Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Life On The Ranch: Strawberry Shortcake

Wow, time sure flies fast! It's been almost 10 days since my last post. That wasn't my intention, but time seems to get away from me :).

I have another post written up and hopefully will get that up in the next day or two. And I have another topic in mind too (how we've gone gluten free! Exciting times :))! But, for now I'll do a short little post & story . . .

We were given a few gallons of fresh home-grown strawberries the other day. 3 gallons doesn't last long in this family. The gallon I froze barely survived 2 days :). And that's only because we decided to make Strawberry Shortcake and so everyone was told to stop eating the frozen strawberries!

Sunday night we made Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake. We were low on GF flours, so I had to use a combo of white rice flour, sorghum flour and garbanzo bean flour in the shortcake. I was nervous how the garbanzo bean flour would make the cake taste, but it didn't seem to alter the flavor at all. That was probably at least partly due to the bit of sorghum flour in the cake, since that flour is so sweet and strong in flavor. The cake turned out delicious. If anyone would like the recipe, I'd be happy to post it up here.

Osiyyah was thrilled to help make the strawberry sauce. So, he did the majority of the stirring of the sauce.

Strawberry sauce

Osiyyah stirring the sauce

And the yummy GF shortcake

Cooking & Baking gluten free hasn't been too challenging. It just takes some readjusting and rethinking, but it's not too complicated really.



Adelaide Dupont said...

That shortcake looks delicious.

Great to see O participate.

Karien Prinlsoo said...

Have you looked at Betty Davis' Books. She has one: the gluten free Gourmet bakes bread. She used the combination of Rice, sorghum and garbonza/chick pea flours
She was Canadian- but you should be able to find her books there- they're hard to find in South Africa, but my lovely sister brought one for me. Many things we don't find here, but you should be able to find it easily.

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Qadoshyah said...

I have not heard of Betty Davis' books. Thanks for the suggestion, Karien! I will look into her books :).

Karien Prinlsoo said...

I made a mistake about the book recomendation. The gluten free gourmet was written by Bette Hagman.
Betty davis wrote about vitamins and supplements-but I think you will like her stuff. I've heard that she died in1970 but - think her recearch is very valuable.

Sue Laurito said...

The shortcake looks wonderful. Would you post the recipe. Thanks.

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