Good Old Cheese and Cheese Pairings:
- Havarti and Honey Goat Cheese Gouda paired with Homemade candied apples, gherkins, olives, an Dijon mustard.
- Goat cheese rolled in Mediterranean spices
- Prosciutto and mozzarella
- Prastost (Sweden priest cheese straight from Sweden- a friend's gift to everyone from their recent vacation)
- Gluten free jalapeño and shallot Mac and Cheese
- Stuffed Mushrooms
- Alcohol free Cheddar fondue with tomatoes, broccoli, gluten free bread, carrots, peppers, and tortilla chips
- Gluten free cheddar bread
- Gluten Free Grilled Cheese with Gouda
- Chocolate cheesecake cordial
- Tiramisu (gluten free and regular)
One of the all around favorite dishes was the Gluten Free Cheddar Bread, recipe from Momtastic. The recipe is below:
Gluten Free Cheddar Bread from Momtastic
brown rice flour, plus a bit for dusting the pan: 1-½ cups
tapioca flour: ½ cup
xanthan gum: ¾ teaspoon
baking powder: ½ teaspoon
baking soda: ½ teaspoon
salt: ½ teaspoon
buttermilk: 1-¼ cups
plain yogurt: ¼ cup
large egg: 1
finely minced garlic: 1 teaspoon
olive oil, plus a bit for the pan: 3 tablespoons
shredded cheddar cheese, divided: 1 cup
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and coat an approximately 8-inch loaf pan with a thin layer of olive oil, and dust it lightly with brown rice flour.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the middle and set aside.
Step 3: In a medium sized mixing bowl, gently whisk buttermilk, yogurt, egg, garlic, and olive oil. Fold in 2/3 cup of the cheese.
Step 4: Pour this in the well in the dry ingredients and mix only until combined.
Step 5: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining 1/3 cup of cheese evenly on top.
Step 6: Bake in the preheated oven until the bread becomes solid (it should no longer jiggle if you move the pan), the top is golden brown and slightly cracked, about 35 minutes.
Step 7: Let the bread rest in the pan for at least 20 minutes or so. Then use a large plate or baking sheet to invert the bread to remove it from the pan. Then carefully turn it over, and wait about an hour before attempting to slice the bread. It should be completely cooled.
Our August potluck is almost the polar opposite of this cheese potluck, as we'll be putting everyone's cooking skills to the challenge with a Vegan Potluck! Stay tuned!