Friday, August 28, 2015

Doughnuts or Donuts?



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Doughnuts or donuts?  What is the difference I really could not tell you.  They both taste great and they both are a winner in my book for breakfast.  What a perfect way to spend your Saturday morning?  Making up a quick batch of allergy safe doughnut holes.  Because you know we really only like the holes. 

I have the recipe for you today and to make it even easier just grab some gfJules flour. Click on the link on the sidebar to pick have gfJules sent directly to your home.  



Ingredients:

glaze
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
4 tbs almond or coconut vanilla milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

doughnut holes
5 cups grape seed or sunflower oil, for frying
1 cup almond milk
1 large duck egg
2 cups gfJules all-purpose flour 
2 tbs sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pink salt
1/4 cup Earth Balance, melted

Directions:
Make the glaze: Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Set it aside while you make the doughnut holes.

Make the doughnut holes: Add the oil to a large, heavy-bottomed pot. (There should be at least 2 inches of oil in the pot and at least 2 inches between the top of the oil and the top of the pot.) Heating the oil over medium heat to 350ºF.

Line a baking sheet with paper towels.

In a small bowl, whisk together the almond milk and the duck egg. (Oh, yes Duck Eggs Rock!)

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the gfJules flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir the milk-egg mixture into the dry ingredients, then stir in the melted Earth Balance, mixing until a soft dough forms.

Once the oil has reached 350ºF, use a small ice cream scoop to drop about 1 tablespoon scoops of dough into the oil, careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the doughnut holes, flipping them in the oil, for about 2 minutes or until they're golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the doughnut holes to the paper towel-lined baking sheet.

Allow the doughnut holes to cool slightly. Place a cooling rack atop a baking sheet, then one by one, dip the doughnut holes into the glaze and transfer them to the rack to allow the excess glaze to drip off. Serve immediately.



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Sunday, August 23, 2015

My Pizza fix… Flat Bread



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If you are like me you crave pizza.  Being gluten free, dairy free and chicken egg free along with my allergy to yeast, kinda make pizza my enemy.  Really it could kill me or at least send my running with my butt clinched. I discovered my favorite alternative this summer during my 21 day challenge.  This recipe is awesome and super simple.

I love that I can top it with any veggies I have on hand and even add pepperoni like above to fix my pizza craving.



Ingredients:

1 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp pink salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup coconut milk, warm
1 duck egg
1 tsp garlic paste or minced garlic
grape seed or olive oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet or baking stone with parchment paper.  Place the pan in the oven to get warm.

In a large bowl, mix coconut flour, tapioca flour and pink salt. Stir in the warm milk and coconut oil and mix until combined.

Let this set for 3-5 minutes, it will thicken up as the coconut flour absorbs the liquid.

Add egg and mix together with garlic paste.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven (use an oven mitten) and pour the flat bread dough on the parchment paper.

Quickly top with your favorite items and drizzle with oil.

Cook for 12 minutes in the oven, until the edges start to brown.

Enjoy!  I have been eating mine with melted Earth Balance with garlic cloves. This taste just like garlic butter dipping sauce. mmmmm….

Topping ideas:
Rosemary
Basil
Thyme
Pepperoni
Tomatoes
Onion
Red Onion
Leeks
Goat Cheese

The ideas are endless.  This could even be cooked on the grill over the summer.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Raleigh It's been Fun!

We have spent the weekend in Raleigh at the Gluten Free and Allergen Wellness event.  We had great food, friends and fun.  I am going to share a photo tour of our weekend with you.  Put on your get our your fork and prepare to share a bite with me.


Franki saying her good byes to the Gluten Free Prince Eric.  He was making the trip to meet Nutrimom and watch over our Elairs for the GF Jules Bake Off. 



I love my suitcase but sometime it just weights too much.  This one weighed in at close to 70 pounds.  I have to remove some items at the airport to make weight.  Good thing our eclairs made it!


First stop was Mellow Mushroom to bring back to the hotel.  Best pizza in the South. This is their gluten free crust with fresh mozzarella. YUM! 

Eclair finishing in the hotel room.  No microwave No Fridge No problem. I got this! I used hot water to melt down the chocolate ganache and dipped the filled eclairs.  The chop stick was used to make a hole in the side of each eclair. 



These are ready for the GF Jules official bake off!

Now time for the blogger dinner at Primal Food & Spirits


Our Gfree Prince Eric made the trip with a smile. 


This is Primal's new sour dough bread and herb butter. 

The Gluten Free Prince Eric got to meet the curly haired Princess Jules, thanks to Nutrimom-Food Allergy Liaison Tracy.


Deviled Eggs



My phone died at this moment.  …. Back to the Hotel lobby for the GF Jules Bake Off



GF Mom Certified Eclairs made with GF Jules Flour, duck eggs, Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate and organic grass fed butter.  (watch for details to get the recipe)



Nutrimom - Food Allergy Liaison Eclairs made egg free, dairy free, gluten free. Super tasty! 

 The Judging…. who will win? 



Jenna Drew from GF Jenna joined in as a judge. 

Don't ya just want a bite? You got your fork still?


The Elcairs were a big hit! 




The GFFA Wellness Event! 

I have not yet got to dig into my swag and taste everything, but here are the early sneak peeks of all the goodness from the event.  I am sure you will find so items you love too! 





These are Vegan!  I was kinda excited and JP's will ship any where in the US!!!  BONUS 



We love Amy! 




If you travel Tarah's Allergy cards are a must! Visit the Allergic Traveler for details



This is my bestie Pam from I'm a Celiac.  This is my favorite photo from the whole trip! 

These are the best packaged grain free vegan cookies you can get and Jen ships too! 


I am excited to try these new found bars.  Watch for a review on the blog soon.






old Favorites



The place you have to eat when in the Raleigh area.  A completely dedicated gluten free restaurant. Farm to table concept and the best food around!












We love!



This my friends is King Gluten Free himself.  It was fantastic to finally meet in person. If you don't follow King Gluten Free - read his latest post

One of our young fans - super excited to meet us.  This is what it is all about allowing a child with food allergies or celiac to feel normal and eat great food! 

This is the fabulous Meghan Varner.  Check out her book blog here 

Supper after the event was at Kimbap and great little korean place that did gluten free really well! 


Get your fork out again! 


Kimche Fried Rice

Gluten Free Dumplins



Until next year Raleigh!  



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