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My family went gluten-free when my oldest son was diagnosed with allergies. I've started posting some gluten-free recipes, but there is so much more to living gluten-free than just recipes. So I hope this group will allow others to share their experiences, tips, and tricks around cooking and eating gluten-free.
Mar 17, 2014
Paleo Strawberry Muffins
Paleo Apple Muffins
Feb 9, 2014
Nov 19, 2013
I am also looking for a pumpkin bread recipe now, as well. This is the time of year that I make 'loads of loaves' to share and enjoy ourselves, but now we need to do something different for him, and I want to find a recipe that is as moist as the one I normally make, if at all possible.
And one more thing while I have you here :) .... the GF bread we have found for his lunch is from Udi's, and, unfortunately, he thinks it's a bit dry for his sandwiches, so if anyone has a suggestion for a not-so-dry loaf of GF bread, I would really appreciate it ... and so would my hubby! Thanks much, and again, very glad to see this group here!
Sep 16, 2013
Also, it is GF adaptable too. Vegan and Vegetarian.
Just a moist, old-fashioned spice cake. I hope you enjoy!
May 2, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
1. If baking for GF guest use foil to cover your bake ware as wheat flour stays in the pans.
Also use glass bowls and make sure they are very clean. New utensils for mixing are preferred but if not an option, make sure they are thoroughly clean. Soak them (not wood as too porous) in hot water with vinegar. Then re-wash them again.
2. Save yourself time , expense, and aggravation and just by a GF baking mix. Pamela's and Chebe are good choices. With Pamela's you can substitute it for the flour in your regular recipes. It already has baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum in it.
3. I usually add more spice and fruit to Gf baking for better flavor.
4. Use butter, not shortening. Makes a big difference in taste and texture.
5. DO NOT MAKE GF ITEMS WITH NON-GF ITEMS!
6. You can substitute corn starch for the flour in gravy. Use 1 Tbsp. corn starch for every 2 Tbsp. of flour. The gravy will be lighter in color.
7, GF items keep best in the freezer if they are not going to be consumed within a few days.
8. You can purchase GF pie crust in the freezer section of some grocery stores, or the mix from Gluten Free Pantry is pretty good. I tend to just make my pies crustless in custard cups since we don't care that much about pie crust. A dollop of whipped cream makes them look fancy. This way I can control portion size and freeze individually.
9. Be sure your spices and flavorings are GF. McCormick usually is GF.
Hope these tips are helpful!
Oct 30, 2012