remove pan from oven top each biscuit with parmesan cheese and serve.  These are great served with Marinara sauce for dipping! YUM!! Enjoy!

 

Herbed Asiago Gluten Free Biscuits

My herbs are growing so fast, I am in the garden nearly everyday picking and cooking with them. This is a photo of my parsley and oregano. They both wintered over in abundance!

Herbed Asiago Gluten Free Biscuits

1/4 Cup Butter Melted ( or butter substitute)

2 Teaspoons Freshly chopped Basil Leaves

3 Teaspoons Freshly Chopped Oregano Leaves

1 Tablespoon minced Garlic

1 Cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour

1 Tablespoon White Sugar

1 Tablespoon GF Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

2 Cups Freshly Grated (additive free) Asiago Cheese (8 0z. package)

1/3 Cup Sweet Pure Butter Milk

1/2 Cup Egg Whites (I like to whisk the egg whites and butter milk together before adding to dry ingredients)

Melt butter and adding herbs and garlic, let this set to cool while you mix other ingredients. In mixing bowl whisk together all dry ingredients. Then add cheese, butter milk, egg whites, butter, herbs and garlic. Mix well making sure all dry ingredients are incorporated. Let batter set for 10- 15 minutes, or refrigerate if longer. When ready to bake, Preheat oven to 325*F.

Using a triggered ice cream scoop (about ¼ Cup) drop biscuits onto greased non-stick 9 inch pan. Bake for 30- 35 minutes or until biscuits are browned around the edges. I can get about 10 biscuits out of this recipe.  As soon as you remove pan from oven butter top of biscuits and serve. Enjoy!!!

Please note: Dough should be just a bit thicker than cake batter. It will not run, but is very light and fluffy. You cannot roll this dough out and cut for biscuits.

Jan’s Molasses Rolls

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Jan’s Molasses Rolls

Yeast Mixture:

2 Teaspoons Dark Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup pure Sweet Butter Milk (room temperature)

1/4 Cup luke warm water

2 Tablespoons Dry Active Yeast

Remaining ingredients:

3 ½  Cups good quality Gluten Free all purpose flour

Note: If you use another flour that does not have xanthan gum, then you must add it. Using GF Better Crocker flour alone also needs ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum added.

½ Teaspoon Salt

½  Teaspoon Baking Soda

2 Tablespoons Gluten Free Baking Powder

1 Cup Pure Egg Whites (or about 5 whole eggs)

1 Stick of Salted Butter (melted)

1 Banana (mashed)

½ Cup Pure Molasses ( I use Grandma’s brand, it is un-sulfurized)

Mix yeast in medium glass mixing bowl by adding sugar, butter milk, & water. Stir to dissolve sugar.  Add yeast and mix with plastic whisk. Set aside and let it foam about 15 minutes while you make the dough.

In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In food processer, blend together eggs, butter, banana, and molasses until smooth. Slowly add flour mixture and blend until there are no lumps. Then add yeast mixture and blend again for 25- 30 seconds or until all is mixed. Do not over mix. It can make rolls rubbery.

If you want to roll out dough to make cut out type rolls, place dough back into bowl that you mixed the flour in, cover and place in refrigerator until cold. Or you can even leave it in fridge overnight.

To make large rolls, oil your hands with olive oil and dip out dough ( about the size of a tennis ball) and pat dough into a ball. Place each ball into a greased 9×13 inch baking pan. Brush dough with melted butter and set in a warm place to rise for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 325* Add a baking pan filled half way with water to bottom rack of oven. This will keep rolls moist while baking.

When ready to bake, place pan on middle baking rack and bake for 30 – 35 minutes for large rolls. For smaller cut out rolls bake 25- 30 minutes or until rolls are set in the center. Insert toothpick in center roll, if it comes back clean, they are done.  (about half way through baking time, slide pan of water over to the side, so bottom of rolls will brown)

Remove from oven and butter again while warm. Lightly cover rolls with foil that you have pierced with a fork, ( so rolls do not sweat) until you are ready to serve.

These freeze very well! If you make ahead and freeze, make sure you pull them apart before freezing. Then to thaw, just place in the microwave and heat individual rolls for 25- 30 seconds. If you heat more than one at a time, it will take longer.

Gluten Free Party Bread Bowls

Gluten Free Party Bread Bowls