Category Archives: baking

gluten-free chocolate raspberry layer cake and cupcakes

I love gluten-free baking, especially since discovering King Arthur’s gluten-free multi-purpose flour. I have a lot to learn about cakes, but finding just the right blend of gluten-free flours is no longer a requirement. For my non-gluten-free friends and family,

gluten-free chocolate raspberry layer cake and cupcakes

I love gluten-free baking, especially since discovering King Arthur’s gluten-free multi-purpose flour. I have a lot to learn about cakes, but finding just the right blend of gluten-free flours is no longer a requirement. For my non-gluten-free friends and family,

glorious gluten-free layer cake

Last year, some friends were throwing a birthday party for a gluten-free friend, so I offered to make the cake. Knowing full well that gluten-free baking can be pretty hit-or-miss, I decided on a two-pronged strategy: 1) consult epicurious.com, The

glorious gluten-free layer cake

Last year, some friends were throwing a birthday party for a gluten-free friend, so I offered to make the cake. Knowing full well that gluten-free baking can be pretty hit-or-miss, I decided on a two-pronged strategy: 1) consult epicurious.com, The

gluten-free pizza crust, updated

One of the best things about getting together with family is picking up new recipes or ways of making old ones. I wrote this at home, in December, on pizza night: my brother Dan has a great recipe, and a

gluten-free pizza crust, updated

One of the best things about getting together with family is picking up new recipes or ways of making old ones. I wrote this at home, in December, on pizza night: my brother Dan has a great recipe, and a

gluten-free christmas cookies

It’s Christmas cookie time! For the last eight years – since I got that lovely celiac disease diagnosis – making “traditional” Christmas sweets hasn’t been the easiest endeavor. Finding a flour mix that doesn’t result in too-crumbly or too-nutty or

gluten-free christmas cookies

It’s Christmas cookie time! For the last eight years – since I got that lovely celiac disease diagnosis – making “traditional” Christmas sweets hasn’t been the easiest endeavor. Finding a flour mix that doesn’t result in too-crumbly or too-nutty or

cake decorating…a new calling?

I made this cake for a friend last month and had so much fun decorating it I wondered if I’d found a new calling! Regardless, I definitely found a new favorite buttercream frosting recipe. Here’s the link. It was so

cake decorating…a new calling?

I made this cake for a friend last month and had so much fun decorating it I wondered if I’d found a new calling! Regardless, I definitely found a new favorite buttercream frosting recipe. Here’s the link. It was so

gluten-free nanaimo (a.k.a. vameeno) bars

This is an adaptation of a gluten-full and dairy-full nanaimo bar recipe a friend of mine found online. I never knew they were called “nanaimo bars” until I walked into a favorite Baltimore coffee shop (One World Cafe in Baltimore)

gluten-free nanaimo (a.k.a. vameeno) bars

This is an adaptation of a gluten-full and dairy-full nanaimo bar recipe a friend of mine found online. I never knew they were called “nanaimo bars” until I walked into a favorite Baltimore coffee shop (One World Cafe in Baltimore)

gluten-free spiced pumpkin cheesecake with caramel bourbon sauce

I learned about this recipe from a friend, who made the gluten-full version; I immediately decided to try and adapt it. Here’s what I found! gluten-free spiced pumpkin cheesecake with caramel bourbon sauce adapted from fine cooking and epicurious gingersnap

gluten-free spiced pumpkin cheesecake with caramel bourbon sauce

I learned about this recipe from a friend, who made the gluten-full version; I immediately decided to try and adapt it. Here’s what I found! gluten-free spiced pumpkin cheesecake with caramel bourbon sauce adapted from fine cooking and epicurious gingersnap

gluten-free flour mix

gluten-free flour mix* 3 parts sorghum flour 3 parts potato starch 2 parts tapioca flour 1 part corn flour** *Borrowed from http://glutenfree.wordpress.com/carol-fensters-new-flour-blend/ **Corn flour is similar in consistency to masa harina, but doesn’t have the added lime. It’s slightly finer than cornmeal,

gluten-free flour mix

gluten-free flour mix* 3 parts sorghum flour 3 parts potato starch 2 parts tapioca flour 1 part corn flour** *Borrowed from http://glutenfree.wordpress.com/carol-fensters-new-flour-blend/ **Corn flour is similar in consistency to masa harina, but doesn’t have the added lime. It’s slightly finer than cornmeal,

brilliant (oatmeal) banana bread, gluten-free

Gluten-free cooking is relatively straightforward – there are thousands of excellent recipes that are naturally gluten-free, and good substitutes for things like pasta and bread and couscous. See my other recipes or the blogs listed under favorite blogs for examples. Gluten-free

brilliant (oatmeal) banana bread, gluten-free

Gluten-free cooking is relatively straightforward – there are thousands of excellent recipes that are naturally gluten-free, and good substitutes for things like pasta and bread and couscous. See my other recipes or the blogs listed under favorite blogs for examples. Gluten-free

December food

I’m flying from Boston to Detroit, experiencing the phenomenon that is (free) in-flight wi-fi (crazy!) and thought I’d take the time to catch up on some food blogging. Pictures will, unfortunately, have to wait, because hooking up my camera to

December food

I’m flying from Boston to Detroit, experiencing the phenomenon that is (free) in-flight wi-fi (crazy!) and thought I’d take the time to catch up on some food blogging. Pictures will, unfortunately, have to wait, because hooking up my camera to