Where did all the flour go?

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Fun fact – the grocery stores may run out of regular plain wheat flour, but around here they don’t run out of gluten free flour!

People may be desperate to bake, but lucky for me, apparently not thatย desperate.

So, armed with “Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour” and a multitude of other ingredients, I tackled a complicated – but exceptionally delicious – corn muffin recipe this past week.

Since being diagnosed with celiac disease in 2009, my expectations for success in baking have nosedived…using recipes with as few steps as possible. However I made an exception after my daughter introduced these muffins to me several years ago. I was hooked.

They do have a strange expensive ingredient…Crรจme Fraรฎche…which can take a bit of searching in the dairy aisle. The container I had bought last month was still sitting in the refrigerator…its expiration date fast approaching.

And it proved to be what moved me to action as the rain poured outside and the light was low.

Having-something-to-use-up is a powerful motivator.

Baking kept my mind off the latest surreal news of the day…with delicious results.

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30 thoughts on “Where did all the flour go?

  1. Love corn muffins! My kids learned how to bake it in a kid’s cooking class but they used a lot of butter and lard. They were delicious. I’m looking for a healthier version, but my baking skills are zilch. Yous look yummy and I’m glad you found a recipe that works for your condition.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love corn muffins too! They can be fun to make and are relatively easy for kids to learn. It can be hard to find a decent recipe that is low fat though. Thanks for your comment! Happy weekend to you ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Corn muffins are like comfort food. It’s good to eat in any season.
        I will have to keep digging for a low fat, healthy recipe. And we got creative and put sausages in it before baking. lol.
        Take care and have a good weekend.

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  2. Gosh, they look delish!! You’re right–it motivates me, too, when there’s something to “use up, or toss”. So the flour shortage–more people are baking for something to do, do you s’pose? I’ve not tried gluten-free…but now you’ve got me pondering ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! Yes, apparently many people are baking to pass the time. Also – there’s no point baking gluten free if you don’t have a medical reason to. It’s not the same at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Good to know, thanks. I heard another report tonight that meat will be the next shortage…good thing I like lots of bean dishes ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope things are going okay with you–did you finish that puzzle? And your sister–is she feeling better? One more question: is celiac disease the same as wheat allergy? I have a flourless choc cake recipe you might be interested in–it’s tasty but rather odd looking…not so odd that I’d pass it up ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope any other shortages will be over quickly!
        Yes we finished that puzzle and have started another one. My sister is okay for now. Celiac disease is not the same as a wheat allergy. It’s an autoimmune disease when the body reacts to gluten (which is found in wheat, barley and rye) by damaging the small intestine. I do have a flourless chocolate cake recipe, thanks! It is very rich ๐Ÿ™‚
        I hope you are doing okay amidst all this craziness! Happy Sunday. ๐ŸŒž

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      3. Thanks for the info re Celiac disease–sounds miserable! Is there medication for it, or do you just manage it with good diet?

        Good that you have a flourless choc cake recipe–and that your sister is doing okay at the moment. And great that you’ve started another puzzle–yippee! I’m doing fine, which frankly amazes me…I hardly recognize myself this year. Just a brief meltdown here and there, then I’m back to “annoyingly chirpy” ๐Ÿ™‚ But I clearly have no discipline when it comes to writing challenges–I thought I was going to slow down, but I’ve filled the “Official” April spots with new daily/weekly ones. I need a Keeper! Maybe I should put the leaf back in the blessed table…and get out a puzzle ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week, my friend–the craziness won’t last forever ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. Unfortunately there is no treatment (or cure) for celiac disease except for the gluten free diet.
        Nothing wrong with chirpy! And we have the extra leaf in the table – which is why there’s room for the puzzle (and more room under the bed where the leaf used to be stored lol). ๐Ÿ™‚

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      5. I just put the Layered Black Bean Dip in the oven–noticed that the salsa says “gluten-free”. The other ingreds are cream cheese, black beans and shredded cheese on top–does that sound like something you could eat and enjoy? My table and leaf are really heavy, so I propped the unused leaf against the wall–either behind head of bed, or now behind a spare dining chair. When table’s full length, the fat and frumpy hips and behind have to use care navigating ๐Ÿ™‚ “Chirpy wins the day” ๐Ÿ™‚ (I have a feeling there’s a poem or short story in there… ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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      6. That dip does sound good – although I might go crazy and overdo it. Maybe when the day comes we can have people over again, it would be a good appetizer! Perhaps if you put the extra leaf in you could move the table to create more room to move! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      7. I confess I ate the whole dip recipe throughout the evening/wee hours! It can be doubled for a crowd ๐Ÿ™‚ I have 2 recipes–that one was layered, the other one is “mixed together”. I’ll post the recipes later–as you noted, when we can have company again we’ll joyfully serve appetizers! ๐Ÿ™‚

        Can’t move the table, with or without leaf, as this tiny place is not configured to accommodate all the furniture I’ve accumulated well ๐Ÿ™‚ Part of the problem is that, as it’s HUD housing, the inspectors come in and look for “easy access to door and windows”. “It’s always something, Roseann Rosanna Danna!”

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