How To Make Tuna Patties | Food Recipes

How To Make Tuna Patties | Food Recipes

Tuna patties! All you have to do is say these two words and I’m flooded with childhood memories. We kids are only a few feet high, have tiny feet, scabbed knees, and boundless energy. In between chasing each other around the dining room table we are squealing to our mother, “We’re having tuna patties!”

We were enthusiastic about food, to say the least. And always hungry. Back then, this was one of my mother’s go-to dishes. No idea what her recipe was, and it’s been so long since she’s made them, it’s long forgotten. This recipe is as close as I can come to what I remember, probably with a few added flourishes.

How To Make Tuna Patties | Food Recipes

How To Make Tuna Patties | Food Recipes
How To Make Tuna Patties | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 6-ounce cans tuna
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup white bread torn into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp water (or liquid from the cans of tuna)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives, green onions, or shallots
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A couple squirts of Crystal hot sauce or tabasco
  • 1 raw egg
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Drain tuna:
  • Drain the liquid from the tuna cans.
  • If you are using tuna packed in water, reserve a tablespoon of the tuna water, and
  • add a teaspoon of olive oil to the tuna mixture in the next step.
  1. Mix tuna with mustard, bread, zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, hot sauce, salt, pepper, egg:
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the tuna, mustard, torn white bread, lemon zest, lemon juice, water, parsley, chives, and hot sauce.
  • Sprinkle on salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Taste the mixture before adding the egg to see if it needs more seasoning to your taste.
  • Mix in the egg.
  1. Form into patties, chill:
  • Divide the mixture into 4 parts.
  • With each part, form into a ball and then flatten into a patty.
  • Place onto a wax paper lined tray and chill for an hour.
  • (You can skip the chilling if you want, chilling just helps the patties stay together when you cook them.)

You can find complete recipes of this Tuna Patties in simplyrecipes.com

How To Make Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food Recipes

How To Make Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food Recipes

These gluten free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies taste exactly like the famous crispy-outside-chewy-inside cookies published (in gluten-containing form, of course) by the New York Times in 2009. You just won’t believe how good they are!

Well well well. Yesterday was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (who knew? who cared? me!) yet here I am, a day late and a dollar short, posting a new recipe for gluten free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies now. Of course, it’s not my recipe, really.

But this is precisely the sort of recipe that would have been solidly off-limits before writing Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread. Before Bakes Bread, there was no gluten free bread flour. A.B.B. (after Bakes Bread), we have gluten free bread flour. Boom!

These are the cookies to scale. They are not for the faint of heart.
If you’re not familiar with the Famous New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies, they’re made with a combination of bread flour and cake flour. We make bread flour like we do with our new gluten free breads and we make cake flour the way everyone does: with a combination of about 80% all purpose (gluten free) flour + 20% cornstarch.

The dough really does benefit from being chilled for 24 to 72 hours. But if you can’t hack the wait, how about you chill half the dough and bake off half the dough? Just a thought. You’re still the boss.

How To Make Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food Recipes

How To Make Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food Recipes
How To Make Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3/4 cup (105 g) all purpose gluten free flour (I used my mock Better Batter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (14 g) cornstarch
  • 7/8 cup (122 g) Gluten Free Bread Flour*
  • 5/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (120 g) granulated sugar
  • 10 tablespoons (140 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 10 tablespoons (140 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg (60 g) at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate disks
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling

*BREAD FLOUR NOTES

  • 1 cup (140 g) Gluten Free Bread Flour, as discussed more fully on pages 8 to 10 of GFOAS Bakes Bread,
  • contains 100 grams Mock Better Batter all purpose gluten free flour (or Better Batter itself) + 25 grams whey protein isolate (I use NOW Foods brand) + 15 grams Expandex modified tapioca starch.
  • For a calculator that helps you build the flour without math, please see my Gluten Free Flour page.
  • If you would like to use Ultratex 3 in place of Expandex, please see #6 on my Resources page for instructions.

