Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Goodies For Gluten Free Friends

     So many people I know are going gluten free these days- it just seems that gluten intolerance is on the rise. One thing that I have been quick to note at parties or when grabbing a snack and a glass of wine with those gluten free friends is a lack of a good cracker and so in honour of and for a dear gluten free friend of mine I ventured into the world of gluten free baking- to make her a cracker to eat with her brie!

    Turns out baking for the gluten free is a tad trickier than first anticipated- I had visions of flakey crackers dancing in my head- in reality what I got was slightly more chewy and if forgotten in the oven (ahem) hard like bricks. Luckily thanks to this super cute cloud cookie cutter from Herriott Grace this recipe turned as cute if not as flakey as I had anticipated.

The Goods:

2 cups gluten free flour mix*
1 tsp salt
1 tsp psyllium whole husks
3 tbsp cold cubed butter
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup ice cold water

The Deal:

- combine dry goods
- cut in cold butter
- add cheese and dijon
- Mix in apple cider vinegar and ice cold water
- roll out dough between parchment paper- now this is critical- I discovered if you"flour" your counter and roll out it makes for a very dusty cracker- so use the parchment
- cut out with cookie cutter
- bake in a 325 degree oven for 12 min- turn pan and bake for another 12-15 min

*All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Mix

300 grams super fine brown rice flour
250 grams sweet rice flour
150 grams tapioca flour
100 grams sorghum flour
100 grams potato starch
100 grams cornstarch

P.S. both recipes- for the crackers and the flour mixture come from Gluten Free Girl- a great website chock a block full of yummy recipes

P.S.S. according to gluten free sources these crackers are pretty good- especially when paired with an entire wheel of Brie and a bottle of wine!


  1. I've started to do more gluten free baking/ cooking too for friends and for my Miss who should eat less wheat. I've made my own mix with great success, I use a 70-30 blend, of 70% whole (gluten free) grains ground (I do that myself, it's easy in a vita mix) and 30% gluten free starch. So easy! Works every time!

  2. Ahh the Vita mixer- I have heard such good things!


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