I had a few variations and loved this new style. My loaf pan seems to take forever to bake and the center is too moist while the outside is very dry. I used the Artisan Flour Blend, Earth's Balance, 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Chocolate chips and an 8x8" glass pan. I also reduced the baking time. At 9,500 above sea level it took 60 minutes for the toothpick to come out clean. The new pan shape helped ensure that the middle was cooked and the edges weren't too dry.I wasn't able to try it last night but had some on my way to drop Mayhem off at the vet this morning. The poor little guy went in to get neutered and came home in a cone head. Chaos also had a few routine shots this afternoon. He's had to wear the cone before and I'm pretty sure he was thrilled it wasn't his turn today!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Last week we took a small road trip. Living in the southwest corner of Colorado means that to get to any major Colorado city requires at least a few hours of driving. Google Maps estimated it to be a 6 hour drive. Mother Nature turned it into an 8 hour drive. We left the house at 6am bound for Colorado Springs, armed with my gluten free road snacks like Stretch Island Fruit and Peanut Butter & Jelly flavored Lara Bars. The weather was just starting to move in and within the first ten miles I realized that this was not going to be an easy drive. It was still dark and fat snowflakes filled my 4Runner's headlights making me drive slowly. As the light grew the driving became easier but it was still slow going. By the time we hit Monarch Pass I realized that the windshield wipers really needed to get replaced and the thick slush killed what little use they had left. We made it over the pass with a few stops for clearing the window and found an auto parts store for new super storm grade wipers. The trash outside the store was filled with old wipers and we went inside for the item of the day.
Our mission of the stormy day?
I even got the Flourless Chocolate Dome to go for the ride home.... yum. We did a monster round trip and after dinner and a quick stop at REI we hit the road with our new puppy for some more fun winter driving.
It was all worth it to wake up at home the next day with our new pup. We've named him Mayhem and I took him on his first gondola ride on his first morning home. He's settling in well to our home and life with his big brother Chaos. He doesn't even mind that I'm a glutard!
Chaos, age 5 and Mayhem, age almost 1
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I even used my last bit of Udi's Bread on some gluten free french toast before a day of skiing. I lucked out and Dave made it for me. Breakfast always tastes better when it's made by someone else.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
my friend Brianne celebrated her 30th birthday today and I was happy to bring a chocolate cake to the office to help mark the occasion. The Bob's Red Mill Chocolate Cake is fairly simple and made a great treat for all.
I made two 8" rounds and they came out very pretty. I didn't frost it until I got to work this morning as the pans made for easier transport. I did use canned frosting that contained some milk but the cakes were dairy free thanks to Earth's Balance and soy milk.