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a large bowl, place the all purpose flour, xanthan gum, cornstarch, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar, and whisk to combine well.
  2. Add the light brown sugar, and whisk again to combine, working to break up any lumps in the brown sugar. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the butter, egg and vanilla, mixing to combine after each addition.
  3. The dough will be thick.
  4. Add the chocolate disks, and mix until they are evenly distributed throughout.
  5. Wrap the cookie dough tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate ideally for 24 to 72 hours.
  6. On baking day, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  7. Line three large rimmed baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper.
  8. Divide the dough into 9 balls, each about 3 1/2 ounces (the size of generous golf balls), and place them at least 6 inches apart from one another on the prepared baking sheets.
  9. Sprinkle the tops lightly with coarse salt, and place in the preheated oven.
  10. Bake until golden brown all over but still soft toward the center (18 to 20 minutes).

You can find complete recipes of this Gluten Free New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies in glutenfreeonashoestring.com

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TWIX BARS (GF, PALEO + VEGAN) | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TWIX BARS (GF, PALEO + VEGAN) | FOOD RECIPES

This recipe for homemade Twix Bars is a game changer! When you take a bite, you won’t believe that this candy bar copycat is gluten-free, refined sugar free, Paleo, and vegan. Happy Fri-YAY!!! It’s the weekend, and you deserve some celebratory chocolate for making it through the week. And today, we’re celebrating with HEALTHY(er) homemade Twix Bars.

Whaaaat? Healthy Twix? I know. Yes, this is for real. I made homemade Twix bars that you can eat guilt-free, because these pretty little bars are gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, AND vegan. A whole big pile of them, because you deserve nothing less. I had to make this recipe three times, because you know, testing and stuff. I also needed an excuse to eat more.more.more of these delicious goodies.

Now, let’s talk about how this homemade candy magic happens. The crust is made with coconut flour, which creates a cookie base that creates a texture most similar to shortbread of any gluten-free flour I’ve tried.

Unfortunately, because coconut flour is super absorbent and likes to be unique, no other flour would substitute well here. A little goes a long way with coconut flour though, so pick up a bag and you’ll have it around for a while (and you can make lots of Twix!).

The caramel filling is seriously super easy. It can be made in the microwave or on the stove, but you don’t even need to cook it; all of the ingredients just need to be melted together and fully combined before being poured over the cooled crust and left to set. While the caramel cools, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup come together for the quickest homemade chocolate ever. Pour the chocolate over the caramel and leave it to set and we’re almost done!

I opted to sprinkle a bit of fleur de sel over the top before the chocolate set, too. I’m a believer that a sprinkle of flaky sea salt makes pretty much anything better and I loved the bite of crunchy salt on these homemade Twix bars. It’s the perfect complement to the sweet filling, but you can leave it off for a more classic flavor.

I seriously couldn’t get over these homemade Twix bars and I immediately regretted sending them all off to work with my roommate and not saving any for myself! I think another batch may be in order soon 😃

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TWIX BARS (GF, PALEO + VEGAN) | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TWIX BARS (GF, PALEO + VEGAN) | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TWIX BARS (GF, PALEO + VEGAN) | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

For the shortbread crust :

  • ⅔ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, solid

For the caramel filling :

  • ½ cup creamy almond butter
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the chocolate topping :

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon flaky sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 14×5” tart pan or 8×8” square pan with coconut oil (I recommend lining the pan with parchment paper as well if your pan doesn’t have a removable bottom).
  2. Combine coconut flour and salt in a bowl.
  3. Add the maple syrup and stir until fully combined and crumbly.
  4. Add the room temperature coconut oil and mix until a large dough ball forms, pressing out any clumps of coconut oil.
  5. I used my hands at the end to bring the dough fully together.
  6. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. For the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until all of the ingredients are melted and throughly combined.
  9. Pour over the crust and let cool in the refrigerator until set before topping with chocolate layer.
  10. For the chocolate topping, whisk together all of the ingredients and pour over the cooled caramel layer.
  11. Smooth evenly and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  12. Let cool until set.
  13. Slice into 1-inch slices, or 16 squares.
  14. Keep stored in the refrigerator.

You can find complete recipes of this HOMEMADE TWIX BARS (GF, PALEO + VEGAN) in bakerita.com

HOW TO MAKE MONSTER COOKIE BARS | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE MONSTER COOKIE BARS | FOOD RECIPES

Flour-less monster cookie bars are the perfect back-to-school snack! They freeze really well and who can resist these bars loaded with oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and m&m’s?!

Are you ready for back-to-school? This is my first year sending a child to “real school”, like at an elementary school where he is there all day and rides the bus. I’m so nervous but yet so excited. I know he will love it.

