i always like to do a bread project for the New Year and this year i had a hankering for pretzels, but I didn’t have the energy to roll and shape pretzels. i had tried to make gluten free soft pretzels once before, but i found they mostly tasted of the baking soda. as it turns out, i had forgotten to add sugar to my dough, but i also realized that white sugar might not cut it in terms of depth of flavor and balancing the salt and baking soda, so this time i used turbinado (raw sugar) and i was very pleased with the flavor of the finished pretzel bites. Continue reading
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.
earlier this week, i made pizza again (still refining the recipe) and stored half of the dough for a couple of days in the fridge. this morning, i decided to make some crackers and tartlet shells from the crust dough. pretty easy, just run the dough through a pasta roller and cut with a mini biscuit cutter or shot glass.
the tartlet shells were fun, i baked them in a silicone mini tartlet mold. the fun part was deciding how to dress them up. the crackers, Continue reading
the other day, i spent more time fiddling with my pizza crust recipe, in hopes of making it easier to handle. i’m getting close, so more on that later. i stored the leftover dough in the fridge for a couple days and totally forgot about it. when i saw it languishing on the shelf, this morning, i kind of panicked.