Monday, March 24, 2014

My Grandmother's Crème Caramel Recipe

Do you remember your grandmother's recipes? Believe it or not, many of those recipes are actually naturally gluten-free, and might I add, QUITE delicious. This is by far one of my favorite desserts, so I decided to share my grandmother's recipe for Creme Caramel so that you can enjoy it just as much as I do!

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 and a 1/2 cup of sugar
Teaspoon of vanilla extract
6 eggs
1 tablespoons water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the sugar in a pan that has about one tablespoon of water.

Bring it to a boil.

This will brown the sugar.

Pour it into a bread pan, covering all of the sides in an even layer.

Beat the eggs to a fluffy consistency in a bowl. In a pan, bring the cream to a boil, stirring it occasionally. Add the vanilla extract the fluffy eggs to the cream.

Strain the custard into a bread pan.

Put it into a larger tray that has about an inch of water in it.

After half an hour, check the mix. If it has turned a light brown color on top, you are fine. If not, keep it in for another 5-10 minutes. Let it cool for about 5 hours before taking it out of the tray.

Add a touch of whipped cream and voila, you have your creme caramel!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Are You Up For The Challenge?

 How much do you know about Celiac Disease? The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has a quiz you can take to determine it! By taking this quiz, you are raising awareness of Celiac Disease, and I'm sure you will be surprised by some of the answers! I'm proud to say I passed, but I'll admit I could have done a bit better :) I was surprised by the answer to number 10!

Click here to take the quiz.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Betty Crocker's Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

It's still kind of cold where I am, so I can justify making cookies! (Although I think eating cookies is justifiable on its own.) I was looking in my pantry for snacks to munch on while I did hours and hours and hours of homework, and then I thought, why not just make cookies? It was nice to get my mind off the endless stress of school by making wondrous little pieces of goodness.

1 egg
1 stick of softened butter
2 tablespoons of water (the recipe called for one, but I found I needed two)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Sprinkles, dark MMS (or milk chocolate), cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the butter, water, vanilla, egg, and mix into a bowl.
Stir it like crazy! At first, I found that it was all clumpy and gross, but I just kept mixing and kneading and pounding until I finally achieved a great consistency! (I was pretty skeptical at first.)
Now, I used an ice-cream scoop to scoop out little balls of cookie dough, and I did not flatten them out for the first batch. I added dark chocolate MMS and pressed them carefully into some of the cookies. I also tried adding cinnamon and sprinkles as well.
Look at these little beauties!

Now, like I said for the first batch, I didn't flatten them out. They were smaller but thicker, and took a little longer to bake. (Bake the cookies until their edges turn a golden brown color, about ten minutes.) I flattened the second batch with the bottom of a cup, and even used a cookie-cutter to make shapes! (A fun activity for younger kids, but just as fun for "older" kids as well.)

Yum~ I have to admit I was munching on some of the dark MMS while I was baking (they are quite spectacular!)


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

19 Things Only People With Celiac Disease Will Understand

Hey guys! Sorry for the late blog post, I have school to blame for that!! I just wanted to share something I found extremely amusing on buzzfeed:

Notice: 19. Despite everything, finding an amazing and supportive Celiac community. :') I hope you all know that we are all in this together (by all I mean my fellow gluten-free people.) *cue Highschool Musical music* If you are new to the diet, just know that if I can do it so can you! If you are a seasoned Celiac like me, then you know that nothing feels better than knowing that other people are going through the exact same food situation like you.


p.s. seasoned Celiac-it's kind of like a joke, like food ;) 
p.p.s I will have a recipe out later this week, don't worry!