Heavy. Heavy is the word I hear the most to describe gluten-free baked goods. Well, heavy and chewy but I’ve already addressed chewy so we are left with the problem of heavy. Now one of the ways you make a cake lighter in traditional baking is to use cake flour. It has less gluten and it’s therefore lighter. Well something with less gluten seems like it would be easy to make gluten-free right? However, there is no gluten-free cake flour on the market. So I looked online for a recipe to make my own. Nothing. Huh?
Red Velvet Cake seems to be a specialty of everyone’s grandmother who grew up in the South. However, being a Yankee, I only heard of it a few years ago. Now people seem to rave about it so I spent the last few years tasting red velvet cake at every southern restaurant we went to. It just seemed to be yellow cake mix with red food coloring. I was perplexed. I mean that can’t be what all the fuss was about. No way.
In September of 1983, I was starting middle school or what some call junior high. On my first day, I spotted a very good-looking boy in my class. He had brown hair, hazel eyes and was already 6 feet tall. Needless to say, I was far from the only one who noticed. After a fewRead more
One afternoon, my Hubby and I were taking the bus to see my parents in Bucks County. Since it was Mother’s Day weekend, it was quite full so we ended up sitting apart. Honestly, no big sacrifice since he goes to sleep three minutes into any trip. I ended up sitting next to a lovelyRead more
Summertime. Children running through sprinklers; teenagers jumping from tire swings into lakes; grandparents quenching their thirst with a glass of sweet tea while rocking on their porch. These are all images of a perfect summer or at least the ones I see on TV. However, I am a city girl. So this is not myRead more