Recipes, Special Diets on February 18, 2009 by

Gluten Free and Winning

As I mentioned in my gluten free update, I entered a bake off contest at my local vegetarian organization’s monthly potluck. I realized as the potluck began that my food choices were a lot more limited than others and unfortunately I was one of the last in line so my choices were even more limited since many food options were gone by the time I got to them. Luckily, people are really good at including a recipe card with the ingredients so sorting out what I could and could not eat was fairly easy.

There were about 80 people in attendance and 15 entries in the bake off to be voted on including my Cheesecake Cherries Brownies. There was a panel of judges to decide on winners for the categories best tasting, most original, and healthiest treats. Then, all 80 people in the crowd got to try the entries and vote for their favorite. I was announced as the winner for the most original recipe and I also got the most votes! The people voting my gluten free recipe as their favorite was so rewarding.

I don’t have my winning recipe available, but here is one of my favorite gluten free recipes. It is from our Organic Coconut Flour package and has a great texture and taste!

Picture courtesy of The Gluti Girls blog.

Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookies

1 cup Evaporated Cane Juice
1/2 cup Margarine (Non-hydrogenated)
1/3 cup Milk (Soy, Rice, Cow)
2 tsp. Vanilla
3/4 cup White Rice Flour
1/3 cup Organic Coconut Flour
2 Tbsp. Potato Starch
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 cup Almonds (Sliced)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream together sugar and margarine with an electric mixer and beat for two minutes. Add vanilla and soymilk and beat for an additional minute. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients, except Almonds. Add dry mix to wet ingredients and briefly mix, then add the almonds. Continue mixing until just blended. The batter should have a moist and fluffy consistency. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Find more recipes using our Organic Coconut Flour here.


Twisted Cinderella says:

They look wonderful! I will have to give them a try.

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