Cooking with Mommy is a Blog where The Lil Chef (My Daughter) wanted to showcase Mommy's Allergy Free cooking & raise awareness for food allergies & intolerances.This page is mostly gluten free, wheat free, soy free, yeast free, NO red meat, dairy/lactose free
I absolutely, positively, LOVE caramel popcorn!!!! I know it's early in the morning but it's never too early for this!
SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN
(makes 16 cups)
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon oil (I use olive oil)
1 cup salted butter (smart balance)
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup whole almonds (optional)
Preheat the oven to 300F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large, lidded saucepan, warm 3 kernels with the 1 tablespoon oil. If you don’t have a pan large enough to handle about 12 cups of popcorn, make in two batches
Once those three kernels pop, add the rest of the corn kernels to the pan and shake to coat with oil. Put the lid on the pan.
Pop the corn, shaking the pan occasionally until the popping slows.
Empty the popped corn into a large mixing bowl, and try to pull out as many unpopped kernels as possible so they don’t end up in the mix.
In a separate saucepan, melt the butter then mix in the sugar, maple syrup and 1 teaspoon salt.
Once the sugar is completely moistened, increase the heat to medium high and bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat to medium.
Boil for 3-4 minutes without stirring.
Add baking soda and vanilla to the caramel mixture, stirring until you have a thick, even, glossy sauce.
Slowly pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn, while stirring the popcorn (it’ll help to have two people). Optionally, add the nuts to the popcorn at the same time as the caramel sauce. Continue to stir the popcorn and the sauce until it’s all well coated.
Divide the popcorn between the two baking sheets and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt on top, then place in the oven.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
Allow popcorn to cool completely, or use buttered fingers to clump the popcorn and nuts together to form bunches if desired.
Hough Bakery By Gail Greenberg&Diane Rolfe Hough Bakery was an integral part of me and my family's lives, (most people in Cleveland for that matter) I was heartbroken when they closed. I have always remembered the cookies and doughnuts from this magical bakery. Their products were like nothing I had ever had before (and it was extra magical because I was so little/young) I have been searching for about 30 years for something similar - no luck... but, thank goodness there are a few recipes floating around the internet! Unfortunately even with Archie's being open, my food afflictions will not allow me to enjoy those old time favorites. Luckily, converting is what I do and that's what this site is about so I will switch some things around and see how it turns out! The recipe below is just ONE of my all time favorites, please enjoy! Memories of a signature blue-and-white, string-tied cake box filled with a streusel coffee cake, hot cross buns, sticky pecan rolls, coconut cho…
I made "Cheddar Bay Biscuits" for the first time. I have wanted to make these forever! I used a combination of two recipes (the links are down below), I'll show what I combined:
Gluten-Free Sun-Dried Tomato-Cheddar-Chive Biscuits
AT A GLANCEPREP15 mins. to 20 mins.BAKE15 mins. to 20 mins.TOTAL30 mins. to 40 mins.YIELD10 biscuits RECIPE #1 1 3/4 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose FlourI used this2 teaspoons baking powder I used this1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum3/4 teaspoon salt I used this - kosher salt1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives I used this1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese2 large eggs I used this1/2 cup cold milk
DirectionsPreheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment, or leave it bare; no need to grease it.Blend together the flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt.Work the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly.Stir in the chives, sun-dried tom…