Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Citrus Shortcake

**found in August 2010 Cooking Light

Some of the best recipes are found in magazine spreads!  One of my favorite things to do is rip out any recipe I like and create color coated binders labeled by category.  It's a fun project and you get to create a cookbook with recipes you like.  There is nothing in my tears that I wouldn't want to make.  And I have been collecting tears for years.  I have quite the hefty cookbook!

The tricky part if you are not a cook or baker is to convert these recipes towards the gluten-free lifestyle...

Collect.  Experiment.  Enjoy.

Bake this lightly sweetened, sturdy cake style shortcake in a square pan.  

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened (unsalted)
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
4.5 ounces GF All-Purpose Flour flour
(about 1 cup)
2 Tbsp. yellow cornmeal (make sure it is gluten-free, because not all are!  Try Bob's Red Mill)
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum (essential for gf baking)
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
Cooking Spray (Pam is gluten-free-(not the baking spray)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes).  Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add rind and juice; beat well.  Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.  Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt), stirring well with a whisk.  Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition.
3. Spoon batter into a 9-inch square metal baking pan coated with gf cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (because this is gluten free baking you may want to periodically check it.  Sometimes gf baking takes less time then regular baking), or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan.  Cool completely on wire rack.
4.  Cut shortcake into squares

**To add more flavor add 1-2 tsp. of your favorite extract! Like vanilla, almond, Orange or Cinnamon

**You can also substitute the cornmeal for almond meal/flour

Calories:195; Fat: 6.5g


xoxo Julie


  1. Thanks for recipe.
    Nice post.

  2. Hi Andhra!

    You are very welcome! Good GF desserts are hard to find. Enjoy!


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