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Jan 24, 2015 - Meal suggestion, Dairy, Kosher, Breads and Doughs, Quickies, Dough fillings, Sweets, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian, Sides    Comments Off on GF Turkish Gozleme

GF Turkish Gozleme

About a week ago, my lovely friend Noa Druker shared a picture and a recipe for this lovely pastry, which had me salivating for days. I finally got around to trying to make a GF version of it a few days ago. Having just gone back to work and working around a new baby, I copied it wrong, but the result was oh-so-right… So there you have it – my GF version of Gozleme… Now a staple in my kitchen (mandated by my eldest).

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Ingredients

250 gr. Tami flour
100 ml. thick yogurt (I use Sheeps’ milk yogurt)
¾ Tbsp. dry yeast
½ Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
25 gr. vegetable oil
¾ cup water
Desired Filling – the options are endless, but I’ll suggest a couple of savory ones, and a couple of sweet ones:
Savory
Cheese: 50 gr. feta, 150 gr. hard cheese of your choosing.
Yam: 1 medium-sized yam, cooked and mashed – add 100 gr. Kashkaval and season with salt and nutmeg.
Sweet
Chocolate: 50 gr. melted butter, 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 2 Tbsp. sugar – mix and let set for 5 minutes.
Cinnamon-Banana: mix ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup Demerara sugar, and ½ Tbsp. cinnamon. Sprinkle over half a circle. Slice a banana diagonally, and place over cinnamon layer.

Preparation

Put all ingredients in a bowl and knead for 1 minute.
Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
Divide dough into 8 equal parts (approx. 65 gr. each).
Knead each part well.
On baking paper, roll each part into a circle, as thinly as you can.
Spread/sprinkle filling generously on half of the circle, leaving ½”/1cm around the edge for closing.
Gently fold the empty half over the full one using the baking paper.
Close firmly around the edges using your fingers.
Heat a frying pan with a little oil (just enough to cover bottom).
Fry the gozleme until golden (1-2 minutes), turn over and repeat.
Remove from pan onto absorbing paper.
Let cool for 1-2 minutes, and enjoy!

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Jan 19, 2015 - Kosher, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Can prepare in advance, Cookies, Parve, Vegetarian    Comments Off on GF Rugelach

GF Rugelach

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Ingredients

300 ml. milk/rice milk
1½ Tbsp. (15 gr.) dry yeast
½ cup (100 gr.) sugar
500 gr. Tagmish GF flour mix
½ tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
150 gr. soft butter-flavored Mazola (or butter)

Preparation

Put all ingredients in your stand-mixer bowl, and knead for 1 minute on low – only until the flour is incorporated.
Shift to high, and knead for 10(!) more minutes.
Form a ball, cover with a plastic bag, and let rise by approx. 80% (approx. 1-1½ hours) .
Divide into 3 equal parts (approx. 375 gr. each), knead well and form balls.
Line a surface with baking paper.
Take first ball and roll into a paper-thin circle.
***No need to flour or oil surface – dough is very easy to work with***

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Brush with melted butter/Mazola and cover evenly with chocolate/cinnamon filling.

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Cut into 8-12 triangles (according to the desired rugelach size).

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Roll each triangle tightly from the wide part to the narrow part.
Place on baking tray lined with baking paper.

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Brush each rugelach evenly with beaten egg.
Repeat the above for each ball.
Preheat your oven to 180C/360F.
Let rise by 30-40% (approx. ½ an hour).
Bake for approx. 10-12 minutes until golden-brown.
Remove from oven and let cool.

Some Filling Options (amounts per dough ball):
40 gr. melted butter-flavored Mazola/butter
Cinnamon Filling: 25 gr. sugar, 25 gr. Demerara sugar, ½ Tbsp. cinnamon
Cocoa Filling: ¼ cup sugar, ½ Tbsp. cocoa powder, ½ tsp. cinnamon
Nutella Filling: 100-150gr. Nutella per dough ball.