With back-to-school comes the dreaded, “I’m starving mom!” the second they walk in the door. I remember doing that growing up, so I am sure my sweet little kindergartner will do the same thing. These (no flour!) monster cookie bars are so delicious and perfect for an after school snack to fill their little bellies after a long day.

The recipe makes an entire cookie sheet, so I always freeze some and pull them out when needed. I just put a couple in a Ziploc bag and freeze them that way. They only have to sit out for several minutes to thaw a bit or you could microwave for 20 seconds or so.

I mean, seriously!? WHO can resist that? I am a sucker for all things ‘monster cookie’. The combo of peanut butter, oats, and those cute mini rainbow m&m’s just can’t be beat.

I will note that this recipe calls for both quick oats and old-fashioned (regular) oats. You could use all quick, but I have found that using all quick oats results in a tough/dense cookie bar. Splitting the oats results in a soft and delicious cookie bar. Another tip is to use a pizza cutter to cut these into squares. I do that every time and it’s so easy!

HOW TO MAKE MONSTER COOKIE BARS | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE MONSTER COOKIE BARS | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE MONSTER COOKIE BARS | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-2 cups mini m&m’s
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, peanut butter, and butter.
  3. With a hand-held blender, mix until pale in color and combined.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Blend together.
  5. Add in the oats and baking soda.
  6. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, mix by hand until combined.
  7. Add in the m&m’s and chocolate chips (reserve some for top of bars if wanted).
  8. Stir together well until combined.
  9. Dump onto your parchment lined cookie sheet and spread out.
  10. This will take several minutes, but it can be done.
  11. Sprinkle the reserved m&m’s and chocolate chips on top (if wanted).
  12. Press down slightly into dough.
  13. Bake for 18-20 minutes. The edges will be lightly browned and the middle will still look pale and underdone, but it will finish baking as it cools.
  14. Let cool for at least an hour so the bars can firm up and come together.
  15. You do not want to over-bake these!

You can find complete recipes of this MONSTER COOKIE BARS in togetherasfamily.com

How To Make Lemon Bars – Gluten Free | Food Recipes

A delicious Gluten Free lemon bars recipe with the best gluten free shortbread crust. They’re the tastiest gluten free dessert bars you’ll ever try and dairy free too.

Over Christmas I wanted to make mince pies, they are traditional British
pies filled with mincemeat and are common all over the UK during the festive period, I was yearning for a taste of home and so decided to throw some together at the last minute.

I’ve made Mince Pies with gluten free pastry in the past, I adapted a gluten shortcrust pastry recipe from an old British cookbook and they worked very well as I remember.

Now perhaps it’s because I’m totally disorganized or simply a function of being on the wrong side of forty, but I couldn’t remember which book or which recipe I’d used previously, so in a rush I turned to Google and pulled up a recipe for gluten free pastry off the internet, what could possibly go wrong?

“They’re a little bit chewy, Mom” said my ten year old son, he was being very generous.

They were basically inedible and tough as old boots. There was nothing else for it but to trash them, and I never did get around to trying Mince Pies again as all the Christmas busyness took over and we simply moved on to cooking other sugar filled goodies instead.

Well I’m happy to report that my gluten free Lemon Bars work well and the shortbread crust is perfect!

No baking disasters with them so far and no complaints from my son or anyone else in the house. They were so tasty that I ended up giving away some away for fear that I would eat the whole lot while the kids were at school.

How To Make Lemon Bars – Gluten Free | Food Recipes

How To Make Lemon Bars - Gluten Free | Food Recipes
How To Make Lemon Bars – Gluten Free | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

SHORTBREAD:

  • 175g (Approx. 1.5 sticks) Dairy Free Margarine (or butter if you don’t need to avoid dairy)
  • 75g (1/3 cup + 1 tbspn) sugar
  • 250g (Approx 1.5 cups (see notes!) ) gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1tsp xanthan gum (omit if your flour has any gums added)
  • ½ tsp gluten free baking powder

TOPPING:

  • 300g 1½ cups sugar
  • 120mls ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 30g ¼ cup all purpose gluten free flour, or cornstarch
  • gluten free powdered sugar to dust

