Raising a family of young children is, obviously, time-consuming. Laundry and cleaning and cooking and shopping and finding time for hugs and cuddles are things that are hard enough without having to spend time researching meal, snack and dessert ideas that are safe (and tasty!) for a food-allergic child. So taking the time to do so and having your experiments end in disaster is not only no fun, but also expensive!
Typically, a 5-lb bag of plain old wheat flour will run you anywhere between $2.00 and $5.00. The 1.5 lb box of King Arthur Gluten Free Flour Mix that I picked up last week, on the other hand? Came in at just over $6.
Besides for using this space to share recipes with you that I’ve tried and know to be delicious (and virtually foolproof), I’m also going to share with you some of the experiments that didn’t work out so well. Partially so that you shouldn’t make the same mistakes that I did, but also because we all have different standards of what does and doesn’t work for our family and our dietary restrictions. Since Idy is only allergic to milk, I have everything else available to me. Those of you are accommodating a greater amount of allergies may not have to option to dismiss a recipe that I can.
This past week, I tried 2 different cake mix recipes, all with different results. For all of these recipes, I used the Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Premium Classic Yellow (as recommended by Wilton). What I’ve learned from these experiments is that I don’t like Cake Mixes. Both recipes had the same overwhelmingly sweet and slightly chemically taste. I will certainly spend some time in the future trying to make these work with a made-from-scratch recipe instead.
Besides for the two I’m sharing here, you can find more simple cake-mix recipes here:
Did your family enjoy any of these recipes? Share your thoughts below!