Author Archives: Teri Gruss, MS

Gluten-Free Onion Ring Recipe

gluten free onion ring batter recipe

Gluten-free onion rings. © 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Deep fried gluten-free onion rings are a real treat! I don’t deep fry often but when I do, I use this recipe and either Vidalia or Walla Walla onions. They’re crunchy delicious.

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 sweet yellow onions, preferably Vidalia in season or Walla Walla
  • 1 cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix Read More »

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Recipe – Old-Fashioned Gluten-Free Apple Pie

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free apple pie recipe

Gluten-free Apple Pie with Ice Cream Topping. Photo: istockphoto

Gluten-free apple pie is filled with fragrant, spiced apples in a buttery, tender gluten-free pie crust. This classic, old-fashioned recipe is a perennial favorite at my house.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe Gluten Free Pie Dough – Enough for a 2- crust pie (see recipe link below)
  • 7 cups, peeled Grannie Smith apples, sliced 1/4″ thick- about 2 1/2 pounds Read More »

How to Make Gluten-Free Hot Dog / Brat Buns

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

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Gluten-free hot dog buns. © 2011 Teri Lee Gruss

Try this easy, no-fuss method for making gluten-free hot dog buns.

Use mini loaf pans (5-inches long by 3 3/4-inches wide) to make perfectly sized hot dog and brat buns. You will need 3 to 4 mini loaf pans to make 6 to 8 buns.

1. Prepare your favorite gluten-free bread batter using a recipe or mix. Divide the batter between 3 or 4 mini loaf pans if necessary, filling each pan about 1/2 full. Smooth the top of each loaf with a small spatula dipped in water. Read More »

New Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Bread Recipe

Delicious homemade gluten-free bread ready to eat! Photo 2011 © Teri Lee Gruss

Here’s our latest and favorite gluten-free (and dairy-free) bread recipe. This gluten-free bread has a terrific springiness and is neither too dry or too wet. And, it has a wonderful yeasty flavor and calls for simple ingredients that are easy to find.

When followed exactly this recipe is consistently dependable. The batter rises quickly and as the loaf bakes it doesn’t bubble over the sides of the pan. As it cools it doesn’t cave in.

It’s highly recommended that you use a good kitchen scale to weigh ingredients, don’t substitute with other gluten-free ingredients and use an instant read digital thermometer to know when your bread is done. And if you have a good stand mixer that helps too.

You will see two out-of-the-ordinary recommendations in our new gluten-free bread recipe. The directions call for using both Read More »

Gluten-Free Shamrock Sugar Cookie Recipe

Gluten-free shamrock sugar cookies are buttery good, easy to make and a charmin’ St. Patrick’s Day cookie.

You will need a small (about 3/4-inch diameter) shamrock cookie cutter to use as a stencil on your cookies. If you can’t find this type of cookie cutter you can make your own stencil by tracing and cutting a shamrock shape on a plastic kitchen mat (available at most stores in housewares.)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Read More »

Gluten-Free Hamburger Bun Recipe with Hot Dog Bun Tips

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

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Gluten-Free Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns Photo 2010 © Teri Lee Gruss

Tired of eating juicy grilled burgers on a heavy, dry, flavorless gluten-free buns? This gluten-free hand-shaped bun recipe makes soft, yeasty authentic looking hamburger buns. It’s adapted from a recipe by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt which appears in their cookbook 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes 6 Buns Read More »

Gluten-Free New York Cheesecake Recipe

gluten free cheesecake recipe

Gluten-free New York Cheesecake

This decadent gluten-free version of New York cheesecake is made with 2 pounds of cream cheese and 1 pound of sour cream! The crust is made with gluten-free graham-style crackers and the cake is topped with gluten-free canned cherry pie filling. The result of this easy recipe- a spectacular, wildly crowd-pleasing dessert.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs, about 6 ounces (I used Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Smoreable Graham Crackers) Read More »

Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free lasagna recipe

Gluten Free Lasagna Recipe 2010 (c) Teri Lee Gruss

A good gluten free lasagna recipe can be challenging for gluten free cooks because several of the usual ingredients may contain gluten. Italian sausage, processed marinara or tomato sauce and packaged seasonings may contain gluten as an additive. And of course, the majority of lasagna noodle products are made from wheat flour.This recipe is an adaptation of a Tyler Florence recipe called “Drop-Dead Lasagna” featured in his book Tyler Florence’s Real Kitchen. Serve this rich, herb-laden gluten free version of lasagna to anyone, anytime, anywhere and comments will include “This is the best lasagna I have ever had!”

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Read More »

Gluten-Free Lobster Bisque Recipe

Gluten Free Works Author Teri Gruss

gluten free lobster bisque recipeA bisque is a rich, creamy soup made with one or more types of seafood, cream or milk and bisque is often thickened with flour. Our version of easy gluten-free lobster bisque is thickened with sweet rice flour which gives this lovely savory soup silky rich body.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced scallions Read More »
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