Heavenly Cloud Biscuits Recipe: Fluffy & Delicious
The aroma of freshly baked biscuits is irresistible. It’s hard to resist a warm, fluffy biscuit straight out of the oven. However, for those with gluten intolerance, dairy allergies or who follow a dairy-free diet, enjoying this beloved treat can be challenging. That’s why I’ve created a recipe that caters to all these dietary restrictions- Cloud Biscuits Gluten Free Recipe. It’s an easy to make recipe that will transport you to cloud 9 with every bite.
I know how difficult it can be to find great recipes that cater to all dietary restrictions without sacrificing taste and texture. My passion for creating healthy yet delicious food has motivated me to come up with this recipe that satisfies everyone’s cravings.
The beauty of this recipe is that it doesn’t skimp on flavor but instead proves a point: comfort food CAN be healthy too! Whether you are looking for breakfast or after-dinner treats, these Cloud Biscuits are the perfect solution.
My attention to detail includes strategically selecting ingredients such as xanthan gum and cornstarch, which hold the dough together in place of gluten. They ensure pillowy soft biscuits that won’t crumble. Not only are these biscuits burst with flavor, but they also happen to be gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free while still being easy to make.
So why not treat yourself today and try out this amazing Cloud Biscuits Gluten Free Recipe? It will definitely turn your rainy day into sunshine!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
My dear reader, let me tell you why this Cloud Biscuits Gluten Free Recipe will make you feel like you’re on cloud nine! This recipe is a must-try because it is not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free, making it suitable for everyone’s dietary restrictions.
These biscuits are light and airy, with a crispy golden exterior and a soft fluffy interior. And guess what? You don’t even need to worry about kneading the dough! Just mix the ingredients and drop them onto your baking sheet.
This recipe is also versatile! You can add chocolate chips to make a sweet treat or throw in some slices of banana to create a more unique flavour – like having bananas on clouds!
Most importantly, this recipe is easy to follow, using simple ingredients that are readily available in your pantry. It won’t be expensive for you to make these at home. Believe me, these babies can easily rival traditional wheat flour biscuits in both taste and texture.
So don’t hesitate any longer – give this Cloud Biscuits Gluten Free Recipe a try and let your taste buds take off on a journey like never before! Trust me, they will leave your mouth watering and your mind wondering how you ever lived without them.
Before starting to make these fabulous gluten-free cloud biscuits, let’s make sure we have everything we need in our pantry. You’ll find that most ingredients can be easily found at any grocery store, but a few may require a special trip. I recommend using high-quality ingredients to ensure the best flavor and texture in your biscuits. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need:
- 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk (gluten-free if necessary)
These simple and straightforward ingredients are all you need to create light and fluffy biscuits that are bursting with flavor. Trust me when I say that this recipe is worth the extra effort to seek out quality ingredients!
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have gone through the essentials in making our gluten-free and dairy-free cloud biscuits, it’s time to whip out your kitchen tools and put on your apron. It’s time to get your hands dirty and create some magic in the kitchen!
Before we begin our recipe, let us gather all the ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and a dash of salt.
Cutting the butter
Next, we need to cut in the unsalted butter into the dry ingredients. Make sure that the butter is very cold for easy handling. In small pieces, slowly incorporate the cold butter until you reach the texture that resembles coarse sand.
Add extra liquid
Once you have achieved this crumbly texture, add in 3/4 cup of milk (gluten-free) or any other non-dairy replacement like almond milk gradually. Continue mixing until it becomes a sticky dough. Do not overmix.
Preparing for baking
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or apply cooking spray.
With a spoon or an ice cream scoop, drop biscuit mixture into the lined sheet about an inch apart. Each dough ball should be about three heaping tablespoons each or medium-sized drop biscuits to yield about nine biscuits.
Place in oven and bake from twelve to fifteen minutes or until golden brown. You can also opt to add semi-sweet chocolate chips before baking for a luscious chocolatey twist.
Cooling off and serving
Let them cool off on wire racks for bout five minutes before serving on a platter. Serve it alongside a hot coffee or tea, or you can pair it with a luscious blueberry spread or any fruit jam of your choice for that added zing.
There you have it – the recipe to those gluten-free and dairy-free cloud biscuits that will bring you to cloud nine. Don’t hesitate to remake your version with varying fruit additions such as overripe mashed bananas for banana cloud biscuits, which make for a delicious morning breakfast. Now let’s continue on with our diet-conscious lifestyle without sacrificing good food!
Substitutions and Variations
Sometimes, when I’m feeling adventurous or have run out of a certain ingredient, I like to experiment with substitutions in my recipes. Here are some variations and substitutions for the Cloud Biscuits Gluten-Free Recipe:
– Flour: If you’re not gluten-free, you can use regular all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free flour. Additionally, you can try using different types of flour such as almond flour or whole wheat flour for added flavor and nutrition.
– Xanthan Gum: Not a fan of xanthan gum? You can use guar gum instead or omit it entirely if your gluten-free flour blend already contains a binder.
– Sweeteners: For a healthier option, substitute the sugar for honey or agave nectar. If you prefer a sweeter biscuit, add chocolate chips or drizzle with maple syrup.
– Milk: Any type of milk will work, including dairy-free alternatives like almond, soy, or coconut milk. You can also use buttermilk for a tangier taste.
– Savory biscuits: Skip the sugar and try adding herbs such as rosemary or thyme for an elevated savory flavor perfect for pairing with soup or salad.
