Royal Icing

Royal Icing


  • 3oz pasteurized egg whites (or regular egg whites)
  • 1t vanilla extract
  • 4c confectioners sugar

In a large bowl combine the egg whites and vanilla and using a electric mixer beat until frothy. Add confectioners sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Add food coloring, if desired. For immediate use, transfer icing to pastry bag or heavy duty storage bag and pipe as desired. Store in airtight container for up to three days.

All Purpose Sugar Cookies

All Purpose Sugar Cookies


  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 c white rice flour
  • 2 c brown rice flour
  • ½ t salt

1. Beat butter and sugar together at medium speed with a electric mixer for 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
2. Combine dry ingredients; gradually stir into butter mixture.
3. Divide dough into three equal pieces. Roll into logs and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for at least two hours.
4. Roll out dough on a lightly gf floured surface to about1/4 inch thickness. Cut with desired shapes. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
5. Bake at 350 for seven to eight minutes. Allow to cool before frosting.


Chocolate Cake

Makes one 9×13, two 8 inch rounds, or one bundt pan.

  • 1 1/3C Water
  • 2/3c Cocoa Powder
  • 1 2/3c sugar
  • 2/3c Crisco
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2c Bell GF Flour Mix
  • 2t Xantham Gum
  • 1/3t Baking Powder
  • 1 1/4t Baking Soda
  • 1 t Salt
  • 1 t Vanilla
  1. Mix Water and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and Crisco
  3. Beat in eggs until batter looks lighter
  4. Add Vanilla
  5. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt to mixture. Beat until combined.
  6. Pour into pre-greased pan of your choice.
  7. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean)

Cake Donuts

Makes around a dozen donuts, plus a few donut holes

  • 2 c Bell GF Flour Mix
  • 1 t xantham gum
  • 3/8 t Salt
  • 1/8 t Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 c Sugar
  • 2 T Oil
  • 1/2 t Vanilla
  • 1/2 c Buttermilk
  1. Mix Dry ingredients, except sugar. Set aside
  2. In a seperate large bowl, cream sugar and eggs
  3. Add oil and vanilla
  4. Alternate adding buttermilk and dry ingredients
  5. Roll our to about a thikness of half an inch.
  6. cut out using a doughnut cutter
  7. Fry in 350F oil for about a minute, then flip for another
  8. Dry on paper towels and top with desired toppings


Use chopsticks to flip the donuts.

This recipe has been halfed, so feel free to double it.

If you don’t own a donut cutter, use to different sized glasses to pounch them out.

Toppings: cinnamon sugar, chocolate frosting, powdered sugar

Microwave Brownies

Makes 8 brownies

  • 2 eggs
  • 1c sugar
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1t Vanilla
  • 1/2c butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 3/4c rice flour
  • 1/2c baking cocoa
  • 1/2c nuts (optional)
  • 1 chopped chocolate bar (optional)
  1. Beat eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt
  2. Add butter till well mixed
  3. Add flour, cocoa
  4. Put into greased 8×8 pan
  5. Sprinkle optional ingredients on top
  6. Microwave 5-6 minutes


Line the pan with parchement paper and let it cool for sevearl hours before enjoying.

Sift cocoa powder before measuring.


Recipezaar #86139 Has a mint icing recipe.

GF Biscuits

Makes about 8 biscuits

  • 1c Bell GF Flour Mix
  • 1/2c Potato Starch
  • 1T other (amaranth, bean, anything you have on hand)
  • 2t Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 t xanthan gum
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 1/4c Shortening (crisco is what I use)
  • 1/2c Milk
  • 1 egg
  1. Dump everything into a food processor and pulse until combined
  2. Dust a surface with rice flour
  3. Flatten dough about 1/2inch onto pre-floured surface (If you like to be able to split with a fork, fold dough in half a few times before cutting)
  4. Cut with biscuit cutter.
  5. Collect dough and repeat until done.
  6. Bake in a 425 F oven for 12-15 minutes


For easy clean up put a piece of plastic wrap on top of the food processor bowl before placing the top on. Also use parchement paper to flatten dough for easy clean up. Save leftover dough to make biscuit toppings on stews and casseroles.

Bell GF Flour Mix

Makes 3 cups of flour

  • 1c White Rice Flour
  • 1c Brown Rice Flour
  • 3/4c Tapioca Starch
  • 3T Amaranth
  1. Measure all flours together and mix


You can substitute Amaranth for another flour you have on hand. Including rice and tapioca.  I have come to like using ground up qunioa flakes.

Two New GF Baking Recipes

I have just uploaded two new recipes. The first is for Chocolate Cake. The other is donuts.

Pictured is half a Chocolate Cake.

Follow the above links or click on the recipe link on the left side.

Enjoy eating.

GF Pizza Crust

3/4 cup warm milk (105-115°F)
1 Tablespoon sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast
1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 cups gf flour (what I use)
1 teaspoon Xantham Gum (if not in flour)
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Stand mixer with dough hook

1. Combine milk, sugar, and yeast in Mixer bowl. Wait until yeast blooms. You’ll know by the smell.

2. Add olive oil. Turn on mixer to low.

3. Add flour and salt.

4. Once flour is combined, increase speed to medium. As dough mixes it will stick to the hook. Stop mixing when it no longer sticks.

5. Spray a surface with oil and form dough into a pie shape.

6. Oil a cast iron pan with a Tablespoon of oil. (This the key to making it crispy)

7. Put dough into the pan and stretch to make a crust. Rest for about an hour.

8. Build your pizza and bake in a 450 F oven for 12 minutes.

The results are a crust that many non-celiacs love to eat and might remind your of pizza from most national chains.

If you do not have a favorite GF Flour blend, try this one.

NOTE: This crust will also work on the grill.

GF Flafel

It’s been awhile since I put up a new recipe. Here is one that we’ve been enjoying lately.

GF Falafel


  • 1 Cup dried chickpeas (soaked overnight)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 Tbls fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 teas Coriander
  • 1 teas Cumin
  • 6 Tbls rice flour
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and combine.
  2. Adjust flour as needed to make a thick paste
  3. Form mixture into small balls, about ping pong ball sized. Flatten slightly
  4. Fry in 2 inches of oil at 350 degrees F until golden brown (5-7 minutes)
    1. Tips
      I use a #40 disher to make consistent sizes.