Gluten Free Cruellers

imageKind of like “Timbits” for those who can’t …
2 cups cooked cold rice
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/4 teaspoons baking Powder
1/4 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
mix together. Drop by teaspoon full into 365* oil. Deep fry for approx. 7 min. Until golden on each side. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar – or glaze as desired.
If you don’t like the pieces of rice then mash up the cooked rice before mixing
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Gluten Free Rice Tortilla/wraps

gluten free rice tortilla1 cup fine rice flour – Asian kind or 3/4 cup rice flour and 1/4 cup chickpea flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon oil
1 cup water


Bring 1 cup water to a boil in covered pot on stove. When boiling reduce heat and  stir in the rice flour, salt and oil.  Mix  thoroughly – will not be in one lump. Turn off heat , cover and let sit 20 minutes.  Knead well until smooth.  Divide into balls and roll out or press in a tortilla press or Birds Hill Pie Machine approximately 1/8″ thick.   Heat skillet on medium high.  Place on hot cast iron griddle.  Cook until bubble start to form.  Flip and it should puff up.  Fry until brown spots show on each side.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake

gluten free cinnamon bun cake with frosting

This is a super easy breakfast or coffee “cake” that is put together in less than 10 minutes.  It also keeps soft in the fridge for a week which is unusual with rice flours.  I find balancing out rice flour with some sweet rice flour works really well in my recipes.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups fine rice flour – i use Asian rice flour

1/2 cup sweet rice flour or glutinous rice flour

1 1/4 cups sugar (use 1 cup sugar if you like it a little less sweet)

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cup milk

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon canola or other cooking oil

Cinnamon topping

1/4 cup butter

3/4 cup – 1 cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder


2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp soft butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tbsp. milk or cream – enough to make it easy to spread or drizzle

Mix together the first 9 ingredients and scoop into a lightly greased 9×13 pan.

Melt butter in glass bowl. Mix in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over cake. Bake cake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Mix together the glaze ingredients and drizzle or spread over cake.

Very Best Gluten Free Yeast Dough – for Bread, Buns, Pizza Crust, Cinnamon Rolls.

This recipe is our family favourite – it might have a few more ingredients but it’s definitely worth the effort.  It’s designed for use in a large stand mixer or Bosch.  This recipe evolved from when my son and I ran a gluten free bakery together.  It can be used for bread, buns, pitas, pizza buns, pizza crust, cinnamon rolls etc.  It is my all purpose gluten free yeast dough.  I make it in a Magic Mill Mixer that can hold 7 cups water and 15 cups flour.  If you are using a Kitchen Aide type mixer you should cut the recipe in half.
Booy’s Gluten Free all  purpose yeast Dough – for Breads, buns (hamburger/hotdog), rolls, pizza crust cinnamon buns. ( This recipe makes two loaves of bread and about 24-30 buns).
750 ml boiling water
6 tablespoons pysillium husk
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons yeast (not the rapid kind)
1/2 cup flax, ground
586 grams cornstarch
300 grams tapioca starch flour
60 grams chickpea flour
60 grams sweet rice flour
1 cup milk powder
2 tablespoons chia – ground
1 cup sugar (I now use 1/2 cup sugar instead and it works great)
24 grams xanthan gum  (I now use 12 grams xanthan gum and it works great you can use guar gum but the dough is not as stretchy)
1 tablespoon salt
3/4 cup lard (butter or margarine softened)
6 eggs
1/3 cup applesauce (can also substitute canned pumpkin)
1/3 cup cottage cheese
2 teaspoons vinegar
Put boiling water into larger mixer bowl.  Stir in pysillium husk (not the powder, but the coarser stuff)
Let sit 15 minutes or while you measure out the rest of the dry ingredients.
In another large bowl put:
flax, cornstarch, tapioca starch, chickpea flour, sweet rice flour, milk powder, chia seed, sugar, guar gum, salt.  Wisk together.
In small bowl, place 1/2 cup warm water, 2 teaspoon sugar and 3 tablespoons yeast.  Let sit 10 min.
To make dough:
Turn mixer on, add the lard, eggs, applesauce, cottage cheese, vinegar and part of the flour mix.  Add the yeast mixture and the rest of the flour mixture.  Mix on medium high for 15 minutes.  Cover and let rise 1 hour in warm place.  Shape into bread, buns, etc.  If your kitchen is cool it can take at least two hours to rise.  Preheat oven to 350.  Bake buns for 20 minutes or until golden.  Bake bread at 350 for 35 minutes.
To form buns, grease your hands really well with butter or lard.  Using a spoon or icecream scoop measure out your dough and lightly form it in your hands into a smooth ball.
To form a loaf place 600 grams of dough into a well greased loaf pan.  With greased hands smooth and shape the dough.  Cover with Oiled plastic wrap to let rise to top of pan.
The best bread pan for gluten free loaves is the Fat Daddio’s loaf pan BP5642.  It is 4″ x 8″.  Wider pans do not work as well with gluten free dough.

