“Mma Ramotswe sighed. ‘We are all tempted, Mma. We are all tempted when it comes to cake.’
That is true,’ said Mma Potokwane sadly. ‘There are many temptations in this life, but cake is probably one of the biggest of them.”
As most of you are aware, I’m on a very strict medical diet right now. But there are ingredients to play with, and a handful of recipes and allowable extras to try.
So, yesterday I made a cake. It was a gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free substitute-the-heck-out-of-everything cake, that was supposed to be a vanilla cake.
I was hopeful.
After all, this was a tried and proven treat recipe.
And the finished product looked GOOD!!!!!
But it was awful.
SO awful I could only eat two bites. The second bite confirmed what the first bite had already told me. I would rather have eaten a big steaming plate of Brussels Sprouts with some cracked pepper, olive oil and lemon juice than this monstrosity masquerading as a cake that tasted like chalky sawdusty nasty fakery.
I was so indignant at how bad it was that I made the image above to fully express my distaste.
It’s not that I have an issue with anything gluten-free. There is so much baking out there that is deliciously gluten-free. Instead I have an issue with bad imitations and dodgy recipes promising to be something they are not.
Today I will try again, and make friands or some kind of wholesome slice.
Wish me luck!
Hugs, limited ingredients and relative optimism, Nicole xx
PS – I really did eat Brussels Sprouts instead of bad cake – and they were yum!