Before Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread came out, it was like having the perfect birthday present for your best friend—but you got it 6 months early so you have to … more
Before Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread came out, it was like having the perfect birthday present for your best friend—but you got it 6 months early so you have to keep it to yourself until The Big Day. Not only because I couldn’t talk to you, like really talk to you, about the recipes themselves and how amazing it was that we could finally put the unfortunate chapter of poor gluten free bread behind us. It was also killing me that I couldn’t use all the new techniques I had mastered to make some other recipes even better. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, we can finally do it all together! Not only do these techniques and recipes create such amazing taste and texture, but they make the doughs we roll out (like flour tortillas (page 203) and won ton wrappers) incredibly easy to handle. They stretch and give. They don’t tear in ways they shouldn’t. It’s all different. If you think I’m exaggerating (who me? exaggerate??), you really need to give the new bread recipes a try.
Aside from bread itself, one of the main types of gluten free food that we can now take to the next level is Chinese take-out. These 6 gluten free Chinese food recipes (I know that if you’re not from the U.S., maybe some of this food seems crazy, but this is pretty standard American Chinese restaurant fare) bring it all back—better than ever!
[If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe. The links are also repeated below in the 10¢ tour of why I love every recipe you see.]
Here’s a 10¢ tour of these 6 Gluten Free Chinese Food Recipes, and a few words to say what I love about each of them (links below and in the photos above as well):
Gluten Free Won Ton Soup: I can’t say enough good things about both these gluten free won ton wrappers (such a fabulous dough to work with!) and this won ton soup (so easy, so flavorful!). I have a whole bunch of filled and shaped won tons in the freezer that I’m saving for a rainy day when there’s no dinner but everyone’s hungry. Boil the won tons right from the freezer, and voilà. Instant dinner.
Gluten Free Scallion Pancakes: To go with your won ton soup, obviously! Crispy and chewy, all at the same time, these scallion pancakes have layers and layers of flavor, just like you remember.
Gluten Free Baked Sesame Chicken: Looking for a quick, healthy and easy dinner? Try this baked version of sesame chicken. Try it once, and it’ll start making a regular appearance in your dinner rotation.
Gluten Free Lemon Chicken: An oldie but a goodie, I first put this recipe up on the blog in 2009 (!), the very year I started blogging. I’ve redecorated the post a bit, but mostly, it’s the same: bright, lemony and delicious. You’ll love it!
Gluten Free Egg Rolls: I first made gluten free egg rolls with my original recipe for won ton wrappers (which still works great), but now that I’ve upped my won ton game (see the won ton soup above!), I have no choice but to make egg rolls again pronto. PRONTO!
Gluten Free Crab Rangoon: From the time that I first published a recipe for gluten free won ton wrappers, the requests for crab rangoon started pouring in! Try them with the new and improved won ton wrappers. I know I will!
P.S. If you haven’t yet, please pick up your copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread! The gluten free bread revolution is here, and it’s amazing! Join us! Your support means everything.