Gluten-free Egg-free Dairy-free Soy-free Cardamon Date Scone Recipe

February 17th, 2010 yum Posted in Baked Goods, Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fellow Food Bloggers, Sorghum, Soy Free, Vegan, coconut, tapioca starch free 10 Comments »

This Tuesday I realized I had eaten most of my store of gluten-free baked goods left over from my adoption of Karina, the Gluten-free Goddess, so I decided to spend a few hours baking up a replacement store. I made her English Muffins,her Irish Soda Bread, and tried a new recipe for un-rye bread. While i was in the kitchen, I started thinking about scone recipes. Maybe it was the recipe on the back of the Bob’s Red Mill Sorghum flour, maybe it was the hint of spring in the air lately, but for some reason I felt like a nice scone. I tried using coconut cream for the first time as a dairy/yogurt substitute and it worked beautifully as a rich liquid. And then, because I had some lovely medjool dates, and cardamon is one of our favorite spices, I added that to the mix. The result was a lovely, unique scone basted with creamy coconut and sparkling with organic sugar. After tasting it, I can honestly say I didn’t miss the devonshire cream, but if you like you could serve it with some Cashew Cream or use coconut cream from a second jar of coconut, with powdered sugar and vanilla added. Enjoy!

Gluten free Vegan Coconut Date Cardamon Scone Recipe
1 1/4 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup arrowroot starch
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/4 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. Palm Oil Shortening
2/3 cup coconut milk cream (leave canned coconut in refrigerator for a few hours and let solids rise to the top)
1 Ener-g Foods Egg Replacer Egg
1/3 cup chopped dates
1 tsp. freshly ground cardamon
sprinkle of nutmeg

extra coconut cream for brushing scone, organic sugar for sprinkling on top

Preheat oven to 400F.

Gently blend dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Then blend in shortening until you have course meal. Whisk together egg replacer (1 1/2 tsp. powder, 2 tbsp. warm water) and then add your coconut cream. Fold together and add your dates and spices.

Fold dough together until it is workable and put into a gallon freezer bag, rolling until you have a rectangle 3/4 inch thick. Cut out the sides of the bag, and then cut the dough into rectangles.

Baste dough with coconut cream and sprinkle generously with sugar.

Bake for 12-14 minutes.


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Goddess Inspired Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soy-free Millet No Oatmeal Coconut Raisin Cookie Recipe

January 25th, 2010 yum Posted in Baked Goods, Breastfeeding for Allergic Baby Recipe, Cookies, Dairy Free, Dessert, Egg Free, Karina Friendly, Millet, Nut Free, Rice Free, Sorghum, Soy Free, TED Elimination Diet, Vegan, coconut 4 Comments »

babyyumAs you might have noticed, Baby Yum has been keeping me extremely busy lately. So busy that there have been fewer posts here at the Book of Yum, but I still post at least once a week. With less posting and Baby Yum’s allergies, you might think that I haven’t been cooking much- but it couldn’t be further from the truth! With Baby Yum’s allergies improved I’ve incorporated more foods into my diet, including sorghum. I’m a little bit in love with sorghum, actually- and have a host of new recipes I’m dying to share with you all. Let me start by introducing a wonderful, gluten-free vegan cookie recipe inspired by our own Karina, the Gluten-free Goddess and her vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe. I’m sure as written, this recipe would make you swoon. But unfortunately, I can’t use most of the listed flours (yet) and although I could eat chocolate chip cookies on a daily- make that hourly- basis, the chocolate seems to make Baby Yum hyper. So I took this recipe as a jumping off point to come up with my own yummy vegan millet-coconut flour cookies that evoke the raisin-rich goodness of an oatmeal cookie… without the oatmeal. I think you’ll enjoy these coconut treasures. They earned a big thumbs up from my traditional gluten-eating Father, who enjoyed his with some honey-sweetened herbal tea. The hardest part was sharing! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Tell me about your own inspired cookie experiments in the comments!

Vegan Millet Coconut No-Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe
The Dry:
3/4 cup millet flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup arrowroot starch
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
The Wet:
1/2 cup Spectrum Organic Shortening
1 1/2 cups organic light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
5-6 tablespoons your favorite gluten-free dairy-free milk

1 tbsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer + 4 tablespoons warm water (whisked together)

The additions:
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375. Put parchment paper on your favorite cookie sheet.

Whisk together your dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Put your wet ingredients into your stand mixer bowl and whip together until Shortening and brown sugar are thoroughly combined and creamy. (Alternatively, use a hand mixer, but I don’t recommend it once you add gluten-free flour.) Take your whisked egg alternative and fold it into the wet ingredients. Fold your dry ingredients into the wet until you have a nice, thick, cookie batter without any dry flour pockets. Stir in your additions.

Chill dough for an hour in the refrigerator, if you can stand waiting that long!

Drop ice-cream scoop (or serving tablespoon) rounds of dough onto the cookie sheet. Flatten cookies slightly as they don’t spread out much and won’t bake properly in the middle otherwise. Bake in pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown and feel firm to the touch.

Cool and remove from parchment paper. Enjoy!

You can freeze this dough in logs and cut off uncooked cookie disks and bake them. You may have to bake them slightly longer.
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