Oct 282012

Gluten Free Cupcakes Crumb and TextureI’m not entirely sure what possessed me to attempt more gluten-free cupcakes, but I stumbled upon this recipe from Elana Amsterdam’s archives while searching for something else, and I was curious how it would turn out. The other cupcake recipe of hers that I tried uses almond flour, and while still yummy, those cupcakes are dense, heavy, and moist to the point of almost seeming soggy. Continue reading »

Apr 022012

Gluten-Free Almond Flour CookbookYesterday I mentioned that I was trying something different. I love Elana Amsterdam‘s recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, only I make it with coconut oil instead of grapeseed oil and maple syrup (the good stuff!) in lieu of agave because I hate agave. But everything else is the same, unless I sub out a handful of the almond flour for coconut flour. This makes more of a dense, soft cookie that doesn’t spread when baked. Continue reading »

Sep 202011

Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes With Chocolate Icing RecipeI finally tried the Very Vanilla Cupcakes recipe in Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook. I’ve been wanting to make them ever since I got the book, but for one reason or another I just didn’t get around to it. Probably because I usually end up making her chocolate chip cookies, which are exceedingly addictive and rarely last more than a few days around our house, if that long. Continue reading »

Aug 082011

Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins RecipeBased on the contents of my past few CSA boxes, zucchini is doing really well this year. Or at least there’s a lot of it growing. It’s a veggie that you can easily add to just about anything, and that’s pretty much what I’ve been doing with it. Grated, it makes a wonderful “raw” pasta substitute, I love it lightly stir-fried with other veggies, it’s delicious sauteed and added to salads, omelets, or whatever else is cooking, and then of course there’s always zucchini bread. Continue reading »

Mar 032011

There are times when I really, really, want chocolate. Occasionally these times occur when I don’t have any chocolate in the house apart from some Ghirardelli baking chips. Rather than just eating the chocolate chips, although they are nice enough to enjoy that way, I decided to make some gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Continue reading »