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.

Apple Cinnamon Muffins & Doughnuts

Apple Cinnamon Muffins and Doughnuts

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I love the flavors of Fall, and Apple Cinnamon fits right in!

Apple Cinnamon Muffins or Doughnuts

1  3/4 Cups All Purpose G F flour, with xanthan gum already added ( I used Tom Sawyer, Betty Crocker GF flour, Better Batter also works well in this recipe)

2 Teaspoons additive free ground Cinnamon

1/2 Tablespoon Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast

1 Cup Packed Pure Brown Sugar

2 Eggs beaten

1/2 Stick softened Butter (or ¼ cup gf oil)

1 Cup additive & sugar free Applesauce

1/2 Cup pure sweet Buttermilk

(optional 1 Cup chopped pecans)

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, yeast, and brown sugar. Add eggs, butter, applesauce, and buttermilk. Mix on high just until smooth. Don’t over mix. Let batter rest for about 15- 20 minutes. Then fold in pecans. Preheat oven to 325*F. Using a ¼ cup ice cream scoop fill each muffin cup with batter. If you don’t use the muffin papers then you must grease and flour your muffin pan. If you are making doughnuts, grease a non-stick doughnut pan and fill each doughnut place with batter almost to the top. Bake muffins for 28- 30 minutes and doughnuts for 25 minutes. This recipe will make a dozen small cupcake size muffins and 6 doughnuts.

Glaze:

2 Cups additive free Powdered Sugar

1  1/2 Teaspoon additive free ground Cinnamon

1/3 Cup warm tap water

Whisk until smooth and dip or brush muffins and doughnuts with glaze. Enjoy for breakfast or treat!

Brazilian Sweet Cornmeal Cake Bolo de Fuba

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@rio2016 In honor of the 2016 Rio Olympics

Brazilian Sweet Corn Meal Cake, Bolo de Fubá

1 Stick of Salted Butter Softened (or ½ Cup Butter Substitute)

1/2 Cup Oil

1/2 Cup Milk

1 Cup plain Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)

3 Large Eggs

2 Cups Gluten Free Corn Flour (finely ground cornmeal, I used Bob’s Red Mill)

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

2 Cups white granulated Sugar

2 Tablespoons Gluten Free Baking Powder

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar (confectioners’ sugar) For decoration

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Place all ingredients (except powdered sugar)  into food processor or blender. Blend on high until completely mixed. Stop processor and scrape down sides as needed. When well mixed pour batter into a buttered or grease a non-stick Bundt pan. Place pan in oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes back clean. Remove from oven and let cake cool for at least 10 minutes. Before removing cake from pan slide a plastic knife or small spatula around edges to loosen cake. Then invert cake over cake plate. Cake should slide out clean. Dust with powdered sugar and  serve with Fresh Berries and Cream! Yum!!

Thin Crust Sausage Pepper Calzone

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Thin Crust Sausage Pepper Calzone

1 Pound Gluten Free Pork Sausage

1 Large Bell Pepper cut into cubes  ( or you can add Hot peppers if you prefer )

1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano

1 Teaspoon Dried Basil

1 Teaspoon additive free Garlic Powder

1 Cup (8 oz.) Gluten Free Pizza Sauce

1 Cup Freshly Grated Mozzarella

1 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan

I use my pie crust recipe for this only double. Here is the link – Jan’s Gluten Free Pie Crust https://www.facebook.com/jansglutenfreerecipes/photos/a.1671137049774256.1073741828.1671129923108302/1677945315760096/?type=3&theater

I make the dough for my crust several hours ahead of time and refrigerate it, because the dough must be very cold to get a thin crust. You can even cook the meat ahead of time and refrigerate it also until you are ready to assemble the calzone.

Brown meat, bell pepper and all spices. Remove from heat and let cool. Roll out your refrigerated dough onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. My finished calzone was 13 x12 inches. So double this amount into an oblong shape. Make sure your dough stays cold. You need to pop it into the fridge or freezer to cool it off again. ( note don’t work it with your hands, it will warm up the dough and make it difficult to work with)

Preheat oven to 400*F.

When dough is rolled out to the size you want. Only on one end of the dough, gently spoon cooked and cooled meat mixture out evenly, leaving at least one inch space from the outer edge. Do not press meat into the dough. Then pour pizza sauce over meat. Sprinkle both cheeses over meat and sauce. Now you are ready to gently loosen dough from the opposite end and lift parchment paper up and fold over calzone filling. Even out any uneven edges by cutting them off and laying aside. Then press edges of dough together. I then go back and fold over the outer  ½ inch edge of the crust and press that together, just to make a better seal. Your calzone should resemble a half circle or half-moon shape. If you have had any holes come into the top crust, just patch it with the extra dough that you cut off earlier.

When calzone is completely sealed place baking sheet into hot oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until top crust is golden brown.

Remove let cool for about 10 minutes then cut and serve. 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.

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

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Old Fashioned Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies

2 1/2 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup Packed Dark Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup White Sugar

1 Cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour ( I used Better Batter)

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

2 Large Eggs (Beaten)

4oz. Cream Cheese softened

1/4 Cup Salted Butter softened (1/2 Stick)

1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*F.

In large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients and whisk together. Then cut in eggs, cheese, butter and vanilla. Mix together until well blended. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet, and flatten out to about ¼ inch thick. ( I wet my fingers to do this.) Bake for 16 to 18 minutes. We like ours just until they are crispy around the edges. Enjoy!!!

 

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.