Saturday, June 30, 2007

Family Eats Brick-Like Gluten Free Cake and Insists that It's Good: Familial Love? Or was the cake actually edible?

Made my first chocolate gluten free cake yesterday. And it was, in my opinion, a total flop. But everybody in my family came back for seconds, so I must have done something right. But MAN, I could really taste those beany flours beneath the chocolate. And it fell, and I'm not really sure why.

I used a pyrex rectangular pan, and I think that's part of my problem. You're supposed to drop the oven temp down 25 degrees when you're cooking in a glass pan. But even though I added 5 minutes to the cooking time, the cake still fell, KERPLUNK, like you wouldn't believe. I was pretty psyched about it. It doubled in volume in the oven, and the tester came out clean. It just seemed a little dense to my touch. But it was my first one, so I figured... Meh? That's probably what it's supposed to feel like.

Then it sank like a stone before my eyes. I think I just need an aluminum pan for when I make rectangular cakes.

I can't believe my family ate it. I seem to be a chocolate snob. I did not like it.

In other celiac weirdness, Kaylee has been gluten free for the most part these last 2 weeks. Our house is now about 95% gluten free, with the exceptions being stuff that I'm using up and will soon replace with GF alternatives, and the turkey meatballs I feed Kaylee for lunch (when E's not here) until I get around to making her some GF ones. So, she mostly eats the foods that Eric can eat. Today I noticed that the rash that has been covering her back and sides has disappeared into creamy smooth baby skin. PLEASE tell me it's due to the hot weather and not the change in her diet. I really hope she doesn't have this as well.

Rich and I have blood tests ordered over at our doctor's offices, but we have not had a chance to go get our blood drawn yet. My guess would be that if one of us has it, it's him. But I really doubt that either of us has it.

But you never know...

Stay tuned for more exciting Celiac News on this Blog.


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