December 09, 2012

It tasted so yummy... and we can eat it!

 I have now been grain free for 11 weeks and so has one of my DD.
 I was suffering but Miss J was suffering terribly 
with belly aches day and night.It had me at a loss of what was causing it.
The Dr said she was not gluten intolerant as a blood test did
 not show up positive. But the Pediatrician believes she may have the 
same problem as I have, so grain free she is, and the results are amazing.
 She no longer moans all day and can sleep at night without waking.
The things that we took for granted like Birthday cake, biscuits and such,
are now a little difficult for this sewing mumma.
 I am not a great cook and we ate ok before but with a lot of grains in our diet.
 Now we eat loads of fruit, veges, meat and eggs and enjoy our grain free diet.
And now with my cooking habits changed I look 
for nice treats and recipes to satisfy our taste buds for the sweet treat.
 Treats are that every now and again food, not an everyday occurrence.
 BUT when it comes to birthdays...
We must indulge!
  I was determined to to make Miss J aka Alice
a birthday cake she could eat.... and one I could too.

 I found this recipe HERE and I thank God for other grain free eaters
 who try and try till they work.....
 It tasted delicious and was not hard to make even for me.
 I omitted the maple syrup for honey and followed the rest of the recipe to a tee.
We needed only a smallish piece to satisfy our sweet tooth.
 I can highly recommend it for anyone especially Gluten/grain free.
 If you know anyone with Gluten intolerance issues or grain free dieters
 do give this a try, they will love you for giving them a treat... 
I must say I did not use the ganache recommended but used this recipe HERE

Enjoy some grain free baking!

 Hugs Dawn x x x


Melody said...

So glad there was birthday cake for everyone.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gluten-free is a big change. I have friends who are and like me, are HUGE cake eaters so have found I can make them chocolate roulade and simple meringues which are good cake/sweet tooth craving busters. Thanks for the recipe!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Really glad to read that you two are feeling much verter :) and ir's great that you could eat that birthday vale :)

Allie said...

Dawn, I'm so so glad you two are feeling better, and that you were able to make a gluten-free cake - we have a gluten free bakery near me, my cousins have Celiac and spend a lot there, lol. Hope Miss J had a very happy birthday!!

Christine M said...

Glad to hear that the two of you are feeling much better. said...

Love your blog. Hugs mary

John'aLee said...

I am so proud of you Dawn. I know how hard this is to do, because I've done it before. And I know I should get back to it. Do you ever wonder why God didn't make 'sweets' something soooo good for us???

Suedio said...

Thanks so much Dawn for posting about your chocolate cake (and the link). We made it for our daughter's birthday and it was a huge hit - certainly on our "make again" list.