Monday, February 27, 2012


This gluten-free giveaway item, the cookbook the dairy-free & gluten-free kitchen, is also for dairy-free diners, and as the photo on the cover displays, with attractive food still available to both camps, despite the dietary restrictions. As for taste, I can attest to the deliciousness of the recipe I tried, and here's the tale of my efforts.
This lovely loaf, pictured with the parchment paper with which it was baked, was the result of this cookbook's gluten-free dairy-free recipe, fiber-rich sandwich bread, made with the book's gluten-free flour mix.
Both crunchy crust and delicate crumb are admirable aspects of the bread. Makes a great grilled cheese sandwich (sorry, ate it so fast, forgot to photograph it!), excellent toasted or untoasted.

Now, a confession. This was my second effort. No fault of the book's. I forgot to add the cider vinegar. Just a teaspoon. But when it was time to spoon the batter into the loaf pan, it felt stiff to me. Rather than end up with a brick-like loaf (oh, yes, that's happened before), I decided to take advantage of the firmness of the batter (really, a dough, at this point).

First, i divided the dough in two. I mixed equal parts sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set that aside. I got out a jar of toasted onion bits and poured some into a small bowl. Then I pinched off large marbles, rolled them into snakes and knotted them.

For half the dough, as I finished each knot, I brushed it with olive oil, and dipped it into the bowl of onion bits.

For the other half, I dipped the marble of dough into the bowl of cinnamon sugar, made my snake and then my knot, and finally, gave the knot a brush of oil and another dip into the cinnamon sugar. Here are the results. Talk about snackable!!


If you'd like the chance to receive a copy of the dairy-free and gluten-free kitchen, please leave a comment below, telling me you've LIKED my facebook page, GlutenfreefromNYC.

Winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries received through February 29, 2012, and will be notified by email (don't forget to include yours, either in your comment here, or in an email to

One entry per household, please. Void where prohibited. Shipping only to continental US, excluding Alaska. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Full disclosure: This giveaway's product was provided free of charge by the company referred to in the post above. I was not paid to write this post and all the opinions expressed are strictly my own.


Michelle Rooney said...

Already a fan of ur fb page.

Kendra B said...

Already a fan of your facebook page! Thank you for bringing this book to my attention. Even if I don't win, I think I will buy it anyway!

Donna Marie said...

Already a fan on FB

Rachel Blom said...

I like GlutenfreefromNYC on FB.

Donna said...

Have become a fan of your facebook page. Am liking all the new ideas and recipes.

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