Since going gluten & egg free, I’ve wanted to learn how to bake some of my old go-to quick bread recipes. After a disastrous attempt at banana bread, I gave up the thought.
Recently, I read a tip that breads should be baked with gluten free flour blends without gums. Maybe that was the problem. So, I bought 1-to-1 all purpose blend and decided to try this recipe from Strength & Sunshine.
I changed a few things, which I’ll note in a minute.
Another note: the batter tasted delicious. Then the aftertaste hit me. WHO’S THE JOKER WHO PUT FAVA BEANS IN THE STRAWBERRY BREAD??!! 🤢
However, the loaf baked up beautifully with no strange tastes or aftertastes.
Changes I made to the original recipe are as follows. I made a double batch, so be sure to halve my measurements if following the regular recipe!
- Use unsweetened applesauce instead of strawberry preserves.
- Add 1 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. cane sugar + 1/2 c. coconut sugar in place of 1 cup sweetener
- Half the strawberries I chopped small, the other half I blended in the food processor.
- No strawberries on top.
- Alternative: sprinkle decorative sugar on top before baking.
- I used regular almond milk
- Flax egg substitute- 1/2 cup when reconstituted.
Click here for the rest of the recipe from Strength & Sunshine.
Procrasti-baking. verb: When a person should be lesson planning, but decides to try three new recipes instead. 👩🏼🍳
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… It is implied, too, that these are undeserving of rest, for it is said, “Come unto me, and I will give you rest.” A gift is not of merit but of grace; wages and reward are for those who earn, but a gift is a matter of charity. O you who feel your unworthiness this morning, who have been seeking salvation earnestly, and suffering the weight of sin, Jesus will freely give to you what you cannot earn or purchase, he will give it as an act of his own free, rich, sovereign mercy; and he is prepared, if you come to him, to give it to you now, for so has he promised, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Spurgeon
The Bible is full of sweet words of truth and hard words of truth. John 3 speaks both.
The hardest to hear is that sinful, unbelieving people are bound to perish. That is, they are bound to suffer in the hell prepared for those who do not repent and “believe in the Lord Jesus” (Acts 16:31; Revelation 20:15).
But the sweetest words and the best news is that God loves. And out of that love, He gave His Son so that sinful people may not perish, but have everlasting life.
May this deep, unfathomable love of God compel his people to tell the message of his love and salvation. May his amazing love fill his people with trust and peace. May his love result in an ever-increasing overflow of love in his people- in thought, in speech, and in action.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
1 John 4:9-10 NIV
Teacher’s April Fools’ Day
Step 1: empty and wash out bottle
Step 2: fill with water
Step 3: take a couple drinks in the middle of class
Student reactions so far:
“Can I have some?”😋
(When a new student/teacher comes in) “Ms. Watson, why don’t you take a drink now?” 😉
“Ms. Watson! You’re not supposed to have dairy!!! No!!!!”😱
Rainy day baking happiness
Notes: I subbed sorghum flour for millet and used half coconut sugar half unrefined cane sugar (because I ran out of millet flour and coconut sugar). I used almond milk instead of coconut milk for the same reason. Also, use an 8×8, rather than 9×13 pan.
“…in the end, the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
Return of the King, JRR Tolkien