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)

 

Cheesy Garlic Herb Bread Sticks

Cheesy Garlic Herb Bread Sticks

1 Cup Almond Flour 

1/2 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking soda

 

1 Teaspoon dry Oregano

2 Teaspoon dry Basil

1 Teaspoon dry Thyme

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

 

1/2 stick Butter, melted (1/4 Cup)

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt

4 Duck Eggs ( 5 regular chicken eggs)

 

1 Cup freshly grated Cheddar Cheese

1 Cup freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese

1 Cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

 

Preheat oven to 350*

 

In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together all dry ingredients including herbs and garlic powder. In another bowl whisk melted butter, yogurt and eggs until well blended. Pour all liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and blend until smooth. Then fold in all of the cheese and incorporate thoroughly. This should make a stiff ball of dough. Grease large pizza pan or sheet pan with butter and roll out dough onto pan. If you are using a pizza pan with no sides only roll out to within 2 inches of the edge. As the cheese melts the dough will spread and run over the side of pan if it is too close to the edge. Bake for 20-25 min. or until bread sticks are set and turning brown. Then remove from oven slice bread sticks into 1- 2 inch widths and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes or until well browned on top. Serve warm. Enjoy!

 

Holiday Meal Prep Day 3

GFMixes

Working on Gluten Free Mixes today. I have my Gluten Free Flour mixes for Pie Crust, Sweet Rolls, and Gravies all ready and waiting in the freezer for Thanksgiving! All I have to do is add the wet ingredients!

Here’s the recipe for my Honey Sweet Rolls.

Gluten Free Honey Sweet Rolls

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Honey Sweet Rolls 

3 ½  Cups Gluten Free All purpose Flour ( I used Tom Sawyer and Betty Crocker mixed)

½ Teaspoon Salt

½  Teaspoon Baking Soda

1 Heaping Tablespoon Gluten Free Baking Powder

1 Cup Pure Egg Whites

½ Cup Gluten Free Canola Oil

1/2 Cup Pure Butter Milk

½ Cup Pure Honey

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Then add egg whites, oil, butter milk, and honey. Gently fold liquids and flour together until all dry ingredients are wet. Don’t over mix! Cover mixing bowl and store in refrigerator at least 2 hours. ( I like to mix this the day before and let it set overnight.)

When you are ready to bake rolls, remove from fridge and prepare yeast mixture below.

Yeast Mixture:

¾  Cup White Granulated Sugar

½ Cup Scalded Milk (in microwave about 1 minute)

¼  Cup Cold tap water

2 Heaping Tablespoons Dry Active Yeast

In medium glass mixing bowl, add sugar, scalded milk, & water. Stir to dissolve sugar. Temperature should not be over 110 degrees. (It will kill the yeast) Add yeast and mix with plastic whisk. Set aside and let it foam about 15 minutes. I like to set it near the stove to keep it warm.

Preheat oven to 325* Add a 9×13 inch baking pan filled half way with water, to bottom rack of oven. This will keep rolls moist while baking.

When yeast is ready, add dough and yeast mixture to food processor or mixer. Blend on highest setting until well mixed. Do not over mix, it will make rolls rubbery. I usually blend no more than 30 to 40 seconds or until all lumps are gone and dough is smooth.

Pour dough onto wax paper that has been lightly greased and floured (with GF flour). Lightly sprinkle more flour on top of dough, just enough to roll out. Roll out dough to about 1 inch thickness. Using a 2 ½ in round cookie cutter, cut rolls and place in a lightly greased nonstick pan. Or if you are using a glass baking pan you must lightly grease and flour the pan or the rolls will stick. I can get 18 rolls into a 9×13 inch pan. This will make 24 – 25 rolls depending on how big you make them. I use a smaller pan for the rest of the rolls. Try not to handle the dough any more than you have to. The more it is worked the tougher it makes the rolls.

