Apple Pie – Try making something untraditional. Make your apples, use lemon as a binder and a bit of corn starch slurry for the thickener. Make a kind of crumble (no crust on the bottom) using a streusel topping:
Makes about 2 cups:
- 2/3 Cup non-gluten flour (King Arthur has a good one.)
- 2/3 Cup Walnuts or Pecans
- 2/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Melted
- 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
- 1/4 Salt
Mix in a food processor. Sprinkle on the top and bake.
If you’re making a pumpkin pie, just make it using these. I had a pie and I couldn’t tell the difference.
Safeway (maybe a few other stores) sell gluten-free Graham Cracker Crumbs.
I thicken my gravy with a roux: Butter and flour. But for me, I use butter and Rice Flour. Even better is Glutinous Rice Flour:
You don’t need much. Melt 8 Tablespoons of butter in a small pan over med – high heat. Add about 12 + Tablespoons of rice flour and keep mixing with a whisk until the mixture starts to get darker. The glutinous rice roux will get darker and pink, faster. Remove and let cool. You can freeze this and keep it for 6 months or more.
When you make your gravy, add small amounts of the cold roux to the hot gravy over high heat till thick.
I make mine with Russet potatoes, fresh rosemary, flour, salt and pepper. I use a stand up grater and make in batches.
- 1 potato
- 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
- good pinch salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon non – gluten flour
Hot frying pan with Pure Olive Oil. Make in batches, turn over carefully. You can make these a day before and reheat in a 425 degree oven to serve.
A great non-gluten cookie for any holiday is a Macaroon. Not the ones you see all over the place, the ones usually made for Passover. No Wheat and your kids can make and decorate with you.
This recipe is from one of my favorite sites: Serious Eats. They are great about explaining the why as well as recipes you can trust. Used by many chefs.
You will see a great photo right away which will tell you why this is fun for you and your kids. You can also add items like sprinkles, etc. but just good chocolate for me is the best.
Happy Eating to you and yours,
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