Saturday, March 29, 2014

Gluten Free Oatmeal Flax seed Cookies, with White chocolate chips and Cranberries

I love trying to come up with new recipes. Going Gluten Free has it's challanges but I'm always trying to come up with new ideas for the family. Using flax seeds crushed and milled has been an easy adjustment. Using milled flax seeds tastes better and you don't get seeds stuck between your teeth. Recipe 1 Cup Butter ( 2 sticks, room temperature) 2 large eggs (room temperature) 1 Cup of Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla Cream wet ingredients together in your standing mixer. Dry: 1 1/2 Cups of Pamela's Gluten Free baking mix 2 1/2 Cups oat meal 1/2 Cups Milled Flax Seed. 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp Baking Soda Mix dry in a separate bowl, mix well. 1 Cup white chocolate Chips 1/2 dried cranberries Blend wet ingredients together until creamy, slowly add dry. When mixed together add white chocolate chips and cranberries. Set oven to 325 degrees. I use a cookie scoop to make my cookies. Bake cookie on a cookie sheet. Oven 325 degrees, bake cookies for 12 to 14 mins, and cool on cooking rack.
I have to add that I really like the complement of white chocolate chips and cranberries together in this recipe. I'm calling this my new favorite grown-up cookie. I hope you love this as much as I do.

Dave's French Onion Soup. (GF)

My Husband loves French Onion Soup. For our 27 Wedding Anniversary this year I think I'll make his favorite soup for lunch. Here's how I make this really easy dish. I use my large french cooking cast iron pot. You'll need about 4 large onions, sliced evenly. and a stick of butter. Cook the onions until carmelized ( almost a brown color) This takes about 35 mins and you have to keep stirring. I add about 2 tablespoons of white sugar to speed up the browning process.
When my onions are brownish golden I add 2 tablespoons of oat flour ( keeping it gluten free) and stir the flour to mix it well. I then add 2/3 cup red wine ( I use a really nice Chabernet Sauvlgnon) but you can use what ever you like. Stir around and then add 1 box of beef broth, any brand. Stir and cook for another 20 mins. I cut up GF sour dough bread into cubes and taosted, and then added them to to top of the soup bowl with lots of swiss cheese to go on top. I put the soup under the broiler for a few mins until nice and bubbley brown and then it's ready to serve. See! I told ya it's that easy. Happy Anniversary sweety.