Tips for making the perfect Crepe every time
- Have the right consistency. The batter’s consistency should resemble heavy cream. If it’s thick like pancake batter you can thin it out with milk. The batter should also be smooth. If there are lumps you can strain the batter.
- Use the right pan. Go for a pan that heats evenly. I like using a non-stick anodized pan.
Gluten-free baking from scratch is a beast of it’s own, one that I’ve been avoiding for the longest time. Many attempt, but few succeed. I finally took up the challenge this weekend to make a gluten-free carrot cake, and just for fun I thought it’d be a good idea to try making it vegan as well. It was a terrible idea and I failed miserably. Two days, wasted batter, and a disappointing spirit later I cut my losses. So all my efforts weren’t all for nothing (and because I still wanted carrot cake) I reached for a box of Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Cake Mix.
Why I Love It
- No hassle
- No preservatives or artificial flavors
- Tastes like regular cake, you can’t tell the difference
- Made with Rice Flour
The only down side is it’s made with sugar instead of stevia, which is an ingredient I generally use to sweeten my food with. When I get the courage to try my hand at gluten-free baking again I’ll be sure to sub in the stevia. Stay tuned :)
If at first you don’t succeed, try try again
Coconut flakes, almonds, and raisins
A real lady matches her nails to her cupcake
As you can tell by the picture, I was a little hungry bear this morning but it’s ok because this recipe is gluten, soy, dairy, and sugar free. Clean eating FTW! Continue reading
Making Almond Flour is very simple but there is one thing you should know: it can be very easy to over-blend your almonds and have it turn into Almond Butter from the natural oils. To prevent this I recommend blending your almonds 1/2 cup at a time and to blend in 7-10 second increments, patting or stirring it around so the blade doesn’t get too hot in one spot and the almonds blend evenly so there are no lumps. Continue reading