Comfortable Comfort Foods Gluten-Free Baking Mix 1

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Comfortable Comfort Foods Gluten-Free Baking Mix 1

Gluten-free, lactose free, FODMAP friendly

This blend substitutes for white flour in many recipes. I’m listing the ingredients first, so you can get right to baking. But below, you’ll find a bit of the science behind GF baking. If you’d like even more, Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies (Dr. Jean McFadden Layton and Linda Larsen) has a great informational section.

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Lemon-Roasted Chicken

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Lemon-Roasted Chicken

Gluten-free, very low lactose, FODMAP friendly

There’s a secret to this recipe’s pungency: instead of using just lemon juice and zest (the thin, yellow skin), you grind half a lemon in your blender or food processor—even the white rind, though not the seeds—and add it to the juice of a whole lemon. Pow!

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Hamburger Buns

hamburger buns

Hamburger Buns

Gluten-free, lactose-free, FODMAP friendly

These gluten-free buns won’t disintegrate before you finish eating your burger. Before you bake them, decide whether you really care if they’re perfectly round (do you use pre-made patties??). If roundness is vital, hurry to your gourmet or hardware store for some English muffin rings – or something else that will help the rising buns retain their shape. Tuna cans will work, if you want your sandwiches slider-size and if you can remove the tops and bottoms from the cans.

Obviously, this batch turned out amusingly non-circular.

This recipe is adapted from Bette Hagman’s excellent reference-and-recipe book, The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread. I still haven’t been able to improve on Bette’s pizza crust recipe, which is why you haven’t seen it on Comfortable Comfort Foods.

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Cranberry-Lime Wedding Punch

cranberry punch

Cranberry-Lime Wedding Punch

Gluten-free, lactose-free, FODMAP friendly

(Photo credit: Lockie Photography)

Bill and I served this refreshing punch at our wedding. It’s sweet and sparkly but not overly sugary, and the moms appreciated that the grandkids weren’t imbibing caffeinated sodas.

Makes about 1 gallon.

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Walnut Roll Gift Cookies

walnut roll

Walnut Roll Gift Cookies

Gluten-free, very low lactose, FODMAP friendly

These lovely rolls can be clear-wrapped and decorated with ribbons or sprigs of Christmas greenery, then sliced into cookies. Like all gluten-free baked goods, they age more rapidly than conventional products—so freeze or use them within 2-3 days.

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