Because I can have my cake and eat it to. Let me explain.
As some of you know from previous posts I’m a bit gluten intolerant. I have had no real driving desire to bake anything beside a loaf of bread (and THAT was in a machine) in the past. Discovering that gluten was one of the tummy monsters I was learning to deal with has pushed me more into baking.
This really is a good thing. I find I enjoy it. Would I make a career out of it? No. However it is nice to know that I can make things to eat. I’m not deprived of treats, and other suspect foods that I enjoy. I know that I can (and do) buy GF pre-packaged food these days as it is the ‘fad du jour’, but that can get costly.
An afternoon with Google, and a trip to a GF store later and I have flours, starches, cookbook and all sorts of ‘what do I do with this again?’ items and I’m ready to try anything!
This is my attempt at coffee cake. It is your standard cinnamon brown sugar crumble top. It was good. I found the taste to not be quite what I was hoping for, but I think its correctable. I used a prepackaged AP flour that I’m finding I do not really care for so the next time I will use the blend I have been putting together from Bette Hagman’s Recipes. The texture was spot on! Everyone said it WAS coffee cake. I am very pleased with that. I will so make this again.
Can’t wait to try Mom’s 9 layer rainbow torte. Don’t worry, I’ll take pictures.