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Melt ½ stick of salted butter and generously brush top of rolls. Let rolls rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.  Place in top rack of oven, above water,  when rolls have risen and bake for 20 minutes then remove pan of water from oven and let rolls finish baking for another 5 to 10 minutes or until completely brown and done in the center. Insert a wooden toothpick in the center roll, if it comes back clean, then they are done.

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.

 

 

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.

Cinnamon Roll Marble Bread

 

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Cinnamon Roll Marble Bread

1/2 Cup GF Canola Oil

1 1/4 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt

5 Large Eggs Beaten (or 1 Cup Egg Whites)

1/2 Cup Sprite ( Or any Gluten Free Lemon Lime Carbonated Beverage)

2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour (with xanthan gum already added, I used Better Batter)

2 Tablespoons Gluten Free Baking Powder ( I used Clabber Girl)

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 1/2 Tablespoons Active Dry Yeast

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Filling :

1/2 Cup Melted Butter ( or 1 Stick)

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

2 Tablespoons additive free Ground Cinnamon

Mix together to dissolve Sugar

Glaze:

 2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1/4 Cup water

Whisk together until smooth

Make sure the paddles are in place in your bread machine pan. Pour oil in first, ( just a little bread machine tip: Pour the oil on top of the paddles, that just helps the bread turn loose at the end of the baking cycle.) then add Yogurt. I like to add yogurt one spoon full at a time, spreading it out so that it will mix evenly. In separate bowl whisk together all dry ingredients for bread, including yeast.  Then pour this flour mixture on top of oil and yogurt. Finish adding the liquid ingredients, the beaten eggs and sprite on top of flour mixture. Place the bread pan into machine and set for light crust on Gluten Free Cycle. Make the filling while bread is kneading so that butter will cool slightly. When the knead cycle is done, use a spoon to separate and make deep indentions into the dough then spoon cinnamon filling into indentions. I make 3 lines of indentions for the filling all the way down the length of the loaf. Close lid and let the bake cycle begin. When done remove pan from bread machine and let cool at least 20 minutes before removing bread from pan. When cool drizzle with glaze and serve! Enjoy!

If you don’t have a Gluten Free cycle on your machine, then set it to knead for 15 minutes, rise for 30 and bake for 1 hour.  Remember to add your filling between the rise and bake cycle.

If you bake this in the oven, bake at 350* for 1 hour.  This is a large loaf, my pan is a large 9X5 inch. If you have the short loaf pans, then you must add a foil or parchment paper collar around the top of your pan so that it doesn’t run over into your oven.

Jan’s Gluten Free Banana Bread

Jan’s Gluten Free Banana Bread

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Jan’s Gluten Free Banana Bread

3  1/4 Cups Gluten Free Rice Flour ( I use Tom Sawyer/Betty Crocker GF Rice flours mixed ½ and ½. Tom Sawyer flour already has xanthan gum added, if you use a flour that does not, then you must add it. )

1 Tablespoon GF baking powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1  1/2 Cups Pure White granulated Sugar

3 Large Eggs beaten

1 Stick softened Butter

3 Large Bananas or 4 small sliced and mashed (about 1 ¼ cups when mashed)

1 Cup chopped Pecans (optional)

Yeast Mixture

1/2 Cup room temperature Sweet Buttermilk

1/2 Cup luke warm water (be sure it isn’t over 110*)

1/2 Cup packed Pure Brown Sugar

1 1/2 Teaspoons Dry Active Yeast

In large mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and white sugar.  Using mixer on high, blend together, flour mixture, beaten eggs, butter, and mashed bananas. Cover and let set for about 15 minutes, while you prepare yeast mixture.

In glass container, add room temperature buttermilk, warm water, brown sugar, and yeast. Whisk together and set yeast mixture by the stove to keep it warm, for about 5 – 10 minutes. It will rise and start to bubble.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325*F. Add yeast mixture to batter and mix until completely blended don’t over mix. Pour batter into a greased and floured (with GF flour)  5×9 ½ inch loaf pan. If you have smaller pans make 2 loaves. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or until bread is set in the middle and a toothpick inserted in center comes back clean. When done remove from oven and let cool before removing from pan. Enjoy!