Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ice Cream Cake- Wheat-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free Recipe


Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix, a gluten-free, wheat-free, non-dairy cake mix available from most health food stores and many regular grocery stores in the GF department. 

I make mine with 1/2 cup safflower oil, 2 eggs, and 1 1/2 cups water.  Bake in a well greased loaf pan (or line it with parchment paper just to make sure it releases after baking).  Bake at 350 degrees and cool in pan for 10 minutes before transferring from the pan to a cooling rack.

While cake is cooling, make Homemade Coconut Milk Ice Cream - my recipe here.

When cake is cool, slice it horizontally in two places, so there are three parts.

Line the loaf pan with parchment paper, waxed paper, aluminum foil or plastic wrap.  Place the bottom layer of cake into the bottom of the paper lined pan.  Spread half of the soft ice cream over the first layer of cake, then add the middle layer.  Spread the remaining half of the ice cream over the cake and add the top layer of cake.  Cover with foil and freeze until ready to serve.  

Remove from freezer 10 minutes before you wish to serve it.  Then, unwrap and slice into individual servings.  Makes a wonderful presentation!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sweet Potato Muffins - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free

Nana’s Muffins
Banana, Carrot, Sweet Potato, Applesauce, Pumpkin

½ cup oil (any)
½ cup brown rice syrup, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup or other natural sugar (apple or grape juice would also work, I think)
2 eggs (or equivalent egg replacer)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup mashed fruit or vegetable of your choice (banana, carrot, applesauce, sweet potato, squash, pumpkin)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 teaspoon Garam Masala, cinnamon, ginger, your choice (or omit)
2 cups flour of your choice (my preference is 1 c. brown rice, ½ c. millet, and ½ c. tapioca starch)  May be all brown rice flower.

350 degrees   20 minutes or til firm

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sweet Potato Pie - Gluten Free, Soy and Dairy Free

Sweet Potato Pie

3 medium sweet potatoes, baked, peeled and whipped in food processor until smooth and creamy - all lumps and strings whipped smooth
1 cup organic natural cane sugar
1 cup coconut milk
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala spice
freshly grated nutmeg (about 1/3 nut)
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add all ingredients to food processor and blend completely.
Pour into unbaked pie crust
Bake 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until fully cooked.

Dream Pastry (wheat and soy free)

This pastry is remarkable.  I think it is every bit as good as a wheat pastry.

½ cup tapioca flour
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup brown rice flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 rounded teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt

Mix dry ingredients to blend.

Cut in:
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup Spectrum shortening

Mix liquid ingredients together and add to flour / shortening mixture.

1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
4 tablespoons ice water

A bit more water may be needed to form a ball.  Might require kneading.

Divide dough and roll out half on waxed paper.  Invert dough with waxed paper over pie pan and peel away the waxed paper, pressing dough to fit pie pan.

This recipe makes two pie shells or a top and bottom crust for a single 9” pie.