|School of Scones|
One of my favorite things about keeping a blog is being able to travel back in time to spy on my previous self. I especially like to read my grumpy-grumpy posts from when I first went xgfx back in '09.
Here's a quote from myself from almost exactly three years ago:
"1. I have a bad attitude about baking without wheat, and 2. I have a bad attitude about baking with xanthan gum, and 3. I have a bad attitude in general and 4. I felt personally burned by Babycakes."
Ha ha! It's not that I now love being xgfx, but I have made my peace with its necessity and have tried to make it my own as much as I know how. In three year's time, I hope I'll have evolved from where I am now, and hopefully, I'll be popping back to this post to see how ridiculous my current state really is.
It's easier now that I have xgfx friends and have found recipes I like which fill some of the gaps ditching gluten left behind. Plus, I've gathered a few tricks and tips from exploring the frustrating and sometimes even bewildering gluten-free zone.
|A Blueberry Cinnamon Scone made with white raspberries from 2009. Ho hum.|
Take this scone, for example. The recipe is Jennifer Katzinger's Blueberry Cinnamon Scones from her first book, Flying Apron's Vegan & Gluten-Free Baking Book. It's one of the first xgfx recipes I found that baked into something I thought was tasty with good texture and not glaring with the X to the GF X. Except I thought it was a little boring and maybe also a little dry.
So I changed 'em, and now I always make them with frozen red raspberries and a powdered sugar glaze blanketed on top. Usually I just do a plain cinnamon and powdered sugar number, which elevates them a lot, but last night I changed them again.
|I believe in bling.|
|Historical XGX Pyramid.|
I usually make these scones for road trips, so most of these were sent off with Dazee and our GF friend Hope, who I like to load up with xgfx goodies, on a mini work excursion.
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