Saturday, September 25, 2010

Delicious Gluten Free Pancakes

I make these for my entire family, even the gluten eaters.  Everyone actually prefers them to wheat pancakes!
    • 1-1/2 cups gf flour mix (see recipe below)
    • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1-1/3 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 T. brown sugar
    • 1 tsp. vanilla
    • 1 T. vegetable oil
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, milk, sugar, vanilla, and oil.  Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and blend just until combined.  Pour 1/3 of batter at a time on hot griddle.  Flip pancakes when the top is bubbling and the bottoms are golden brown, then continue cooking until the other side is golden.  I prefer these best with pure maple syrup, though it is quite expensive these days so it is quite a luxury. Enjoy!

Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Mix

2-1/2 cups brown rice flour
2 cups sorghum flour
1-1/3 cups millet flour
1-1/3 cups tapioca starch
1-1/3 cups potato starch
4 t. guar gum or xanthan gum (I use guar simply because it's half the price!)

You can use this mix cup for cup in place of regular flour.  I'm able to use this for pancakes, waffles, and cake without any extra guar or xanthan gum.  However, in things like muffins and cookies, you would need to add additional guar gum.  Use this in my recipes that call for gluten free flour mix!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chicken a la King

This is a wonderful way to use up leftover chicken!

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. brown rice flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/3 c. chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 c. milk
  • leftover chopped chicken, approximately a cup...use whatever you have
  • 1-1/2 c. frozen mixed veggies
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
In a medium saucepan, melt butter.  Add onion and red pepper and cook until softened.  Stir in flour, salt, and pepper (I usually use Mrs. Dash instead of pepper, just because I like it!).  Add chicken broth and milk; heat to boiling, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir 1 minute.  Stir in chicken, mixed veggies, and garlic.  Heat through.  Serve over rice.  I prefer brown because it is healthier, and I just think it has better flavor.  Enjoy!

This goes great with gluten free drop biscuits.  I will post that recipe soon!