This is more or less a simple brownie recipe with some blackberries sprinkled on top- but what a humdinger of a simple recipe it is!
It’s somewhere in between a “cakey” brownie and a “chewy” brownie. And, while I admit that I generally prefer the chewy variety to the cakey variety… these are right up there with the best chewy brownies I have ever had. They’re soft and moist on the inside, while chewy and slightly crispy on the outside.
The blackberries are optional, but they add a really nice touch.
This delicious bread is mostly savory with just a touch of sweetness from the peaches. It’s a little dense, but man, does it ever hit the spot for anyone with a hankerin’ for a good (and not obviously Gluten Free, like the crappy ones in the freezer section of the grocery store [blech!]) piece of bread.
It’s really crusty too…
…in a good way!!
This is a fun twist on an old favorite. I have been making this recipe for years and it always turns out perfectly. In fact, I’m pretty sure this was the first recipe I came up with “all by myself”. :)
To make it gluten-free, I just subbed out a few different flours where I usually used all-purpose flour. Feel free to re-glutenize it by subbing the 2 cups of AP flour back in, and leave out the xanthan gum.
Okay, when I say this cake is super sticky… I mean it is super friggin’ sticky. See how the cake kinda dips in the center? I’m not exactly certain why this happened. :|
My guess is: incredibly moist (and heavy) cake with crispier ( therefore lighter) edges = cake that sinks in the middle. But the taste and texture totally trump any weird looks this thing may get.
I still have a lot of gluten free cake making in my future, but at least now I can say I have mastered a flavorful, wet, gluten free cake that will stick to the bottom of your plate. Good start.
The clementine filling/topping adds an extra layer of super sticky that I find over the top perfect for this cake.
Okay folks… they may not look like regular chocolate chip cookies… but you gotta trust me on these. They are seriously addicting little bites of awesomeness.
Since I first started eating gluten free, I have been trying to create a replica of my all time favorite vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. Well, I finally have come very very close! But, I wanted to pause for a moment, and celebrate this little gem that I found along the way.
The cookies themselves are a little unorthodox, as they are made with buckwheat flour and almond flour… but the taste is quite remarkable. I have made these four times in the last week… which proves how much my son and husband enjoyed them. They loved them.
Not bad for my first attempt at using buckwheat flour– which by the way, is my new BFF. <3
Last week I received a special recipe request —-from a very seasoned foodie. I was asked if I could conjure up a GF focaccia recipe, because her mother (a celiac) missed the taste of the flavorful flat bread. Isn’t that sweet??
So I searched through my old recipes, artisan bread books, gluten free baking books, and of course the internet, to Frankenstein together a recipe that will hopefully please dear Mom.
I must say, that I am happy to have gotten this request, otherwise I may have never known (so soon) the glory of baking gluten free bread. It was pretty easy. And no kneading!! One thing I will certainly do the next time I make this is add some dimples. [ I know, how could I have forgotten to dimple my focaccia?? ] I guess I was so immersed in slicing little tiny tomatoes, that I totally neglected the dimples. It certainly didn’t effect the taste any though. This stuff was really good.
This focaccia can be topped with pretty much anything … brush a little olive oil on before adding toppings to achieve a darker golden top.
If you do not eat gluten and, like me, think the GF breads in the frozen section of your grocery store are really really bad, try this… it makes an excellent sandwich bread too.
I adore sweet potatoes. I could go for them any time of day. Today, I had this sweet potato tart for breakfast. It was pretty awesome, and went well with my pumpkin flavored coffee that I have been trying to use up. Although it is easy to make, it would be a royal pain if you did not have a food processor handy.
Spice as desired with this one, the batter is great on it’s own. For some reason I default into using three particular spices when I bake things that are orange. Whatever you decide, it is good both ways: super flavorful without lots of sugar…. (from a bag).
Okay, the glaze is pure sugar… but I couldn’t resist.
These are super rich and chocolatey, exist somewhere in between a cookie and a truffle, and are loaded with peanut butter. Yes, they taste as awesome as they sound. If you are feeling a little lazy (or are just out of chocolate chips) the cookies are fantastic if you skip the dipping step.
I did something wonderful this weekend… I made brownies, and they tasted amazing. You see, this is a very rare occurrence in my house, so it was cause for a tiny celebration: hence the red wine ganache.
I have a great trusty ol’ brownie recipe… which I never use. I am always looking for something better, and wishing I had just left “well enough” alone. Usually when I attempt to make a new brownie recipe, I set off confident, armed with my flaxseed or my EnerG… ready to take on the brownie world. But, almost always, something starts to go wrong 2 minutes after I mix the batter… and then it tumbles quickly downhill from there.
Have you ever experienced the horror that is the bubbling brownie of death, just a mere 10 minutes into the baking time???? I have… and it really burns up my oven mitts.
So, yesterday, as I was savoring one of my favorite foods: the Medjool date… I thought to myself “Now, this is what brownie batter should be like: moist, chewy, sticky and sweet all at once.”
I began mentally combining ingredients, having the utmost confidence that those dates would act as a binder, a sweetener and a base all by their little selves. Out of sheer excitement for my upcoming brownie success, I opened bottle of Shiraz and went to town. A few chocolate chips later, a batch of decadent and rich brownies was born. I was quite pleased with the results… especially with the thick and awesome chocolatey topping. So super good.
Needless to say, this recipe’s a keeper. Full of dates, and free of gluten, oils, and added refined sugar (well, except in the chocolate chips)… this brownie will blow your mind.
Seitan is Evil?!
This is a slightly different type of post- and I apologize in advance for the lack of redundancy. But, there will be a few changes with Manifest Vegan. Nothing huge, but I thought I should let everyone know. My intention for the site will still be the same: to show people that their old favorite foods will not be compromised when switching to a vegan diet… and to share a few good recipes with fellow vegans.