baking

gluten-free artisan bread in 5 minutes a day: seeded 100% whole grain gf bread by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


did i ever tell you all that when i was growing up friends would call me pizza-bagel?  perhaps it was because i loved eating pizza and bagels, maybe it was because i actually loved putting pizza toppings on my bagels.  but i think it was mostly because i was part italian and part jewish, and that's how people would lovingly refer to me.  i guess i defined myself by that in a way, and also took on the food stereotype of what it meant to be both jewish and italian growing up in new york.  bagels were eaten, almost ritualistically each and every morning - and the bagels were so good, you didn't even think about skipping out on them for cereal.  every sunday was pizza night, where my dad would stretch out some dough, whip up a batch of my italian grandmother's tomato sauce (seasoned with manischewitz instead of regular red wine, naturally), and top it with slices of fresh mozzarella.  there was always pasta and ravioli, bialys, and round casa bread from the bakery where my dad grew up in the bronx.  

those memories are all but distant; as i grew up and learned that a steady diet of carb-y white flour was not exactly the most nutritiously sound.  fast forward a few years and i had discovered a gluten intolerance; so, my bagel every-once-in-a-blue, was a bagel no more. and while there are plenty of gluten-free bagels in the stores, i never liked, nor understood, half the the ingredients on the back of the package.  so, when was asked if i wanted a copy of gluten-free artisan bread in five minutes a day, (basically an opportunity to make my dream breads from scratch) i emphatically said yes!  

the book is somewhat of a dream to someone who longs for homemade, freshly baked gluten-free goods. but the book encompasses so many recipes i never would have thought were possible: from every day boule loaves, to baguette, challah (!) and rye bread (!). there's also a lovely pizza and focaccia dough recipe that i cannot wait to make; and recipes for bagels and bialys are obviously getting made asap.  however, first up was this seeded 100% whole grain loaf.  the recipe yields quite a bit of bread dough, so i wanted it to be a wholesome loaf i could eat on the day-to-day. each loaf i made was enjoyed at different times of the day, all with different accompaniments, and it even made an appearance at a pre-thanksgiving dinner with my folks where we sopped up some good olive oil with it.  i am so looking forward to baking more from this book, as it's already changed my entire gluten-free bread baking game!  perhaps it will change yours too!

a couple of links to include :) my recipe for cacao nib coconut macaroons is featured over on People.com in a really rad holiday cookie countdown!  and i have a couple of interviews: one over on get the gloss, and another on lucca magazine, if you're so inclined :)  hope you're having a good start to december!!! xo



seeded 100% whole grain loaf (gluten + dairy-free)

below i indicate "mixture #2", this refers to the two gluten-free all-purpose flour mixtures that the book provides recipes for.  mixture #2 is merely the whole grain flour mixture, whereas mixture #1 is not a whole grain-based mix.

From Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day 

ingredients

  • 6 1/2 cups mixture #2 100% whole grain gluten-free flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon granulated yeast
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 large eggs
  • cornmeal, for pizza peel


instructions

mixing and storing the dough

  • whisk together the flours, grains, seeds, yeast, and salt in a 5-to-6 quart bowl, or a lidded (not airtight) food container
  • add the water, honey, and eggs, and mix with a spoon.  cover (not airtight), and allow to rest at room temperature until the dough rises, approximately 2 hours
  • the dough can be used immediately after the initial rise, though it is easier to handle when cold.  refrigerate it in a lidded (not airtight) container and use over the next 5 days.  Or freeze for up to 4 weeks in 1-pound portions and thaw in the refrigerator overnight before use

on baking day

  • pull off a 1-pound (grapefruit size) piece of dough.  place it on a pizza peel (i used a wooden cutting board) prepared with a good amount of cornmeal.  quickly shape it into a ball and smooth the surface pressing and smoothing with wet fingers.  cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 60 minutes
  • about 20 minutes into the resting period, preheat a baking stone near the middle of the oven to 450ยฐF, with an empty metal broiler tray on any shelf that won't interfere with the rising bread
  • after the bread is rested, make 1/2-inch-deep slashes with a wet serrated bread knife, in a cross pattern.  slide loaf onto the hot stone. pour 1 cup of hot tap water into the boiler tray, and quickly close the oven door.  bake for 45 minutes, or until richly browned and firm.  smaller or larger loaves will require adjustments in resting and baking time
  • allow loaf to cool on a rack before eating

enjoy!


overnight oat waffles w/ lemon zest + poppy seeds (+ pomegranate honey!) by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


breakfast meals are somewhat of a big deal around here...on the weekends.  first of all, it's probably my favorite meal of the day, and the most fun to think about and prepare.  i love running through the various morning recipes i've collected (and pinned, hello technology) and thinking up a really killer breakfast.  there's something super about weekend breakfasts - the relaxation with a perfect hot cup of coffee all while chowing down on a morning meal!

