It Worked :)

2013-09-27 20.07.05

The second Red Velvet attempt was amazing.  🙂

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For my first Red Velvet attempt I used a recipe from a gluten free site and wasn’t happy with the results.  For this one I decided to do like I’ve done with the majority of my gluten free baking…use my own (Mema’s) recipe and just sub gluten free flour.  I used my flour blend.  It was perfect.  Since I was only doing a test run I made a single pan (cut in half for two layers).  To store it I cut it in half and stacked it…making four layers.  I liked it that way the best and will make it four layer for my actual birthday cake.  When I make the real cake next month I’m going to do a full dedicated post with the recipe and some tricks I used.  🙂

Some other eats from the weekend…did anybody else get sucked into the Breaking Bad marathon this weekend…all 62 episodes over the course of 4 days? 

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Frito Pie.  Mex-asagna / Cheese Rice and Beans.

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I don’t think I’ve talked about this before but awhile back I got a tortilla press and I love it.  I got it at Walmart for $13.  I’ve yet to end up with a perfectly round tortilla but the press does ensure each tortilla is the same thickness all the way thru.  This was my first batch using my own flour blend and it worked great.  🙂

I’m sorry that my cooking is really repetitive right now.  I think I’ve got my flour blend where I want it (I’ve stop tweaking it) so now I’m testing it on all my ‘mainstays’ to make sure it performs in different recipes.  It’s been a fascinating process for me but I imagine it’s boring for y’all to look at.

I’m trying another batch of English Muffins tonight and cookies later in the week then I should have a good idea if it’s a keeper or not.   Thanks so much for hanging with me through my testing process.  🙂

5 responses to “It Worked :)

    • Thanks, gfandme. 🙂 I should have a flour post ready sometime next week. Even if I find I still need to tweak it I’m ready to share the process and results so far. Birthday’s not til later in the month though so the cake won’t make an appearance til then. 🙂

  1. Thanks again for sending me a taste of the cake. Did I mention how awesome it was? I seriously considered licking the bowl…

      • Replying to myself here incase someone stumbles across this and it’s not clear. Sister Lupiac eats wheat so if my gluten free concoctions taste good to her (a wheat eater) then I take that as a good sign. 🙂

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