Nov 26, 2014 - Dairy, Hannukah, Kosher, Quickies, Sweets, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Cakes, Cookies, Vegetarian, Make an impression    Comments Off on Quick Yogurt Donuts (Sufganiot)

Quick Yogurt Donuts (Sufganiot)

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Ingredients

2 eggs
20 grams (2 Tbsp.) sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
160 ml. (⅔ cup) thick goats-milk yogurt or sour cream (For a non-dairy version: Tofutui dairy-free sour cream)
140 gr. (1 cup) Tami GF flour (or all-purpose flour, if you do not adhere to a gluten-free diet)
1 packet (12 gr.) baking powder
1 tsp. Brandy/Araq
1 tsp. vanilla extract
oil for frying
caster sugar to sprinkle
Preferred filling: jam/chocolate ganache/Dolce De Leche/Crème pâtissière

Preparation

In a bowl, lightly whisk eggs and sugar.
Add salt, oil, yogurt/sour cream, flour, baking powder, Brandy/Araq, and vanilla extract, and whisk until smooth.

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Heat oil in deep pot to 180C/360F and lower heat to maintain this temperature.
Pour 1 Tbsp. of the batter to the hot oil using another tablespoon.
Once bubbles form on top (approx. 2 minutes), gently flip the donuts using a fork.

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after two additional minutes, turn the donuts again, give it a minute, and turn one last time for another minute.
Remove from oil using a perforated spoon.
***The reason for turning them twice on each side is to make sure they are cooked on the inside as well***

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***Do not pile donuts on top of each other while hot, as their weight will crush the bottom once and compress their texture***

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Serve with your preferred topping(s): caster sugar, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, etc., and preferred filling(s): jam, chocolate ganache, Dolce De Leche, and/or Crème pâtissière.

Nov 20, 2014 - Low-Cal, Dairy, Kosher, Quickies, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Cakes, One-Bowl cakes, Cheese cakes, Vegetarian, Make an impression, Shavuot    Comments Off on Melt-in-your-Mouth Quick Cheesecake

Melt-in-your-Mouth Quick Cheesecake

This is the only cheesecake my son likes.

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Ingredients

750 gr. 5% soft goats-milk cheese (or plain soft cheese) – room temperature
¼ cup of sugar
3 eggs
1 packet (80 gr.) instant vanilla pudding
1 Tbsp. corn starch
1 Tbsp. Tami Gluten-free flour (or a good all-purpose GF flour), or plain flour (if you do not need a GF version)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
Place small tin with boiling water at the bottom of the oven (to create steam).
Mix cheese with sugar, and set aside for 5 minutes (for sugar to melt).
Beat in the eggs (do not whisk).
Add the instant pudding, flour and cornstrach, and mix well until no lumps remain.
Line a round tin (24 inches) with baking paper, including sides, and lightly oil.
Pour mixture in and bake for 30 minutes until top is lightly golden and stable.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Keep refrigerated.
You can serve with fresh berries

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Homemade Crembo

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Meringue Ingredients

200 gr. egg yolks
400 gr. sugar

Meringue Preparation

Fill a pot with about 2cm/1inch water and bring to a boil.
Place a heat-proof bowl over the pot (I use the metal mixer bowl), so that the bowl’s edges rest on the pot, and its bottom is not(!) touching the water (this technique is known as Bain Marie).
Place the egg whites and sugar in the bowl, and whisk using a beater until the sugar melts completely (take a drop between two fingers and make sure it doesn’t feel grainy).

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Remove bowl from heat and pour to mixer bowl.
Whisk on high for 10-15 minutes until very thick and glossy.

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Fill a piping bag with a round tip (nozzle) with meringue.
Place your round bases (plain butter cookies, circles cut from petit-beurre biscuits (store-bought or using my recipe), or my Crembo-base cookies) over an oven grid, set over a baking sheet.
Pipe a circle the size of the base, building up, each layer slightly smaller in diameter, as shown in the photo below.

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Melt 300 gr. semi-sweet or white chocolate with 1 tsp. vegetable oil (Canola/Corn/Sunflower) – mix well.
Pipe the molten chocolate over your Crembos, so that they are completely covered.
You can collect and use the unused chocolate from the baking sheet if you need it.
You can also cover with semi-sweet chocolate, then melt 1/2 the amount of white chocolate and decorate with it over the semi-sweet chocolate.
Cool and store in your fridge.