pâte sucrée (sweet shortcrust pastry)

gluten free pâte sucrée (sweet shortcrust pastry)

I’ve recently come to a marvelous realization about gluten-free baking

Pastry dough is now a piece of cake!

Eliminating the gluten from the baking means you don’t need to worry about over working the dough & making it tough. It means you don’t need to spend hours working the flour into the cold butter with your cold finger tips. It means you can melt the butter & pour it straight into the dough mix!

Not going to lie, it took me a while to connect the dots, but once I did I was thrilled!

You’d think my pastry would suffer too being gluten-free & all. Well let me just tell you, I had a professional try my tartlet shells & they were impressed!

Current scoreboard: Wheat-Eaters 0 :: Gluten-Free 1

I like winning. I like winning a lot.

Having come to this realization, I may need to start making pies again. Have I ever mentioned how much I love pie?

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browned butter cornbread

browned butter cornbread - gluten-free

Cornbread… how deliciously southern.

The very idea of cornbread always makes me think of eating hushpuppies & fried catfish with my dad.

My daddy was one of those extra special people who could put a smile on anyone’s face. The man had a sense of humor that knew no bounds… and for the little time I had with him, he was my super hero.

The point I’m getting at here is that I saw a picture of cornbread pop up on one of my feeds the other day, & immediately I was transported back to a time where every second I spent with my dad was bliss.

I don’t need much more convincing than that. If the idea of food gives me a happy memory, I’m going to make that dish.

I’m not a complicated person, I’m just absolutely, irrefutably ruled by my emotions.

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