Often times, going gluten free isn’t enough. If you’ve decided to try or are already on a dairy free, you’ll many substitutes for dairy items. Let’s get started by addressing a dairy free substitute for butter!
Butter is usually the hardest dairy item to substitute. Let’s look at what butter is made:: 80% fat + 20% water.
Coconut Oil or Refined Coconut Oil
I have tried using 80% refined organic coconut oil (refined doesn’t have any coconut flavor) plus 20% water and it came pit awfully close, but just did not quite contain enough fat. So, when using refined or regular coconut oil, try using 80% + 20% full-fat coconut milk or 90% coconut oil + 10% water.
My favorite substitute for butter or coconut oil using the above formula is palm oil made by either Essential Depot or Okanarur. I first began using palm oil in gluten free vegan cookies for a recipe development client and they all turned out amazing! He thought so as well.
Let me know how it goes by commenting below.
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Not only is this gluten free zebra cake a show-stopper, it is the best gluten free cake I have ever made! While the zebra stripes are a little extra work, it is well worth it in the end. And the frosting is the best chocolate frosting I have ever had. It’s so good that my husband has requested this cake for his birthday instead of his usual pineapple upside down cake.
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When you wish to add a coffee flavor to white chocolate ganache or you want to add a second or third layer of chocolate to a dessert, make this gluten free white chocolate ganache recipe. Use it to top desserts, frost cakes, make or fill chocolate truffles, and more.
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We’re huge fans of a cheesecake, but this Gluten Free Caramel Apple Cheesecake received high praise from everyone, including gluten-eaters. The cheesecake filling is not very sweet; its filling is light yet rich; and the caramel topping is to die for! This recipe is also fairly easy to make!
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Treat your guests to this flavorful gluten free pimento chicken that everyone will surely wish to add to the regular rotation of gluten free dinner recipes.
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Yorkshire pudding is similar to popovers, but this recipe also includes rendered fat (bacon is my favorite). The fat creates a tender gluten free Yorkshire pudding instead of one that is chewy, like so many gluten free baked goods. The flavor and richness is also boosted, making this an incredible gluten free Yorkshire pudding. Use as a substitute for bread or starch such as potatoes or rice.
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When summertime temperatures hit your area, you may wish to forgo baking. This easy to make no bake gluten free black forest cake is perfect for those days. Layered with chocolate wafers and filled with whipped cream and cherries, it is truly a summer delight. You can even add layers of sliced bananas.
Also check out the recipe for traditional Gluten Free Black Forest Cake made with chocolate cake.
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Rye bread is made of rye grains, which contain gluten. However, the flavor of rye bread mainly comes from seeds like fennel and caraway seeds, which both contain the flavor of anise (black licorice). There are a few version of rye bread, including sourdough. You can read about regional favorites here. In this gluten free sourdough mock rye French bread, you will taste the same flavors of rye bread with a slight sourdough taste. Its crunchy crust and chewy texture is just like traditional French bread.
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Make this lovely gluten free lemon meringue cake, using gluten free sponge cake, lemon curd, meringue, and chocolate molds. Learn the easy technique to char and flatten the meringue like a pro.
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With all of the health benefits of millet, along with its creaminess, it surely makes a wonderful gluten free hot cereal. Cream of millet is surprisingly a favorite in the creamed cereal category, once you try it and flavor it properly. It makes a great cream of wheat substitute. You may prefer it over even over oat meal.
This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover millet flour or grind your own millet grains.
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