I love putting a new spin on old recipes for the holidays. Gingersnaps can seem a little ho-hum compared to other holiday cookies. But with a healthy dose of candied ginger and a little orange glaze, these are cookies you’ll be proud to serve to Santa! This is also the third and final post in a series using King Arthur Flour. For these cookies I used King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour. Non-yeast recipes are a great way to swap out regular flour for a gluten-free one. And the punch of ginger in this recipe from both ground and candied works really well, since we all know gluten-free baked goods need a little extra help in the flavor department.
If you have been interested in making sourdough but have held back because maintaining starters and baking with wild yeast seems complicated, or have just begun to bake with sourdough and would like a straightforward recipe for a basic loaf, this post is for you! I am excited to share Cultures for Health Sourdough Starter Kits as an easy way to begin your own sourdough starter. They carry four different kinds: San Francisco Sourdough, Whole Wheat Sourdough, Gluten-Free Sourdough and Rye Sourdough. I tried out all but the Rye one, and was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I had a starter going, and how precise and helpful their included instructions were. Within a week, I was baking with their starters and turning out scrumptious sourdough loaves.
As October comes to an end, thoughts turn to November which automatically makes me think of all that I am thankful for. I am beginning to plan the items I will make for our family’s Thanksgiving feast and of course I’ve already begun my Christmas shopping. As I think on these upcoming events, I am reminded of how blessed I am. How I have so many loving people in my life. I am reminded how important it is to reach out and show love to someone in need. Maybe its a coworker, the next door neighbor, or your child’s teacher or coach. Maybe you’ve wanted to reach out but didn’t know how. My thought is that food is a wonderful key to open the door to a persons heart and that is why we have a special recipe for you along with a special announcement.