Friday, September 26, 2008

Gluten Free donuts

Donuts in an oil fryer

Pamela's Products

4-1/4 cups Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix, plus some for dough handling
1/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup milk or buttermilk (optional: add 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice to milk)
2 eggs
1 cup white or brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. Dust counter with additional Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix, scoop out about 1/3 cup dough at a time. Coat top and bottom with Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix. With thumb, pierce center of dough and create doughnut shape. Preheat oil in fryer to 365° to 375° and carefully lower doughnut into oil. Fry for approximately one minute on each side.

Variation for use with a donut maker:

Use only 2-3/4 cups Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix, and a total of 1 cup milk or buttermilk. This recipe needs a kitchen donut maker machine. the batter is like a thick pancake batter. Mix all ingredients together and bake in doughnut machine according to machine directions.

Chocolate Glaze for Donuts

1 ounce melted unsweetened chocolate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Mix all ingredients together, adding milk slowly until correct consistency for glazing. Frost cooled donuts. Sprinkle with candies, coconut, chopped nuts, etc.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


September is here
October and Halloween are quickly approaching...........

We will go trick or treating all over the neighborhood to get all the candy "goodies." Once we get home I will go through the bag of candy and find a few gluten free goodies. We then will leave the rest of the candy by the front door for the Great Pumpkin to take. The Great pumpkin then will leave small items for the kids (coloring books, GF crayon, etc.) This way my younger children can continue to go trick or treating. They really don't need all that sugary treats anyway. The Great Pumpkin will donate the treats. We all will remain safe and happy.


Please note: it is always a good idea to check with the manufacturers to make sure that their manufacturing process or their ingredients have not changed since the information was obtained.

Grains are the tricky part!

When it comes to gluten, grains are the tricky part. You already know that bread, flour, pasta, and other products made from wheat, barley, rye, and oats are off limits.

You can, however, eat starchy goodies made from the following grains and flours

Almond flour
Bean flour
Brown rice
Brown rice flour
Corn flour
Corn meal
Corn starch
Job’s tears
Pea flour
Potato flour
Rice flour
Soy flour
Tapioca flour
Taro flour

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gluten FREE Pizza crust

Homemade Wonderful Pizza Crust

Using Gluten Free Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix makes this pizza crust easy to prepare.

1 pkg Gluten Free Homemade Wonderful Bread Mix
2 Tb Olive Oil
1-1/2 cups Water
2 Eggs*
In a large bowl, combine water and yeast.

Let stand 5 minutes.

Add eggs and oil to mixture and blend briefly.

Add in bread mix and mix about 1 minute.

Split dough in half and place on 2 greased pizza pans.

Using wet hands, spread out dough to cover the full pizza pan.

Cover with favorite sauce and toppings.

Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes.

*Eggless option: Combine 2 Tb. Flaxseed Meal + 6 Tb. Water; let stand one minute. Add to recipe as you would the eggs.


Servings Size: 1 Pizza Slice (58g)Calories 120, Calories from Fat 25, Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 2g and Protein 3g.