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These are for a potluck at work tomorrow. Yeah, great, a potluck with a ton of gluten eaters, most of whom I don’t know yet. Whoopee. Actually, I’m looking forward to it, just so I can meet more of my coworkers. And so everyone can know what a freak I am. “The new girl? She can’t eat anything.” But my goal is for them to leave thinking, “This gluten free stuff is good!”
The photo does not do this justice. The waning light in my kitchen just wouldn’t cooperate with me. And I dared not turn on the overhead lights. These nummy little morsels already have a distinct golden tint, and compact fluorescents just turn everything an unappetizing yellow. At least in photos.
So judge not by this picture. Make them yourself, and decide.
Here’s the recipe. Yes, it calls for Bisquick. Ugh. There are several gluten-free Bisquick style recipes out there, but I haven’t found one I can use. They all call for shortening, and I haven’t found a shortening that doesn’t have soy or canola in it. Instead, I subbed in the dry ingredients from my favorite biscuit recipe, 1 cup worth. The result was tasty, but a little wet. I made another batch with 1 1/2 cup of dry ingredients, and that did the trick.
Dry ingredients to use in place of 1 cup Bisquick: 1 1/2 cup rice flour blend, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp xanthan gum, 1 tsp salt. The rest of the biscuit recipe can be found here.
For a gluten-free Bisquick-style mix, check out this one at Ginger Lemon Girl.