Friday, January 15, 2010

Coconut Flour and Pig Quiche

I have recently discovered a new flour which I love. This is coconut flour. (only natural for someone who loves every other part/by-product of coconuts!) For those people who are gluten-free, this is a gluten and grain-free option I would really suggest trying. Warning though, you need to have recipes that are specifically made for coconut flour, because you use way less flour and more eggs. I will post one recipe that I've found to be delicious. This is from an excellent book by Bruce Fife called Cooking with Coconut Flour. (When I made the muffins I added frozen blackberries from last summer).

Honey Muffins
(makes 5-6 muffins; I always double the recipe!)
3 eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons coconut milk/ whole milk
3 tablespoons honey (you can use only 2 if you want less sweet)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Mix wets. Then mix dries (flour and baking soda). Mix well and pour into muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Last week I made an exquisite quiche... simple but delicious with cheddar cheese, broccoli, and bacon. I tried doing the bacon-lattice-top we are always talking about, but it didn't really work this time around. The crust was a cornbread/ coconut flour crust. Aren't the pig napkins just perfect? Thanks to Toby's mom Corinne...

Happy eating!