Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Rasberry scones

Here, just a recipe that I decided not to put in my cookbook, not that it tastes bad but that I just thought they weren't more of a neat recipe well anyway the point is heres a good recipe:

Rasberry Scones

1 cup Cornmeal
1 cup White rice flour
1 cup Tapioca flour
1-1/2 cup Raspberries
1 cup milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Xanthan gum
1/2 cup Softened butter
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1 tablespoon Agave syrup
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs

Put oven to 375°. Put all dry ingredients in bowl. Put in butter, mix together. Pour in the rest of the ingredients. Mix together. Pour in raspberries. Mix again, then spoon batter onto greased pan. Sprinkle some sugar on top if you want. Bake for 30 min.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Simple Ice Cream Pie

I wanted to make a ice cream pie recipe for a long time. At first I was going to use cookies for the crust then I decided ice cream cones but that decision was changed when I couldn't find ice cream cones and so my crust is actually crackers. I don't know if it was just me but the pie some how had a nutty taste and I don't remember having anything nutty? Here's the recipe:

2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons Melted butter
1 1/4 Cup crackers
Some caramel sauce
3/4 Cup Vanilla Ice cream

preheat oven to 375° F.  Smash the crumbs in a large bowl until you get coarse crumbs. Then add the sugars and melted butter. put the crackers on a 9" pie plate and press it down all over the pie plate and bake it for 20 minutes. Pour the ice cream over the pie crust and flatten out and top with caramel sauce then place in freezer and freeze until hard.

Monday, November 14, 2011

English Muffins

I was shopping for some ice cream again... and saw English muffins and something that said gluten-free I was so happy and I bought it. I haven't had them for let’s see um well a long time and from what I remember I loved them. The English muffins were good they weren't terrible but didn't have too much taste I can't remember if English muffins are supposed to have taste. I liked them a lot, sadly I don't know why this happens to lots of gluten-free foods, it gets heavy it doesn’t affect the taste but I think that it's kind of weird to half heavy food. Anyway they are good and I prefer them with jelly (you should try it). Here’s the website of the company: Food for Life- http://www.foodforlife.com/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Stand-up Mixer

While I was baking a "pumpkin" cake for a birthday, my electric mixer somehow just broke and was just waiting to break because of it's age. It was a disaster... sort of, well it just made it harder. I managed to finish the cake and then the day after that we went to go buy one of those stand up mixers, with the big b owl and everything. After a while of figuring out which one to get we finally chose one and went home. When we got home I was looking at the box to see what it had said on there and i found out there was like 10 attachments to go with it, a meat grinder, a fruit/vegetable strainer, even a grain mill. I was surprised and thought that was pretty amazing. Obviously when we cleaned everything up and placed the mixer I decided to bake with this new machine. So I made cinnamon swirl bread (my own recipe, it came out delicious!) I started baking and mixing and it was just amazing. at first the flour splattered out of the bowl a little but then it got easier. It was very easy and aside from that one mess it doesn't make a big mess at all. The day after when I got home from school I decided to make my first pie, I should say my first lattice pie. I won't give you the recipe because I am going to use it in the cookbook but I'll give you the technique for making the lattice top. on top of a floured surface with a floured rolling pin roll the dough into a sort-of rectangle. With a knife cut out 8 as neat as you can strips of dough. Place 4 of the strips of dough on the pie. For now let’s number them 1-4. Pull down let’s say 2 and 4 to nearly the bottom of the plate, place a new strip of dough over 1 then under 2, over 3 and under 4. Repeat with the other strips of dough. Then if the strips are too long cut them, and then with the entire strips pinch to the dough on the pie plate and with fork press onto the pie. With the beaten egg brush it over the finished pie. There you go a lattice pie. In this picture I accidentally messed up the lattice top but here it is anyway: