Over on Facebook, somebody is hosting a Gluten Free Cookie Recipe Swap. Gluten free baking is a challenge… mostly because gluten-free flours taste like… well… let’s just be honest. Gluten free flours can taste like cardboard.
As an aside, I lived in Guyana for a year. Apparently, the Guyanese people who are my age grew up under a dictator who banned imports – including wheat flour. Most of what they ate growing up was made of rice flour. It’s grainy and yucky. I cannot imagine growing up eating mainly rice flour. When I lived there wheat was allowed, but even so, Guyanese baked goods didn’t taste very good to me. And so, when I realized that my family has gluten sensitivities I resolved that we would not be eating desserts that taste like cardboard. If it’s going to have that many calories, it’s got to taste great!
Here are some of the yummiest recipes I made for Papa the Farmer on his birthday. If you like these recipes, be sure to go back to the Facebook Gluten Free Cookie Recipe Swap and click “like” on my recipes, so that people will know they are yummy and they should try them!
Of course, there is my now-famous recipe for allergy free fudge which was published over on the EasyLunchBoxes.com Blog:
1 cup gluten free oats