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. You will need a 9×13 baking pan, line the base and sides with parchment paper
  2. Preheat your oven to 350f
  3. Cream butter (or margarine) and sugar in mixer.
  4. In separate bowl add flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and mix well.
  5. Omit the Xanthan gum if you are using a ready made flour mixture which has gum added.
  6. Add flour mix to butter/sugar and mix well until combined.
  7. Your ‘dough’ may be soft, especially if you used dairy free spread.
  8. If you find it is super soft then put it in the fridge for half an hour to firm up a little
  9. Press your dough into the lined baking pan and spread out evenly with an offset spatula, I sometimes find that the back of a spoon works well too.
  10. It’s hard to tell when looking at the baking pan, but try and get the dough spread with an even thickness.
  11. Bake at 350 for 20 mins or until lightly brown.
  12. While base is cooking make the filling, mix all the topping ingredients except the powdered sugar.
  13. When base is cooked pour over topping and return to the oven to bake for a further 30 minutes or until the center is set and no longer moves when you shake the pan.
  14. Cool for two hours in the fridge, dust with icing sugar when fully cooled and cut into squares.
  • Notes
    1. I bake by weight as I find that gives the most consistent results, especially when baking gluten free. One cup of your gluten free flour blend may not weigh the same as my blend, all the commercially available blends have different mixes and ratios of flour in them. I’ve weighed cups of different blends of flour and noted that a cup of gluten free flour can vary in weight from 125g up to as much as 170g depending on how you scoop it, and what type of mix you use. You can see how this could drastically alter the outcome of a recipe.

You can find complete recipes of this Lemon Bars – Gluten Free in noshtastic.com

HOW TO MAKE SUPER SOFT SPRINKLE PUDDING COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SUPER SOFT SPRINKLE PUDDING COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

These SUPER SOFT Sprinkle Pudding cookies are so so easy and loaded with vanilla flavor! Before you’re all, “yawnnnnn I’ve seen pudding cookies a trillionty times” stay with me for a second… I firmly believe in the value of a solid basic recipe. Basics are the recipes you make most often…

Of ALL THE BAKING I do here in my kitchen the recipe most requested and most baked is chocolate chip cookies. Certainly I am all about the special occasion dessert, I mean duh, but if I’ve learned anything from you nice folks it’s that easy, everyday classics are your jam. Those are the recipes you come back to time and time again.

So with that said, these super soft sprinkle pudding cookies will be a staple in your baking arsenal from this moment on. Trust me. They’re ridiculously easy, loaded with vanilla flavor, non-messy and did I mention sprinkles are involved? Yep.

Adding pudding to the cookie dough is a simple trick to amp up the flavor, but also to keep the cookies soft. Make sure you’re using instant pudding, not “cook and serve”. The coagulants in the “cook and serve” are different than the instant, containing a large amount of cornstarch. The texture will be altered and it won’t bake up as nicely.

I used regular old vanilla instant pudding… but you could really use any flavor you wanted to. Flavored pudding will add a nice subtle flavor to the cookies, like I did with my Butterscotch Apple Pudding Cookies.

HOW TO MAKE SUPER SOFT SPRINKLE PUDDING COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SUPER SOFT SPRINKLE PUDDING COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE SUPER SOFT SPRINKLE PUDDING COOKIES | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (3.5-ounce packet instant vanilla pudding mix)
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
  4. Mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Next mix in the pudding mix for 30 seconds.
  6. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour, mixing until just combined.
  7. Finally add in the sprinkles and mix until incorporated evenly.
  8. Using a medium (2 tablespoon) sized cookie scoop drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are almost set.
  9. Don’t over-bake if you want super soft soft cookies.

You can find complete recipes of this SUPER SOFT SPRINKLE PUDDING COOKIES in cookiesandcups.com

How To Make Puppy Chow Recipe | Food Recipes

How To Make Puppy Chow Recipe | Food Recipes

My love language is dessert. Sometimes I even eat it for dinner. However, in my opinion, dessert has to be chocolatey…like insanely chocolatey. Or full of peanut butter. Or, if you make me something that’s both insanely chocolatey and full of peanut butter…you’ll win me over for life. Seriously, the only time I eat desserts that are vanilla-y or fruity is when I’m trying to be polite…

but I usually consider them a waste of calories and time (which is the opposite of my husband and kids, whose desserts of choice include vanilla cake, key lime pie, and gummy bears. No thanks).This Puppy Chow recipe meets all this criteria, and then some! Plus it’s gluten-free and dairy-free!

