Archive for May, 2008
Margarine or butter (softened) 1 cup
Cottage cheese (cream style) 1 cup
Flour (all-purpose) 2 cups
Egg white 2 numbers
Nuts (chopped) 2 cups
Cinnamon (ground) 2 tablespoons
Method of Preparation
Combine margarine or butter and cottage cheese in a large bowl and beat together until the mixture become light and fluffy.
Now pour flour, stir well until the dough forms into a ball. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Wrap each portion of the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Heat the oven and bring it to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Keep ready cookie sheets duly greased properly.
To Make Filling: Add egg whites, nuts, water, and ground cinnamon.In a bowl and mix well and set aside. Sprinkle flour on a surface, roll one portion of dough into a 10 inch circle.
Take 1/3 of the filling and spread over the prepared dough circle duly leaving inch margin from the edge or perimeter. Now cut the circle dough with filling into 24 pie shaped wedges.
Roll up each wedge in a tight fashion beginning from the outer edge. Keep or place the rolled up wedges over the cookie sheet with a 1 inch spacing duly making the pointed side of the wedge facing the sheet.
Now bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the cookies turn into golden brown. A word of caution – the cookies are highly prone to get burnt very quickly, you have to ensure proper cooking by watching carefully.
Remove and transfer to wired racks for cooling. Repeat the process with each remaining portion of dough and filling.
People with celiac diseases should avoid gluten totally to live a healthy life, but it is rather difficult. As many food recipes are made of flour it is practically impossible for them to avoid gluten. So, to avoid gluten, we have to find alternatives for these gluten filled foods.
With a little strain we can find a number of recipes free from gluten and delicious for taste. You can thus be free from celiac disease. Here are a few ways to have gluten free recipes in your daily diet.
All Purpose Flour
Nearly, every baking flour has, some gluten content. By making gluten free all purpose flour you can avoid problems connected with gluten and transform all baking recipes in to gluten free recipes. By mixing one cup brown rice flour, 1.1/4 cup white rice flour, cup potato starch, 2/3 cup tapioca starch, cup sweet rice flour, 1/3 cup arrow root starch and two tea spoons of xantham gum, you can form an all purpose flour in exchange for regular all purpose flour free from gluten.
Pasta is another staple flour, is a potential source of trouble for celiacs. But of late it is not posing much of a problem. Rice noodles are a great substitute for traditional pastas made with wheat flour. These can be found in the Asian foods section of your grocery store where you can find every thing from wide, flat noodles to noodles as delicate as angel hair pasta. You can enjoy your Italian pasta dishes with gluten free recipes.
Gravy and Fried Foods
Popular American meals have gravies thickened with flour and fried foods with breading composed in part of flour, celiac have a problem here as they require gluten free recipes for these popular foods. Fortunately corn starch works well for both gravies and frying foods, used as a thickener in Chinese foods. Corn starch can be applied to American recipes in gravies and as a base for breading when foods are fried. This is the way for enjoyment of some of the most popular American dishes with gluten free recipes with great flavor for your health.
Any good dish is liked and loved all over the world and different food recipes have won the hearts of people who are lovers of food. Singapore, with many different nationalities living together is a classical and wonderful example of what a melting pot of a variety of people can do to the food habits of it people.
Different Countries different Foods
Different nations have their own distinct food recipes that they can boast of. China, Malaysia, India and the West have influenced the eating habits of people all over the world. Singapore, particularly, has this tremendous foreign influence regarding the food recipes and eating habits of its population.
The French, the Italian, Indians and Singaporeans particularly are very fond of eating. As such Singapore is a typical example in providing multicultural cuisines with different food recipes to satisfy the culinary tastes of its diverse population. Chinese foods, loved all over the world have been in vogue for the last seven centuries and have influenced Singaporean food recipes pronouncedly and with authority.
Singaporean food recipes bridge a wide gamut of different culinary habits including Malay, American British and Italian cuisines. Very popular are the American burgers and hot dogs that are ubiquitous with out which we cannot imagine Singapore. In the same way we cannot think of Singapore without the very popular Italian Pizzas. These special food recipes cater to the diverse tastes of people who want to enjoy the dishes of other nations.
These food recipes popular the culture of other countries, create interest in other aspects leading to the explosion of tourist industry in Singapore. This also results in exports of foods, spices, and kitchen items including utensils giving a fillip to the food industry and the country s economy.
There is a crazy competition, about food recipes, between some food outlets vying with each other in out doing the other with crazy food recipes. There are outlets that serve up crock pot meats the meaning of which can be understood only in China.