breakfast is also the only couple days where frank and i get to slowly welcome the day, have coffee in bed, curl up on the couch with the newspaper, and eat a breakfast that's a bit more complex than instant oatmeal.  more likely than not, we go the savory route and have something consisting of eggs (lately, we've been super into eggie burritos with guac and sriracha - sooo good!), but every so often we find a need for something a little sweet.  these waffles were perfect, hearty and full of (vegan) buttermilk-soaked oats, lemon zest - both its scent and flavor, and poppy seeds which provided small flecks of crunch! all of that topped with a syrupy pomegranate honey i made last week.  

(*lead photo: Polaroid taken on Impossible 600 color film) 



overnight oat waffles w/ lemon zest + poppy seeds (+ pomegranate honey!)

| gluten free + dairy free |

makes 4 large waffles

adapted from Orangette's Oatmeal Pancakes

ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate honey for serving
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds for serving (optional)


instructions

the night before

  • combine almond milk with apple cider vinegar, let the mixture rest for about 10 minutes.  add the rolled oats and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the next morning

the morning of

  • heat your waffle iron on medium-high.  turn your on oven on low (to keep your waffles warm) and place a parchment lined baking sheet inside.  remove oat mixture from the refrigerator 
  • in a large bowl, combine almond flour, brown rice flour, arrowroot powder, sugar, salt and baking soda.  rub the lemon zest between your fingers as you add it to the dry mix (to release natural oils), mix with your hands to combine. set aside
  • in another large bowl, whisk the eggs, olive oil and vanilla.  add the soaked oats and mix.  add the wet mix to the dry, and stir until combined. add the poppy seeds and mix until combined
  • using a ladle, spoon roughly 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto iron and cook according to your preference and waffle maker's settings.  (my waffle iron has a 1-5 setting, i place the setting on 4, and cook it for 5 minutes.)  once waffle is done, use a spatula or fork to transfer it to the preheated baking sheet.  repeat with remaining batter
  • once finished, serve waffles and drizzle with pomegranate honey

enjoy!


honey, ginger + sesame roasted nuts by Lindsey | Dolly and Oatmeal


if you hadn't noticed already i'm completely and utterly obsessed with fresh ginger!  i've written about it, and cooked/baked with it for the past few weeks.  this week ginger made its way into a super easy, one-bowl recipe that lends itself to the autumnal season, the upcoming holidays, or at home on the couch watching 13 year old seasons of Survivor.  did i just say that? it 's true, frank and i have been completely obsessed with that show, but that's for another day and time.  back to ginger! i wish i could say my ginger kick kicked my cold's butt last week, but that would be a lie.  everything that ginger is good for (in my case, my immune system) didn't seem to help me out, as i am still recovering from the world's lousiest cold!  

in any event. i cannot take full credit for the honey and sesame part of this recipe, that was inspired by a vendor we happened upon when we went to the new amsterdam market by the south street seaport.  the market had so many wonderful vendors from new york state as well as some others.  there we met the individuals behind nuts+nuts , a small company that works with Indonesian cashew farmers and pairs them with their mother's recipes - amazing, yeah?  long story short, frank and i bought a couple of their sample packs and i devoured the honey sesame cashews in about 5 seconds.  i was determined to recreate them as best i could.  i threw in some almonds and ginger for good measure, and also some salt to give them that savory/sweet goodness.   there are so many different combinations to play with here, so explore and have fun with the possibilities :)

 



honey roasted ginger-sesame nuts

| makes 2 cups | 

ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon medium grain sea salt

instructions

  • preheat oven to 325ยฐ.  line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  • in a medium sized bowl, combine the almonds with 1/4 teaspoon of the coconut oil.  mix to coat the nuts evenly, and turn out onto parchment-lined baking sheet. bake almonds for 8-10 minutes.  while almonds are baking, combine the cashews with the leftover 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil, mix to coat evenly.  when almonds are finished, place cashews on the baking sheet with them and bake for another 8-10 minutes - the nuts should be lightly browned and fragrant
  • in the same medium sized bowl, mix the honey and ginger together (if the honey you're using isn't runny, place in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds, until the honey is easily poured).  carefully, pour the nut into the honey-ginger mixture and stir to combine.  mix in the sesame seeds and combine once more.  turn nuts out onto baking sheet and sprinkle with the sea salt
  • place nuts in the center of the oven and bake once more for 8-10 minutes
  • let nuts cool completely before storing in an airtight container

enjoy!