After mixing 15 minutes dough is firm enough to handle but sticky
flatten ball of dough on your palm, place 1 heaping Tbsp. filling in center.
fold edges of dough around filling and roll in hands to form


dinner rolls, scoop dough and roll between greased hands to form



nice texture!
600 grams dough in loaf pan, grease hands and shape while in pan

Gluten Free " Bran" Muffins by the pail full

You might remember your Grandmother or Mother making Bran Muffins by the Pail Full in the early 1980’s. This is that old recipe reworked to be gluten free.  They taste the same and have the same texture and you can use up some of your gf flours that are kicking around or even use up flopped gluten free cookies, loaf cakes, muffins etc. instead of throwing them out!  See *** below for using up the flopped cookies, cake or muffin tips.***

Soak for 10 minutes:
1 cup hot tap water
*1 cup gluten  free buckwheat flakes (or  gluten free: oatmeal,  oat bran, dry cereal,  other gf flaked grain or textured soy protein.)
In a large bowl:
1 1/2 cups white sugar, 

3 tbsp. molasses 
 1/2 cup cooking oil. 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Stir in:
3 eggs 

2 cups butter milk. (or 2 cups milk and 2 teaspoons vinegar)
 2 cups flaked cereal soaked in hot water. (see above*)

Mix together:
2 1/2 cups gluten free flour blend ** see below
1 1/2 cups raisins
2 tsp. cocoa powder,
2 tablespoons baking soda, 

1 tsp. salt

Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Use a spoon do not use the mixer.  
Put in a clean ice cream pail with lid. Store in fridge 1 day before baking. Don’t stir after storing. Fill muffin liners or greased muffin pans 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 20 -25 minutes.  Let cool slightly before eating or eat cold – I like them completely cooled off best!

** Flour blend: 1 cup rice flour 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup potato starch, 1/2 cup tapioca starch** or a blend of your choice.
***if you have some flopped gluten free baking such as muffins, loaf cakes, cookies etc. blend them in food processor until fine crumbs.  To use in this recipe – double the recipe and instead of doubling the gluten free flour use 21/2 cups gluten free flour blend and 2 1/2 cups of the cookie, cake or muffin crumbs. – works great!***

The batter will look kind of lumpy especially if you use crumbs from flopped baking but do not worry you will not notice them in the muffins!
Fill muffin liners 2/3 full.
Muffins come out of the wrappers very nicely.  

Best Belgian Waffles~gluten free

4 eggs
1/2 cup cooking oil (I use canola)
3 cups milk.
Beat together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl wisk together:
1 1/2 cup rice flour
3/4 cup potato starch
3/4 cup tapioca starch
1 1/2 teaspoon guar gum or xanthun gum
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt.
Using a hand mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until lumps are gone.
Bake on your preheated waffle iron according to manufacturers directions.
These are crisp and delicious!

Mock Pumpernickel – In the Slow Cooker~gluten free

Often I hear that Celiac’s lament that most gf breads have very little fibre.  This bread should take care of that!  This is a very dense bread that you slice into very thin slices.

Tastes just like old fashioned dark rye pumpernickel!
I will include changes at the end if you wish to use cooked rice instead of buckwheat groats.

1 cup buckwheat groats
3/4 cup cornmeal
2 cups boiling water
Mix together, cover and soak overnight

3/4 cup plus 9 tablespoons brown rice flour (can use white)
1/4 cup yellow corn flour (not corn meal)(or other gf flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons corn syrup or molasses
1 tablespoon cooking oil
Stir together the dry ingredients. In a small dish mix the syrup and oil.
Mix all the ingredients into the cooled buckwheat/cornmeal water mixture that has soaked overnight. Mix well with a spoon.
Grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan. Line the bottom with greased foil.
Put dough into pan. Cover pan tightly with foil.
Place in large oblong slowcooker. Cover. Cook on High for 6 hours.
Cool. Remove from loaf pan. Place in plastic bag in fridge overnight.
Slice into 1/4″ slices with a greased knife.  Slice and freeze.
If you have a round slow cooker- use a round metal pan that fits inside.
Changes for “Mock Rice Pumpernickel”
Substitute :

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice for the buckwheat. Soak One Hour instead of overnight.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon guar gum and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.
  • Use cornstarch instead of cornflour

Let cool completely.  Store in plastic bag.  Slice thin.