Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gluten Free Survival: Biscuits

I'm a southern girl.

I need biscuits.

I ain't kidding.

Just when I seriously thought, "How in the world can I live gluten, sugar, dairy and egg free for the rest of my life?!", these biscuits came in and saved the day! (and the diet)

  • Simple to store - will save in freezer. I'm not sure how long because I eat them all within 3 weeks, but based on freezing breads in general, it would probably be good to eat them within 3-4 months.

  • Simple breakfast, just pop a couple in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, then spread on some Simply Basic dairy free butter and either some Smucker's Simply Fruit spread (blackberry is awesome) or some raw honey. Of course, this works for a great snack too.

  • Best of all, they are simple to make! These only took a short while to make. I adapted an all-purpose flour biscuit recipe to be gluten, sugar and dairy free. I am finding adapting "normal" recipes works out amazingly well (most of the time). So, without further ado:

Gluten, Sugar and Dairy Free Biscuits

2 Cups Bob's Red Mill gluten free "1-to-1 All-purpose Baking Flour"
2 TBSP baking powder
1 TBSP Splenda 
1 TSP salt
5 TBSP cold butter
1 Cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Preheat oven to 425. Sift together flour, baking powder, Splenda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into dry mixture with knives or a pastry blender until flour looks like coarse crumbs. Add milk and stir with fork until it forms a ball.

Turn dough onto floured surface and pat down into a rough rectangle about 1 inch thick. Fold and pat down again. Fold and pat once more. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and allow to rest 30 minutes.

Cut dough into biscuits, being sure NOT to twist the cutter (this impedes rising). Bake until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.

We can do this! It just takes a little effort of adapting some old favorite into new favorites!

I've lost a total of 20 lbs since eliminating gluten, sugar, dairy and eggs from my diet. 

This is eating... all day long. 

And, because of the time restraints of showing our house to sell, to now packing up to move, I have only formally exercised ONCE during this whole period of weight loss. 

Eating good and hitting your goal weight is a win-win, people!

I'll be adapting more recipes soon and posting as I can,

Keep up the fight!


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