Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gateau a' l'orange

1-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 sticks butter
3 eggs
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar
Juice of 1 orange and juice of 2 oranges
Grated peel of 3 oranges

~Beat butter and powdered sugar together thoroughly.
~Add 3 whole eggs, one at a time, beating well between each egg.
~Add juice of 1 orange and all orange peel.
~Add flour and baking powder.  Stir well.
~Pour into 8" round (greased) cake pan and bake 45 minutes at 350*.
~Mix together the juice of 2 oranges and 1/3 to 1/2 cup sugar (as needed). 
~Unmold on a plate while hot and pour sugar/orange juice mixture over the top.
~Cool, serve, and enjoy.   Delicious enjoyed with fresh whipped cream infused with Cointreau. 

Recipe compliments of Susan P.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 TBSP oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup basmati rice, uncooked
1-1/2 cup chicken stock
1 TBSP salt
2 whole likes, juiced
1 whole lime, zested
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

~Add oil to a sauce pan and heat on medium.  Add the garlic and rice to the oil and saute for two minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently.
~Add the chicken broth, salt, lime juice and bring to a boil.  Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes or according to the rice package directions.
~When the rice is done, add the lime zest and chopped cilantro.  Stir to mix in.  Serve immediately.
~Pairs well with Black Beans.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

Black Beans

2 cans (15-16oz each) black beans
4 TBSP finely chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup tomato sauce
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 TBSP olive oil

~Chop onions and garlic.  Heat the oil on medium high heat and cook onions and garlic with cumin until soft.
~Add all other ingredients and simmer at least 10 minutes.
~Serve with Lime Cilantro Rice.

Recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gluten Free Coconut Cornbread

1 cup milk (you may use soy, almond, or whatever you like)
1 egg
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup white rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp xanthan gum

1. Preheat oven to 400*, and oil an 8"x8" square pan.
2. Blend the wet ingredients together in a blender or food processor (I used a mini food processor)
3. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until homogeneous.
5. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
6. Cool, slice, and serve with honey butter.  Enjoy!