Friday, May 1, 2009

Thinking of Cake

We're celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary soon, and I'm thinking of cake. Gluten free cake. I'm trying to decide what direction to go. GF cheesecake is easy, but not everyone likes cheesecake. A pavlova would be lovely and light, but I've never made one before. While I was surfing around today, I found a wedding cake & food guide pdf on the Pamela's Products page that gives tips on how to make GF wedding cakes. Hmmm. I don't want a four-tiered wonder, but some of the tips look helpful, like sprinkling simple syrup on the layers to keep them moist, and using "magic strips" to stop the layers from doming while baking. I may have to give that a try.

Okay, I have to help Daniel with a site change now, so I guess I'll put this blog post off until later. It seems that every time I sit down to write, a child starts a major conversation with me. What is it with their timing? Daniel is still talking to me as I type! It's amazing! Now he says I'm mean... Bye...


ccinnkeeper said...

Do you know about daquoise? It's a merrengue based dessert, gluten-free. Traditionally it's two discs of merrengue filled & topped with buttercream, flavors can vary. Lots of recipes on line. I also found this recipe, which is different but sounds yummy:

On a related subject, I have a recipe for gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I'd be happy to email it to you if you want it.

Naomi said...

I was also thinking of a pavlova, which is also meringue, fruit, & cream. Thanks for the recipe link, I'll look at it now!

Please send along the cookie recipe. I have a bunch of recipes but love to get more. I just found coconut oil in my local grocery store, which is listed as an ingredient in a number of GF desserts. I'm going to experiment with that soon.