Gluten Free Bread Video Demo

My Celiac Son loves this bread.

I have tried a lot of bread recipes over the years and my experiences have not always been positive! If you are a baker, I’m sure you have had some trouble as well with gluten free bread. I’ve had bread dough flowing all over my oven, loaves that are sunk in and doughy in the middle, or they’ve been like a solid rock.

Over the years I have experimented and learnt a few techniques that are valuable. I could just give you my bread recipe … and you may or may not be successful. Good gluten free bread requires knowing some valuable tips and techniques. I have put together a video that gives you the ‘feel’ that I have invited you into my kitchen. It’s as if you have pulled up a chair and sat down at my kitchen table and learnt how to bake gluten free bread.

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My hope is that, after you have watched the video, you feel equipped to make bread for years to come. There are tips and techniques that make the difference of being successful at baking gluten free bread. The video can be watched whenever you would like and as many times as you need, it stays on your personal dashboard along with any recipes or videos you may download in the future.

I have two breads that my family likes.

My Celiac Son’s favourite Mulitgrain Bread

and

My Favourite Nutritious Loaf that is also dairy and egg free.

I make my favourite loaf plain or with dried fruit. Cobb’s bakery was my favourite, before diagnosed celiac and I loved their apricot bread. I add dried apricots to this bread and it is so good for breakfast!

Hope you try baking gluten free bread and find my video helpful and enjoying baking from the recipe card for years to come.

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If you don’t like how small gluten free bread is, I found that these loaf pans that are a bit smaller, makes the gluten free bread rise taller and in turn gives a taller slice of bread. The slice seems bigger since it rises higher. I personally have bought two of these pans from my local store in Edmonton, Barb’s Kitchen. If you can’t find them locally … you can click on the pan below and find online. The bread not only is a nice size, it also cooks nicely in they pan and gives a nice crust.

Enjoy!

Try this Gluten Free Muffin Recipe, they taste like what mom used to make!

The smell of muffins baking make me feel like home. They some how take me back to being a kid. This morning, I made a couple of adjustments to my attached recipe. My celiac son and I enjoyed one and they turned out really well. They have a nice flavour and texture. They are very soft and non crumbly. I hope you give them a try and enjoy!

I would normally say, ‘Do NOT make adjustments’ to gluten free recipes and measure exact …. or it won’t turn out! BUT as you get comfortable with gluten free baking and understand the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of gluten free baking … you can start to experiment with recipes and be successful!

These are the adjustments that I made today to the recipe below;

  • 1/4 cup cream & 1/2 cup skim milk (instead of 3/4 cup skim milk)
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries (instead of 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries – microwaved until completely thawed then mashed with a fork to make a paste. Added to wet ingredients.
  • Just sprinkled some raw sugar on top of the unbaked muffins instead of oatmeal topping

The original recipe has great texture and taste and the few adjustments from today also have great texture and taste. You choose which you want to try. The photo above shows the inside of today’s muffin. Hope you enjoy!

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Gram’s Blueberry Muffins – gluten-free style!

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins … just like my Gram use to make!
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cup My 1:1 GF Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Xantham Gum
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Melted Margarine (or Butter if you prefer) Block Parkay Margarine is what I use as it is dairy free.
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Milk Use non-flavoured milk substitue if needed
  • 1 tsp Vanila
  • 1 cup Blueberries frozen or fresh will work!

Topping

  • 2 tbsp Gluten Free Oats
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Notes

In a large bowl measure and mix the dry ingredients. Use a whisk to mix. If you are not using my flour, please refer to the tips page in my e-cookbook or take a muffin or 1:1 flour class for my suggestions on flour blend to use.  If you are using a different flour it can really change the consistency of the muffin.  Make sure you notice if the other flour has xanthan gum or guar gum.  If it does, don’t add the xanthan gum in this recipe.  Also, remember to measure all ingredients exactly, as that is very important in gluten free baking.
In a small bowl measure and mix the the melted margarine (cooled), egg, vanilla and milk.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir with a spoon. Refer back to the Tips and Techniques page in e-cookbook or video demo for instructions on how to mix and what to do with batter, this is important!
Stir your topping ingredients together in a small bowl and then sprinkle evenly on top of your prepared muffins.
Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes before you remove them to a cooling rack to cool completely. These muffins can be eaten warm and are not gummy.
I have tried this recipe for raspberry, peach, and apples … and it tastes great as well!   Have fun experimenting with your favourite fruit.
Enjoy,
Teresa
Gluten Free KOB
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Crustless Quiche with Option of Dairy Free

My family loves this for lunch or supper with a side salad. If you are thinking of an idea for Mother’s Day … why don’t you give this recipe below a try. It’s fresh and light and perfect for a Mother’s Day lunch! I love using the fresh eggs from my acreage.

