How to Make Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Being diagnosed as gluten intolerant can really throw a wrench in your diet! It can be easy to start feeling sorry for yourself and everything that you’re missing out on. Instead, let’s start to focus on some foods that are naturally gluten-free and totally delicious. Potatoes, for one. One of the most versatile foods out […]

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Homemade Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes are awesome. Ours our even more awesom-er because they’re free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and nuts! Oh and did we mention they’re totally delicious?! But don’t take our word for it! Try out our simple recipe and see for yourself. Everyone can help out with this one, so get the kids involved! Our […]

Gluten Free Rice Pudding

Featured Recipe: Creamy Rice Pudding

Our totally allergy-friendly creamy rice pudding was recently featured in San Antonio Magazine! This is one of our favorites for a treat on a lazy afternoon when we just don’t feel like doing anything. This one is easy to whip up in a flash, and it is also easy to digest so it gives your […]

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Tuesday Tip: Prevent Discoloration in Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are the food of the Southern U.S. So even though we may not have been born here in Texas, we got here as fast as we could and have learned a thing or two about cooking this classic southern treat. Sweet potatoes are delicious in so many ways, but they’re especially fun to […]

Gluten Free HEB Photo Contest

Bread Makes Life Better Photo Contest

Want to win a $30 gift card for the Little Aussie Bakery? Click here for details! Could there really be anything better than going to your local grocery store and finding the best gluten free bread on the planet? Not too much, right?! We aim to make that idea more than just a fantasy, but […]

Gluten Free Bread is Too Expensive

Why is Gluten Free So Expensive?!

This is another question that we get asked at least daily at the bakery. “Why is gluten free so expensive?” As much as I would like to say that it is because we are making ginormous profits on everything and are living the high life, that is unfortunately not the case. The plain and simple […]

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Gluten Free Texan Biscuits Mix Review

Shannon was another of our awesome customers who agreed to be our “guinea pig” and beta-test our gluten free Texan Biscuit mix. This is what she had to say: The biscuits are very delicious and I love that the mix is so easy with only three ingredients. That is a HUGE plus for this tired […]

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Tuesday Tip: How to Revive Burnt Milk

Happy Tuesday everyone! This month has flown by! And it doesn’t help that this is the shortest month of the year either.  This month (as most months), I’ve been balancing quite a few things on my plate and sometimes I try to multitask when I really shouldn’t. For example, when heating things that could burn […]

New Orleans Wedding Cake Gluten Free

Gluten free New Orleans Wedding Cake (for any occasion!)

This recipe comes to us from our resident “N’awliner,” Destiny. According to her cultural expertise, wedding cakes in New Orleans are traditionally flavored with almond and lemon. It’s also not uncommon to decorate them extravagant fleur de lis designs, but that’s for another day. In fact, this flavor has become so popular that it’s not […]

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Going Gluten-Free at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Gluten-free diets are becoming more popular than ever before. In fact, the benefits associated with these types of diets are being ignored by no one. That is why it is no surprise that several of the athletes competing in the 2014 Winter Games are following strictly gluten-free diets. The Olympics began last week in Sochi […]

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Gluten Free Southern Biscuits Review from Gluten Free Kingwood

For the past few weeks we have been working on perfecting our recipe for gluten free southern-style biscuits. We thought we got it pretty good, but not being from the South, we needed some expert opinions. Cue Jenny from Gluten Free Kingwood. She was one of ten bloggers who volunteered to test out our recipe […]

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Tuesday Tip: Zesty Cakes!

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Time for another tip! This one is nothing technical, but it could be potentially money-saving!

Gluten Free Brownie Bites

Pampered Gluten Free Brownie Bites

Have you ever tried our signature the Little Aussie Bakery gluten free brownies? You know, the ones that are baked to perfection with just the right crunch on the outside and a delicious gooey center? According to an informal poll (we asked the customers that were in line at the time the question came to […]

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Tuesday Tip: The Perfect Rise on Your Bread

We have baked a few (thousand) loaves of bread in our day, and with all that practice we’ve learned a thing or two. One really handy cheat we’ve learned is to mix a teaspoon of sugar with the yeast for each loaf. This feeds the yeast and makes the rise just gorgeous! This tiny bit […]

Keep brown sugar soft with an apple in the bag!

