Thursday, October 20, 2011

Applesauce Cake with Maple Frosting

Applesauce Cake with Maple Frosting
(Adapted from The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Gluten Free Works)
dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free

Applesauce Cake
1 1/2 cups BROWN RICE FLOUR
1 cup SORGHUM FLOUR
1 1/2 teaspoons BAKING SODA
1 1/2 teaspoons APPLE PIE SPICE (or pumpkin pie spice or speculaas spice)
1 teaspoon XANTHAN GUM
3/4 teaspoon BAKING POWDER
1/4 cup BUTTER, softened
1 cup SUGAR
2 LARGE EGGS
1 1/2 cups APPLESAUCE
1/2 cup WATER
1 teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
1 cup RAISINS (optional)
3/4 cup NUTS, chopped (optional)

Maple Frosting
3 cups POWDERED SUGAR
1/4 cup BUTTER, softened
1/2 cup MAPLE SYRUP
1/4 cup NUTS, finely chopped (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan.
2. In a small bowl combine the flours, baking soda, spice, xanthan gum, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the applesauce, water and vanilla and mix.
4. To the large bowl, add the flour mix and beat just until incorporated. Carefully fold in the raisins and nuts.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 - 50 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean, remove the cake and let stand until cooled.
6. To make the frosting: beat the butter and sugar together and slowly incorporate the maple syrup. When it is smooth and spreadable, stir in the nuts. Frost cake.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Apple Pie Spice Mix

Apple Pie Spice Mix
(Adapted from Food.com)
dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free

1/4 cup GROUND CINNAMON
2 teaspoons GROUND NUTMEG
1 teaspoon GROUND ALLSPICE
1 teaspoon GROUND GINGER

1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a cool, dry place. If spices are freshly ground, use within a month.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
(Adapted from Food.com)
dairy-free/egg-free/gluten-free/soy-free

3 lbs. CHICKEN, cut into bite sized pieces
1 ONION, chopped
12 oz TOMATO PASTE
1 GREEN BELL PEPPER, chopped
2 cloves GARLIC, minced
3 tablespoons OLIVE OIL
2 teaspoons OREGANO
1 teaspoon BASIL
1 teaspoon SALT
1 teaspoon RED PEPPER FLAKES
1/2 teaspoon CELERY POWDER
1/2 cup DRY WHITE WINE

1. Place the chopped onions in the bottom of the crockpot.
2. Add the chicken. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the chicken.
3. Cook on low for 7 - 9 hours or on high for 3 - 4 hours. Serve over pasta or rice.