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In Search of "Gluten-Free" Recipes....for My Friend Judy

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good Morning Friends, I hope you all enjoyed a weekend filled with summer pleasures!.....We certainly did!........I was chatting with my dear friend Judy yesterday & she asked if I could do her a favor. Judy discovered a few months ago that she cannot eat "gluten". It really effects her digestive system & if eaten causes many adverse symptoms. She was asking me if I had any really good "gluten-free" recipes that a I could recommend?...And unfortunately I didn't!...So I am asking you all for a bit of help...If any of you have any delicious "gluten-free" recipes would you please share them with me,... so I could in turn give them to Judy! She & I would greatly appreciate it!!!....Happy Monday to You All.....Heidi XO

P.S. Be sure & visit Donna at "Donna's- In The Attic" for her "Turning Twenty Quilt Show" today!!!! We should all be in for a treat!


Tinyholder July 14, 2008 at 12:09 AM  

I have a couple of books on gluten-free cooking, I'll dig out a recipe when I get home from work tonight. You will probably need to buy yourself some potato or rice flour. I've made gluten-free bread and chocloate brownies before and they don't taste any different. Hummus is a good thing to make too because there isn't any flour in it.

Anonymous,  July 14, 2008 at 4:50 AM  

Heidi, I tagged you (sorry). And, I see that Michelle was given you the same tag. Feel free to combine the two.

Sorry, I am no help to you on this one. I don't have any appropriate recipes.

Donna's quilt show is amazing. I thought I might see you there.

mommyholly July 14, 2008 at 7:36 AM  

I have a gluten free cupcake recipe that you can send to Judy!! :) xoxoxo!

Debbie July 14, 2008 at 6:39 PM  

Heidi, I will check with a friend that has a daughter who has to have a glueten-free menu. I will check to see what I can find for you. I also wanted to say THANK YOU, wow, I can't believe you have it in the mail already, I am still working on yours :) I will get it out to you soon. Thanks again,

colleen July 14, 2008 at 8:05 PM help on this one! sorry!
Great to catch up with your blog though! I've been at the lake with a painfully slow internet connection so I've been out of the 'loop'!
happy monday!!

Anonymous,  July 15, 2008 at 3:18 AM  


The hardest thing about making this cake is to remember to allow time to cook the oranges for 2 hours is a 3 hour effort but very easy to make.
This flourless cake is dense and very, very moist with a slightly nutty flavour. It can be served for dessert with a scoop of fresh cream...choose good oranges as you use the skin.

2 unblemished oranges
1 1/2 cups blanched almonds (I sometimes leave skins on)
1 cup castor sugar
5 eggs (large 61g)
1 teaspoon baking powder
icing sugar for dusting.
You need a buttered 8" cake tine. Preheat oven to 350F

Place washed oranges in a saucepan, cover with cold water, bring to the boil, cover pan and simmer for 2 hours. Add extra water when cooking if necessary. Drain oranges and allow to cool.
Blend almonds and sugar in a food processor until almonds are in quite small pieces. Some of them will be finely ground. Transfer to a plate.
Blend whole oranges to a puree in the food processor. Add almond and sugar mixture and blend briefly before gradually adding eggs and baking powder, blending until smooth.
Pour mixture into cake tin and bake in pre-heated oven for 1 hr. Cool for 10 mins before unmoulding onto a cake rack.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.
I like to serve it with a fruit sauce or choc/liqueur or something sauce.
I blend raspberries or strawberries with sugar and a bit of brandy until smooth and bottle and keep in fridge and use that as the sauce.

This is one of my standby's for gluten free. Have a good chocolate roulade also but not on file.

Carol July 15, 2008 at 7:52 AM  

Dear Heidi just wanted to check in and see how Andrew is?
I hope all is ok,

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda July 15, 2008 at 8:12 AM  

Hi Heidi, I don't have any recipes, but I did want to drop in and say Hello! Hope this week is going well for you!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Dawn July 15, 2008 at 11:47 AM  

I also have a friend named Judi who has a gluten allergy. Here's a recipe for gluten free peanut butter cookies. They are very good.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter (natural peanut butter doesn't work well in this recipe)
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together first 5 ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop tablespoon sized dollops of dough onto a cookie sheet. (I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper. I'm an insecure baker!) Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Good luck to your friend.

take care,

Kathleen Grace July 16, 2008 at 5:07 AM has some gluten free recipes on her blog. You may even find osme more links to gluten free things there:>) good luck!

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons July 21, 2008 at 10:53 AM  

Hi Heidi,
Please share this blog with your friend, Judy:

I believe almost all of her recipes are gluten-free, she does specify & also gives tips on brands and subsitutions for cooking gluten free on many of the entries. This gal has vowed to use her crockpot everyday in 2008- she was even on the Rachel Ray show last week.

I like this blog because she is very honest and tells you which recipes were really good, really awful or something she could or couldn't get her kids to eat.

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