Tuesday Tip: How to Keep Brown Sugar Soft

It’s our favorite time of the week! Time for another Tuesday Tip. So we’ve already shared one way to keep your brown sugar soft, but we are all about options here at the Little Aussie Bakery. So this week we’re giving you yet another option for soft brown sugar. This one doesn’t even require any […]

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Southern Brisket

We asked which recipe you would most like us to publish, and our southern brisket came up as #1 (followed closely by our dairy free tres leches cake, whose recipe you can find here). This is the recipe that forms the base of our popular beef big bloke sandwich, and it’s actually a whole lot […]

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Top 7 Reasons to go Gluten Free

So you might have noticed, quite a few blogs are releasing articles about the “Top 6 Reasons to go Gluten-Free.” We decided to jump on the bandwagon and write our own list of reasons to go gluten-free. But our list has 7 reasons, because we are just that awesome. Enjoy. Gluten makes you smell bad. […]

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Tuesday Tip: Smooth Gravy

If, like us, you have spent any time in the South, you know how important gravy is. It can make or break the entire meal! So make sure you make right. One of the most difficult aspects of making a perfect gravy is not in getting the perfect taste, but the perfect texture.  No one […]

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Honey Mustard Dressing

Personally, I think that honey mustard dressing should be listed as one of the best inventions on earth. Immediately after sliced (gluten-free) bread, of course. I love it on salads (especially fruit salads — try it sometime; you’ll never go back), I use it as a dressing for my gluten-free fried chicken, and as a […]

How to Make Fluffy Rice

Tuesday Tip: How to Make Fluffy Rice

Happy first-Tuesday-of-2014!  Betcha haven’t gotten that one yet, have you? Let’s start off the year with a simple yet oh-so-helpful tip. I don’t know about you, but being gluten-free, I eat A LOT of rice. And when you eat this much of something, it better be good. One of the easiest ways to ensure that […]

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Smartphone App Detects Gluten in Food?!

Have you heard of the amazing new device called the TellSpec?  It does seem like something more suited to a Sci-Fi novel, but this is the real deal! It all started when serial entrepreneur Isabel Hoffmann’s 14-year-old daughter fell seriously ill after a move from Europe to the U.S.  Her symptoms got so bad that […]

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Classic Pumpkin Pie (minus the nasty allergens)

We have to admit, the idea of putting pumpkin into a sweet pie was a little foreign to us when we first arrived in the States. In Australia, pumpkin is more often used for savory cooking (get some ideas over at taste.com.au). So we were more than a bit skeptical when we experienced our first […]

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Stairway to Heaven Chocolate Bars

So you know those nights… the ones where the day seems to have gone on for the equivalent of three days, and you just need a break?  You’ve finally gotten everything finished up for the night–dishes are cleared, kids are in bed, and you finally have a few moments to yourself.  Time to put your […]

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Our Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

For breakfast, for tea, or anytime indeed! Our take on this classic sweet snack is completely free of gluten, soy, corn, and nuts.  It can easily be made dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan, too!  What more could you ask for?  Throw in some chocolate chips for a scrumptious finish (these are free of dairy and soy)! […]

Melissa French Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

This recipe was submitted by reader Melissa French.  She says “I make this Fried Chicken with the Little Aussie Bakery’s Gluten-Free All Purpose Blend, fried in Safflower oil.  My Super Guy absolutely LOVES it!  Thank you guys so much for having such superior product, time and time again♥ You make living GFCF, so easy!” Aww, […]

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Aussie Lamb Pie Recipe

Ah, the meat pie.  One of Australia’s most iconic culinary treats.  Eating one of these succulent roast lamb pies always brings back memories of our school days.  Way back when, schools didn’t provide lunch to the students.  Instead, we’d all line up at one of the corners where some of the mothers and grandmothers would […]

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Our Famous Gluten Free Bread Recipe

For over 30 years, long before we even started the Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe, we have been working to perfect the best gluten free bread recipe on the planet (and by “we” I mean mostly Rita, although the rest of us have been faithful taste-testers by her side the whole time).  There have been […]

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Perfect Gluten Free Cornbread

