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(Chicken and) dumplings success!

Original recipe from:
Gluten-Free Makeovers, but you know me, I had to experiment a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I didn’t include the chicken soup part here, as I figure most of you probably already have a “go-to” recipe of your own for that and you’re all about the dumplings. Right? Right. Okay. Let’s do this! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Coconut cinnamon sugar cookies (grain-free)

This is my go-to when we want cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚ This recipe was contributed by Doreen Fish over on Just A Pinch Recipes.


Update re: eggless version

I think the eggs are really what makes that bread recipe work. I used their flax gel method, and it just didn’t work well at all. Very very dense, sticky… no.

Success! GFCF sandwich bread

Adapted from this recipe by King Arthur Flour.

Wet ingredients (into the bread machine first):

  • 1 cup warm CF “milk” (I used Silk Pure Coconut this time)
  • 3 large eggs*
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar* (not a wet ingredient, but it goes in with them)

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of GF flour/starch blend*
  • 1/4 cup milled flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 1/4 tsp. yeast (make sure this goes in last)

I used the “basic” setting on my bread maker, light crust, 1.5 lb. loaf.

I dug the paddle out after the final “punch down,” because I’ve had an issue with it baking in and ruining the slices.

This came out really well. It even passed the Emily test – though, she prefers it toasted, because she’s used to the stiffer GF bread now. ๐Ÿ˜‰ She probably equates soft bread with a tummy ache, poor kid.


  • I haven’t tried this with an egg replacer (flax gel) yet, but I’ll try soon and report back. – Update: I don’t think their recommended flax-for-eggs method works well AT ALL.
  • This seems like a lot of sugar. I know it feeds the yeast, so it’s needed, but I might cut it down a bit.
  • My GF blend for this is: 3 cups rice flour, 1 cup potato starch, 1/2 cup tapioca. Obviously, I didn’t use it all, but that’s the ratio. ๐Ÿ˜‰

NOTE #2:

Instructions on flax in place of the eggs, taken from the King Arthur Flour website:

If you prefer to make this mix without eggs, using flax in place of the eggs works well. To replace the 3 eggs called for, use ยผ cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) flax meal (the more finely ground the better), blended with ยฝ cup plus 1 tablespoon water. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to thicken before beating into the butter in the bowl. 1 egg recipe: 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) flax meal (the more finely ground the better) blended with 3 tablespoons water. Let it sit for 10 minutes to thicken before using.

Hope that helps. I’m going to try it right now, actually.

“Lots of Stuff” Bread

No yeast, no eggs, no gluten, etc. – surprisingly good. It’s very similar to the bread called “wheat bread,” but obviously, isn’t. ๐Ÿ˜‰

NOTE: Please read the whole entry before trying it. ๐Ÿ˜‰