Tuesday, January 17

GF Jalapeno Bacon Biscuits

This is a GF Biscuit recipe from a weight-loss blog. Really? with cream cheese and bacon?

I'm alone this weekend because I decided the youngest son needed a little break from the-first-week-of-home-school thing and okay, a break from ME. The guys are skiing without me and it's a happy thing that could only be made better by bacon.

I found this recipe on a fat-to-fit web blog and while the ingredients seem fit-to-fat to me, I'm up to modifying it for G-F.

I'm also pretending that something delicious revised to be gluten-free negates the worry about calories. Well it did, once upon a time, back when I was starving; I do have to be more cautious now that I can make anything I want and pass it off as "normal."

But today, I'm all about bacon and cheese and jalapenos!!!

1 1/4 cup g-f flour (I used my healthier flour blend--but you can use any flour!)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp yeast
1/4 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 tsp. xanthan/guar gum (optional)

4 ounces shredded sharp cheese(I used fat-free)
4 tablespoons crumbled bacon bits (or 4 strips fried, cooked, crumbled)
1 jalapeno (I used canned so it was deseeded.)
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 egg
4 oz. fat-free cream cheese (or use full fat, I won't look.)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup heavy cream

Beat the cream cheese with the egg until well blended. With a rubber spatula add the liquid, then the dry ingredients and then all other ingredients and stir together. Place on a cookie sheet (Whoa, too big! Don't do this! Use muffin tins.)

Let rolls rest 10 minutes while you clean up the kitchen and preheat the oven to 350.

Makes 6 huge biscuits (not smart)

or 24 mini rolls. (turned out much better)

Bake for 30 minutes for biscuits or 20 minutes for muffin-sized rolls.

Reality Bite: The first couple batches of these took too long to bake and they were too huge--and dense and made my tummy ache. BUT OH MY LANTA!!! By the third batch, I am a happy girl. The flavor is terrific and the texture is good. So sorry for my taste-testing neighbors who have quadruplet teens (four right?)

These should probably be served with a bland soup like potato, carrot or squash. The flavors in this one are extremely fantastic.

The bottoms baked to perfection so for the last minute of baking, I put the oven on broil and browned these beautifully!


Dia D said...

Trying this now! I wish the blog had a "read out loud" option so that I wouldn't have to keep coming over to the table to look at the computer.

Dia D said...