Saturday, January 06, 2007

Blueberry Buckwheat Teff Gluten-Free Waffles



These waffles are definitely a favorite breakfast recipe of mine. There will be no more boxed waffles for me now that I have a far superior glutenfreee buckwheat variety available fresh from scratch. And, my wife created these wonderful treats for part of my Christmas gift!

These waffles make use of buckwheat and teff, but yet remain a wonderfully light and fluffy waffle with the perfect flavor combination from Blueberries, grains, and a hint of Cinnamon. With your own waffle iron, you will soon find you are not missing out on anything when it comes to your waffles. Here's a link to the Blueberry Buckwheat Teff Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe.

I have not been making the daily gluten free blog posts recently, as I have been rather busy lining up book sales avenues for us. This week we added Celiac.com (aka glutenfreemall.com) as a new retailer that should have our books in stock within the next couple weeks (I just shipped them a batch this morning, and was told it will take 7-14 days for them to make the journey). We are certainly happy to have them offering our book soon, since they have national coverage and a good presence on the web.

And, they can also supply the Sweet Rice and some other flours/ingredients for the gluten free baking at the same time, by mail order. I actually considered selling ingredients with my books at one time, but I am not quite ready to go into the GF baking supplies business - I don't want to stock all that stuff per se, and the only reason I would do it is to make glutenfree baking as simple as possible for someone to get started with. Who knows, I may work out some sort of "gift basket" package for the Gluten Free Desserts Cookbook, where I make a "Starter package" (or a few variations) that include all the ingredients needed to start baking a Gluten Free Carrot Cake, or a Gluten Free Boston Cream Pie, or some other popular dessert -- that way, when someone gets the book in hand, they will be all set and ready to go. Not sure if there would be enough demand to warrant marketing such a package, so, that'll wait for a bit I'm sure. :)

I still have a new, and absolutely wonderful, pizza-crust recipe to post in the next few days. Certainly it will be available via this blog by next week.

3 comments:

Dianne said...

Hi Mike

This is just a general query. I've seen a couple of posts recently for a bundt cake, which seems to have its own, very distinct shape. What is a bundt cake and do I need to somehow get the cake tin to make one. I still ont to make your pumpkin bundt cake but obviously dont have the tin

:)

Mike Eberhart said...

Bundt is actually a brand of pans (a trademark specificially). They are a taller, round pan, with a hole up through the center (to help with even baking), and they all make a large "ring" shaped cake and just vary in size and pattern/impression left on the cake.

Though generally the same overall shape, they come in a variety of sizes (usually measured in Cups) and in a variety of patterns. The patterns range from the traditional/original Bundt pan shape to ones with flowers, leaves, pumpking-shapes, and more now.

Supposedly Nordic Ware (the "true" Bundt pan maker) has sold more than 50 million of the pans, so I would think they'd be easy to find. I hope this helps.

For a picture of a pan, look here.

burekaboy — said...

hey mike :) thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.

while i don't have gluten problems myself, i am well aware of how much of a problem this can be. a few of my friends suffer from this inability to digest and metabolize gluten.

i've never used alot of these grain flours such as buckwheat and teff to cook/bake with. only thing i have ever heard teff being used with is the ethiopian injera bread. interesting that you found a way to make waffles of all things! :)

i have a waffle iron i love. i actually have made 2 recipes, i guess gluten free when i think about it, that use ground soy beans and flax to replace the egg and another using oatmeal and eggs. both work very well. i think the former was a vegan type experiment i was working on for a friend.

best of luck in your business ventures :)