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Member Since 11 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Oct 06 2014 08:10 AM

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In Topic: Thanksgiving Dressing/stuffing

06 October 2014 - 08:10 AM

Last year my mom and I each tried a different gluten free dressing recipe, and both of them were horrible.  Does anyone have a really good stuffing recipe they will share?  I've thought about trying a cornbread based recipe.  Have a good one for that?  I'm starting early to practice before Thanksgiving.

I also use Rudi's Savory Herb Stuffing mix. I was disappointed that my 2 local natural health food stores did not carry it, and when I asked about it at another store 20 miles away from my home town they had just received it and did not have it on the shelves yet. The owner located the product in the stockroom and I purchased it. It was so good I went back and purchased 3 packages of it. It makes a large amount.


I have also used "from scratch" recipes such as nvsmom , before Rudi's Stuffing mix came out on the market. The results were excellent using gluten free bread cubes and using a basic recipe and adding a tad more poultry seasoning than called for, and adding a bit more chicken stock because I live at a high altitude. My gluten eating husband was more than impressed. Stuffing is one of my favorite side dishes.

In Topic: Looking For Really Yummy Bread, Hamburger Buns, Etc.

25 August 2014 - 07:51 AM

Trick for hamburger buns: I use Udi's. Defrost them in the microwave and then mash them a little flat. Next smear with butter and toast on a griddle or skillet. They are really good that way.

This is how I prepare Udi's buns also...I use a cast iron griddle, coat the buns with coconut oil or EarthBalance, and use a bacon press or a glass cover to weight them down a bit. Keep a close eye on them, they heat up pretty fast on the cast iron grill. I love them done this way!!

In Topic: Favorite Gluten Free Cookbook/website/blog

14 February 2014 - 11:58 AM

Store the flours and the Xanthan gum in airtight containers and it will last you a long time!

Especially when stored in the refrigerator, or better yet, the freezer.

In Topic: Best Home Made gluten-free Flour Mixes For Baking

14 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

I'm new here. I'm just figuring out how to live, work, play and eat with a list of food issues that feels encyclopedic. The ones important to baking are gluten, dairy, egg yolks, nuts.

I have been attempting to perfect a homemade flour blend to use cup for cup in my home baking. I have been doing extensive reading and some experimentation, but today am quite discouraged. I made this:


I tried this flour blend:


I Used the basic mix.

Just took the first batch out of the oven, and it's pretty blech. The taste is ok, but I'm unhappy with the gritty nature of the pastry. I did not use the sweet rice flour, I used simple white rice flour from bobs red mill. Is this what caused the gritty texture? Also, I used the potato starch which was an alternative listed in the recipe to corn starch.

Anyone have a tried and true replacement for the flour? Any help is appreciated.

It has been my experience that brown rice flour works excellent for me instead of white rice flour when making my own " from scratch" mix. I've had excellent results with Analise Roberts recipes,  Betty Crocker, and King Arthur mixes and especially Namaste Spice Cake mix. There are many mixes out there, and you will have to experiment with many of them to find what works best for you. It was very discouraging when I had to go wheat,soy,dairy,nut free, and very expensive. Thankfully the internet has many websites now to help you get through this. I cook at 4200 ' altitude in a dry climate 1/2 the year, and at a lower more humid sea level altitude the rest of the year. Give the brown rice flour mix a try, it may work well for you.

In Topic: Help Me Perfect My Breadmaker Bread...

21 December 2013 - 01:27 PM

I've just about given up making bread from scratch....since there are just 2 of us it is easier to buy it....I like Rudi's multi-grain and purchase it when on sale or when I have a coupon.


I do have 2 bread machines, and since I have some Namaste perfect flour blend on hand, will give this a try after the holidays. I made the mom's molasses bar recipe on the package of Namaste and they came out perfect, very tasty. I live at 4,000 ft. altitude and baking bread is a bit of a challenge.


Rather than try to modify your recipe, perhaps you may consider purchasing Annalise Roberts book, Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine. She has several Artisan bread type recipes using oatmeal, teff flour,sesame seeds, flax seed, sunflower seeds, etc.


I have not used any of these recipes, but with the cold weather coming, just may bring out the bread machine and give it a try.