Thursday, January 29, 2015

Baked pot roast with potatoes and carrots

I modified the recipe I found here to make this delectable gluten free version of a sumptuous baked pot roast. Oh my, this recipe is pure comfort! And I love using my dutch oven, too.

Baked pot roast with potatoes and carrots

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
1 ½ cups water
1 envelope gluten free brown gravy mix
¼ cup dried minced onion
2 tbsp beef bouillon granules
1 ¼ tsp onion powder
1 ¼ tsp dried parsley
¼  tsp celery seed
1/8 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp dried minced garlic
¾ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp ground basil
½ tsp salt 
3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and quartered
1 pound carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces

Preheat oven to 325°. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Brown roast on all sides. In a small bowl, whisk water, gravy mix, and all seasonings until blended; add to pan. Bring to a boil. Bake, covered, 1-1/2 hours.

Add vegetables; cook 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours longer or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8 servings.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Best results flour recipe

I found this recipe here and modified it by adding xanthan gum. I like how it has sorghum in it. I tried it making my fabulous pizza crust recipe and it was a real winner! Today I am baking it in a cake and we shall see how that goes. 

Best results flour recipe
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
2 1/2 cups white rice flour
2 cups tapioca flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup sorghum flour
1 1/2 tbsp xanthan gum

Mix together and store in an airtight container.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

I like making these at Halloween time. They are perfect for giving away or making for a Halloween party. I found the recipe here

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
6 cups Cocoa Krispies (I use GF kind)
5-¼ ounces, weight Reese's Pieces
3 Tablespoons Butter
⅓ cups Peanut Butter
10-½ ounces, weight Mini Marshmallows


Grease a 9×13” pan.

Pour the Cocoa Krispies and Reese’s Pieces in a large bowl.

Melt the butter and peanut butter in a saucepan. Add the marshmallows. When almost completely melted, pour over the Cocoa Krispies. Quickly combine the mixture and pour into the prepared pan. Press down (you may need to put a plastic bag over your hand so your fingers don’t stick).

Cut into squares or desired serving pieces.