“Sweet” Gluten Free Pie Dough

Makes one pie shell or 4 tartlets Ingredients 1 ½ cup rice flour 3 tablespoons light brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 stick of butter, cold and cubed Ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and vanilla and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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Basic Pizza Dough

There is no better way to get family and friends together in the fall than a pizza night.

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Basic Pizza Dough

Ingredients 1 packet active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 2½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar or honey Olive oil Dried herbs (optional) Directions In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation […]

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Basic Pizza Dough

Ingredients 1 packet active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 21/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar or honey Olive oil Dried herbs (optional) Directions In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation […]

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Bite Size Samosas with Apple Chutney

Makes 20 Samosas Apple Chutney Ingredients 6 tart apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped 1¼ (inch) pieces fresh ginger root, peeled 1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon white pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom Pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of salt Directions In a […]

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Calzone Dough

A calzone is simply an Italian savory turnover…

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Calzone Dough

A calzone is simply an Italian savory turnover of sorts that is made by folding pizza dough in half and forming a “pizza pocket”. The pizza pocket is then filled with sauces and/or vegetables combined to create the flavor and textures of your choice. Ingredients 1½ packets active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 3 […]

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Caramel Almond Pear Tart

Makes 1 long rectangular tart INGREDIENTS For pie dough 1 sweet pie dough recipe 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon cinnamon For filling 1½ cups sugar ½ cup pear juice ½ cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup almonds, chopped 2 Bosc […]

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Caramelized Onion Tart Bites

Makes 24 small tarts INGREDIENTS 1 savory pie dough recipe 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups red onion, sliced ½ cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon chives 1 tablespoon parsley Salt/pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out pie to 1⁄8” thickness and with a four-inch (diameter) cup, glass, or cookie cutter, cut out 9 circles per […]

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Caraway Soda Bread

Makes 4 mini loaves INGREDIENTS 4 cups all purpose bread flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons caraway seeds 2 cup buttermilk DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, sift and combine flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and caraway seeds. Add the buttermilk a […]

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Fresh Pasta Dough

Makes approximately 1 pound of pasta INGREDIENTS 3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS To make dough in a processor: Blend flour, egg, and salt in a food processor until mixture just begins to form a ball (dough should be firm and not sticky). Process […]

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Fresh Tortillas (Masa Fresca)

Makes 1 pound masa (10 small tortillas) INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup masa harina ¾ cups very hot water DIRECTIONS Mix the salt and the masa harina together and then add the hot water a little bit at a time, until the mixture resembles a course meal. Mix it together and form dough. […]

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Ginger & Orange Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Makes 2 dozen doughnuts *Recipe adapted from Donna Hay Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water 1 cup warm milk 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon orange zest 3 tablespoons butter, melted 4 ¼ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs, beaten Vegetable oil for frying For the glaze 2 cups powdered sugar […]

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Lavender Peach Doughnuts Bites Tossed with Lavender Fairy Dust

Makes 30 bites Ingredients 2 cups all purpose white flour ¼ cup almond flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons fresh lavender, chopped fine 2 teaspoons sea salt ½ cup whole milk, room temperature ¼ cup plain white Greek yogurt ¼ cup fresh peach puree 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 […]

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Leek & Fine Herbs Frittata

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh chives, tarragon, parsley and chervil, chopped fine 5 large eggs Salt/pepper Chili flakes, optional Olive oil 1 medium leek, sliced in half and chopped fine Directions Mix eggs together well in a bowl, add herbs, salt, pepper and chili flakes, if using. In a non stick skillet heat 1 […]

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Lemon & Herb Focaccia

Makes 1 focaccia INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons (or 1 package) active dry yeast 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus additional for kneading ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine Zest of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt DIRECTIONS In a large bowl or in the […]

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Lime Pie with Ginger Snap Crust and Ginger Whipped Cream

Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For ginger snap crust 1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For lime pie filling 1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 large egg yolks ½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed […]

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Masa Fresca

Makes 2 pounds of Masa – enough to make at least 24 small tortillas INGREDIENTS 1 pound dried corn Water 1 teaspoon cal (mineral lime) PREPARATION Rinse the corn, and put it into a pot with enough water to cover the kernels by at least 1-inch. Add the cal, and bring the water up to […]

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Pasta Dough

INGREDIENTS 2 pounds flour ½ teaspoon salt 4 eggs, beaten 1 cup warm water DIRECTIONS In a medium sized bowl or on a clean countertop, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten eggs, and mix. Then add warm water. Mixture should form a stiff dough. On a lightly […]

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Pumpkin Tart with Maple Sage Crust and Cnadied Sage Leaves

Makes 1 tart, serves 6 to 8 people INGREDIENTS For pie dough 1 sweet pie dough recipe 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped 1 tablespoon maple syrup For filling 1½ cup pumpkin, cooked ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 pinch cloves, ground 1 pinch salt 3 eggs, beaten […]

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Savory Pie Dough (Pate Brisée)

Makes 1 large pie crust or two tart shells Ingredients 2½ cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry […]

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Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Basil Calzone

Makes 4-6 calzones Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Calzone Dough Recipe 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, deseeded and chopped Olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 fresh red chili pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cups […]

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Spring Greens Pizza Bianca with Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons coarse salt ¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped fine 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup fresh spinach 1 cup fresh Swiss chard, chopped 1 cup fresh dandelion greens, chopped 1 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 […]

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Spring Pea & Mint Ravioli with Sweet Pea Flowers

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 1 cup fresh English peas, steamed soft and mashed ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped ¼ cup ricotta cheese ¼ cup goat cheese ½ teaspoon lemon zest Salt Freshly ground pepper Herbed pasta dough For the sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 shallot ½ cup vegetable broth Juice and zest […]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons salt Casings, of your choice Canola or olive […]

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Sweet Pie Dough (Pate Sucrée)

Makes 1 pie crust or tart shell large or 8 tartlets Ingredients 1½ cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1 egg yolk 1 to 2 tablespoons ice water Directions In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar. Next, cut in butter with a pastry […]

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Torte de Jamon Iberico y Sevollas Rojas (Red Onion & Iberico Ham Tart)

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 medium red onions, sliced thin in rounds 1 sheet puff pastry, pre made 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 8 to 10 slices Iberico ham 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water and pinch of salt Salt and […]

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Tortilla Española

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1 lb potatoes (doesn’t matter what variety), sliced in ¼-inch thick slices and in half ¼ cup olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 4-5 cloves garlic, sliced thin ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped fine 6 eggs Salt and pepper PREPARATION Place the potato slices in a large sauce pan […]

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Whole Wheat Broccoli Calzones

Makes 4-6 calzones Ingredients 1 recipe Ger-Nis Whole Wheat Pizza Dough 2 cups broccoli florets 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup ham, cooked and chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon whole-wheat flour ¼ cup milk 1 cup milk cheddar cheese, grated 1 teaspoon salt Black pepper Directions Preheat oven 425°F. Roll […]

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Whole Wheat Pasta Dough

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1½ cups whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon sea salt 4 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons olive oil DIRECTIONS In a medium sized bowl or on a clean countertop, combine flours and salt. Make a well in the flour, add the slightly beaten eggs, and mix. Then add olive oil. Mixture should […]

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Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

There is no better way to get family and friends together in the fall than a pizza night.

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Wild Mushroom & Tallegio Pizza

Makes 1-12 inch pizza Ingredients 1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon truffle oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 2 cups wild mushrooms, chopped ½ pound Tallegio cheese, sliced 2 cups rocolla leaves (wild arugula) Maldon salt Directions Preheat oven to 500°F. Roll our pizza dough into 12 inch circle and […]

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