“Gourmet & Gluten-Free” in iTunes

You can find our cookbook using iTunes now. After checking out this preview in your browser you can click the “View In iTunes” button and it will take you right to it within the iTunes Store. There you can either get a sample of it or buy it for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

Thank you for your support!

Baldur

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Published in: on November 1, 2011 at 9:57 PM  Leave a Comment  

Mom’s Apple Cake

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz butter
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 oz GF all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3 apples
  • cinnamon and sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter

In a bowl, mix together sugar and eggs, add the butter and mix well before adding flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and cream. Pour the dough into a greased round baking pan that has a removable bottom. Peel and cut apples into thin slices, place on top of the cake and push down slightly into the dough.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar, and tiny bits of butter.

Bake for 45 min at 370°F. Serve hot with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

This recipe is courtesy of my mom, and just the delicious smell of it takes me right back to the kitchen of my childhood.

Baldur

PS.  The Apple Cake recipe is featured in our cookbook.

Published in: on March 22, 2011 at 8:07 PM  Leave a Comment  

Where to find our cookbook

We’ve received a number of inquiries regarding where our new cookbook is available.  Currently it can be purchased at the following retailers:

Several of these retailers allow you to sample a part of the book first to see if you like it.  If you have an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod Touch, you can use the free iBooks app to find our book in the Apple iBookstore.

Thank you for your support, and happy cooking!

Baldur

Published in: on January 27, 2011 at 11:43 PM  Leave a Comment  

Our new gluten-free cookbook is out!

We’re pleased to announce that our new gluten-free cookbook, “Gourmet & Gluten-Free“, is now available on Smashwords.com, with major retailers soon to follow.  It contains dozens of our favorite recipes, including appetizers, soups, salads, bread, main courses, and desserts.

We wrote this book partly because we wanted to share with the world what we feel are some delicious recipes that have been converted to gluten-free, and partly to try to offset some of the costs involved in adopting our two wonderful little boys.  Their playfulness, curiosity, and love for one another are an endless source of fun and delight for us as their parents.

Baldur & Kristin

Published in: on January 2, 2011 at 6:11 PM  Leave a Comment  

My Favorite Bread

As I mentioned in an earlier post, most commercial gluten-free bread which has already been baked is too heavy, too hard, too dense, and tastes either bland or just plain bad, in my experience.  After searching high and low for decent gluten-free bread since my diagnosis and being disappointed with almost every offering in that area, I’m happy to say that the search is over because I now bake my own.  Whole Foods carries a store brand called “365 Everyday Value” which offers a large variety of products, from baby care to tofu.  My favorite bread mix is the 365 Everyday Value Sandwich Bread Mix which is light, soft, and delicious.  Sometimes I bake it as it comes out of the package but every once in a while I mix things up a bit and my favorite variety of this bread so far is the rosemary bread.

Rosemary Bread

1 package 365 Everyday Value Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Mix
1 3/4 cup lukewarm water
4 tbsp butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
10 “branches” fresh rosemary, cut fine
olive oil

Follow the baking directions on the package carefully, but mix the garlic and most of the rosemary and parmesan into the dough before letting it sit and rise.  Use two 8×8 inch baking pans which are 2 inches deep.  After the dough has risen cut a large “X” into the dough.  Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle the rest of the parmesan and rosemary on top, then bake.

365 Everyday Value Sandwich Bread Mix

365 Everyday Value Sandwich Bread Mix

Published in: on October 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM  Leave a Comment  

Fried Tilapia with Gluten-Free Breading

Tilapia is a fresh water fish native to warmer climates.  A fast-growing, white flesh fish which prefers a vegetarian diet, it is the third most important fish in aquaculture, and quite delicious to boot.  It can be prepared in various ways as most fish can but the old stand-by, fried breaded fish with potatoes, has withstood the test of time and now with gluten-free croutons available there is good reason for celiacs to rejoice and heat up their frying pans. 

Recipe: 

4 medium-sized tilapia filets
4 medium-sized potatoes
1 cup of gluten-free croutons, crushed or finely chopped
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic salt
creole seasoning
olive oil 

Preparation:

 The potatoes will need 30 minutes of boiling so get them started first.  Fifteen minutes before they’re ready, get started on the breaded tilapia. 

In a shallow dish, prepare the breading by mixing the crushed gluten-free croutons, parmesan cheese, and garlic salt.  Place the frying pan on medium heat and pour in some olive oil.  Roll the tilapia filets in the breading and place them in the frying pan.  Season lightly with creole seasoning on both sides.  Place the onions in the pan when turning the fish over.  Fry until golden brown. 

If desired, serve with a garden salad and some melted butter.

Published in: on September 17, 2009 at 10:38 PM  Leave a Comment