“I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare Foods Incorporated and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
Dare Foods and TheRecipeRedux are joining forces during celiac disease awareness month to promote education about the disease, and I am doing my bit to help out by providing some information and a recipe for goat cheese and peppers cracker canapé.
The first thing most people would ask is what is Celiac Disease and who is affected by it? It is a intestinal disease that damages the small intestine when a person with celiac disease eats a food containing gluten. When a person with celiac disease eats a food with gluten the body responds by destroying the villi, that line the small intestine and which aid in the absorption of nutrients.
It is estimated that 1% of Americans has celiac disease, and it affects men, women and children across the board. For many individuals it can take as long as 6-10 years to get diagnosed, and there is no pharmaceutical cure for the disease. The only cure for people with this disease is a 100% gluten free diet. To learn more about the disease and the symptoms click this link.
Up until a month ago I thought that any gluten free food item probably tasted inferior to other baked goods, until I learned that baked items like crackers and quick breads, that don’t require yeast can taste just as good or even better than items with gluten. There are two reasons for this: they don’t need gluten, and added gluten, in the case of crackers, only makes them tougher and less crispy. I was pleasantly surprised by of taste of these crackers. They taste just as good as the other Breton crackers that I often buy. I think anyone who likes crackers will enjoy Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax, and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic.
- 1 box Breton Gluten Free Cracker, Original with Flax or Herb and Garlic
- 1 ounce roll goat cheese
- 1 jar roasted bell peppers
- 1-1/2 tablespoons capers
- 1 bunch dill (3-4 tablespoons will suffice if you have it on hand)
- Carefully slice the goat cheese into medallions about 1/4 inch thick and place one medallion on top of each cracker.
- Slice the bell peppers into strips about 1/4 inch wide by 2-1/2 to 3 inches long.
- If you have two different colors of peppers, place them side by side and roll them into a spiral and then place the spiral on top of the cheese.
- For variety roll some of the spiral peppers with a single color.
- Top the canapés with 1-3 capers and a sprig of dill, or dill alone, or capers alone