Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Sugared Coconut Crust
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch / Cake / Dessert

Gluten Free Coconut Cake with Sugared Coconut Crust

Topped with Coconut Cream and a spoonful of seasonal fruit this is a wonderful dessert for a summer seaside luncheon: easy, light, delicious, and pretty. It can also be served with coconut ice cream and bittersweet chocolate sauce or warm with a little papaya or passion fruit jam for a weekend breakfast treat. Any way you slice it, … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake
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Gluten Free Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

It’s strawberry season in Maine, there’s a rain delay at Wimbledon, and I’m meeting Kari and Stephanie at 11:30 to walk around Back Cove before lunch: time to bake a cake! Fresh picked local organic strawberries are fragrant and delicious, but often delicate because they’re not bred to endure cross country shipping. When you think your berries … Continue reading

Gluten Free “Rum Soaked Raisin” Irish Soda Bread
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Gluten Free “Rum Soaked Raisin” Irish Soda Bread

Last week I either called or used Open Table to make a reservation to eat at Lydia Shire’s Scampo in Boston. Whatever, I received an unsolicited email:”Scampo News & Message from Lydia!”, becoming an inadvertent subscriber. Ordinarily I’d scroll down to opt out, but Lydia’s note was a recipe for Irish Soda Bread, and St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, and I’ve neglected Gluten Free … Continue reading

Best Gluten Free Sourdough Boule: Cate’s!
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Best Gluten Free Sourdough Boule: Cate’s!

I am very good at what I do – just pulled a beautiful fragrant GF Citrus Olive Oil Cake out of the oven.  But, BUT, yeast is not my friend, so our successful crusty, chewy bread recipes are few. I confess to not having cultivated the relationship carefully, preferring to spend time with cookies and scones. Those of … Continue reading

Gluten Free Yeasted Pancakes
Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Yeasted Pancakes

First one up starts the pancake batter and gets out for a before-breakfast walk! Last Sunday morning I mixed the ingredients, set the batter to rise, and met Suza at Willard beach for a couple of laps with Leo before heading home to cook batch. Gluten free pancakes never leave one with the feeling of having over indulged. This recipe features the added … Continue reading

Gluten Free Breakfast “Sandwich”: Bird’s Nest Muffins
Baked Good / Breakfast / Brunch

Gluten Free Breakfast “Sandwich”: Bird’s Nest Muffins

Tandem Coffee opened a second location: a cafe in a renovated service station on Portland’s Congress Street. Briana Holt is creating excellent sweet and savory baked goods. But fair warning: gluten-free offerings are occasional and the open kitchen precludes a GF environment. However, something I had last week was worth adapting: Briana’s Birds’ Nest Breakfast Muffins. A whole … Continue reading

Spicy Spinach and Cheese Dip
Breakfast / Brunch / Hors d'oeuvre / Side Dish

Spicy Spinach and Cheese Dip

Amy, the only strict vegetarian in our book group, brought this to one of our meetings years… ouch, more than a decade ago, since it was before Gus was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Rich and satisfying, it remains a favorite.  The original recipe includes making crackers out of pita bread baked with melted butter, cumin, and lemon pepper. … Continue reading