“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 blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice water [...]

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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 of the yeast. In a separate large mixing bowl [...]

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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 of the yeast. In a separate large mixing [...]

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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 saucepan, mix the apples, onion, ginger, vinegar, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, white pepper, [...]

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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 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon [...]

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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 pears, peeled, cored, halved, and sliced
DIRECTIONS
To make this dough, use sweet pie dough recipe, and [...]

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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 piece of dough. Place one dough circle in each of the [...]

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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 little at a time and mix until soft dough [...]

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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 dough for 15 seconds more to knead [...]

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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. Turn dough onto a clean dusted [...]

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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
½ cup butter, melted
¼ [...]

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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 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup butter, melted
Canola oil for frying
Lavender Fairy dust for dusting [...]

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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 teaspoon olive oil and sauté the leeks until they [...]

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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 bowl of a stand mixer, stir together 12⁄3 cups lukewarm [...]

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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
2 tablespoons lime zest, plus more for garnish
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a [...]

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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 a slow simmer oven a medium-low [...]

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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 floured surface, knead dough for about 3 [...]

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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
½ cup heavy cream
Maple Sugar Fried Sage Leaves, fore garnish (recipe follows)
DIRECTIONS
Using sweet pie [...]

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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 blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ice [...]

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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 fresh spinach leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine (or water)
1 cup [...]

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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 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
Maldon salt
Directions
Roll out pizza dough in one 12 inch [...]

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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 of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon mint, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
Sweet Pea Flowers, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
Mix and mash all [...]

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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 oil
Pizza Dough (recipe follows)
Fresh Tomato or Pizza Sauce (recipe follows)
Cheese, of [...]

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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 blender or two forks until mixture resembles coarse [...]

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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 pepper
PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil [...]

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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 filled with cold salted water and bring to a boil, [...]

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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 the pizza dough out into 4-6 five inch circles. Place on a large baking sheet [...]

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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 form a stiff dough.
On a lightly floured [...]

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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 place on a pizza pan or large baking sheet. Mix the olive [...]

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