Micah had a craving last night, and while I don't indulge everyone's cravings willy-nilly, I did accommodate this one, because he wanted some chocolate chip cookie dough, and I was planning to make chocolate chip cookies today anyway.
But I've also been meaning to try out the Gluten-free flour substitute I found in the "Living Without" magazine.
So before I mixed up the regular cookies, I mixed up half a batch replacing all purpose flour with the appropriate amounts of rice, tapioca and corn flour. And Guar Gum.
After Internet checking that "Soy Lecithin" and Safeway Baking Powder were on the gluten free foods list, I got ready to mix up the dough.
Then I remembered that I used the last of my brown sugar the other day when I made the oatmeal cookies.
Back to the Internet to see if there was a "recipe" for adding molasses to white sugar as a substitute for brown sugar.
Done. (1 Tablespoon molasses per cup of white sugar)
Then I realized I didn't have any molasses.
Out came the tin of black treacle I bought in Scotland 2 summers ago. Still looking good. No mold or growths of any kind. Honest.
Thinking of nothing else that could be substituted, I mixed up the gluten free chocolate chip cookies and baked them.
I think that flour mix will work alright, once I get the amounts correct. (the first attempt spread all over the pan. Micah didn't mind, as I let him eat the experiment.)
So, that might be today.
It's a good day for it. Cold and grey and snowy looking out there.
A good day to fire up the oven and make happy smells.