Free of gluten, dairy, and soy. Full of yummy deliciousness! We have adapted the original recipe for Custard-Topped Spoon Bread, featured in The Joy of Cooking, to fit our allergy-friendly needs.  Of course we wanted to make a gluten free cornbread recipe, but while we were at it, we also adapted it to be a […]

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Delicious Buttermilk Biscuits

Straight from the little pink book that keeps all The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe‘s special, gluten-free (need we also mention, “delicious?!”) recipes: Golden Melt-in-Your-Mouth THE RECIPE Free of gluten, corn, and soy. Easily modified to be dairy free as well — just use your favorite alternatives! Yields 1 dozen biscuits Ingredients: 3 Cups All-Purpose […]

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Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

What is Christmas without the gingerbread cookies? Our simple ginger cookie recipe is perfect for making cutouts. Get ambitious and make your own gluten free gingerbread house! The whole family can get involved with this one–kids will love cutting the dough and decorating the cookies! And no one has to feel excluded, because this recipe […]

Cakes

Simply Sinful Rum Balls

Simply Sinful Rum Balls

So, New Year is coming up, and you’re looking for the perfect dessert for the party.  Thing is, you’re kind of all baked-out, what with all the Thanksgiving and Christmas treats you’ve been making! And you’re still eating the leftovers of that chocolate cake you made for the Christmas party, anyway. Hey, why not take […]

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Mincemeat Cookies

It’s starting to show again. My English heritage, I mean. If Christmas in England has to be summed up into one food item, it would definitely be mincemeat. It’s traditionally made into a pie, but I’m mixing things up and making mincemeat cookies! Nowadays you can buy pre-made mincemeat in just about any grocery store […]

Desserts

Golden Syrup Recipe

Golden Syrup Recipe

If you’ve been perusing the recipes on our site, you may have noticed that quite a few of them call for something called “Golden Syrup.”  In Australia, we could buy commercially-made golden syrup on just about every street corner!  So imagine our surprise when we arrived in the U.S. to find that not only do […]

Frosting & Glaze

Coconut Whipped Cream for Desserts & Cake Frosting

Coconut Whipped Cream for Desserts & Cake Frosting

It’s super easy! It’s super delicious! Here’s our little how-to on making coconut whipped cream for desserts, and using it as frosting for cakes (our preferred cake coater!).  If it turns into THE dessert, we won’t judge :-] MAKE the Whipped Coconut Cream This is essentially a one ingredient recipe. The ingredient: A Can of […]

Pastries

Mini Chorizo French Toast

Mini Chorizo French Toast

Always a source for creative and tasty dishes, Mia’s Domain focuses on nutrition and wellness through cooking from scratch with wholesome ingredients (and lots of love!). Connect with Mia’s Domain :: Website | Facebook | Pinterest — This amazing recipe was a submission from Mia’s Domain to the “Show us our Hamburger Buns” contest we […]

Recipes

Tuesday Tip: Smooth, Fluffy Cakes

Tuesday Tip: Smooth, Fluffy Cakes

Hello everyone!  It is time for another Tuesday tip! Have you ever wondered why so many recipes call for eggs at room temperature? How many times  have you just ignored the advice and thrown the eggs in straight from the fridge? Me too–guilty as charged! But after baking a few cakes, I began to notice […]

Sandwiches and Wraps

Turning out Perfect Gluten Free Tortillas from Dough

Turning out Perfect Gluten Free Tortillas from Dough

Getting the quality wrap that’s chewy and tearable and, oh my, just so scrumptious is really about technique.  The principles of baking gluten free follows the same as traditional baking – that the rolling pin and work surface should be dusted with flour to prevent the dough from sticking, for example – so feel confident […]

Sauces and Spreads

Easy All-Natural, Homemade Pizza Sauce

Easy All-Natural, Homemade Pizza Sauce

—Guaranteed to make any pizza delicious!!— To Create! (Click on any ingredient to be linked to our favorite brand) IN BLENDER: 1. Blend 6 cloves of fresh garlic 2. Add slowly: 1 cup light-flavored oil and continue to blend 3. Add 1 can (10 oz) of Rotel®, 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste, and ½ […]