The other day, I found out rather last minute that a friend suddenly found herself free, the night before a new-state move, and could she pop over to see us?
Of course! I love visits...especially when I can cook for my guests.
This guest is gluten-intolerant, and so has always presented a special challenge. (I've known her for 11 years.)
And I do love a good challenge.
I knew she loved chocolate, and I had recently seen that my Stop n' Shop was carrying a new line of gluten-free Betty Crocker baking mixes. Score!
I decided on the Devils Food- definitely the right choice!
I really didn't miss the wheat flour. The crumbs were so tiny and tight, and the taste was spot on. