Monday, October 1, 2012

Gluten-free Cream Puff Pastries

adapted from Chocolate Profiteroles in Desserts: Mouthwatering Recipes for Delectable Dishes (1997)

Cream Puff Pastry

1/2 cup quinoa flour
1/4 cup white rice flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
pinch of cardamom
6 tablespoons coconut oil
3 eggs
3/4 cup water
1. preheat over to 350F
2. Sift dry ingredients together
3. In medium saucepan, bring coconut oil and water to a boil. Remove from heat and add in dry ingredients. Beat for 1 minutes until mixture starts to pull away from the pan. Put over low heat and cook mixture together for 2 minutes, beating constantly. Remove from heat.
4. Beat one egg in a small bowl and set aside. Add remaining eggs, one at a time, to the mixture. Mix well then add beaten egg gradually. Dough should be smooth and shiny and fall by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
5. Drop by tablespoons (x12) on a sprayed cookie sheet, well spaced. Bake 25-30 minutes until pastry has risen and browned.
6. Turn off oven and let puff. Cool with door cracked. [Oops! I opened the door wide and they cooled too fast ... and collapsed - boo]

To serve, slice open and fill with fruit, fruit sauces, pudding, cream, ice cream ... whatever suits your diet.

COMMENT: The original recipe called for nutmeg and I used it. Yikes! My throat got a bit tight - that's where I have a nice patch of candida fungus and it LOVED the nutmeg. I had no idea candida would like it so much as I just have avoided it since I learned it causes liver cancer. Anyway, this was more or less an experiment. My brother challenged me to make him some gluten-free cream puffs ... so after flubbing the first batch, this one turned out VERY MUCH LIKE CREAM PUFF PASTRIES. My bro was impressed!!! The future doesn't see me making many of these for me because of the white rice flour which I am avoiding till I nix this candida stuff, but otherwise, they're very candida friendly :)

Here's how my bro ate them .... other than snatching them up and just snarfing them down. These were topped with a chocolate sauce and a cream sauce, which he was pretty happy about too. Here are those recipes.

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