Our recipe for gluten-free / dairy-free Irish soda bread is based on classic Irish soda bread recipes that call for baking soda instead of yeast. The baking soda chemically reacts with the natural acids in the mixture, to create lift and a wonderfully textured bread.
Classic Irish soda bread recipes traditionally don't contain raisins or currents, so this recipe, which includes raisins and cinnamon and nutmeg could be called "Irish Freckle Bread" or "Spotted Dog Bread," two charming Irish names given to soda breads flecked with raisins and spices.
If you tolerate dairy foods think about slathering a warm slice of gluten-free Irish soda bread with Kerry Gold butter- the rich, deep yellow creamery butter from Ireland. It's my favorite butter. If you have access to a Costco, it's often found there.
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I needed a special gluten-free dessert to take to a party recently but also wanted something fairly easy because I didn't have much time to prepare said special dessert - as usual.
Just back from a trip to Ireland I found a recipe for Irish Cream Cheesecake in one of my favorite little Irish cookbooks, Irish Pub Cooking. The original recipe called for a cookie crumb crust that was easily converted to a gluten-free crust with one simple substitution.
The recipe does call for Bailey's Irish Cream Liquor. According to our Guide to Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity, Bailey's may not be suitable for people with gluten intolerance. To find out more about this issue, (and substitutes for Baileys Irish Cream) I recommend you read "Is Baileys Irish Cream Gluten-Free?"
If you deem Bailey's safe for your gluten-free diet - this no-bake super rich gluten-free / egg free chocolate cheesecake is an absolutely decadent dessert that can be made ahead of time. My friends loved this recipe but it is so rich that I recommend cutting the cheesecake into extra small wedges and serving with a few berries.
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Plentiful, economical, lots of delicious varieties to choose from, comforting and familiar, so quintessentially Irish is the humble potato. Try a new potato recipe this St. Patrick's Day.
Our collection of gluten-free Mardi Gras recipes is inspired by the legendary cuisine of New Orleans. If you love Creole and Cajun cuisine like I do, I think you'll find some Mardi Gras-worthy gluten-free recipes in this line-up. Let the good times roll!
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A bowl of gumbo is as rich, steeped in mystery and complex as New Orleans. My family loves gumbo and learning how to make it is a true culinary experience.
A "roux" is the heart and soul of gumbo. A roux is simply a mixture of cooked fat and flour - in our case, a gluten-free flour. The secret to cooking a roux is heating and stirring this mixture until it's a deep, dark caramel-color - almost the color of an old penny, some Louisiana cooks would say.
This recipe for Gluten-Free Chicken Gumbo is made using easy-to-find, economical ingredients but you can substitute chicken with shrimp, oysters, crab meat, lobster, crawfish, roasted pork, duck, goose or even pheasant for a completely different taste. That's one of the great things about making gumbo!
The colors, aromas and flavors of homemade gumbo are like a visit to New Orleans -- definitely worth the while. And what better time of year than Mardi Gras to learn how to make gumbo?!
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Authentically Irish, this easy "green" soup is full of healthy vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, onions and of course potatoes. If you used to like barley soups before going gluten-free I think you'll like this recipe.
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Homemade gluten-free croutons and crackers are a delicious addition to homemade gluten-free soups. How can you feel left out when you have a gluten-free cracker in your soup bowl?!
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Traditional Shepherd's Pie recipes are the most humble of dishes, invented out of necessity in an often harsh environment, solely to utilize leftover meats like roast lamb, beef or mutton. Root vegetables, a stored pea or two and herbs were added along with a scant bit of flour, all topped with mashed potatoes and cheese. A time honored recipe and, no wonder, Shepherd's Pie is so, so tasty. Could it have been the original comfort food?
With St. Patrick's Day just days away, I can't think of a better time of year to learn how to prepare Shepherd's Pie - a quintessential Irish/British Isle comfort food that's so easy to adapt to gluten-free diets.
And just for reference, according to Elaine, our fabulous British and Irish Food Expert , if this recipe is made with beef it's properly called "Cottage Pie." If prepared with lamb, it's Shepherd's pie. Both names conjure a vision of ancient rolling patchwork pastures, divided by hand-set stone walls that contain the precious sheep and cows.
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Garbanzo beans. Chickpeas. Ceci beans. Desi, bambai and kabuli varieties. Gram flour. Besan flour. All of these terms describe variations of the fabulous fabaceae family of legumes. And a bean with so many names illustrates just how broad the cultural appreciation is for this naturally gluten-free, nutritious legume.
You're likely familiar with the deliciously creamy appetizer / snack known as hummus. You may even use gluten-free garbanzo flour in your baking. Beans are an inexpensive high fiber food and can be a nutritious addition to gluten-free diets, especially when you learn how to soak and cook garbanzo beans to improve their digestibility.
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Our recipe for homemade gluten-free granola makes a big batch. How big? About 5 pounds worth of certified gluten-free oats, sunflower, flax and sesame seeds, a variety of nuts, honey, maple syrup and more. So if you love granola, or have a voracious family that does, this is a great, money-saving recipe.
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While enjoying the Winter Olympics in Sochi this week, get in sync with the culture and schuss up a platter of classic caviar blinis - a delectable mini buckwheat pancake served with a simple dollop of sour cream topped with the freshest caviar you can find.
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