I reposted the blog about My Gluten Free Wedding a few weeks ago in celebration of my 4-year anniversary. I received requests for the recipes. So below is my menu and the recipes I used:
(I did all my own cooking. We had an evening wedding followed immediately by the reception in a local hall. It was a second marriage for both of us - Not formal, by any means. We weren't sure what we were doing for food (finger foods or full meal) until a couple weeks before the wedding when I got the bug to start cooking - and with a 7:00 wedding, it could certainly have gone either way.
People ate lots - but we still had a LOT left over. I never cooked for 100 people before and really wasn't sure how many would be there. It could have been fancier - but .... this is what we had:
Items in RED were just purchased and heated / Items in BLUE have recipes below.
Chicken Wings (15 bags bought from Sams Club and slow heated in large roasters)
Ham (30 lbs from local grocery store - requested thinly sliced from butcher at store. Heated in larger roaster )
Texas Potato Casserole (8 - 3 lb containers, made ahead, frozen and reheated)
Green Beans (large cans purchased from Sam's club)
Salad / salad dressing (several bags of premade salad purchased from Sam's Club)
Mini French Bread rolls (Made about 300 ahead and froze, reheating in oven at the hall)
Veggie Tray (carrots, broccoli - purchased baby carrots and precut broccoli from Sam's)
Mini Brownie Bits (made over 275 ahead and froze)
Mini Cheese Cakes (made over 250 ahead and froze)
MINI FRENCH BREAD ROLLS (I have used Bette Hagman's Easy French Bread recipe from her Gluten Free Gourmet, Revised Edition since I was diagnosed. I use this recipe for sandwich size rolls, flat bread, mini rolls....
Revised from her recipe:
I used mini muffin pans for my wedding meal (and now for other large meals as well). Grease muffin tins.
Add all dry ingredients from first column above to bowl of heavy duty mixer (such as Kitchen-Aid)
Add sugar to water and then stir in yeast. Set aside to let foam.
To the dry ingredients, add dough enhancer (vinegar), egg whites, and oil. When the foam on the yeast is about 1/2 inch, pour into the dry mix. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
(My adjustment): From here I added 1 tsp to each mini muffin cup, covered and let for about 45 minutes (when dough almost doubles in size).
I preheat the oven to 400 degrees after the dough has been rising for about 30 minutes. Bake for about 10-12 minutes and then turn the oven down to 350 and bake for another 10-15 minutes, when golden brown on top and has a hollow sound when gently tapped on top.
(I can't remember how many a batch makes - about 4 dozen??
Cool completely and freeze in ziploc bags. Thaw and pop in the oven for a few minutes before serving.
The Cake - At one point I was wondering why on earth I took this on too. But it turned out great! O.K.. the topper was a bit - big, lol - but it was fine. And I could eat the cake - a pretty big deal. I made the layers ahead of time and froze them, assembling the night before the wedding - while my daughter and I also did the flowers. whew!
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