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Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients

 

 

¾ cup sweet sorghum flour
¾ cup brown rice flour
1 t. baking soda
½ t. xanthan gum
¼ t. guar gum
¼ t. salt
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

 

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat standard 12-count muffin tin with cooking spray. In mixing bowl, combine sorghum flour, brown rice flour, baking soda, xanthan gum, guar gum and salt. In separate bowl, cream together bananas and oil. Add sugar, applesauce, egg and vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture to banana mixture in three parts, stirring well after each addition; fold in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean. Cool on rack.

Yield

12 muffins

Credit: Clemson University’s Culinary Nutrition Undergraduate Student Research Group
Chef & Child Ingredient of the Month, February 2012

Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti

 

 

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) split red lentils
  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest plus juice
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • ¾ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) poppy seeds
  • Lemon Drizzle
  • ½ cup (125 mL) confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cream
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. Bring 1 cup (250 mL) of water to a boil in a small saucepan; add the lentils and cook for 12 minutes, or until very soft. Drain well and set aside to cool slightly.

3. Into the bowl of a food processor, place the butter, sugar, egg, and lemon zest and juice. Add the lentils and pulse until well blended and smooth. It may look curdled–that is fine.

4. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and pulse until the dough begins to come together. Add the poppy seeds and pulse once or twice, then carefully remove the dough and knead it once or twice with your hands. If it is really sticky, do this on a well-floured surface, incorporating a little more flour into the dough.

5. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and with dampened hands, shape into 12-14 inch (31-36 cm) long log, and then flatten to 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) wide. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until pale golden and set. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

6. Reduce the oven to 275°F (150°C). Once the biscotti log has completely cooled, slice on a slight diagonal into ½-inch thick slices and return to the baking sheet, sitting them upright, spaced at least one inch (2.5 cm) apart. Return to the oven for 30 minutes, or until crisp, pale golden and dry.

7. Whisk together the confectioner’s sugar, cream, and lemon juice. Drizzle over the cooled biscotti and leave until set.

Yield

18 servings

Credit: Courtesy of Canadian Lentils

Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Wisconsin whole milk ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup Wisconsin cream cheese, at room temperature

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped

  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil

  • Kosher salt and black pepper, freshly ground

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

    Wraps:

  • 2 multi-grain flatbread wraps or 10-inch wheat tortillas

  • 2-4 leaves red leaf lettuce

  • 4-6 ounces smoked salmon

  • 4 thin slices tomato

  • 2 thin slices red onion

  • ½ cucumber, sliced

Instructions:
  1. Prepare whipped ricotta. In bowl of small food processor, combine ricotta cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, capers and 1 teaspoon olive oil; and process until smooth, about 1 minute. Season with kosher salt and pepper and pulse to mix. Thin mixture with additional olive oil if desired. Remove bowl and stir in chives, dill and parsley; set aside.
  2. If using tortillas, microwave for 10 seconds to soften.
  3. Lay each flatbread or tortilla on piece of parchment paper. Spread with whipped ricotta and place 1 to 2 lettuce leaves about 1 inch above bottom edge of flatbread or tortilla. Layer over each 2 to 3 ounces smoked salmon in a row and top with 2 slices of tomato, 1 red onion slice and cucumber slices.
  4. Fold bottom of flatbread up and over salmon and fillings. Wrap parchment paper up and over flatbread and gently squeeze so fillings are tight. Continue rolling wrap with parchment paper on outside. Cut wrap in half, remove parchment paper and serve.

Reprinted with permission from The American Culinary Federation. Credit: FoodieCrush
Chef & Child Ingredient of the Month, April 201

Very Vegetable Soup with Walnut/Parmesan Crisps

Very Vegetable Soup with Walnut/Parmesan Crisps

Ingredients
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 medium-sized celery stalk, minced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 t. salt, divided (or to taste)
  • About 10 large mushrooms (white or cremini), minced or sliced
  • 1-2 handfuls fresh green beans, trimmed, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2 T. minced garlic
  • 1 t. dried or 1 T. fresh oregano or marjoram
  • 2-3 stalks ruby chard, chopped (include stems, keep separate)
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 small (6-inch) zucchini, diced or sliced
  • ½ cup (packed) minced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 (15-oz.) can navy or pea beans, thoroughly rinsed, drained
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges
  • Walnut/Parmesan Crisps (recipe follows)
  • Walnut/Parmesan Crisps
  • ¹/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • ¹/3 cup coarsely ground walnuts
  • Nonstick spray (canola- or olive-oil based)
Instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in soup pot or Dutch oven. Add onion, celery, carrot and ½ t. salt; sauté over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, green beans, garlic, oregano or marjoram and remaining salt. Sauté for a few minutes more. Cover; cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

