Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas delight

Finally! I have made my first Gluten-free gingerbread house. I spent about 5 hrs decorating it! Baking is one of those things I could literally spend hours doing...well decorating my baking anyways hahaha.

Although the actual gingerbread is healthy, the icing however, is not. Oh well 'tis the season and add an extra few minutes to your workout!

Gingerbread house

1.5 cups of garbanzo bean flour
1 cup of Amaranth flour
2.5 cups of Brown rice flour
1 tsp Xantham gum
1 TBLS fresh ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of molasses

Mix all ingredients together, cut out shapes, bake at 375 for no more than 9-11 minutes!

I used Royal icing for decorating. (I used the meringue powder from Wiltons)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. I am proof.

This is a chocolate cake made for my friend Hayley. This is a perfect example of something that's gone terribly wrong but turned out great! ...I'll take it. Its a combination of Spelt and Brown rice flour. My friend is not Gluten intolerant so I though I would use up what I had left. As for the Chocolate icing? It's also a combo of Raw chocolate Ganace with malted chocolate chips and honey...that equaled to a sloppy chocolaty goodness. So, I added icing sugar. Fixed and ready to go. It was a hit, and since Hayley is a proud owner of Nourish Bistro at Glendale gardens, she though "hmmmm people woud really like this!" And so we have been experimenting with Chocolate cakes, cupcakes, and more. You should check it out sometime.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Any advice?

So today I went for lunch at a new cafe located at the Horticultural Center in Victoria. It was amazing! The fact they had Gluten free options for almost everything on the menu definitely made my day, Plus the meals were fantastic!
I started chatting up the girl taking my order and we got to talking about how I love to bake gluten free... I now have an interview on Friday. I am a little freaked out because I have never baked "Professionally". Is there any rule about just winging it? I am pretty confident that I can do it, but my worst fear is that something wont turn out(it will happen at some point I'm sure).
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Experiments gone wrong

Ok so last night I thought I would use up the last of my carrots in what is usually the best carrot cake EVER! ...But for some reason something went wrong along the way and to my dismay the look on my boyfriends face said it all, "I wont be taking these to work" he said jokingly (ya right).
There were though healthy, at least.
Has anyone ever baked using 100% coconut flour? I usually use a combination but had no other flours. It did not rise at all or cook...no matter how long I left it in the oven. *sigh* At least it was healthy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Anniversay cake I made for my boyfriends Grandparents.

So I am a bit of a health nut. Most people know this about me because I cant keep my mouth shut when someone asks me which fast food restaurant they should eat at. I am not sorry for expressing my opinion, but I could use some help on "how" I present it.
This started at a very young age (thanks mom!) and has shaped the person that I am today...a master gluten-free cook. Well maybe "master" is a bit of a bold statement but I can fool the most pickiest eater into thinking they are eating their most precious guilty pleasure. For me that is cake.

Thai Cooking with sis