Showing posts from January, 2022

Soft Breadsticks - Gluten Free

I love the taste of home made bread, and I've been having difficulty finding a good recipe that I can make with "normal" ingredients, and that doesn't need a bread machine or make a dozen loafs. I've tried a couple that were not so successful. (In the words of my husband: Well, it'll keep us from dying. 😏)  I finally found one, that at first looks "iffy" but they turned out great.   (Link to original poste at the end of the recipe.) Soft Breadsticks - Gluten Free (Ready to Eat in 45 Minutes) Prep Time 17 min / Cook Time 18 min / Rise time 10 min / Total Time 45 min / Servings 6 breadsticks Ingredients 2/3 cup water 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast 2 Tablespoons white sugar 260 grams gluten free flour blend about 2 cups 1 teaspoon xanthan gum ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg 1/3 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Topping 1 Tablespoon olive oil Sprinkling of Italian seasoning Sprinkling of coarse salt Instructions Prepare a

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts - Gluten-Free

My husband is the one with celiac disease, so while I am still able to grab a quick bite at a drive thru, he doesn't have that option (other than ordering coffee). One of the things he's been missing is donuts and he just happened to mention it to me a couple days ago. That was the only excuse I needed to go out and buy a donut pan and find a recipe (small batch) that would be easy to do and actually taste great. This is the recipe I found on Pinterest (It can be dairy and nut free too). It's been printed and it's in my recipe book now. (The link to the original recipe is at the end of this post.) Cinnamon Sugar Donuts - Gluten-Free PREP TIME: 5 minutes / COOK TIME: 11 minutes / TOTAL TIME: 21 minutes Ingredients So good and so easy to make! For the donuts: ·          1 cup Gluten-free flour blend (I used Bob's Red Mill 1 for 1) ·          1/3 cup brown sugar, packed ·          1 teaspoon gluten-free baking-powder ·          1 teaspoon cinnamon ·          1/2

Gluten Free Apple Fritter Bread

From our very own apple trees. I've been looking on Pinterest and Googling all kinds of recipes lately, trying to find those that I actually have all the ingredients.  I'm ashamed to admit, some recipes have ingredients that I have no idea what they are or where to get/find them.  When I find a recipe like this one "Gluten Free Apple Fritter Bread" I get all excited. I usually want to try it right away.  And I have to say, this one did not disappoint us, it's a keeper!  The recipe is very straight forward and easy, with basic ingredients. We opted not to add the glaze, it was already sweet enough for us and perfect without it.  The hardest part really was waiting until it had cooled on the wire rack. Maybe next year we'll be able to make it with our own apples!  Gluten Free Apple Fritter Bread Recipe   Ingredients : Bread Batter:  ·          1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened  ·          2/3 cup white sugar  ·          2 large eggs  ·          1 1/2

Best no-knead bread recipe

This recipe makes one loaf/baguette, two smaller loaves or can also be used to make rolls/buns. It is one of my most versatile recipes - I love it! Right out of the oven Ingredients : 1 / 4 cup warm water 1 Tbsp yeast 1 Tbsp sugar or honey 1 cup warm water 1 Tbsp melted butter or oil 1 Tsp salt 3 to 3 ½ cups flour Optional: Pesto or Sun dried tomatos 1 egg 2 Tbsp Milk Sesame or poppy seeds Directions: • Mix 1/4 cup warm water, yeast, sugar/honey together in large bowl. Allow yeast to dissolve for a few minutes. • Combine 1 cup warm water, butter/oil, and salt. Add to “yeast water”. • Mix in flour, stir well.  If dough is to sticky, add a bit more flour. • Form dough into a ball. Place in a greased bowl and roll dough to grease the top of the dough. • Let rise (covered) for 30 to 60 minutes at room temp. It should double. • Divide dough in half and roll out as you would a pie dough. (I just use my hands to flatten it) (Optional: this is also the time I

Beer Bread

Here is a recipe that never fails to amaze me. It is so easy and quick to do, that even the lazy baker will love it! (I love an easy recipe!) Here it is: Beer Bread Ingredients: 3 Cups Flour 4 tsp Baking Powder 1 / 4 cup Brown Sugar (packed) 12 ounces BEER (for best results ensure it is room temperature) 1 / 2 tsp Salt Preheat oven to 375, Spray 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray In bowl combine: flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in beer – stir until just combined. Pour batter in loaf pan Bake 45 to 55 min   -   allow to sit 15 min before serving Note: If cooking with a toaster oven - which is what I do on the boat, I use two small foil pans and divide the batter between them.  They will not be as high as a normal loaf of bread, but they will cook much better.   Bake @ 375 for 30 min (in toaster over, in 2 smaller pans)

No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls and toppings

I found this recipe for no-knead cinnamon rolls on the internet some time ago and I wish I could tell you the source to give credit to them - because this is the most delicious recipe I have found for cinnamon rolls. You will not be disappointed if you try it.  It does have a few steps to it - but it is worth it, even on the boat! No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls Ingredients For the dough : 1 cup milk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon dry yeast 2 1/4 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda For the filling: 2 tablespoons butter melted +1 teaspoon for the pan 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder Prepare dough -- Heat the milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat to just below a boil. Remove from heat and set aside for 30/40 minutes to cool slightly. When it's lukewarm, sprinkle the dry yeast on top and let it sit for 1 minute.

Sea Loons Galley

My Galley aboard M.V. Sea Loons Galley definition: A kitchen or an area with kitchen facilities in a ship, plane, or camper. Most boats have the traditional kitchen appliances on board such as fridge, stove top, microwave or oven. Most, but not all. Our last boat Paco2 had none of that, it came with a small sink, a cooler and an alcohol stove, we added a BBQ and that was it. Aboard Sea Loons , our galley is better equipped.  We have a fridge! (It is still the original one and works fine.) The alcohol stove that came with the boat was changed by the previous owners for a single removable inductions stove top burner. They also had a microwave, however, we hardly use the one we have at home, so we gave it away and a toaster is now in its spot. All our cooking appliances are portable, which means that we can use them outside in the cockpit, a picnic table or elsewhere. That helped keep out the humidity and heat usually associated with cooking in the cabin. Cooking Appliances