If you do not have all of the ingredients in the recipe, feel free to change out the veggies or meat for what you do have in your fridge or garden. My husband is dairy free, so I always make him his own. You will see the dairy free substitutes in the recipe.

Crustless Quiche

Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 7 Eggs
  • 1 cup Skim Milk (I use Cashew Milk when making DF)
  • 115 grams Cheddar Cheese, grated (I use Soy Cheese when making DF)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp Red Onion
  • 3/4 cup Mushrooms, chopped
  • 50 grams Spinach roughly chopped
  • 80 grams Gluten Free Cold Meat – Turkey
  • 50 gram Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in small fry pan. Add red onion and mushroom. Cook for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Place grated cheese in bottom of greased pie plate.
  • Then place the spinach, red pepper, turkey, cooked onion and mushrooms. Set to the side.
  • In a bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly ontop of the cheese and veggies.
  • Place quiche into a 350 F degree oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • You will know it is cooked when the middle does not look liquidy and a knife comes out clean. Take it out of the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then enjoy!

Notes

My family enjoys this grain free, low fat quiche with a side salad.  My husband is dairy free, therefore, I cut the recipe in half and make him a smaller dairy free quiche.  The leftovers taste great warmed up the next day.
Sometimes I make this with a pie crust.  If you want to learn how to make flaky gluten free pie crust, check out my pie crust video demo and recipe at www.glutenfreebakingclasses.com.
Enjoy!
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Pavlova for Mother’s Day

Surprise your mom with this lovely dessert for Mother’s Day

OR

create some memories with your Mom and make it together.

If you can’t meet with your mom because you live a long ways away from each other or with Covid restrictions you can’t gather …. this is something you CAN DO together!!!

Pavlova is not hard but it can take practice and is a bit tricky. If you want your meringue to turn out marshmallowy and soft in the middle and you want to learn some techniques on how to be successful, I have put a video demo together to show you how to accomplish baking a ‘perfect’ pavlova.

Since it is a video demo, you can FaceTime or ZOOM your mom and follow the video demo together and bake ‘together’. Or you could watch the video demo ahead of time and just bake together over FaceTime or ZOOM and enjoy chatting and talking while you create your pavlovas.

Where I live, we are not suppose to meet in each other’s homes, there are travel bans and the Covid numbers are very high. I’m a lucky mom who has my teen kids in my home and we can do this together. Yet, I can not see my Mom as she lives a few hundred kilometres away … I think I may just invite my Mom to do this with us over ZOOM! I think the three generations will have fun … hope she isn’t reading this!! 🙂

It may be different than most mother’s days but I hope you have some fun together creating some memories, in a unique way! Click on the pavlova photo to be directed to download the video demo and recipe card.

By the way, you will have access to the video demo and recipe card indefinitely and can refer back to as many times as you need.

Enjoy!

Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe (printable)

What a wonderful smell of warm gooey chocolate chip cookies coming out of the oven. Do you want to make some for your kids after school? Or for the weekend? Click on the recipe below, print and enjoy!

GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free cookies taste the BEST the first day you make them. These are fine on the counter for a few days but since fresh is the best, I freeze my cookie dough into balls on a baking pan (flatten just like I was going to bake them). Then I put the prepared cookie dough balls, on the pan, and into my freezer. Once they are completely frozen, I put the cookie ‘hockey pucks’ into a ziplock freezer bag or container and then put them back into the freezer for future use. Then, I bring out one or a few cookie ‘hockey pucks’ at a time and enjoy a warm fresh cookie. My celiac, and non celiac teen LOVE warm cookies coming out of the oven after school. I seem like an amazing mom … but really I only took them out of the freezer! It’s a win win!

Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Margarine I use a solid margarine
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 cups My All Purpose Flour or Kinnikinnick 1:1 Flour Blend See notes below for my recipe and notes about Kinnikinnick Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Xantham Gum
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans, optional
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chps

Instructions
 

  • Cream margarine and sugar for 3 minutes. Add sugars, beat thoroughly.
  • Bean in eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon and flour.
  • Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Use your small or medium scoop and drop cookies onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand or a fork that has been dipped in water.
  • You can place a chocolate chip and/or a nut on top of each cookie. I found heart chocolates and placed one on top of each cookie before I baked.
  • Bake in a 375 F degree oven for 8 to 11 minutes.
  • If you want a chewy cookie, bake it until the sides of the cookie are brown and the middle is still soft.
  • Set the cookie sheet on a cooling rack to cool for 10 minutes. Do not touch the cookies or they will crumble. After they have cooled for 10 minutes, use a flipper and transfer cookies to cooling rack to cool completely.
    GF Chocolate Chip cookies on pan
  • These cookies taste great warm, so go ahead and enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie!
  • GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Notes

These cookies taste great and my celiac and non celiac family members all love them!  
I make my own flour blend and you can get the recipe on my website.  If you prefer to not make your own flour, I have found that Kinnikinnick’s 1:1 flour blend works well.  If you use Kinnikinnick’s then DO NOT add the xantham gum from my recipe as they already have a binder in the flour.  You can buy small boxes in the store, but I found you can order a case online.
I use my scoops to make the cookie making easy.  To scoop out a pan of cookies takes seconds with scoops.  
My husband is a diabetic, therefore I use my small scoop to make little cookies and they are less carbs for him.  It also makes it easy for him to figure out carbs as they are always the same size every time I make them!
If you have trouble finding xantham gum, you can order online.
If you are a celiac please be careful with chocolate chips, many have gluten!  So read your labels.  If you want to be safe and not read labels, you can purchase Enjoy Life brand and they are safe!  They are Gluten Free and they are also free of the top 8 allergens.
GF chocolate Chips
If you bake these and enjoy, then you may be interested in trying one of my two home baking video classes.  You can watch whenever it works for you and you will learn valuable tips to be a successful gluten free baker in your home.  You can check out the mini-GF home baker course or the full equipped gluten free baking course. 
Hope you enjoy!
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Have You Tried White Chia?

Did you know that you can get Chia that is white instead of black? Same superfood just a different color!

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White Chia has all of the same nutritional benefits as the ‘normal’ black chia, yet you can’t see it! I like to add it to a pizza crust, baked goods, meatballs and smoothies. Are you like my celiac son and I who struggle with getting enough fibre and iron? Check out the nutritional benefits below;

If you have kids, you can sneak in the extra fibre and iron without them seeing the black flecks!

If you can’t find white chia in your local health food or grocery stores, you can order it online. The Prana brand is certified gluten free and is organic.

If you check out my gluten free online baking videos and recipes, you will see that I add white chia to my cinnamon buns, pizza crust, baguettes and mom’s nutritious bread.

Hope you give one of the video classes a try. You simply pick the class of your choice and then watch the video whenever it works for you. The video demo and recipe card will be available for you on your personal dashboard indefinitely.

Enjoy!

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Gluten Free Cookie Recipe

I have been a celiac for a LOT of years! It has been hard to find a traditional chewy gluten free oatmeal raisin gluten free cookie recipe. Most of the recipes have had a cake texture.

I was looking through my 587 page America’s Test Kitchen cookbook and found this oatmeal cookie. There are a a few steps, but nothing difficult .. and SO worth each step! They are fabulous! Just like my mom use to make!!!

If you would like to give them a try, get a copy of the America’s Test Kitchen’s Cookbook. I think it is my favourite gluten free baking cookbook. It has a lot of information to teach you how to be a great gluten free baker … and the recipes are all great. They have a team of bakers perfecting the recipes!

Gluten Free cookies always taste best the first day you bake them. Therefore, I only bake a couple cookies or a pan of cookies at a time.

The remainder of the dough I make into ‘cookie hockey pucks’. I use my scoop to put the dough on the parchment lined baking sheet, flatten them and then throw them in the freezer to freeze into ‘cookie hockey pucks’.

