Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Reservations are Filling Up!

It is time now to make reservations for the upcoming season.   Reservations are already being made for many of the weekends and weekdays from April through November.   We want both our old friends and the new friends we will soon meet to be able to experience “the Pearl”.   So… it is a good idea to make your reservations for the warm spring/summer and the crisp fall as soon as possible.   We so look forward to welcoming you and sharing our home with you.

- Mary and Peter

Friday, February 7, 2014

Giant Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies


Gluten free Giant Ginger Cookies are one of the best cookies I have ever had.  They are an award winning cookie, soft and moist.  I found the recipe in Beth Hillson’s book:   Gluten-Free Makeovers.

          ½ cup canola or other vegetable oil
            ¼ cup unsulphured molasses
            1 cup sugar
            2 tbsp chopped crystallized ginger
            1 egg

Mix together:
2 cups Cake and Pastry flour ( 1 cup sweet white sorghum flour, 1 cup white rice flour,
3/4 cup cornstarch, 1 ½ tsp xanthan gum, ½ tsp salt)
½ cup chickpea flour
1½ tbsp. baking soda
1½ tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of salt

Additional sugar for rolling

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat on low until mixture is smooth, about 1 min.  Preheat oven to 350 deg. and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using ¼ cup scoop, scoop out the dough, roll into the additional sugar and place apart on the cookie sheets.  Press down to form even circles. Bake about 12 minutes until the edges are slightly brown.

- Mary