Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Lately, we've been doing Swedish waffles with the Young Living Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix. Einkorn is an ancient grain that has never been genetically modified like all other types of flours. It's also naturally lower in gluten (the gluten in einkorn lacks the high molecular weight proteins that many people can't digest), and even though regular flour does a number on my IBS, I can eat Einkorn with zero issues.
The waffle mix isn't a mix such as "Bisquick" as you have to add leavening. Rather it's a flour blend and as I discovered this morning, it makes tasty things other than waffles. With a blend of low gluten Einkorn with gluten-free brown rice flour, Amaranth flour, Ta[pioca flour, Sorghum flour,, and Dhokla flour (Indian flour made with chickpeas) it makes a light and nicely textured baked good.
Today we did popovers. Popovers are an American version of Yorkshire pudding but made without any animal fats and baked in an individual tin. They turned out really well, crisp yet tender on the outside and light and custardy on the inside. You can cut this in half easily to make just three popovers (they don't reheat well). Just decrease the ingredients by 1/2 and use 2 medium or large eggs (and add five minutes to cooking with the extra egg).
Young Living Einkorn Popovers (Made with Y.L. Pancake and Waffle Mix).
They rise beautifully, are full of healthful whole grain and have a soft custard-like interior that’s so good with butter and/or honey. My husband ate 3 of them.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a bowl mix:
3 large eggs (at room temperature) or equivalent of veggie egg replacer such as EnerG (but add 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil to the mix
1 and 1/4 cup milk (at room temperature) or nut milk
In another bowl mix:
1 and 1/4 cup Young Living Einkorn Pancake and Waffle Mix
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used reduced sodium).
Spray popover pan with non-stick spray. (I got mine from William Sonoma but you can find them on Amazon for as little as $15). Divide 2 Tablespoons of dairy butter or vegan butter (I like Earth Balance sticks) into the six popover tins and place pan in oven for 4-5 minutes to melt the butter.
Combine wet and dry ingredients until just combined (there will be some small lumps - do not overmix).
Pour batter into prepared tins of melted butter. Do not stir.
Bake 25-30 minutes (don’t open the door to check on them until at least 25 minutes).
Note: If you'd like to order the mix - Young LIving ships to 133 different countries as they have offices, and farms all over the globe. Click on the Young Living Link on my right sidebar to order retail. If you want to sign up to be a member to get the discount drop me a line at cliodna58 at gmail dot com. I don't sell the products (between work and authoring it's like having two full-time jobs) but love the discount for the many products my household uses and I get a lot of "freebies" when ordering for my family and extended family. If you do become a member and decide to just go back and order retail there's no penalty, you just change your ordering preferences online.