Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Baked goods

My mom loooooves to bake. (that's an understatement). During previous visits to my parents house I've gotten sick from the wheat flour in the air when my mom bakes with gluten. So this holiday season, she's only baking gluten free. Yay!

Lucky for my two more family members have recently switched to a gluten free diet (and seen significant improvements in their health). that means I'm no longer expected to eat all the baked goods that my mom makes, like the pictured cinnamon rolls.

I think the easiest thing to do if you're new to being gluten free and you want to make holiday sweets is to stick to recipes that don't have flour. Using naturally gluten free recipes is much easier than trying to convert a review to be gluten free. (I'm not speaking from personal experience but I did hear my sister day she made three recipes of gluten free cookies last weekend and they all tasted like sawdust.)

My favorite naturally gluten free sweets? I've definitely had more than my fair share of meringues lately (oops no picture because they all got eaten). Make sure any flavoring you add is gluten free. My mom also makes these date-coconut-walnut balls.

Sorry about the formatting. I'm posting this via email because my android's swyping technology makes it pretty easy to type one handed.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Apple cranberry walnut rum cake

Surprise! A new post. My mom makes a delicious cake the other day, apple cranberry walnut rum cake. She used the Betty Crocker gluten free yellow cake mix and doctored it up. It was perfect with some whipped cream.

In other news, during my bicycle commute one day in July, while stopped at a red light, I got hit by a truck. So blogging hasn't really been high on my priorities. Anyone still reading this other than the baker of this cake? I'm not exactly doing much better yet but I thought maybe I'd do some short posts here and there.