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Holiday Shortbread

21 Dec

Holiday Shortbread

This is such a great recipe and gluten free too! Perfect treat for the holidays.

2 3/4 cups organic fresh-ground brown rice flour

¼ cup organic corn starch (Optional. Just add ¼ more flour if you omit it)

half a tsp baking soda

dash of sea salt

8 spoons (about 1 stick) unsalted butter (melted)

half a cup of brown rice syrup, maple syrup or honey

a spoon pure vanilla extract

Juice & grated zest of 1 organic lemon

15 or so almonds, pecans or walnuts, halved

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour, salt & baking soda together. Combine the butter, honey/syrup, vanilla, lemon zest, and juice. Cut butter and sugar into flour mix with pastry blender into dough (or with your hands). Blend until smooth and satiny. Form into a large ball and chill in fridge for 30 minutes. Roll with rolling pin to ¼ inch think between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Remove paper and cut into shapes and place on greased cookie sheet. Press nut into the center of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.  Makes about 30 cookies.

Enjoy!

~jasmine~

photo by jillmotts on flickr.com

Crusty Corn Bread

5 Oct

Crusty Corn Bread

This recipe is vegan and gluten free! It’s a great addition to a Thanksgiving dinner feast!

1 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
8 spoons of evaporated cane juice sugar
pinch of salt
2 spoons of baking powder
half a spoon of baking soda
another 2/3 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup boiling water
a splash of fresh lemon juice
2 cups or so of either soymilk or nut milk
a spoon of  ground flaxseed
2 spoons of melted coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Mix together the first cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda in a medium bowl.In another bowl mix together the 2/3 cup cornmeal and the boiling water and stir well. Stir in the lemon juice and soymilk mixture, flaxseed and melted coconut oil.
Pour this into the dry mixture and mix briefly. Pour into a well-greased 9″ square baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until it tests done and is crusty on top.

Tip: you can add fresh herbs to the mix such as thyme, rosemary and/or oregano for a zestier bread.

Enjoy!

~jasmine~

photo by: jeff_w_brooktree on flickr.com