Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beanie Weinie Scallopini

Sorry - no picture. :(
This is the main dish that I took to our church potluck on Sunday. It is easy to put together and seems to be enjoyed by all.

1 lb GF hot dogs, smokies, or Mennonite sausage (I like mild Italian sausage)
5 medium potatoes, sliced thin
1 18 oz can, baked beans in tomato sauce (make sure they are GF)
1/2 cup medium salsa (or whatever heat you like)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup ketchup

-Cut sausage or hot dogs into bite sized pieces.
-Put all ingredients into a large casserole and stir well. Cover and bake at 370 degrees for 1 hour. I often use the slow-cooker for this recipe - cooking on high for 3 hours.

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake (*Corrected Version*)

This morning I needed a dessert to take to our church potluck. I needed something easy and quick to make - and that did not contain chocolate (I've had too much of that lately!). I thought a coffee cake would be nice, but I really did not have a good recipe for one. I didn't have time to search out a gluten free recipe, so I just googled "blueberry coffee cake" and copied down the first recipe that came up!

It looked easy to convert to GF... and it turned out beautifully! I neglected to take a picture of it before we left for church, thinking that I would take a picture of a leftover piece after we got home.

Well.... apparently it was a big hit! :) There was only crumbs left. It WAS really yummy!


1 1/2 cups rice flour
1/2 cups tapioca starch
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 cup butter or other solid fat
1 cup milk or milk substitute
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups blueberries

Preheat the oven to 380 degrees.

Combine the flour, starch, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum and lemon peel (which is optional - I was out of lemons, so I just added a little lemon flavoring) in a mixing bowl.

Cut in the butter or other fat.

In a separate bowl, combine the milk, eggs and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.

Pour the milk mixture into the flour/fat mixture and stir until completely moistened.

Spread batter in a greased 9x13 cake pan.

Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over batter and lightly press down.

Mix streusel topping and sprinkle evenly over berries.

Bake for 35 min or until set - a toothpick should come out clean or with a crumb on it from the center of the cake.

Cool for 30 min and then drizzle icing over warm cake. Enjoy!

2/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup butter or other fat
1 tsp cinnamon (I used 2 tsp)

Combine to make course crumbs.

1 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup almond flavoring
3-5 tsp milk or other non-dairy liquid

Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cow Pie Cookies

I know that my Mother would not like the name of these cookies...
but that is just how they look!
They are a crispy cookie that taste like oatmeal - chock full of all sorts of yummy stuff.

Cow Pie Cookies

1 cup rice flour
1 cup tapioca or potato starch
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup melted butter, margarine or lard

4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut (or mixed coconut and nuts like slivered almonds)
2 cups gluten free corn flakes, broken
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups raisins (or mixed dried fruit: dates, craisins, etc)

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

~In a large mixing bowl, combine the first set of dry ingredients (flour, starch, etc.)

~ Add the melted fat, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.

~Stir in the coconut, broken corn flakes, chocolate chips, fruit and nuts (if using).

~Drop tablespoons of batter onto ungreased cookie sheets. Wet the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass and flatten cookies.

~Bake for about 10 minutes or until set. Makes about 8 dozen 1 1/2" cookies.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Crispy Fish Cakes

This was in my "New Recipes To Try" folder - and last night I finally tied it out.

I put it to the family vote after supper and 9/9 voted to add it to our monthly menu plan from now on.

I served it with a Creamy Dill and Garlic Sauce.

To add some extra flavor, I substituted a can of tuna for a tin of herring in hot sauce. It added just a hint of heat which was very pleasant. A few drops of Tabasco would add the same effect, I think.

Crispy Fish Cakes

1 large onion - chopped fine
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup cold mashed potatoes
1 lb leftover fish - boned and flaked or 3 cans of tuna in water, drained
2 Tbsp gluten free fish sauce (Nam Pla)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper

rice flour
seasoning salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
fine gluten free bread crumbs
oil and/or butter for frying

1. Heat the first amount of olive oil in a heavy pan. Add chopped onions and cook gently until clear.

2. Scrape the onions and oil into a bowl. Add the cold mashed potatoes, fish, fish sauce, egg, parsley and salt and pepper. Stir with a fork to mix ingredients. Chill to make it easier to handle.
3. Mix the rice flour with some seasoning salt. Shape the chilled fish mixture into 16 fish cakes. Coat first in the seasoned rice flour, then in the beaten egg and then in the gluten free bread crumbs. Place on cookie sheet until ready to fry. (I ran out of crumbs as I was doubling this recipe - I substituted the crumbs with a mix of rice flour and corn meal).

4. Heat oil and/or butter in a heavy pan and gently fry each fish cake until crispy and brown on both sides. Keep hot until served.

Oven method: This is what I used as I was making so many and it cuts back on the oil. Place the coated cakes on a lightly oiled cookie sheet (I used olive oil). Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Flip cakes and bake for 10-15 minutes more, or until golden brown.

Creamy Dill and Garlic Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise (I use Hellman's) or 1/2 mayonnaise and 1/2 sour cream
2-4 dill pickles, chopped very fine
3 Tbsp juice from the dill pickles
1 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp dried garlic powder - or 1 clove garlic, minced (or more to taste)
2 Tbsp dried parsley

Mix well and serve. Keeps in the fridge for at least 1 week. Good with fish or as a veggie dip.


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