Then I take the frozen ‘pucks’ and throw them in to a ziplock freezer bag and they are ready to bake. I can take out one or as many as I like at a time. I love baking a couple for the kids just before they walk into the door from school. It seems like such a lovey smell to walk into … yet it is effortless for this mom!

If you are a celiac, friendly reminder to make sure you use certified gluten free oats. I use this brand

Enjoy!

Outdoor Backyard Dining … How about some BBQ’d GF Pizza?

The crust is also dairy, egg, potato, corn, xantham gum, and nut free!

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If you are looking for ideas to create memories with your family, why not have an outside BBQ pizza night? Make individual pizza crusts and let each person put their own topping on. If you have different intolerances, each can make their pizza just how they like it!

Check out my video demo and learn how to make pizza on your BBQ grill. Or your oven! The crust has great taste and texture. If you download the BBQ Pizza Demo, you will receive;

  • 11 minute instructional BBQ Pizza Video Demo
  • Nutritional Fact Sheet for Pizza Crust
  • Recipe Card
  • Access to Video Demo and Recipe Card whenever it works for you
  • Pull up recipe or demo from your phone, iPad or laptop in the future for quick reference

If you If you already have a pizza crust you like then a tip I would suggest is to grill them on a BBQ mat. You can find the mat in your local stores, or if you have trouble finding, you can click on the BBQ mat and purchase online and have it delivered to your house.

I love these mats because your pizza/cheese doesn’t fall through the grill and make a mess … AND …. the pizza crust will have grill marks through the mat. We use these mats for pizza and for cooking our meat on family, friends and Air B&B’s BBQ’s, they are perfect for keeping your celiac from getting cross contaminated.

Hope you enjoy the weekend, and hopefully a outside BBQ pizza night!

Enjoy!

Need Fresh Salad Ideas & Allergen Free Baguettes?

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I just sat down this morning to make a meal plan for the next two weeks. I dread the weeks where I have not made a plan and each day I am scrambling to figure out what to make for supper. My family has two celiacs, a dairy free and a diabetic in our family … I don’t feel like any of that is an issue but there are a few food ‘issues’ to think about.

The best thing, to me, is to be organized and know what I’m cooking and only have to think about it once every week or two. Less food is wasted and I only need to shop once every couple weeks. That is nice for a multitude of reasons! I am not always organized but I love it when there is time to sit down and make a meal plan.

My favourite salad and dinner cookbook is Yum and Yummer. They seriously have so many great recipes .. I haven’t had one dish that didn’t taste fabulous. At the top of every page it tells you if the recipe is Gluten or Dairy Free and at the bottom of the page it often gives ideas on how to make it gluten or dairy free if it isn’t already. The recipes are healthy and flavourful.

The weather here in Alberta has got so warm and sunny that I think we are going to start up the BBQ and have salads this week. So, this morning I have pulled out my favourite book and I am picking a few salads for this week.

Yum and Yummer Cookbook

Here are three salads that I am making this week, photos are from the cookbook. I can’t share the recipes with you … as they are not mine! But if you are looking for some fresh ideas, I truly love this book. My sister gave it to our family and she also cooks from it on a weekly basis.

Chicken and Mango Salad from Yum & Yummer
Galas, Greens & Gorgonzola Yum & Yummer
Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad from Yum & Yummer

We will do some simple meat on the grill with these salads and enjoy eating on our deck. You know spring has arrive when we can start eating outside again!

Now that BBQ season has arrived, I will start making my baguettes again. My family loves them dipped in oil and balsamic vinegar. They are quick and easy to make and go well with a BBQ. If you have more than gluten restrictions, these baguettes are also gluten, dairy, egg, soy, nut, xantham gum, corn, & potato free. The baguette video demo, recipe card and nutritional facts are available in my GLUTEN, DAIRY & EGG FREE Bundled Class.

By the way, if you are grilling on a BBQ that could have gluten on it and you don’t want to get cross contaminated with gluten, I have found a great item that my family uses. It is a BBQing mat and it has helped us have peace of mind and stay safe from being cross contaminated. The nice thing is that it leaves grill lines on your meat but keeps you safe from anything that could be on the grill.

BBQ Mat

Hope you enjoy BBQing and enjoy the beautiful spring sunshine.

Enjoy!

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