Thursday, May 08, 2014

Ms. Kitchen Klutz plans baking binge

See also Another gluten-free find: Orgran Crispibread.

I've decided that, beginning next year, I'll take a few days off before Pesach (Passover) to do some baking.  I was surprised to find that my formerly-favorite Pesach cookies are now a bit too sweet for me.  I'm also fed up to here with the artificial ingredients found in almost all Pesach baked goods.

Years ago, my son and I used to enjoy making matzah-farfel cookies together, using my late mother's recipe.  I think she would have been pleased to see me try my hand at baking for Pesach again.  But this time around, my homemade Pesach cookies will have to be gluten-free.  If you have any recipes (of which I have only one,* thus far), or can recommend a good cookbook or website where I can find some, I'd certainly love to hear from you!

*I copied this particular recipe from a wheat-free friend's cookbook (the name of which, I think, was Simply . . .  Gluten Free Desserts) because, being Ms. Kitchen Klutz, I particularly appreciated the fact that it had only three ingredients and simple, three-step instructions.

Flourless Almond Cookies

1 cup almond butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten

~ Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees [Fahrenheit].  Beat sugar, almond butter and egg in large bowl with electric mixer until blended and smooth.
~ Shape dough into 24 balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten slightly with fork.
~ Bake 10 minutes or until set.  Remove to wire rack; cook completely.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.


Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

Gluten Free bagels

Thu May 08, 10:57:00 AM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Larry, my mother's Pesachdikeh bagel recipe was based on matzah meal, and I'm not having much luck finding a recipe online for gluten-free bagels that are also kasher l'Pesach. If you happen to have a recipe, please post it, and you'll have my thanks.

Thu May 08, 11:30:00 AM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Look what I found: Gluten Free Passover Cookbook . That looks like a good place to start.

Thu May 08, 11:40:00 AM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I'm not sure whether the rest of the recipe I just found online will work--where am I going to find coconut milk that's marked kosher for passover to "cook" with chocolate as a pie filling?--but macaroon crumbs pressed into a pie pan as a crust sounds like a good start. Any suggestions for a pie filling? Could I substitute almond butter for the coconut milk and "cook" that with the chocolate as a pie filling? Yes the fat and calorie count would be sky-high, but it sounds delicious.

Thu May 08, 12:16:00 PM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Here’s the recipe to which I referred in the previous comment.

Thu May 08, 12:20:00 PM 2014  
Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

That was supposed to be a link, sorry. Here it is explicitly:

Thu May 08, 01:31:00 PM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Close, but no cigar, as the old saying goes: That recipe includes yeast, which makes it chametz, and I can't eat yeast anyway. Thanks for the effort.

Thu May 08, 06:04:00 PM 2014  
Anonymous Miami Al said...

Next year, talk to your Rav instead of deciding what is and not okay for Pesach. Ask him if 100% Coconut milk with nothing added requires a Pesach designation. Many are okay with lots of 100% items where the packaging isn't really a concern, many require that your kitchen be entirely stocked with processed goods from Brooklyn. Ask instead of deciding.

Mon May 12, 12:15:00 PM 2014  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

What Rav? Our synagogue hasn't had a rabbi in several years.

Hmm, on second thought, maybe I could ask our High Holiday rabbi. He sometimes fills in during our cantor's summer vacation, since we need a leiner/baal koreh/Torah reader and he's a pretty good leiner.

Mon May 12, 12:31:00 PM 2014  

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