10.28.2014

G-F Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Prize-winning pumpkin cinnamon rolls made g-f?  Possible?  YES!

I used my standard bread recipe, lowered the water by 1/2 cup and added 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and proceeded to blend as usual.  And yes, that is my son's vanilla bean glaze.   He is a great glazier!

3 cups healthy grain flour mix  (I think any reliable g-f flour substitute would work--assuming it is not just white rice and starches.  Those flours are like handsome men, they look pretty, but aren't good for you and can't last.  Two hours later they are stale and distasteful.)

1 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 Tablespoon xanthan gum
3 Tablespoons sugar (more 'cause it's a sweet dough)
2 1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon dough enhancer (optional)
1/3 cup dry milk powder

3 eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup warmest water (approximately--maybe a touch more.)

Add wet to dry ingredients, beating on medium high.  Add just enough liquid to create a dough that resembles a stiff quick bread.

The rolling technique isn't that difficult.  I've used it before for cinnamon rolls and it's a little more challenging than a typical roll, but for we g-f'rs, the effort is well worth it.

Here are the photos of the process.



Beat the mixture until light and fluffy--the same texture and consistency as my usual bread loaf.


  
Pat to flatten between two pieces of "greased" (I spray) plastic wrap. 


Sprinkle dough with cinnamon sugar with a little pumpkin pie spice added. 

Use the plastic wrap under the dough to roll the dough by pulling the edge and gently folding it in upon itself.

Voila! 

Slice dough with a "sprayed" butter knife.  
As each is sliced, drop it onto a "sprayed" baking pan leaving plenty of space between for rising.

Raised about 20-30 minutes depending on the warmth of the house.  A view of raised dough ready to bake.
Second pan also ready to bake.  I baked these about 22 minutes per pan at a typical oven temperature, 350 degrees.  
The safe way is to use a thermometer to hit 190 degrees right in the center.   

 Tipped them out to cool and then glazed with powdered sugar, vanilla and a little water.  The teen son says he didn't measure anything.    The texture was good, lightness good, and not the least bit dry.   They were more delectable warm so I expect that I will be microwaving for a few moments before eating.

Reality Bite:  You may wonder what prize these delectable beauties won?  It was my heart.  I know corny, but it keeps me baking.  What?  


10.27.2014

For your Creepy Holiday Enjoyment:   NOT April Fools,

Would you bake or eat

     G-F High Protein Flour from Crickets

G-F Creepy Ideas for Halloween

FYI:   My G-F Halloween Planning
Happy Creepy Holiday!  

Here are my pinterest picks for the party do's.  

Tuesday:  Cub Scout Treats
Upside down Keebler fudge stripe cookies, orange wilton tube frosting and a Hershey's kiss = Witch Hat cookies for HalloweenGlow-in-the-Dark Lemonaid     ttp://ladyfordsguidetoeverything.blogspot.com/2013/10/amazing.html

Witch Hat Cookies - made with my standard g-f oreo recipe

Mummy cookies - again with the gf oreo recipe.  











Thursday:  Homeschool Party

Skeleten Head Cheese Dip with Crackers


Clementine PumpkinsAdorable and Simple Healthy Halloween snack

GF String Cheese broomscheese and pretzel brooms

And a reprise of the GID Lemonaid - Hey, it works.  



Thursday Night:  Church Trunk or Treat,  
Smores using the portable propane heater--the husband always packs it into the back of the truck.  (We ziplock the marshmellow, and choc covered cookie to hand out.)
  I always have g-f version available. 





FRIDAY!  For My Homeschool BUDDIES:  

Don't
forget  Martin Luther's 95 Thesis Anniversary on FRIDAY!   Oct 31st.  
Post something-somewhere in commemoration. 

Giving out allergen free treats, Glowstix and Googly Eyeballs.  The youngest son is wearing the costume I created while watching 14 Shakespeare plays!  YAY!  But 30 hours.  really son?     And yes, it's made from poptops.






Also FOR MY HOMESCHOOL BUDDIES:  

Don't forget anniversary of Agincourt day before yesterday.  Watch this so my eldest can go viral--for him that's at least get 100 views.






Saturday - Company Rapelling Team-building  Hey, it's after H Day, but gotta do something.

Purchased BBQ  -  Getting that shindig professionally catered.  Yay, they are G-F friendly.

I will be baking the White Chocolate Creamcheese Cake  I made for the Renaissance Faire last week.  (Link for last week's Renaissance Faire Photos)   Yeah, it's a busy life.  

Gifting each participant with a quart of Mr. Darcey's homemade Apple Pie Moonshine.  
(Gotta make decorative, crafty toppers - back to Pinterest...)


So, away we go!  
Sending my best for a wonderful holiday!  







10.22.2014

Asian Lemon Chicken

Marinate some chicken in

soy sauce
lemon juice
garlic
ginger
honey

for 20 minutes.

Saute sliced onion in some canola oil...
add the chicken mixture...
cook for a few minutes until the chicken is almost white,
then add a chopped up package of medium-firm tofu.

Very last, throw in some diced red pepper and water chestnuts if you have 'em,

and zest some lemon peel over the whole thing.

Serve with hot rice and canned corn and cantaloupe (whaaat? I didn't plan ahead!).

10.20.2014

Quaker G-F Oatmeal !!!

  One of our blogstalkers brought this to my attention!

 YAYAYAY!  I can't wait to try it.  It was just yesterday that I was yearning for the days of oatmeal for breakfast each morning.  It was so easy, so delicious and if I ate it first thing in the morning I could pretend I had done the good deed of the day.   Who says you can't go home?

10.14.2014

Overstaying NYC




Found an Indian restaurant in NYC near Time Square that fit our g-f needs.  It was a second story walkup (a hidden gem) whose wait staff seemed surprised to see us for a second evening, but after a full day of g-f food fail hunting, it was a great fall-back.

  Yes, the naan was a big no, but most every entree was g-f so I feasted.  If only my hotel would have had a fridge and microwave I'd be set.