2. Add chard stems; sauté for a minute or two. Add broth. Bring to a boil; lower heat to a simmer. Cover; cook for 10 minutes.

3. Stir in chard leaves, zucchini, basil and navy beans; add black pepper, to taste. Cover pot, remove from heat; let soup sit for about 10 minutes.

4. Serve hot, accompanied by lemon wedges and Walnut/Parmesan Crisps.

Walnut/Parmesan Crisps
Method: Put a skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute. Combine cheese and walnuts in small bowl. Lightly spray pan with nonstick spray. Spoon in small mounds (about 1 t.) cheese/nut mixture; spread into thin circles with back of spoon. Cook over medium heat until cheese has melted and crisps solidified, about 2 minutes. With metal spatula, flip over to cook other side. Cook until golden and crisp.

Yield

5 servings

Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation and Credit: Mollie Katzan, Cookbook Author/Artist
The National Culinary Review, February 2010

Plum Hazelnut with Champagne Sabayon Sauce

Plum Hazelnut with Champagne Sabayon Sauce

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Ingredients
  • 13 oz. granulated sugar
  • 3 oz. butter, room temperature
  • 6 eggs
  • Linzertorte dough (recipe follows)
  • 4 T. apricot or red current/ raspberry jam
  • 6-10 plums, seeded, cut in wedges or thick slices
  • Cinnamon, as needed
  • Champagne/Lemon Sabayon Sauce (recipe follows)
Instructions:

1. Mix sugar and butter in bowl. Gradually add eggs; mix to a custard.

2. Roll out linzertorte dough. Line tart pans. Par-bake blind.

3. Spread jam on linzertorte bases; arrange plums in pattern. Pour custard over plums; sprinkle with 4. cinnamon. Bake at 350ºF until golden-brown. Reduce heat to 300ºF; bake until custard sets, approximately 15 minutes. Cool

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4. Slice. Serve with champagne/lemon sabayon sauce.
Linzertorte Dough

  • 12 oz. butter
  • 18 oz. granulated sugar
  • 18 oz. hazelnut flour
  • 20 oz. all-purpose flour or 50/50 bread/ cake flour
  • ½ oz. cinnamon
  • 1½ t. lemon zest
  • 1 T. vanilla extract
  • 1½ t. salt
  • 4 eggs
Method

 Cream butter and sugar together just until smooth. Add hazelnut flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, lemon zest, vanilla extract, salt and eggs; mix until smooth. Chill until firm.
Champagne/Lemon Sabayon Sauce
½ cup champagne
2 T. lemon juice
½ t. lemon zest
½ cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
½ cup whipped cream (soft peaks), optional

Method

 Over bain marie in stainlesssteel bowl, whisk champagne, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and egg yolks until cooked to 160ºF. Serve warm, or chill over ice until room temperature. Fold in whipped cream, if desired.

Yield

2 Tarts

Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation and Credit: Mollie Katzan, Cookbook Author/Artist
The National Culinary Review, February 2010

Mango/Passion Fruit Pie

Mango/Passion Fruit Pie

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup passion fruit juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • 4 lbs. fresh mango, peeled, cut in
  • chunks or slices
  • Butter pie crust
Instructions:

Combine passion fruit juice, sugar and cornstarch; heat until simmering.

Pour over mango; toss to coat. Pour into butter pie crust of choice; top with second crust.

Bake at 425°F for approximately 30-40 minutes.

Let cool.

Store at room temperature.

Reprinted with permission from American Culinary Federation; with credit: Sandy Poehnelt, Owner, The Right Slice, Lihue, Hawaii. The National Culinary Review, April 2016