Sweet or Savoury biscuits

I tweaked a biscuit recipe I found till I liked it, then discovered I could do sweet or savoury!

1/2cup brown rice flour

1/2cup GEMS flour

1/4cup tapioca flour

1/4cup potato starch

1 Tbsp  baking powder

1/4tsp salt

1/2tsp guar gum

1/4c butter or shortening

2/3cup milk of choice

if sweet – add 1Tbsp sugar,

will also need 2Tbsp melted butter, 1/4c brown sugar & 1 1/2tsp cinnamon for filling

If savoury – Add 1/2cup grated cheese, and/or 1Tbsp each chives & parsley

Preheat oven to 450. Blend flours & dry ingredients, cut in butter. Stir in milk & remaining ingredients so that mixture forms a ball. Pat into 1″ thick on a floured surface (a silicone pastry sheet or parchment paper works great) and cut into biscuit circles using a cookie cutter or drinking glass. For cinnamon rolls, pat into a 1/2″ thickness and spread with melted butter. Sprinkle with 1/4c brown sugar blended with 1 1/2tsp cinnamon. Gently roll up into a roll, and slice into 1″ thick rounds. Place on baking sheet (or for cinnamon buns – in muffin tins) and bake at 450 for 15 minutes. I’ve also made a cinnamon roll log – bake for approx 20 minutes Can also blend in bits of meat with the savoury option and top with a bit of pizza sauce.


Cinnamon Coffee Ring

This recipe was one I discovered in one of my Mom’s Taste of Home cookbooks and loved. Now I can eat it gluten/dairy free!

1cup butter or butter substitute. (I use df margarine or palmfruit shortening)

2cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups GEMS flour

1/2cup EACH tapioca, white rice flour & potato starch

1tsp xanthan or guar gum

2tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

1tsp salt

2cups sour cream (or coconut or almond yogurt, or 1 3/4cup soured milk of choice)

2Tbsp cinnamon

1cup brown sugar

chopped apples (optional)


Blend 1cup brown sugar with 2Tbsp cinnamon

Cream butter and white sugar. Add vanilla & eggs, beating after each addition.  Blend dry ingredients together, and add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream.

Grease & flour (use gf flour!) a tube pan. Spoon 1/3 of the batter in and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (and a good layer of chopped apples if desired). Repeat 2x, ending with a layer of cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 350 for 65-70 minutes (or more if using apples) until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.