Friday, June 17, 2011

New Kitchen Tools

Isn’t it fun how a new kitchen tool can rejuvenate your cooking life? Amazon has one of their buy-3-get-one-free specials running right now in the kitchen category, and we needed some popsicle molds. I use the word “need” advisedly, as I’m having to get increasingly creative to get vegetables into one of my children (cough, cough Gareth). I love the "Whole Food Kids" website, since she has so many popsicle recipes that sneak in veg! Our library also had some fun ice pop books, so we’re having great fun playing with recipes and our new ice pop molds.

But I digress. We needed spatulas. We got a set of yummy-colored silicone spatulas with bamboo handles. Wow – way to up the fun level in the kitchen! Silicone is usable with higher temperatures, and the bamboo handles are smooth. (I don’t have an affiliate account with Amazon, by the way, I’m just happy with my purchase). And the point of this post – we have been using a marble rolling pin for years now whose handles have long since broken. So we finally replaced it with a lovely maple French rolling pin, and Sophia and Clara have been rolling things out ever since. This morning it was gluten-free cheese crackers for snacking:




Sophia is kind enough to share her recipe here. When I asked her which cookbook the recipe was from, she said, “The gluten-free cheese cracker recipes are basically the same in all of the books, but I’ve messed around with them to use the flours we usually have here, so it’s really my recipe at this point”.


Sophia’s Gluten Free Cheese Crackers


8 oz sharp cheddar, cubed

4 T unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

3/4 C white rice flour

1/4 C potato starch

3/4 t salt

1/4 t pepper (black or cayenne)

Cold water (around 1/4 C)

1. Place the cheddar and butter cubes in the food processor and pulse until reduced to small bits.

2. Add the flour, starch, salt and pepper. Pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

3. Slowly add in the water until a dough forms. Put the dough in the fridge or freezer to chill.

4. Once chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out and cut into desired shapes. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crackers are golden.



1 comment:

caulistats said...

Oooh, those sound yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Sophia! :-)