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Power Potato Bread

Finally GF Sandwich Bread that looks, feels and tastes like white gluten bread.

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See how “bendy” it is, a bit brioche-like.

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I found this recipe in the Gluten-Free Flour Power book and online.  The author has revised their WHAT IiF (Ideas in Food) Flour blend recipe a few times, see on-line or print my WHAT IiF Flour Blend 3.0 PDF and the Power Potato Bread PDF

Note: the blend contains Potato Flour not Potato Starch.  The bread’s moisture comes from six Eggs, cooked Potatoes and Potato Water.  With the blend on hand its very easy to make.  Blitz everything in the Vitamix then blend in the GF Flour.  Pour the batter in the Pullman Pan, proof and bake.

My oven has a bread proofing setting and my Pullman Loaf pan doesn’t have a lid so my times differ from the recipe.  Proofed 90 minutes, baked at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.  Tent with foil then bake at 350 for another 30 minutes.

Its hard to wait for the loaf to cool when fresh baked bread permeates your kitchen.  I put the loaf on a wire rack and leave it outside to speed up the process.


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gfJules Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

Rebecca’s Buttermilk HB Buns has a biscuit like texture. It was our Standby to toast up for burgers or to sop up stew. But then I tried another recipe…

Well move over Rebecca, I think Jules Shepard’s Gluten Free Hamburger Buns are more like the White Spot HB Buns we love…soft, light and a tad sweet.  Excellent with Umami! Burgers.

Didn’t need oil or egg wash to make a nice crust as I had it on 375 instead of 350 convection.

The recipe makes 8 plus buns depending on what kind of equipment you’re using. You can use English Muffin tins, salmon tins, Mason jar lids, bun pans etc. Since I only have 6 Wilton mini spring-form pans, I slice each bun into thirds. Click on this gfJules GF Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns link for the PDF.  If you didn’t buy gfJules’ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour mix, simply make your own, here’s the Jules GF Flour Blend recipe

6 Extra Large HB Buns using Wilton mini springform pans

 


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Hamburger-Sandwich Buns

Yikes the Umami Burgers are almost ready and you thought you had time to make gfJules Hamburger Buns or Rebecca’s GF Buttermilk HB Buns, but you don’t…no need to panic ! These Yeast-Free Keto Buns are ready in 15 minutes.

You probably have these main ingredients on hand:  Parmesan & Psyllium Husk Powder, Almond Flour.  You can find the recipe at Ginny’s Low Carb Kitchen or look at my Hamburger-Sandwich Buns recipe, I’ve added another column to make a double batch.  This recipe makes 4 skinny buns that are hard to slice in half because I used a Wilton mini-spring form pan.    If you have a Muffin Top pan  you should be good to go !


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Pickled Eggs Galore

It all started at Costco, I saw this humungous jar of 24 Strub’s Pickled Eggs made with Vinegar, Water and Sugar…for 12 bucks WoW!  I remember seeing these rubbery treats at bars too.  Intrigued, I found Elise Bauer’s recipe and tried 3 of the 4 variations.

My FAV is combining the Curry and the Jalapeno recipes together.  The hard part is waiting a week for the flavours to penetrate into the egg…the easy part is reusing the brine for a second batch.  Click on this Pickled Eggs Galore PDF to see the five versions.

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Olive Warrior, she thinks this treat is Da Bomb !


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Coconut Flour Tortillas

Pliable Coconut Flour Tortilla

Coconut Mama’s Coconut Flour Tortilla

Coconut Mama’s recipe moniker is a bit misleading, but these Coconut Flour Tortillas are fantastic for Burritos and Sandwich Wraps.   It’s so easy to make these tasty & pliable Tortillas. I’m holding one, ready to fill it with Chicken Salad,  Fajita or Taco Mix.  You can add Vanilla to this versatile batter to make Dessert Crepes too.

Tiffany makes 8″ Tortillas, cooking both sides till golden brown.  I ladle enough batter to cover a 9″ crepe pan on medium heat.  I  cook them just long enough so I can flip them, then lower the heat to finish the other side.  Both sides are light with toasted Flax Seed Meal flecks.

Cool on wire racks and separate the Tortillas with wax paper or parchment paper.  If you don’t use them all, place them in a bag or container in the fridge.

Coconut Flour Tortillas

I added another column in the Coconut Flour Tortillas PDF if you want to start with half a recipe.

 


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GF Yorkshire Pudding

GF1YorkieJamie Oliver’s recipe piqued my interest as it had two types of Rice Flour and special ingredient, Pectin.  I found GF Yorkshire Pudding a great gluten free replacement for the old Joy of Cooking standby.   I’ve great big Yorkies using a large muffin tin, but for that WOW Factor, I used this Chicago Metallic Professional 6 Cup Popover Pan with Armor-Glide Coating.

If it gets hectic in the kitchen and can’t be bothered to turn down the oven twice as Jamie suggests, setting the Yorkies at 450 degrees for 20 minutes works as long as the oil is smokin’ hot when you start.

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TIPS

  • Make the batter a day in advance, otherwise, several hours in advance.
    • Check out the Science of Yorkies complete with the Why and the Pictures of the baking results using different types of milk, batter temperatures etc.
  • Heat the Oil for 5 minutes before you add the batter.  It should bubble up…if not, you may have to increase the baking time
  • Pierce the Yorkies with a toothpick if you cannot serve them right away.  It lets the steam escape without collapsing.
  • Use your choice of Milk, Unsweetened Almond Milk or Coconut Milk