Since We Last Met

I visited the vampire for a major blood draw.  😦   And cooked some good stuff.   🙂

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More Chowder and Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  If you’re a fan of cheddar bay b’s and only try one thing on the site…let it be these.  🙂   I think the non-celiacs love these more than I do.  And I like them a whole lot.  🙂

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I can hear y’all saying ‘Jennifer, what the heck is that?  It looks like some kind of moldy meat‘.

I agree.  It’s not the most visually appealing thing in the world but it was…to borrow from Steven Tyler…beyond-o.  😉   I just threw these together with no recipe.  I started out with these ingredients…

1/4 cup Butter  (soft)

2 oz Cream Cheese (soft)

1/4 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt

1 cup Cup4Cup

Red Food Color

Mixed.  Scooped.  Baked.  Left on pan til the pan was completely cool.  They were very fragile before they cooled completely.

I’m not suggesting anyone run right out and make these today because quite frankly they’re ugly as can be and it’s pretty holiday cookie time.  But these were so good.  If you like red velvet…and I think we’ve established I do…this dough will be your best friend.  🙂   They spread more than I anticipated they would.  Maybe a little more flour would help that but before I try that I am going to try putting the dough in the icebox for about an hour and then baking them.  I don’t want extra flour to dry them out.  They were the perfect amount of ‘goo’-in-a-good-way.

Have y’all ever had those cake mix / an egg / tub of Cool Whip cookies?  I think some people call them crinkle cookies.  These are close to the texture of those…only better…and red velvet.   🙂

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English Muffins from THE gluten-free bread book.  I can’t recommend this book highly enough.  I know it probably seems like I’m going all Julia and Julia over here but truly if you’re a bread-y you need this book.  🙂      And if bread-y is not a word it should be.  😉

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Let’s see what else?

Oh…I got this early Christmas gift (thanks, sweet ‘Santa’)   🙂  It’s this KitchenAid hand mixer.  Of course she’ll never take Alto-Janylvia’s place.  🙂   But I needed a stronger hand mixer with dough hooks for the new bread book method.  Since I’m the only one in my life who has to eat gluten-free I cut most recipes in half.   With Alto-Janylvia when I cut the recipe in half her dough hook doesn’t reach in that far to pick up the much smaller amount of ingredients at the very bottom of the bowl.

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Up first with the new hand mixer?  Pizza dough.  Chilling away for later today.  Isn’t it beautiful?

And finally…

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10 bags of Cup4Cup.  🙂   Some of you may have noticed I’ve been using C4C more lately.  I love my flour blend.  I worked really hard on it and made some delicious stuff…croissants, anyone?  But right now I just really need the ease of use provided by a premixed blend.  I’ll always keep my flour blend ratios handy but right now…health wise…I just need the simplicity of C4C.  Vitacost had a great black Friday sale so I stocked up.

Hope y’all are having a nice week and still staying safe / warm.  🙂

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4 responses to “Since We Last Met

  1. Those Red Velvet Cookies sound really good. Xanthan gum might help hold them together if the freezing doesn’t work. You could also try adding a bit of coconut or almond flour which doesn’t dry things out as much. And I am going to have to put the bread book on my Christmas list!

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