Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread

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What I made is gluten free Irish soda bread. It was so easy.  I made it  because I would like to learn more about gluten free cooking. It’s not always easy but I love the challenge. Irish soda bread was the thing to do. , Those who have a gluten allergy can certainly. make this .You can eat at any meal or as a snack or with some cheese and deli meat.This bread is so good.I have the recipe; it is posted down below.

 

Ingredients

2 cups gluten free flour blend

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon xanthum gum

1/2 tsp sugar – for the top of the bread

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 tsp caraway seeds

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a round pan or cast iron skillet.

Combine the gluten free flour blend, raisins, caraway seeds, sugar, baking soda, xantham gum and salt in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into the cake pan or cast iron skillet.

Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack, for 10 minutes, before removing from the pan.  Wrap bread in plastic wrap or aluminum foil for freshness.

So have fun making the bread and enjoy!!!

Homemade Shake N’ Bake Mix

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Here is a simple recipe for homemade Shake N’ Bake breadcrumb mix:

Ingredients:

2-3/4  cups breadcrumbs

1 packet Goya Sazon with coriander and annotto

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

 

 

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients into a medium to large ziploc bag.

2. Zip close the bag at top.

3.Shake the bread crumb mixture until combined.

Now you can use this on your Chicken,Poultry,Seafood Or Vegetables.

Eat and Enjoy!!

 

 

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

For St.Patrick’s Day I made a delicious breakfast muffin .It is my Irish Soda Bread muffins.They are like a very mini Irish Soda Bread and they are very good and not that sweet .About 3 years ago I made a gluten free Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day I gave that to a friend and and she loved it.So this year I wanted to do something different and I think it will be apart of your breakfast the morning of St.Patrick’s Day!!!This recipe is easy and quick to make it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and less than 30 minutes to bake.This is something you can make with your kids they will have fun making this lovely muffin recipe.You will love this miniature version of Irish Soda Bread because its not that sweet and if you want a muffin later it will be for you to have.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

4 tbsps sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

4 tbsps unsalted butter-chilled

3/4 or 1 cup buttermilk

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup golden raisins

2 tsps caraway seed-optional

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.Butter a muffin pan and set a side.

2.Put all dry ingredients in a medium or large bowl and stir with a whisk or spoon until thoroughly mixed.

3.Add chilled butter and cut the butter into flour until it looks like coarse crumbs.

4.Add in the raisins and stir with spoon .

5. Pour in the buttermilk and mix until all of flour is mixed .Make sure not to over mix.

6.Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop .Scoop the batter in the batter into the muffin tins .

7.Bake for 18-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes.

Now you can serve these muffins at your St Patrick’s Day breakfast and serve this with some Irish coffee and you’ll be on you way to having great breakfast.

Garlic Parmesan Herb Fauxcaccia..

Today’s post is my version of Focaccia .The first time I made Focaccia I was in cooking school but before that I had a huge love for this bread .This is not a traditional Focaccia.This version of Focaccia is made with self-rising flour ,greek yogurt and buttermilk.The buttermilk and yogurt gives the bread a bit of tang and  I think they work well together with baking powder to help the  focaccia rise a little because of the acid that  is in the yogurt.The Focaccia is a bit chewier than your regular Focaccia. The herbs on top of the bread is Italian seasoning,Basil,Thyme,Rosemary .This bread is easy to make and takes about 1 hour to make .Its can be topped with anything you want the sky is the limit .Serve this with pasta .I hope you like it .Please leave a comment telling me what you think.Thanks I would greatly appreciate it.

Ingredients:

For the dough

2 cups self-rising flour

1 cup Greek yogurt

2 tbsps butter milk

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

Pinch of salt -For The top of Fauxcaccia

1 tsp Parmesan cheese

1/ 4 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp dried minced garlic

1 tbsp olive oil-for pan

1 tbsp olive for-top of Fauxcaccia

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.In a bowl of a stand mixer put flour,yogurt,buttermilk and oil in it.

3.With the dough hook mix ingredients  together at medium speed until a  dough ball forms.

4.Place dough in a separate bowl and cover the top with Saran wrap .Let rest dough for 10-15 minutes.

5.While dough is resting rub oil in round or any shape pan (My pan was 10 inch x 2 inch) pan.

6.Place the dough in the oiled cake pan and press dough evenly in pan until dough touches the sides.

7.Take your fingers and press little dimples in the dough.

8.Rub olive oil all over the dough until fully covered.

9.Sprinkle  salt,herbs,Garlic,Parmesan cheese.

10. Place into and bake for 20-25 or until golden brown.

You can serve this with pasta and salad.

Skillet Buttermilk Cornbread!!

Hello Everyone .I have a delicious skillet buttermilk cornbread that you would love.It’s a lil’ bit of sweet and buttery- yummy.This cornbread make a good dressing and  as your side dish for your Sunday meals.This cornbread I made is easy to make and the best is that I made it in a cast iron skillet. I guess its the proper southern way to make it .Even though I am a northern girl I am around a lot of southern people .So I learned by watching and trying new things.So this a delicious cornbread and I think you would love it.

Ingredients:

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1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cornmeal

3 tsps sugar

2 tsps baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter-melted

2 eggs -room temperature

1-1/3 cups buttermilk

1-1/2 tbsps butter-For Skillet

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.In a medium or large bowl ,mix dry ingredients with a whisk.

3.In a separate bowl mix together the eggs,buttermilk and butter.

4.Make a well in the middle of the bowl.

5.Pour in the buttermilk and egg mixture .Mix until combined.

6.Add butter into 8 inch or bigger cast iron skill and place into just the butter melts .(make sure not to burn the butter.

7.Remove pan from oven and pour cornbread batter into the skillet and place into the oven for 30-40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

8.With a knife or spoon add a dollop or two of butter on top of the corn bread and spread all over.

 Now you can cut this into triangles and serve hot with some butter or jelly.Maybe you can make your favorite cornbread stuffing.Please enjoy!!