Monday, May 3

let the baking begin...

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gluten-free?
sugar-free?
vegan?

c'mon....
can you REALLY expect FANTASTIC results from recipes WITHOUT the ingredients we've been programmed to think our baked goods need?

i'm going to find out.
follow along with me as i bake my way through the babycakes nyc cookbook...
my family and i will be rating each recipe on a scale of 1-10 (10 being superior)

Sunday, May 2nd 2010
BANANA BREAD pg. 57:
(with the optional chocolate chips because they aren't REALLY an "option"...are they? *wink*)
here's my futile attempt at duplicating the food photography skills of cannelle et vanille
she would've made this look absolutely irresistable...

ranking: 9 (i'd give it a 10 but this is the very 1st recipe...*wink*)
level of difficulty? EASY
brief summary: this is DELICIOUS. no one would ever know it doesn't have sugar, gluten & is completely vegan! (i didn't even tell my kids).
what i'd do different next time: because i ended up having to bake it almost 20 minutes longer than the recipe called for i think i might have to fill the pan a little less than the recommended amount. the middle sunk down a little bit.

KEEPING IT REAL
I thought this weekend would be much "different" since the kids were finally all better.
Guess what?
It was my turn to fall prey to the "spring fever(s)"...minus the fever. (thank goodness)
The body aches, sinus congestion, watery eyes, chills, cough...none of it could keep me away from the ingredients that had been sitting out on the counter for two days...patiently awaiting their conglomeration.
So.
Point being....
If I can muster up fantastic results even while at the mercy of physical tyrants...
can you imagine what YOU could whip up?

4 comments:

Queenlrn May 4, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

I have and love the Babycakes book. Love, love, love the raspberry scones, they are made with spelt flour which has some gluten but processes differently in your body...love the brownie bites!!! I used brown rice flour in those and also used an egg instead of the applesauce. She has tons of yummy things in her book!!!

Have fun baking!

Bambina Babe May 5, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

Wow, that looks yummy! I have a great Monster Cookie recipe, and they are gluten-free (you would never guess).

http://bambinababe.blogspot.com/2008/07/amandas-monster-cookies.html

Love the pictures! You daugther is so beautiful!

everygirl July 31, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

Hi! I really like reading your blog! You are so creative and have an amazing eye for entertaining!

Just wondering if you have still been baking your way through Babycakes, because I only found this one post. Would love to follow you on your journey through this cookbook if you are!

jess @ pen n' paperflowers August 9, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

Hi everyone...Yes...(everygirl), I'm still baking my way through this cook book. I'll be posting my results from the blueberry muffins soon...

And thanks Bambina Babe for sharing the Monster Cookie recipe...sounds delicious!

Queenlrn - can't wait to try the raspberry scones and brownie bites!

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