Thursday December 5, 2013
Rosettes are small Scandinavian deep-fried pastries made using a "rosette iron" - a unique gadget that comes with a variety of interchangeable metal decorative shapes. Rosette irons are usually available at specialty cookware shops, Scandinavian shops and of course, online.
Rosette batter is a lot like pancake batter. It's not overly sweet and gluten-free rosette batter is very easy to prepare by simply substituting a basic gluten-free all purpose flour for the wheat flour used in traditional rosette recipes. I didn't add any gum because I wanted my rosettes to be crispy, and they were.
Last Christmas my energetic, tradition-loving father-in-law and I spent about an hour in front of my stove making gluten-free rosettes. It was a learning experience for me because I'm not much of a deep-fry cook. Before attempting to make your own piled-high plate of golden crispy gluten-free rosettes I highly recommend that you read this article - "Rosette Tools - Tips for Using Rosette and Timbale Tools to Make Crisp Cookies" by our About.com Housewares / Appliances Guide. She offers up lots of great tips that will help you avoid some of the mistakes I made when tackling my first batch of Christmas rosettes.
The batter can be prepared several hours or up to a day before using and rosettes can be made and frozen for several weeks before sharing.
Recipe for Gluten-Free Scandinavian Rosettes
Photo 2013 © Teri Gruss
Sunday December 1, 2013
From the useful and unusual kitchen gadget, to fun gifts for gluten-free kids in the kitchen, high-quality gluten-free ingredients, great gluten-free cookbooks for the cookbook addicts on your list and more, check out our list of gift ideas for gluten-free cooks - and most cost less than $20!
If you can't find them in your local stores order online, a real time and fuel-saving way to shop, especially when buying from sites with discounted shipping rates.
20 Gift Ideas and Recipes for Gluten-Free Cooks - Lots Under $20!
Wednesday November 27, 2013
I can't imagine Thanksgiving without a traditional, gluten-free pumpkin pie on the menu. But is it my favorite Thanksgiving dessert? Not really.
There are great Thanksgiving dessert options beyond traditional gluten-free pumpkin pie. What if you aren't eating any grain? Try our silky delicious gluten-free pumpkin caramel flan. Not eating dairy? Try our creamy homemade pumpkin nut ice cream. Are you a bread pudding fanatic? Try our Southern-style gluten-free apple bread pudding with bourbon sauce.
Check out some of our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving dessert recipes, even if pumpkin pie is at the top of your menu list (as it should be!)
Favorite Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Photo 2013 © Teri Gruss
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Friday November 22, 2013
If dry, overcooked turkey is one of your Thanksgiving memories, this year give your turkey a makeover. Try a new cooking method!
Brines, seasoned rubs, marinades, grilling, smoking and frying are all ways to add incredible flavor and moisture to your Thanksgiving turkey. It's fun to experiment with new recipes and cooking methods and you never know when you're going to create some amazing food memories of your own. Like this Thanksgiving!
New Ways to Cook Your Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Turkey
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