Thanks everyone for your votes and support in the Fonseca BIN 27 Cookie Rumble 2013! The cookies finished in a respectable 4th place out of approximately 150 entries in the popular vote. Not bad for gluten free cookie in a mainstream cookie contest. My friend Grant finished in second place with his lovely Point Reyes Port Cakes and I suggest you check out his recipe.
Now, we wait to see what happens in the judges vote. As promised, I’ve posted the “Tipsy Cranberry Almond Shorties” recipe,
I am so grateful for and really sincerely appreciate every like and vote that was cast for my cookie, in this contest. Continue reading
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my tipsy cranberry almond shorties are entered in the Cookie Rumble 2013. the assignment, to create a cookie that pairs perfectly with port wine. cranberry, almond, maldon sea salt, that’s the ticket! i think my recipe may be the only gluten free entry in the contest. here’s the link for the recipe and please vote for the cookies while you’re there. the contest requires voting via facebook, i know that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but i’d be very grateful to anyone who takes the time and trouble to vote. so, many thanks if you’re willing. you can vote for an entry once every 24 hours. voting ends november 15th. Please note that you need to first like the page and then find and click the vote button, which is just below the recipe and above the comments box. It’s a little confusing, I know.
when the contest ends, I’ll repost the recipe here, along with some additional step-by-step photos.
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with an eye towards turkey pot pie for dinner tonight, i made a double batch of pie dough yesterday. for thanksgiving dessert, i filled the dough with fresh cranberries, maple syrup, dried cherries, butter and a generous glug of cherry marnier liqueur. the finished pie was served with a dollop of creme fraiche.
this pie is adapted from a recipe in “Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts“. the pastry is a standard pate brisee and was made with Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend. i used Maker’s Mark bourbon instead of the brandy. i’ve made many versions of this pie over the last 20 years, it’s a holiday season tradition, along with my sweet potato praline pie, but this is the first time i’ve attempted a gluten free version. i must admit, i’m pretty darned happy with the finished product. the dough rolled out beautifully and it also works nicely with cookie cutters. i even made myself some cook’s treats of pie crust acorns from the extra pie dough, to nibble on.