Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pizza Night at Wild Flours Bakeshop!

One thing that I have started to miss is going out for pizza with my family. Because I eat both dairy and gluten free whenever I want to enjoy pizza I have to make it. While I don’t mind this all the time, there are just sometimes where I’m just “too tired” and want to be able to enjoy a fresh pizza (which is not made by myself).

Well my wish was answered when Wild Flours Bakeshop started their pizza night two weekends ago. Note: currently Wild Flours only makes pizza on Saturday.They currently have three varieties, regular mozzarella cheese, goat cheese and rice cheese (dairy free). My family visited the bakery this past weekend, and ordered 3 pies. Two with regular cheese for my parents and brother and one dairy free for “yours truly”!

OMG is all I have to say this pizza was amazing and was 10x better then any dairy free/ gluten free pizza I have ever made/ bought. The best part was the cheese was fully melted, and the pizza had a real crust (which you can fold!). I loved how I did not even taste like I was eating DF/GF pizza. It was so good!

I was planning on freezing my leftovers so I could enjoy it the following Friday, but it was just too good for me not to eat it the next day. This time I enjoyed some slices along side a salad ( which I would love for Wild Flours to offer).  As I was eating the pizza, I thought, ” I wish I could get this up at school”, so before I go back to school I think I am going to order a pizza and freeze it.

Of course being that we don’t live super close to the bakery I had to bring a treat (or two) home with me! I got a chocolate cupcake with DF vanilla icing, which was delicious and froze one of their wonderful brownies, so I can enjoy it at a later date!

Friday Night is Pizza Night!

Ever since I can remember Friday night has been Pizza night in our house. However when I went GF, and then discovered that I did not do well with dairy this quickly changed for me. At first, to be honest it didn’t bother me that I had to give up this family tradition (because it made me so sick), however as time went on I began to miss it. I’ll be honest GF and dairy free pizza isn’t the same as enjoying a slice from our family’s favorite pizza parlor, but I am learning to be creative. This time I made a grilled pizza and topped it with Daiya cheese, roasted red peppers, and broccoli. The pizza came out great, and was really yummy!

I made this pizza using King Arthur’s Pizza Crust. I made the dough when I was home for Easter break, and never used it so I froze it. I let the dough defrost out on the counter for a few hours, and then prepared the pizza. Note:This dough was really sticky, so before rolling the dough out I would recommend coating it with GF flour.

Pizza on the Grill

Heat grill pan on grill. Stretch dough out on surface. Spray grill pan, and then transfer dough onto grill. Allow dough to brown, then turn over. Top with your favorite toppings. Cook until cheese is melted and dough is slightly browned. Enjoy, and have a great and relaxing weekend

A Little Babycakes Magic!

Rainy days are the perfect type of days to curl up on the couch with a good book or to watch a movie, however I am one that can’t sit around. I was in the mood to bake and had not baked or cooked any new recipe yet, so it seemed to be the perfect day (last Thursday) to take out my new Babycakes cookbook and get to work.

A quick run to the local Whole Foods and I was ready to go! I literally had been waiting months to bake something out of this cookbook. So many of  the recipes look so good, but the cover girls (donuts, what they call them in the book) seemed like the perfect thing to bake. This was not only a new recipe for me to bake, but was the first time I ever bake donuts before. I had so much fun with it!!

While the recipe calls for a large amount of ingredients the recipe itself is not hard at all. Not realizing it I  just used garbanzo bean flour when the recipe called for garbanzo and fava bean flour. I later discovered this was the wrong flour, opps! Well despite this unintentional alteration I thought they came out great! When my mom walked in from work she said it’s “like Dunkin Donuts in here”, because I made an assortment of flavors! Of course mine were much better! Below is the recipe.

Plain Cake Donuts
1/3 cup melted refined coconut oil or canola oil, plus more for brushing the trays
1 cup of vegan sugar ( I used evaporated cane juice)
3/4 white or brown rice flour
1/3 c. garbanzo and fava bean flour 
1/2 c. potato starch
1/4 c. arrowroot
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
6 tsp. of unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 c. vanilla
1/2 c. hot water

Preheat the oven to 325*. Brush 2 six-mold donut trays with coconut oil and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flours, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and baking soda. Add the coconut oil applesauce, vanilla and hot water and continue mixing with a rubber spatula just until the ingredients are combine. Using a melon baller or tablespoon, drop 2 1/2 tbsp of batter into each donut mold. Using a toothpick, spread the batter evenly around the mold.

Bake for 8 minutes, rotate, and continue to bake until the donuts are golden brown, about 7 minutes more. Let cool in molds for 5 minutes if sprinkling with topping such as cinnamon sugar, or 15 minutes if using glaze or icing. Run knife around the donut molds, lift them out, and place them on baking sheet. Coat them in your choice of toppings.

Toppings

Cinnamon Sugar
3/4 c. vegan sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Whisk together. (Makes enough of 12 donuts)

Vanilla Sugar Glaze
3 cups of vegan powdered sugar ( I used a little less)
1/3 c hot water
1tsp. vanilla extract

In small bowl, combine powdered sugar, hot water and vanilla, whisk briskly. If the glaze is too thick, add warm water one tbsp at a time until the icing reaches a thick yet slight runny consistency. If it becomes too runny add more powered sugar

Sugar Sweeten Chocolate Dipping Sauce
1 c. Vegan gluten-free chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate bar
2 tbsp. melted refined coconut oil or canola oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt

In Microwave: Place chocolate chips in small microwave safe bowl. Heat on 50 % power for 30 seconds.  Stir and continue heating on 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Add oil and salt, stir until thoroughly combined.

It is so nice to be able to make my own Babycakes magic, but I am super excited to visit their newest location in Downtown Disney, when my family heads down to Orlando for a family vacation!!