by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
Ever since Kate's post about bread on Monday, I've seriously been thinking of going gluten free. Do I think I have a wheat problem? No, but everybody keeps saying they lost weight, and since I hate to diet, I thought I might try this. (I do think my mother is wheat intolerant and I'm encouraging her to go wheat free for a couple of weeks to see if she'd feel better. It would be easier if she had a buddy to do it with.)
Here's my problem. First of all I love bread. I love rolls. I love any kind of dessert made with flour. (Well, I'm not that keen on fruit pies -- but I love meat pies.)
Second of all -- my birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I WILL NOT GIVE UP BIRTHDAY CAKE! I MUST have something under my candles that tastes delicious.
Here's another caveat: I love chocolate, but I don't like chocolate cake. I love white cake and spice cake (especially if it has walnuts and raisins in it).
I'd like to make a gluten-free birthday day for myself. Anybody got any good recipes?
In the meantime, I've got a bunch of English muffins in the freezer to eat before the great experiment starts. I'd better go start on that project right now.