Monday, November 19, 2012

Featherlight Buttermilk Biscuits: Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays

Living gluten-free has become pretty routine for me. I know what to look for when I read labels. I have figured out how to replicate almost every one of my favorite foods. The only challenge I still face is adapting certain baked goods. It can be challenging to try to replicate the properties of gluten in traditional baked goods. I recently whined on Twitter about my lack of success with creating gluten-free biscuits. There is nothing like a fresh warm biscuit topped with you favorite jam or just a little spread of butter.

I recently had a chance to check out my friend Jeanne Sauvage’s cookbook Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays. Her book is full of recipes for the holidays including cookies to cakes to savory items. I spotted her recipe for Featherlight Buttermilk Biscuits and knew it would was something I had to try.

Jeanne is an active member of the gluten-free community, and writes a blog called The Art of Gluten-Free Baking. I first met Jeanne last year at Big Summer Potluck. We discussed the progress of her book and the excitement surrounding all the details that go into putting a cookbook together. I couldn’t wait to check it out.

Her recipe is easy to follow. I didn’t pay close attention to my measurements when rolling out the biscuits. I ended up with 10 biscuits instead of 12 but they turned out fine.

I am excited to report that the biscuits are phenomenal. I found myself hiding them from my family in case they decided to try them. No one else in my family is gluten-free. For me, these were little nuggets of gold that I did not want to share. I had a few fresh out of the oven. I reheated the leftover biscuits at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. They tasted just as fresh as when I first made them.

I would highly recommend Jeanne’s book to anyone who is gluten-free. Her book makes it easy to bake homemade treats for the holidays.


*Published with permission from the author. I am not receiving any compensation for this review or the Amazon link.

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4 Responses to “Featherlight Buttermilk Biscuits: Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays”

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — November 19, 2012 @ 11:14 PM

    Love Jeanne and these biscuits look INCREDIBLE. I’m not GF, but I would totally love these!! Great post! xo and happy Thanksgiving week!

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    Sara @ The Cozy Herbivore — November 28, 2012 @ 5:09 PM

    Wow, these look gorgeous– so fluffy! I wouldn’t believe they were gluten-free. I have a big weakness for pull-apart biscuits, so I can’t wait to give these babies a whirl.

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    Cheryl — March 7, 2013 @ 7:58 PM

    Ummm, the recipe doesn’t include butter but the directions do. How much butter goes into these?

    • Wendy replied: — March 8th, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

      Cheryl the butter is listed at the very top of the recipe:) Melted unsalted butter for brushing, plus 1/4 cup/55 g cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces.

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