Tasty Tuesday: Gluten-Free French Bread

Gluten-free Sorghum Rosemary French bread recipe

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Ingredients

Special equipment *French bread pan- worth every penny!

Spectrum shortening (or other palm oil shortening, or coconut oil)

Millet grits (or cornmeal if corn is not an issue for you)

1 1/2 cup sorghum flour

1/2 cup millet flour

1 cup tapioca flour (or, for a more delicate bread, arrowroot starch)

1 tbsp. xanthan gum

1 1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. egg replacer

2 tbsp. sugar

1 1/2 cup lukewarm water

2 tbsp. rapid-rise yeast

2 tbsp. olive oil

3 Ener-g foods Egg replacer “eggs” (4 1/2 tsp. egg replacer whisked with 6 tbsp. warm water)

1 tsp. vinegar (I use cider)

Melted Soy-free dairy-free earth balance margarine

crushed rosemary

kosher salt (flaked is perfect)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F. Grease TWO SIDES of French bread pan with shortening or coconut oil and sprinkle with millet grits or other gritty gluten-free substance like cornmeal. (Recipe makes two French bread loaves) Do NOT line French bread with aluminum foil or anything like that- the holes are there for a reason and the dough is thick enough that it will not leak out the bottom. Combine dry ingredients (through 1st egg replacer) in a medium mixing bowl of a standing mixer and fold together. Put sugar and lukewarm water in a small bowl and add yeast. As it starts to puff up, add the yeast water to the medium-mixing bowl. Add olive oil, egg replacer “Eggs” and vinegar and mix on medium for 3 minutes. Carefully scoop out your dough and make TWO bread shaped ovals in your French bread pan. Baste with melted margarine and make a few slightly slanted decorative slices in the top. Sprinkle with crushed rosemary and flaked kosher salt. Let rise for 20-30 minutes or until about doubled in size. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bread sounds slightly hollow when you tap it and is a nice brown color.

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Tasty Tuesday: Vegan Nacho Sauce

Vegan Nacho Sauce

vegan nacho sauce

 

This is a vegan version of the melted nacho cheese dip that you might get at a movie theater or other event, often served with corn chips and jalapenos. It is a winner with kids, and I like to serve it with enchiladas and chili potatoes.

 

  • Ingredients
  • 2 cup(s) Water
  • 1/4 cup(s) Raw cashews Soaked for at least an hour beforehand
  • 4 ounce(s) roasted red peppers From a jar
  • 1 cup(s) Nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Cumin heaping

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan and whisk constantly over medium heat until thickened, about 5-6 minutes.

Can be stored in serving size containers in the freezer, and defrosted in microwave or on stovetop before serving.