Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Pie Pastry Gluten Free

In Canada we call today 
Remembrance Day 
and it is a day to remember with thankfulness the freedom we enjoy
May we never take it for granted!  



I have used the same gf pie pastry recipe for years and it is good but since I have been reworking my recipes to use my Julie's Flour Blend I came up with this pastry recipe.  The dough  handles very well and the pastry is light, flaky with good flavour.
My photos show a cherry pie  and I  also used the same pastry for Judy's quiche-tarts ... very good !

So here is an alternate pastry recipe if you want/need one!
  • 11/2 cups Julie's Flour Mix 
  • 1/2 cup potato starch 
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • !/2 cup tenderflake lard 
  • 1 egg + ice water to make 1/2 cup 
  • 1 tsp vinegar 
  • sweet rice flour for rolling
1. Mix dry ingredients together, then cut in lard and butter 
2. Blend egg and ice-water and vinegar 
3. Add liquid to dry ingredients and toss lightly until ball forms. 
4. Knead lightly on counter dusted with sweet rice flour. 
5. Roll out as required. 





7 comments:

  1. Your pie and pastry looks beautiful, Julie! If I had to eat GF I would be so thankful for this recipe
    because I love pie!

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  2. This pastry looks amazing! What a wonderful resource you are creating for GF eating!

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  3. Love any kind of pie :) Julie your making want a piece ,,,,can you freeze baked pie ?? do re-heat or bake like a fresh pie

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    1. I have not frozen gf pie ... but I would freeze the unbaked pie and then bake as a fresh pie. I haven't tried this with gf either but when I used to freeze reg. wheat flour pies I would put the frozen pie in the mircowave for about 15 minutes and then into a hot oven to finish baking and it came out better than fresh.

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  4. Does anyone know where I can find sweet rice flour in Calgary? Can I substitute?

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  5. where can I buy Julie's flour mix?

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    1. I'm sorry ... Julie's Flour Mix is so called because it is my own, rather than a commercially packaged flour ... but the 'recipe' for it is here http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2014/09/julies-flour-blend-gluten-free-and.html

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