grocery shopping list
gluten-free strawberry shortcake
angel food cake
see last week's gluten-free angel food cake recipe
1 pints strawberries, washed and trimmed
250 millilitres pomegranate juice
whipped sour cream
300 grams heavy cream
90 grams confectioners’ sugar, sifted
5 grams Madagascar vanilla extract
200 grams sour cream
To make the whipped sour cream: Beat the cream to soft peak. Add the confectioners’ sugar. Continue whipping until a medium-stiff peak is achieved.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream and vanilla. Fold into the whipped cream. For best results, cover and let chill a full hour.
Spread half the whipped sour cream over one cake. Garnish generously with poached berries. Layer with a second cake. Spread the remaining whipped sour cream on top. Garnish with the remaining poached berries and syrup. Serve chilled.
Common derivatives of those grains are:
WHEAT: all-purpose flour; besan flour; bran; bread crumbs; bread flour; bulgur; cake and pastry flour; cracked wheat flour; durum; enriched flour; farina; farro; fu (wheat gluten); gluten flour; graham flour; hard flour; kamut, phosphated flour; pizza '00' flour; self-rising flour; semolina; spelt flour; triticale; triticum; wheat flour; wheat germ; white flour; whole wheat flour
RYE: beer, rye flour, whiskey, and some vodkas, triticale
OTHER COMMON HIDING PLACES FOR WHEAT: baking powder; hydrolyzed vegetable protein (hvp), monosodium glutamate, non-certified oats, spices, powdered seasonings, sauce mixes (including some everyday condiments), soy sauce, prepared soup, bulk bins. *Note: all the items in this list do not inherently contain wheat/gluten but often do.
AND NOW THAT YOU’RE WARNED, HERE'S WHAT TO BUY.
Grains to avoid
AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF GLUTEN FREE GRAINS, FLOURS, AND THE LIKE: agar; almond flour; almond meal; amaranth flour; arrowroot starch/flour; bean flour; buckwheat flour, light and dark; brown rice flour; cassava flour; coconut flour; cornflour; cornstarch; chia seed; chickpea flour; flaxseed; glutinous rice flour; kasha, which is toasted buckwheat; lentil flour; maca root; millet flour; mung bean starch; nut meal/flour; oat flour, certified gluten-free; potato starch; potato flour; pysllium husk; quinoa flour; soy flour, although I do not recommend it for health reasons; sorghum flour; sweet potato flour; sweet rice flour; tapioca starch/flour; teff flour; white rice flour; wheat starch (all gluten has been striped from the starch); xanthan gum, see article on page xx; yam flour; yuca flour
This is cake delivers everything you could want from an angel food cake (unless you want it to deliver a large pepperoni pizza, in that case I think you are asking to much of any cake).
After first when this cake is remove from the oven it will be very tall and beveled. Upon cooling it will deflate a little. Do not worry. For me it leveled off completely which was great because then I didn't need to trim it level.
Check back next week for a strawberry shortcake made with this elegant cake.
grocery shopping ingredients
310 grams granulated sugar
5 grams cream of tartar
10 grams Madagascar vanilla extract
48 grams brown rice flour
48 grams sweet rice flour
24 grams arrowroot starch
a pinch of kosher salt
2. Whip the egg whites and cream of tartar in a stand mixer for two minutes, until light and frothy. Slowly stream the sugar into the egg whites, while beating. Continue beating until medium-stiff peak. Fold in the vanilla.
3. Gently fold the flour into the egg whites in three stages. With the last stage also fold in the salt.
4. Divide the batter between the two pans. Bake for 12 by 15 minutes. Gently remove from the oven. Let cool completely before removing from the pans.
It takes an average of 11 years for patients to be diagnosed with Celiac disease. The average cost of a misdiagnosis is $5,000 – $12,000 per person per year (glutenintoleranceschool.com/gluten-intolerance-statistics/).
You do not have to let it take that long for you or loved one. Here is a helpful article on 13 early signs of a gluten intolerance. Sometimes if you catch gluten intolerance at an early enough stage the intolerance is reversible so it pays off to pay attention to what your body is tell you.
For more information on the importance of being diagnosed check out my earlier post here.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about gluten here.
Well it has been a long time since I last blogged. In fact would you believe that it has been close to three years?
During that hiatus, I have seasoned a little (pun totally intended), I am now the ripe old age of twenty-two, haha. Okay, sure I have aged three years, but I do not really mean that I have become old. No, merely I wish to say that I have learned much more about cooking and baking through Culinary School and working in professional kitchens.
I never stopped blogging because of disinterest in gluten-free living. In fact my decision to live a life after gluten has become further solidified, since January 2017.
Now that I have developed a plethora of solid gluten free recipes (solidly consistent not rock hard dense gluten-free bread), and gained further knowledge on why recipes work, I feel this is the time to return to blogging Life After Gluten.
If you have any questions or specific recipe requests comment below!
Until later friends,
Happy to meet you,
If you are that person with a million and one allergies and intolerance I am there to say you are not alone! Life After Gluten can be better than life with wheat. Living lactose-free since 2007 and gluten-free since 2013. Also intolerant and/or allergic to mushrooms, soy, and yeast.
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