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"Look again. Are you sure? Is it really gluten free? ..........Read the label again, or call the 1-800 number on the back!.... Is tapioca flour the same thing as tapioca starch? Well if it is, then why isn't potato starch the same thing as potato flour?!?! Does 'glutamate' contain gluten? What the heck is Xanthan gum? Gluten Free...Gluten Free...Gluten Free...."

Welcome to the inside of my head ladies and gentlemen. This is what consumed my dreams all last night. Dreaming about the three little words: Going Gluten Free.

I am the wife of a farmer who has been diagnosed with celiac disease. I had never even heard of the disease let alone what the heck it meant! How was I supposed to completely change our lifestyle and eating habits while dealing with the last three months of my pregnancy. It just seemed to much to handle. All of the new weird lingo, the confusing labels, the millions of new flours and starches I had never even heard of before, are now the main product I had to bake with. Here is our story of the trials, successes, and failures of going gluten free.

Monday, January 23, 2012

GF Pie Crusts from Bette Hagman's recipe book

I wanted to share some of my favorite Pie Crust recipes from Bette Hagman's GF cook book! She is amazing and I would recommend buying her cook books!

Crumb Crust

Dry GF (or normal) bread, cake, or cookie pieces in a 200 degree oven until crisp and dry. (1 to 2 hours) Then crush up in a plastic bag or pulverize in a food processor. This recipe makes enough dough for a 10" spring form pan or to line an 8" pie pan.

1 1/2 C. GF (or normal) crumbs
1 TBS Sugar (or palm sugar)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 C. melted butter (or margarine)

put all ingredients in a 1 gallon plastic food bag and shake together to mix. Then press dough evenly onto bottom and sides of pie pan. If the pie if to be baked, fill with filling before baking. If filling if already cooked (such as cream pies) then bake your crust in preheated 400 degree oven for 8 minutes before filling.

Cereal Crust

2 cups GF Cereal (Chex mix and rice crispies work best)
3 TBS melted butter (or margarine)
2 TBS sugar (or palm sugar)

Crush cereal in plastic bag, then add butter and sugar and shake. Pat the mixture into a 9" pie pan. If filling is already cooked (such as cream pies) then bake crust in 400 degree oven for about 6 minutes.