Gluten-free flour alternatives for baking including: almond flour, chickpea flour, oat flour, quinoa flour and more
It seems that wheat flour alternatives are a dime a dozen these days. Everywhere you turn, you see labels shouting “gluten-free!” For a person with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, grocery shopping has become a lot easier. When it comes to baking gluten-free at home, however, things can still be a bit tricky.
It is virtually impossible to fully recreate the effects of typical wheat flour, but substitutions and various combinations of other often healthier grains can be used to produce delicious results.
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Your favourite homemade treat without the wheat
This is the recipe for a favourite cake in my family: my Gran’s Hot Milk cake with broiled coconut icing. While delicious and impressive, it is very easy and quick to make – you don’t even need to wait for the cake to cool before icing.
I would often get home from school to find one of these cakes cooling on the counter, but once I was diagnosed with celiac’s disease I figured those days were over. Being the extraordinary baker that she is, my Gran simply re-worked the recipe to suit my new diet, and the results were almost identical to my old after-school favourite. This cake is just as light and fluffy as the original, and even better without the gluten!
ethicalDeal Marketing Coordinator Meg Orlinski talks about why a Fairtrade Thanksgiving has meaning to her. Crispy gluten free apple crisp recipe from the Vegan Project recipe included!
The Vegan Project‘s Crispy Gluten Free Apple Crisp – recipe below!
Giving thanks in the fall for the harvest and richness that the earth provides is a tradition that transcends our modern North American holiday. With our modern food culture, food production facilities, international transportation systems, and dollar store decorations, it can be easy to forget why our ancestors really celebrated the fall harvest. Very few of us work the land for our food, even fewer of us rely on the fall harvest to live off of all winter long (or realize we rely on it). In the past, being thankful for food to feed your family through the winter and celebrating the ending of a season of hard labour was a huge reason to kick up your heals and tuck into a giant feast. It’s a concept I can understand, yet the reality of starving due to a bad harvest, or a long winter is so far away from my modern Canadian life it’s hard to actually connect to.
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