I hope you smile.
Today I decided to do both my mom and my dad a favor and make gluten-free biscuits for us to have for lunch tomorrow. The reason why it was a favor for my mom was because then she didn’t have to make us a lunch. The reason why it was a favor for my dad was because he likes us to have gluten free food because it’s healthier. So I guess in the end it was a favor for all of us.
Anyways, I had a really fun time making the biscuits and even though they didn’t turn out exactly the way they were supposed too, I think they were still okay. (I would post a picture, but that would be a lot of work, so I think I’ll skip it.)
So now, I present to you: The Pros and Cons of Cooking Gluten Free:
1. It’s good for you if you are allergic to things that contain gluten–like flour.
2. The batter tastes disgusting before you cook it so that means you eat less of it.
3. The biscuits cook really fast (3 minutes instead of the usual 8) so you have more time to clean up the kitchen, make sandwiches and can still manage to go to bed before 11!
4. The biscuits actually taste pretty good!
1. It’s bad for you if you are allergic to nut products, which most gluten free flour is made out of.
2. The biscuits come out as flat as pancakes. Actually, they are flatter. More flat? I’m not sure exactly how to say that.
3. The biscuits cook so fast that they end up burning so then there’s smoke pouring out of your oven at 10:30 at night and you are terrified the smoke alarm will go off and wake up your little brothers.
4. The biscuits turn out kind of ugly. Correction: They turn our hideous and full of holes (possibly because I didn’t mix the butter in well… hehe)
So there you have it, the pros and cons of cooking gluten free biscuits. In my world. You see, I realize that if Susy Chef made gluten free biscuits she wouldn’t burn them. And she’d probably mix the butter in. Come to think of it, she’d probably find a real gluten free biscuit recipe instead of just modifying a regular recipe.
But I’m not Susy Chef. I’m just 16 and I’ve never even taken a Gluten-Free Cooking Class. So I’m pretty darn proud of myself for what I did! =)