Remember that substitutions and variations may affect the texture and taste of your final product, so always do a trial run before serving them to guests.
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving these cloud biscuits, the possibilities are endless! You can enjoy them warm out of the oven, slathered with some butter and jam, or pair them with your favorite savory toppings. These biscuits are so versatile that you can even use them as a base for your breakfast sandwiches or mini burgers!
For a sweet treat, serve these cloud cookies with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. You can also transform them into decadent desserts by adding some chocolate chips or bananas to the batter. Trust me, there’s nothing like biting into a warm banana biscuit fresh from the oven.
If you’re looking for a low-carb option, try pairing these biscuits with some almond paste. The combination of the nutty flavor and crumbly texture of the biscuit is a match made in heaven! Furthermore, if you’re someone who prefers savoury biscuits over sweet ones, there’s no reason why you can’t top these cloud biscuits with some cheese and cured meats.
If you are on a gluten-free diet, these delicious biscuits can be served perfectly with homemade gravy along with roasted potatoes, sautéed vegetables or scrambled eggs. It works well as a side dish for soups and salads too!
No matter how you choose to serve these biscuits, one thing is certain – they will leave you on cloud nine!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
There’s nothing like a warm, fluffy biscuit fresh out of the oven. However, sometimes making everything from scratch just isn’t feasible. That’s where make-ahead and storing techniques can come in handy for these delicious cloud biscuits.
If you expect to be tight on time or need to prep ahead for a gathering, the dough can be made the day before, covered with plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.
When it comes to storing leftovers, they can be stored at room temperature, tightly wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap or kept in an airtight container, for up to 3 days. Be aware that this may affect the texture and quality of the biscuits slightly.
For those busy mornings when seconds count, pre-baked biscuits can be reheated in a toaster oven or regular oven for a few minutes until warmed through. Just avoid microwaving them as it may cause them to become soggy.
Whether you’re serving these biscuits fresh out of the oven or reheating them for later enjoyment, they are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. So go ahead and plan ahead! Your taste buds will thank you later.
Tips for Perfect Results
To achieve the perfect Cloud Biscuits, we must be aware of the ingredients we use to avoid compromising the texture our fluffy and light biscuits. Here are some tips that will aid you in creating the perfect biscuits:
Firstly, when it comes to gluten-free recipes, xanthan gum is essential for replicating the elasticity found in gluten. It helps hold your dough or batter together by acting as a bonding agent. Cream of tartar is also added to the recipe since it activates the baking soda which in turn helps the Cloud Biscuits rise.
Secondly, since gluten-free flour absorbs more liquid than regular wheat flour, you may need extra liquid when dealing with gluten-free recipes like this one. Remember to start with half of what’s mentioned in the recipe and slowly add more as needed.
Thirdly, make sure you are properly measuring your ingredients for accuracy. Use measuring cups for dry ingredients and a scale for wet ingredients. A slight variation in measurement can vastly affect the outcome of your biscuits.
Fourthly, it’s important to not overwork or over mix the dough as this will make the biscuits chewy instead of fluffy. When mixing, use a light hand and stop once all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Lastly, remember to preheat your oven before baking your biscuits to ensure even cooking. Similarly, don’t open the oven door while cooking as this sudden change in temperature can cause your Cloud Biscuits to deflate.
By following these tips and tricks, not only will your Cloud Biscuits come out perfectly but you’ll feel confident making them again and again!
Before concluding this recipe article, I want to address the most common questions and concerns that arise when making cloud biscuits gluten-free recipe. Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to guide you through any uncertainties about the recipe’s ingredients, cooking process, and variations.
Can you just replace flour with gluten-free flour?
When it comes to replacing all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour, it’s important to check the labeling on the bag to confirm the correct substitution ratio. In most cases, a one to one swap will suffice. However, it’s crucial to note that all-in-one blends are formulated with stabilizers like xantham gum to compensate for the absence of gluten and maintain the structure of the final product.
Is there a trick to baking with gluten-free flour?
When removing gluten from your recipe, it’s important to note that a different thickening agent is needed. One such option is xanthan gum or guar gum, which can be added to your gluten-free flour mix at a recommended ratio of 1 teaspoon per cup. This substitute comes from the cell coat of Xanthomonas campestris, a type of microorganism.
How much extra liquid with gluten-free flour?
When substituting gluten-free flour in a recipe, it’s important to note that the amount of extra liquid needed can vary. You’ll need to adjust the liquid ingredients gradually until the desired consistency is achieved.
Will gluten-free flour rise with yeast?
In summary, Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour is a great choice for yeast-based recipes, as it allows for customizable xanthan gum amounts and a varied texture due to its blend of refined starches.
In conclusion, I hope this Cloud Biscuits Gluten Free Recipe has inspired you to try your hand at baking with gluten-free flour. With the right ingredients and techniques, you can create delicious, healthy and easy-to-prepare biscuits that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Not only will these biscuits make a great addition to your breakfast, lunch or dinner menu, but they are also perfect as a snack or dessert. So why not give them a try and discover for yourself how good cloud biscuits can taste? Trust me; once you take a bite of these biscuits, you’ll feel like you’re on cloud 9!
Cloud Biscuits Gluten Free Recipe
- 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour (I use Domata's all purpose blend with xanthan gum)
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if already in your flour blend)
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened (NOT margarine)
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup milk
- Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
- Mix together butter, egg and milk.
- Add dry ingredients to mixture and beat on high until mixed well. (about 30 seconds).
- Drop by large spoonfuls onto sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown.