Miwa was sick today so we had an unexpected day at home and since we are West Coast wimps and it -2 C we didn’t even venture outside. So we baked. I’ve been interested in doing some gluten free baking so have been experimenting a bit. I’ve figured out I don’t really like the texture of rice flour so have been looking for substitutes. I found this Cloud 9 gluten free cup for cup substitute flour (http://www.cloud9specialtybakery.com/)and have been keen to try it out. There are no ingredients on it but I think that rice flour is a significant portion of it after making chocolate chip cookies. There is that certain texture.
So today it was
The aforementioned chocolate chip cookies using 100% Cloud 9 flour replacement. Looks good no? Also the non-chocolate chip cookies are almond flour cookies. Taste pretty good though nothing to write home about.
Apple Galettes (though I cheated and used half wheat flour and Cloud 9 flour substitute….)
There there is a little Ru hand that pops into the frame.
Finally I think the piece de resistance, Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Now this turned out fabulous! I followed the recipe here (http://pinchmysalt.com/baking-almond-flour-banana-bread/). Delish. Great flavour and texture. It could totally have been made from wheat. My Dad said it was a bit mushy but he likes to critique. I think this will definitely go into the roster. Maybe next time I’ll add walnuts!