gluten free folded Cloud 9 biscuits

gluten free biscuitsThese hearty biscuits taste just like the baking powder biscuits my sister used to make when we were kids. Buttery and salty, they are made with Cloud 9 flour giving them the look of a buckwheat biscuit. Try folding them over some grated cheese before baking – awesome! They are good hot or cold but because they only last a day or two, the recipe is small producing only about 6 biscuits.

Try pairing these with our Swiss Steak, Baked Potato Soup, Chili or, for a lighter meal, our Strawberry Spinach Salad.

For other Cloud 9 recipes, try our Sunday morning pancakes, Mary’s gluten free pie crust, or gf and me’s nut butter cookies.

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sweet and spicy ginger snaps

gluten free ginger snaps. gf and me.These ginger cookies have just the right amount of snap and are loaded with sugar and spice and everything nice. Warm from the oven, they are soft and chewy and they harden up just a bit as they cool. If you can keep them around, they’ll last for days in an airtight container. This is an adaptation of a recipe that a friend of ours gave us years ago. Thanks Bernice!

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gluten free turnovers!

gluten free turnoversThe word “turnover” first appeared in print in 1798 (Oxford English Dictionary), but the 1753 edition of The Complete Housewife: or Accomplish’d Gentlewoman’s Companion includes a recipe for an early version called “Pasties.” These were made with apples, ambergris or orange flower water, and puff paste. Our recipe doesn’t have anything as exotic as orange flower water or ambergris, but they are gluten free and taste fabulous! Difficult to make the first time, they get easier once you get the hang of it, and are certainly worth the effort. These are filled with cherry pie filling but you can use any filling you want – including savories if you omit the sugar.

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mary’s magnificent pastry – just in time for pie season!

My first pie – ever – and the crust was light, crisp, and flaky! I have never had the need to make pies – my mom, Mary, is known for her pies, gluten free and not, and she delivers a steady stream of these tempting treats: apple, rhubarb, lemon, coconut cream, the list goes on. Last week was chocolate – awesome! Here is her recipe for gluten free pie crust and since I’m posting it, I figured I better give it a try so I know what I’m talking about. It’s not the easiest thing to make, but it’s certainly worth the extra effort!      Mary's Magnificent Pastry. gf and me 2013.

Below is the recipe for Mary’s Magnificent Pastry along with the recipe for peach pie filling, adapted from Bon Appitina.

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decadently dark chocolate cake … gluten free but NOT cocoa free :)

This recipe makes a large, rich cake that’s moist and full of chocolaty goodness. Great with chocolate icing for a double chocolate hit but we also recommend eating it naked (the cake, that is) or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Baked as a round layer cake, it’s also great for birthdays! gluten free chocolate cakeTIP: If you like mocha, top your cake with coffee whip. Recipe included below.

NOTE: We posted this recipe early on when we started this blog and wanted to repeat it for our new followers. Apologies to those of you who have already seen it.

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gluten free sunday morning pancakes – we’re on Cloud 9

We love Cloud 9 flour, but up until now, we had to drive over 500 miles to get it! Yesterday, we found it at our local Costco, so we bought three bags and made these amazing pancakes for breakfast!

Sunday Morning GF PancakesMade with Cloud 9 flour, these pancakes are high in fibre and protein and make a great meal Sunday morning or Tuesday night. Make lots ’cause you can freeze them.

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