Last night was my first foray into allergen free baking. I’m not much of a baker, and I was definitely putting it off for subconscious reasons, I’m sure.
We had overnight munchkin guests (it was our friends 11th wedding anniversary, so we babysat their 8 yr old and 4 yr old), one of whom requested pancakes in the morning. I was all, “gee, see, MAM can’t really eat pancakes right now, because of all of the stuff she’s allergic too”
And he was all, “well, why don’t you find a recipe that doesn’t have the stuff she can’t have?”
So I go, “I’m looking, but I haven’t found one I’d like to try, and I haven’t gotten all of the different ingredients yet”
And he wins the argument by saying, “You could probably find one online if you looked.”
THANK YOU, BOY CHILD! Why hadn’t I thought of that? So I suddenly felt compelled to just pick a recipes and give it a try. I picked the wrong recipe, but will try again next weekend.
But while I was shopping last night, I did pick up a chocolate cake mix, and it was darn yummy. You’d think that for $4.79 a box, it’d come already baked, iced and good to go, but no. It was just a boxed cake mix that was GFCF, AND it didn’t call for any allergen ingredients to be added. And guess what? The cupcakes turned out great. So I’ve frozen them and now we can BYOC to any upcoming birthday parties. All I need to do is to find icing….