Happy Gluten-Free Day!
Well, around here, at least. Today I’m giving you a recipe for the most gluten-tastic snack I can think of—breadsticks—except you get to eat them anxiety-free.
Mmm, the sheer pleasure of a toasty, cheesy breadstick dipped in warm spaghetti sauce… the Italians sure know how to live. They also know (and worship) their gluten.
But a little sleight-of-hand and a few minutes in the kitchen will cut back on the amount of gluten your family eats, just in case too much gluten is the culprit for a child becoming intolerant to it. And I’ve yet to meet a pint-sized eater who didn’t love these dippable crunchables.
But before we wrap up our chat and I hand over my much-loved recipe card (pardon my handwriting, I was in a hurry…and don’t bother over that strange stain, it’s just spaghetti sauce), I wanna give you something.
Oh, please, no thanks necessary! It’s just something little. Since I know I can’t do it all for you GF girls, I thought I’d direct you to those who can.
Now pull that ribbon (gray velvet with a sprig of lavender)…
Read the gift tag (To: You, Love: Meg)…
Tear open the paper (it’s recyclable!)…
And voila! A list of the best gluten-free recipe blogs I’ve found! Open up that blog feed reader and give your click-y fingers a stretch—I have a feeling you’re about to make a whole buncha new friends:
- Ginger Lemon Girl
- Gluten Free for Good
- Strawberries are Gluten Free
- The Crispy Cook
- The Spunky Coconut
- Gluten Free Girl and the Chef
- Gluten Free Goddess
- Healthy Indulgences
- The W.H.O.L.E. Gang
- Celiac Chicks
- Book of Yum
- Elana’s Pantry
- Gluten Free Easily
- Hey, That Tastes Good!
- Gluten-Free Foods and Recipes (a Mother Earth News Blog)
- Gluten Free Diva
- Gluten Freeda
- Gluten Free Gobsmacked
- Gluten Free Cooking School
Enjoy! But first, tell us: did I miss any good ones?
Gluten-Free Italian Bread Sticks
Makes 12 bread sticks
- 3 cups Budget Mix® All-Purpose Gluten-free Baking Mix
- 1 t sea salt
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 ½ cups warm water
- 1 T dried Italian herbs
- 1 t garlic powder
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 cups spaghetti sauce
- Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly coat baking sheet with oil.
- In a large bowl, blend Budget Mix, salt, garlic powder, and herbs, and make a depression in the center of the mix to receive the liquid.
- In a separate bowl or container, whisk together the oil and water.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the budget mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until blended and dough is formed.
- Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a tube shape and transfer pieces to your prepared baking sheet. (Little fingers don’t always get the long tube thing.)
- Moisten each piece with water and then sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake for 17 minutes, or until breadsticks are golden and cheese is deeply toasted. Rice flour doesn’t brown the same way as wheat, so watch that cheese!
- Serve with dipping sauce.