Puppy chow is one of my top five favorite desserts. I’m usually satisfied with just a small amount of something sweet after dinner. However, when it comes to puppy chow, I could literally eat an entire batch myself. It’s the only treat that I consider truly dangerous (or maybe it should consider me dangerous).

I’m a midwesterner (born and raised) so I call this treat “Puppy Chow.” It has other names too, like muddy buddies, monkey munch, etc., but no matter what you call it, it’s delicious.
Listen carefully now, my version of this dessert is not for the faint of heart.

You will never find weak puppy chow in my kitchen. You know what I mean? The stuff that is so thinly coated with chocolate and peanut butter that the powdered sugar barely sticks to it? Not on my watch. I want clumps, and globs, and hunks, and chunks of chocolate-peanut buttery goodness.

I start by melting equal parts of chocolate (semi-sweet or dark) and peanut butter together. (Look at that picture up there, seriously look). If you want it to be dairy free, just use dairy-free chocolate chips!  Then I put some cereal in the bottom of a large bowl, pour some of the peanut butter/chocolate mixture on top, and then continue to alternate cereal/chocolate/cereal, etc.

until I’ve used up all the ingredients. The key here is to start VERY conservatively with the amount of cereal! You do NOT, I repeat, do NOT want to use too much cereal. It will ruin your puppy chow and your day.

How To Make Puppy Chow Recipe | Food Recipes

How To Make Puppy Chow Recipe | Food Recipes
How To Make Puppy Chow Recipe | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6-7 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Melt peanut butter and chocolate together, either on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  2. Next, add 3 cups of cereal to a large bowl.
  3. Pour 1 cup of your chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the cereal.
  4. Add 3 more cups of cereal to the bowl and then pour the rest of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture on top.
  5. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated.
  6. If there are pools of chocolate/peanut butter at the bottom of your bowl
  7. add more cereal 1/4 cup at a time until all that deliciousness is coating your cereal.
  8. Remember we WANT clumps, so do NOT add too much cereal!
  9. Let the mixture cool slightly (I throw mine in the fridge or outside on my porch if it’s cold out). You do not want it to harden!
  10. Once your mixture is at or below room temperature, add 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  11. Mix until combined.
  12. Let cool for about 15 minutes.
  13. Add more powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time until your cereal is coated to your satisfaction.

You can find complete recipes of this Puppy Chow Recipe in joyfoodsunshine.com

How To Make Chocolate Banana Bread | Food Recipes

How To Make Chocolate Banana Bread | Food Recipes

One of the most loved recipes on the site is our banana bread, and one thing people seem to like to do to change it up is to add chocolate chips to it. That’s sort of a no-brainer, right?

Dear banana bread lovers, putting chocolate chips in your banana bread is like having your bananas and chocolate go on a date. Lovely and sweet, yet still separate and distinct. After a while both want something more—a merging of wills, a commitment!

Well, if chocolate and banana were going to do the deed, this would be the result—a richly chocolate banana bread, infused with cocoa, speckled with chocolate chips, with warm hints of butter, vanilla, and allspice.

How To Make Chocolate Banana Bread | Food Recipes

How To Make Chocolate Banana Bread | Food Recipes
How To Make Chocolate Banana Bread | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 large ripe bananas (easily mashable)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed, light or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (1/2 a teaspoon if using salted butter)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Using a blender, food processor, or a fork, purée the peeled ripe bananas until smooth.
  2. You should have 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of banana purée.
  3. Butter or spray with cooking spray the inside of a 5×9-inch loaf pan.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) with a rack in the middle.
  5. 2 Place the banana purée into a large mixing bowl. Stir the melted butter.
  6. Stir in the brown sugar and salt.
  7. Whisk to break up any clumps of brown sugar. Stir in the beaten egg and vanilla extract.
  8. In a separate bowl, vigorously whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and allspice.
  9. Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture and stir until just incorporated.
  10. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  11. Pour batter into a buttered loaf pan.
  12. Place in a 350°F (175°C) oven and bake for 1 hour.
  13. Note that because of the chocolate chips that melt in the bread as it cooks, it’s hard to check for doneness using a tester that you insert.
  14. One way to test is to gently push the center top of the chocolate banana bread down with your finger.
  15. If it feels relatively firm and bounces back when you release your finger, that’s a good sign that it’s done.

