Monday, November 1, 2010

Finally Fall

As Fall quickly approaches I have a sudden desire to cook and create.
Although I feel a bit more challenged these day with my whole Gluten Free issue...
I refuse to let that get me down!
I am dreaming of warm comfort foods that will satisfy my Fall cravings!

My first attempt was last week-
I have been baking and cooking up a storm for the rest of my family
but there was nothing GF that I could have sooooo...
I decided to try my hand at a zucchini bread -Gluten Free-with my name on it!
Of course once I make it and everyone smelled it-
they all wanted to taste it!
I suppose that's a good sign.

The batter was beautiful and already smelled so good.

It rose and got golden-just as I had hoped .

Came out of the pan without falling apart!

Once I cut it- I couldn't resist...I had to try it!
I don't remember where I actually found this recipe,
(my apologies to the original chef)
because I was frantically copying recipes from all over the GF Blogisphere.
I followed this one to the T and it came delicious!

GF Zucchini Bread

This recipe makes one loaf.

1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 ½ cups freshly shredded zucchini
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups of your favorite GF flour mix
1 teaspoon xanthan gum for each cup of flour

Shred the zucchini and chop the walnuts in a food processor and set them aside.

Use a mixer to beat the eggs and add the sugar, oil and vanilla. Add the baking soda, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Slowly pour in the flour and xanthan gum until well mixed. By hand, mix in the zucchini and walnuts. Pour in greased & floured loaf pan and bake at 350F degrees for 75 minutes. Let cool.

My first baking attempt was a success and I

am anxious to begin baking more GF goodies that

I can enjoy with the rest of my family.

I hope you try this recipe- I'm sure you won't be disappointed.