The Bojon Gourmet nourishing recipes from a recovering pastry chef Wed, 07 Dec 2022 04:56:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Bojon Gourmet 32 32 Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free) Tue, 06 Dec 2022 21:07:00 +0000 These chewy, gooey matcha chocolate chip cookies are made with almond flour and pantry-friendly ingredients. These healthy matcha cookies are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly too. Mix them up in one bowl, and have them in and out of the oven in under one hour.

a messy piece of parchment smeared with chocolate has several gooey matcha chocolate chip cookies on it, one with a tantalizing bite taken out

If you're a fan of gluten-free cookies and matcha recipes, you're going to love these vibrant green gluten-free & vegan matcha cookies! Grassy matcha melds with butterscotch notes from cashew butter, maple syrup, and vanilla while grain-free flours build a soft and chewy cookie. Bittersweet chocolate chunks add earthy notes.

These gluten-free matcha cookies are:

  • vibrant green
  • soft & chewy
  • chocolatey & gooey
  • made with just one bowl in under an hour
  • keep beautifully for up to a week after baking
  • taste rich and buttery but they're actually..
  • ..gluten-free, vegan, and paleo!
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Gluten-Free Lemon Bars with Almond Flour Shortbread Crust Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:15:00 +0000 With creamy, tangy lemon curd and a salty-sweet almond flour shortbread crust, these gluten-free lemon bars are just the thing to make when life hands you all the lemons. These are easy to make and oh so satisfying.

Thanks to Vermont Creamery for sponsoring this post!

Gluten-Free Lemon Bars Recipe on a cutting board

My Favorite Gluten-Free Lemon Bar Recipe

I have strong feelings about lemon bars. When made well, they're sweet-tart, creamy, buttery, and super satisfying. But so much can go wrong with lemon bars. The crust can be pasty, bland, and underbaked. The filling can be gummy and cloyingly sweet. The lemon flavor can be weak, overpowered by eggs and sugar.

This gluten-free lemon bar recipe starts with a buttery gluten-free shortbread crust that's baked until golden and flavorful. Next comes an easy lemon curd, set with just the right amount of egg, loads of butter, and extra tangy lemon juice. Both components feature creamy cultured butter from Vermont Creamery and together they form gluten-free lemon bar bliss.

juicing lemons for gluten-free lemon squares recipe

I adapted this recipe from the one in my cookbook Alternative Baker. My talented friends Nadia and Rob made a video of the original recipe from my book; you can see how easy they are to make!

I've also shared this recipe in tart form; same ingredients and process, different shape! You can get my gluten-free lemon tart recipe here. And you can find all my favorite bar cookie recipes here.

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Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies with Almond Flour Sun, 27 Nov 2022 05:35:27 +0000 These gluten-free linzer cookies are flavorful, buttery, and not too sweet. Laced with almond flour, lemon, and cinnamon and filled with bright berry preserves, they look fancy but they're actually quite simple to make. The dough is easy to handle and made with whole food ingredients (no gums or flour mixes).

Fill them with raspberry jam or berry chia jam, tuck them into cookie boxes, lunch boxes, or just enjoy with a cup of tea. Perfect for the holidays, Valentine's day, or any day. With tested vegan and paleo options. 

Thanks to Bob's Red Mill for sponsoring this post!

Linzer cookies sit attractively on a rumpled piece of white parchment with sprinkles of powdered sugar resembling snow all around them

If you need a jump-start to the holiday season, I've got you covered with these adorable gluten-free linzer cookies. These are a sandwich cookie version of Linzertorte, a dessert that hails from Linz, Austria comprised of shortbread crust filled with jam and topped with a lattice.

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Buttery & Tender Baked Pears with Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble Sun, 20 Nov 2022 17:23:00 +0000 A cozy and delicious fruit dessert, these tender baked pears are topped with crispy oats, walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon butter. The pears are oven-roasted until fork tender. A simple dish that’s so impressive! Serve warm or at room temperature with pomegranate arils, a drizzle of butterscotch sauce and a dollop of vanilla ice cream

Thanks to C&H® Sugar for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. 

overhead of roasted pears on a plate with melty ice cream, pomegranates, and sauce

You know that classic Eddie Izzard sketch about pears ripening? Well these baked pears are a good solution to that problem. Roasting pears in the oven brings out their beguiling flavor, softening their flesh to buttery perfection. When filled with salty-sweet brown sugar walnut crumble, they make a pretty presentation that's fun to eat too. 

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Tender & Flaky Gluten-Free Pie Crust Thu, 17 Nov 2022 00:10:00 +0000 This gloriously flaky gluten-free pie crust recipe rivals a wheat crust! It's super flavorful thanks to whole food ingredients: sweet rice, oat, and millet flours plus flax or chia seed (no xanthan gum!). A couple of classical pastry techniques make it easy to work with and give it extra layers.

I'll show you how to use these ingredients and techniques to get the flakiest GF pie crust, plus how to shape and blind bake it for all your pie needs. Use it in sweet and savory pies, tarts, galettes, quiches and turnovers.

The recipe is adapted from my award-winning cookbook Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains and Flours.

A handsome, unbaked gluten-free pie crust sits on a plaster surface with star cut-outs, a rolling pin, and a gray dish towel around it

Looking for a flaky gluten-free pie crust that tastes like it was made with wheat flour? I've spent years developing a recipe that tastes and feels like a whole wheat pie crust – buttery, flaky, and full of flavor.

Here's why this recipe is (IMHO) the best gluten-free pie crust out there:

  • It's super flaky and easy to work with. It can be rolled out, fluted, weaved, and crimped with ease.
  • It's made from whole-grain gluten-free flours that add nutritional value and loads of flavor. As a bonus, you don't need to source a particular flour blend to make it!
  • It's free of xanthan gum, which some folks are intolerant of (plus it just sounds icky!)
  • You'll feel like a professional pastry chef while you make it! I'll show you a couple of classic pastry techniques that create layers upon layers of flaky goodness.
  • It can easily be made dairy-free and vegan by using plant butter.
  • You can use it to make pies, savory tarts, galettes, and quiche.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Quiche with Goat Cheese & Sage (Gluten-Free) Wed, 09 Nov 2022 04:31:56 +0000 This butternut squash quiche is full of cozy fall flavors: roasted winter squash, tender leeks, and earthy sage. Encased in a flaky gluten-free crust and held together with luscious savory custard and creamy goat cheese, this quiche makes a special vegetarian main dish for holiday gatherings or weekend brunch.

Thanks to Vermont Creamery for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.

a glorious golden butternut quiche baked in a handsome gray graniteware pan is on a plaster surface with a vintage knife

If you're looking for a vegetarian main dish for fall and winter holidays that still feels like a treat, this butternut squash quiche is the dish for you. I've been making a version of this recipe for over 10 years and it's become a tradition at family gatherings during the cooler months. My vegetarian husband especially loves having a main dish that doesn't taste like deprivation!

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