You can find complete recipes of this Chocolate Banana Bread in simplyrecipes.com

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

The BEST Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting! The perfect cake for parties, birthdays or just because!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Let’s celebrate with this AMAZING Chocolate Cake! This is my all time favorite Chocolate Cake recipe. Super moist, chocolatey and soft this is my go to cake for parties, birthdays or just because.

I used Kitchen Aid’s Precision Press to make a strong cup of coffee to go in this cake. Rich, smooth and full bodied. The fresh brewed coffee brings out the chocolate flavor in the cake.

Now for my favorite part of any cake: The Frosting. This chocolate buttercream frosting is fluffy, chocolatey and rich with just the right amount of sweetness.
The perfect topping to this chocolate cake!

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

The Best Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup canola oill
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strong hot coffee

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 ½ – 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS :

The Best Chocolate Cake :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter & flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, both sugars, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Set aside. With a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add in milk, oil, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low.
  • Pour in the hot coffee (Batter will be thin)
  • Divide between the prepared pans and bake for 23-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake completely before frosting.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days!

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting :

  • Add butter to a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat until fluffy.

You can find complete recipes of this THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE in chefsavvy.com

How To Make Gluten-Free Small Bites | Food Recipes

How To Make Gluten-Free Small Bites | Food Recipes

Warm, comforting gluten free cinnamon buns, made without yeast so there’s no rising time. Ready in less than an hour from start to finish, this is how you get your quick cinnamon-sugar fix!

If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toe in the waters of gluten free yeast bread baking, but you need some convincing, why not start with these yeast-free cinnamon buns? Leavened only with baking powder and eggs, they’re a sure thing.

This recipe was first reprinted on the blog on the publication day of Gluten Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy, my second cookbook. It’s from the very pages of that book, and I remember being so proud to share it with you!

The dough for these yeast free gluten free cinnamon buns is smooth and even silky. With no more than a sprinkling here and there of flour as you work, it’s truly a pleasure to roll out.

In just a few minutes, you’re rolling up the dough, slicing it into 1-inch sections and nestling them into the wells of a muffin tin. 25 minutes later…

How To Make Gluten-Free Small Bites | Food Recipes

How To Make Gluten-Free Small Bites | Food Recipes
How To Make Gluten-Free Small Bites | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

For the dough :

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups (490 to 560 g) all purpose gluten free flour (I used Better Batter)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (84 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs (100 g, weighed out of shell), at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) milk, at room temperature

For the filling :

  • 1 cup (218 g) light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

For the glaze :

  • 1 cup (115 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (any kind), plus more by the 1/4 teaspoonful if necessary

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease the wells of a standard twelve-cup muffin tin and set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, place 3 1/2 cups (490 g) of the flour, the xanthan gum, baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the granulated sugar, and whisk well.
  3. Add 6 tablespoons of the butter, the eggs, and the milk, and mix until the dough comes together.
  4. The dough should be smooth and relatively easy to handle.
  5. If the dough seems sticky, add more flour by the tablespoon and knead it in with well-floured hands until the dough is smooth.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a piece of lightly floured unbleached parchment paper.
  7. Sprinkle the dough lightly with extra flour and roll it into a 12-inch by 15-inch rectangle, about 1/4 inch thick (no thinner). Trim any especially rough edges.
  8. Make the filling. In a medium-size bowl, place all of the filling ingredients and mix to combine well.
  9. With a small offset spatula or large spoon, spread the filling in an even layer over the top of the rectangle of dough, leaving about 1/4 inch clean around the perimeter.
  10. Starting at a short side, roll the dough away from you into a tightly formed roll.
  11. Slice the roll in cross-section into twelve equal pieces, each about 1 inch thick.
  12. Place each roll in a well of the prepared muffin tin.
  13. Place the tin in the center of the preheated oven, and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the rolls begin to turn golden brown and the filling starts to bubble out of them.
  14. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until the rolls are firm enough to handle (about 10 minutes), then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  15. Be sure to remove the rolls from the muffin tin before they are completely cool, or they will begin to stick to the muffin tin.

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