Monthly Archives: January 2011
i made scented sachets this year, with dried herbs in muslin pouches inside felt pockets. friendly reminders to stop and just breathe.
i wanted to make unique versions of a single prototype, a gift that anyone could enjoy. doing so will save you money… but this is not a time-saver, i must forewarn you.
p.s. look out for upcoming DIY instructions on how to make your own sachets!
and one arbitrary cupcake sachet.
in the interest of being economical, i wanted to see how far i could stretch the gluten-free flours i bought. the brown rice flour, nearly gone, looks like it may have to be replenished most often.
i found this pizza recipe here, apparently from a book called Wheat-Free Recipes & Menus by Carol Fenster. note- don’t use vanilla almond milk and hope that the flavor will be disguised. it won’t.
1 tablespoon dry yeast
2/3 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin powder
1 teaspoon Italian herbs
2/3 cup warm unsweetened non-dairy milk (like coconut or almond), microwaved for a minute
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
extra brown rice flour
1. preheat oven to 425 F. in a mixing bowl, mix the yeast, flours, xanthan gum, gelatin, and herbs. then add milk, sugar, oil, and vinegar.
2. mix well. add water if it needs it, a tablespoon at a time.
3. roll out the dough with a lightly floured rolling pin on a lightly floured cutting board. transfer to a greased pizza pan. pinch the edges.
4. bake 10 minutes. remove, add sauce and toppings, bake 20-25 more minutes.
EDIT: so these do have gelatin… i wasn’t too concerned at the time about it. i’m not sure what would be a good substitute…