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18 June, 2014

Homemade Nutella with activated hazelnuts

Homemade Nutella with activated hazelnuts
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A few weeks ago, I got a bag of raw hazelnuts from Trader Joe’s. The first recipe that comes to mind is homemade Nutella. Interestingly, I have never bought Nutella from the store, but I do love Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Most people say that the flavor of the nuts is so much better in the homemade
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10 April, 2014

Gluten-free and guilt-free cashew brownies

Gluten-free and guilt-free cashew brownies
Comments : 67 Posted in : eggless cakes, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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  The first flowers bloomed in my garden! I could not resist plucking a few to go with these brownies (I’m sorry, bees!) I’m taking these sweet treats to The Novice Gardener’s Fiesta Friday party, come join us there! Ah, yet another brownie recipe, you say. But look closely, this one has no egg, no
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15 February, 2014

cashew pistachio cookies (gluten-free and vegan)- the minimalist’s choice

cashew pistachio cookies (gluten-free and vegan)- the minimalist’s choice
Comments : 20 Posted in : Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  I do have minimalist ideas often, but this would be a dream come true for a health-conscious baker and a minimalist- making a cookie with just 2 ingredients. Well, here’s a recipe for one, with only nuts and raw sugar. I’m not counting water as an ingredient 🙂 I know you’re thinking “this girl
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5 February, 2014

gluten free masala crackers

Comments : 8 Posted in : Crackers, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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On cold winter days when you cannot step outside, you just want to enjoy a cup of tea with some light crackers. Here is a gluten free cracker recipe using some whole grain flours and nutritional yeast flakes for the cheesy flavor. It has a crisp texture and holds together really well. If unsure about
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22 January, 2014

coconut almond cookies with a hint of chocolate (gluten free)

coconut almond cookies with a hint of chocolate (gluten free)
Comments : 8 Posted in : Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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Ever had the experience of breaking open a fresh coconut, only to find it rotten? It happens to me every once in a while. Thankfully, there is frozen coconut which works just as well, not in all recipes, but at least some. Here’s one, a very simple recipe to make delicious, soft cookies. Preparation time:
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11 January, 2014

Baked Coconut Burfi (soft cake)

Baked Coconut Burfi (soft cake)
Comments : 6 Posted in : Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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Coconut burfi (bur-fee) is an Indian sweet traditionally made by cooking in a saucepan, fresh coconut, condensed milk and sugar. It is stirred over a low flame till most of the water evaporates and then cooled on a sheet and cut into squares. In my effort to avoid constant stirring in a non-stick teflon coated
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18 December, 2013

gluten free maple millet press cookies

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A yummy eggless, gluten free spritz cookie that uses only five whole food ingredients and can be made in a jiffy! I am so thrilled about this. Preparation time: 5 minutes to mix and 13 minutes to bake. Makes about 22 cookies. Ingredients: Ragitone- 1/2 cup (see this post, may use  finely ground finger millet
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17 December, 2013

gluten free sesame crackers

Posted in : Crackers, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara
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Making gluten free crackers does not lend itself to using only whole grains, since keeping the flours together in the cracker requires starch. I have been working on getting the starch (tapioca and white rice flour) to a minimum. Almond flour adds a nutty flavor and addition of xanthan gum helps with the binding too.
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14 December, 2013

gluten free ragi (finger millet) chocolate cookies

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It is difficult to find gluten free recipes that use only whole grains. I found that a combination of gluten-free oats and finger millet flour works really well. This is a simple recipe using only six ingredients, that yields very crisp and tasty cookies. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten free oats and powdered it
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