Sunday, August 21, 2011

Simple & yummy strawberry cake

In a bind and need to make a great gluten free dessert quickly? Hands down, this is a great dessert that takes little to no preparation. Enjoy!


Betty Crocker gluten free yellow cake
1 package of fresh strawberries
Strawberry frosting


Prepare the cake like the box explains and pour into a bundt cake pan. Bake and let it cool. Cut it in half and add frosting on the bottom half of the cake. Add strawberries around the ring. Add the second half on top and add more frosting. Arrange the strawberries to your liking and serve!!

Gettin figgy with it!

Last week my mum fell upon some fresh figs and decided the best thing to do would be to attempt making gluten free fig newtons. Seriously happy that she took on this task. These treats are to die for and stays fresh for over a week. Kudos mum! As I'm writing this post, we are cooking them to a jam like state.... It's been almost 2 hours!! The recipe does not tell you that, so we will. Also you must make sure to prepare the crust and let it sit for at least an hour. Other than that, this is a simple recipe that yields wonderful results. Enjoy!


1 lb. Dry or 1/2 c. fresh figs
2c. Sugar
1c. Water for dry/ 1/2c. Fresh (if using fresh figs, use 1/4c of water-this is in hopes that the cooking time is less, the figs are juicy when fresh & produce way too much liquid)
1 large egg
1tbsp. Milk/cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 3/4c flour- we used Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix


Cook 1c of sugar and figs on medium until jam consistency.
Beat sugar, butter, egg, milk, and vanilla until well blended
Add dry ingredients
Mix well, refrigerate 1 hour
Place 1/2 on well floured dough cloth, knead about 6 times
Rollout to /4 inch thick, line 13x9 dish and cover with figs
Roll remaining dough, cover figs. Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Let cool and cut into squares