Cornbread. It’s delightful. And you need a good gluten-free cornbread to make cornbread stuffing (or do you call it dressing?) for Thanksgiving next week.
Here’s how to make it.
A few years ago, we gave you a recipe for gluten-free cornbread. It’s the one we have been using for years. It’s moist and holds up well in a pan of stuffing. I’ve updated it for you to make sure you can make it easily. This recipe is really not that much different than what we are making now.
But if you want the latest version of the recipe, it’s available on our Gluten-Free Thanksgiving baking iPad app.
Go to GFThanks to sign up for notification when the iPad app is live. We think it’s this week! (Come on, Apple.)
In our Thanksgiving Baking iPad app, we show you the ingredients you’ll need in your pantry, the equipment you’ll need for baking, and some tips for how to survive the holiday, no matter how your family reacts to the news that you need to be gluten-free. The essays are lavishly illustrated with photographs that are intended to make you hungry.
But the heart of the app are the baking recipes you need to make this a great Thanksgiving, gluten-free. Here’s what we show you how to make in the app:
° a soft gluten-free sandwich bread
° white-bread stuffing
° cornbread dressing
° dinner rolls
° pie dough
° pie fillings to make apple pie, pumpkin pie, cranberry-ginger pie, and dairy-free coconut-banana cream pie)
° apple-walnut cake
° pumpkin cheesecake with a ginger crust
Each recipe is presented in easy-to-understand format, with plenty of interactive features including video illustrations of everything you need to see. Tap the screen and let us walk you through each recipe’s technique and texture.
We want you to have a successful Thanksgiving, gluten-free.
There has been some question as to why we are only offering these new recipes by iPad. Let me explain.
We’re both doing this work full-time now. We love what we do. We want nothing more than to figure out new recipes, new baked goods, and make new videos to help you feel confident in the kitchen.
Very few people make much money off books. I look at the two books I have published and grow teary with pride. I’m working on the last edits of our next cookbook and I can’t believe my luck. But as a moneymaker? Well, let’s just say that standard publishing doesn’t offer much money to most of us.
So we’re trying to figure out ways to keep ourselves creating and making some money, so we can continue here for you. We’re hoping the iPad app is something we can keep doing. We love the interactivity, the new way of telling stories, the way we can work videos into the recipe so you can really see what you can do.
If you don’t have an iPad, we still have hundreds and hundreds of recipes available for free here, which we are always refining. We hope you enjoy them.
With that in mind, I’ll say this. We were going to charge for these videos and decided that didn’t feel right to us. But right now, we’re out money in making them. if you find these videos useful and enjoyable, perhaps you would consider donating something to the cause, to help us defray our expenses instead of charging you for them. Give whatever you feel is right, if you wish.
We will be giving half of all the money donated to WhyHunger, a hunger organization based in New York that works with 26 organizations in 15 countries to try to end hunger now. You can read more about WhyHunger on the Bloggers Without Borders website, as they are working closely with WhyHunger right now to raise funds and awareness of this exemplary group.
So, if you feel so inclined to donate funds for these Thanksgiving videos, remember you’re also donating to WhyHunger. Those of us with food on our tables are pretty damned lucky.
(If you can’t donate, maybe you could spread the word? Tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Pin these images on Pinterest. Make sure that anyone and everyone who needs to be gluten-free knows about these videos. Thank you.)