Monday, April 28, 2008

GFCF Animal Crackers

We recently tried these Kinni Kritters from kinnikinnick foods. They were really good - it is nice to have an animal cracker that looks like regular ones. The box says Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy/Casein Free, Egg Free and Trans Fat Free.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rice Chex is now Gluten Free!

Hooray for General Mills for making another mainstream cereal gluten free.

From their website: Without changing the crunchy, oven-toasted flavor of Rice Chex, General Mills has replaced barley malt with molasses resulting in a Gluten Free Cereal. General Mills has taken the requisite steps to prevent cross contamination and has tested the formula based on the proposed FDA standards. Questions & comments are welcome at 1-800-328-1144.

Here is a link to their website with some gluten free recipes and more information.

Monday, April 14, 2008

A chocolate lover's cookie!

Warning these cookies are only for true chocolate lovers. They are wonderful. Andy thought they look like Moon Rocks so that is what I have named them. For anyone not GFCF, you could certainly use regular flour instead of the GF Flour and then you wouldn't need the xanthan gum.

GFCF Chocolate Moon Rock Cookies

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chunks (or chips), divided
1 ½ cups GF Flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF Mix)
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup raw sugar
6 tablespoons GFCF Margarine (I used Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup powdered sugar

1. Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chunks (I prefer to use a small double boiler and not the microwave, but if you use a microwave – start at 1 min and then 10 second intervals – chocolate burns easily). Stir until smooth and let cool to room temperature.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt in small bowl and set aside.
3. Beat sugar, margarine and vanilla in large mixer bowl until crumbly.
4. Beat in melted chocolate.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
6. Beat in flour mixture.
7. Stir in remaining chocolate chunks.
8. Chill until firm.
9. Shape dough into small balls between one and two inches in diameter and roll balls in powdered sugar.
10. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees F for about 12 to 13 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft.

Makes 3 to 4 dozen depending on the size of the balls you make.

Friday, April 04, 2008

GFCF Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup CF margarine (I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread)
2 cups turbinado sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 16 oz. jar all natural peanut butter (the kind that the oil separates out)
2 cups GF flour blend
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream margarine and sugar
Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter.
Add dry ingredients.
Shape by tablespoonful into balls. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown on ungreased baking sheets.

Makes 5 dozen