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Mastering Gluten Free Recipes

Going gluten-free doesn’t mean sacrificing your favorite foods.

In fact, with the right recipes and techniques, you can create gluten-free versions of your best-loved savory and sweet treats that are just as satisfying, if not more so.

In this post, we'll introduce you to two delicious gluten-free recipes: a hearty savory vegetable quiche and a mouthwatering chocolate brownie.

Understanding the Basics

Creating great gluten-free recipes starts with understanding the role of gluten in traditional baking and learning to substitute it effectively. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, provides elasticity and structure to baked goods. In gluten-free baking, the challenge is to replicate these qualities without using gluten-containing flours.

Savory and Sweet Gluten-Free Recipes

We’ve selected two delightful gluten-free recipes for you to try. Our savory vegetable quiche, with its light, flaky crust, is perfect for a weekend brunch with a light salad, while the indulgent chocolate brownies make for an irresistible dessert or snack. Let's dive into the details of these recipes:

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche

For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend contains it)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 4-6 tbsp ice water

For the filling:
  • 1 cup chopped mixed vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, etc.)

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, swiss, or a blend)

  1. In a food processor, combine flour, xanthan gum, and salt. Add the butter and pulse until it forms a crumbly texture. Gradually add ice water until the dough comes together.

  2. Press the dough into a pie dish, prick the bottom with a fork, and chill for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake the crust for 15 minutes.

  4. Sauté your vegetables until they're tender. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.

  5. Spread the vegetables and cheese over the pre-baked crust. Pour over the egg mixture.

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the filling is set. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend contains it)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a square baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out mostly clean.

  6. Let the brownies cool before cutting into squares and serving.

Remember that gluten-free baking requires patience and practice. Don't be disheartened if your first attempts aren't perfect; just keep trying and tweaking as needed. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes.

Adopting a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean compromising on flavor or enjoyment of food. With these savory and sweet recipes, you'll discover a whole new world of gluten-free possibilities. So, don your apron and get baking – delectable gluten-free treats await!


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