Brown rice flour

Sunflower Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Gluten and Nut Free

Mid week afternoon require some serious cookies. Before kids games you have to have a boost of wonderful aromatic cookies.
Since baseball season is in full swing and tennis tournaments are almost every weekend, I made a system of making healthy cookies and freeze the leftovers so every time we need one we just have them ready to go.
This time I had a sunflower seeds in a pantry so instead of almonds I decided to grind these and use them in a cookies.
Fantastic flavor, tiny bit salty but with semi sweet chocolate chunks make dream cookies.
Plus these are not only gluten free they are also nut free for everybody who needs to avoid nuts.
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Makes 12 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chunk
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup sunflower seeds (grind)
1/4 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Using double broiler melt chocolate chunks with tea spoon of milk and tiny bit of butter. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally till smooth, set aside.
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Grind the sunflower seeds.
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In a stand up mixer bowl add cold butter, sugar, egg, vanilla sugar, melted chocolate.
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Mix just for a few spins, then add all the flours. Texture should be like a dough.
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With hands roll the dough and form balls adding few chocolate chunks and if wanted extra pieces of sunflower seeds for the crunch.
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Pop cookies in the oven for 14 minutes.
Let them cool and if you like you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
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Fantastic aroma and texture combination of trail mix and great cookie.
Enjoy!!

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies with Mascarpone Strawberry Frosting, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentines’s Day!!
Here is the super cool gluten free sugar cookie recipe, with amazing frosting. Cookies and frosting are delicious, allergy friendly without any artificial food coloring.
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For the cookies:

1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup sweet rice flour (mochi)
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of sea salt
1 stick of sweet cream butter, room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tbs vanilla sugar extract
lemon zest

For the frosting:

1/4 cup mascarpone
1/4 cup fresh strawberries, mashed
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
Fondant decorations, optional but sweet

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder and salt.
In a stand mixer, beat butter with sugar on high, until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg, add vanilla and lemon zest.

With the mixer on low, fold in flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Remove from mixing bowl, form into a large disc.
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Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to a little less than 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut to desired shapes.
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Place into the cookie sheet, ready to bake!!
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Bake cookies until just puffed and set for about 11 minutes, before they have begun to brown around the edges. This will ensure a soft cookie!
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Cool completely before icing.

To make the frosting: Prepare strawberries.
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Place confectioner’s sugar in a medium bowl. Add mascarpone and strawberries, whisk until smooth to achieve desired consistency.
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Decorate and serve!!
Enjoy!!
Happy Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Banana Bread with Pecans and Rice Flour

Happy Halloween everybody!

Still on my track with gluten free baking. Just amazed how all baked goods taste so delicious.
This banana bread, or what is left from this bread is a fantastic recipe-:) Texture is light, inside fluffy, outside just how the bread should be, amazing flavor. Highly recommend this recipe.

Banana bread, gluten free

1/2 cup stick of sweet cream butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas
1 cup ground pecans
1 cup brown rice flour
1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder, gluten free

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 9×5 inch pan.
Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, then bananas. Add pecans, flour, soda and vanilla stirring just until combined.
Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour (or till toothpick comes out clean). Remove from pan and let cool and serve. Leftovers store in refrigerator or freeze.

Check out my new cupcake and cake creations, and have fun, super cool, happy and safe trick or treating-:)

Happy Halloween everybody!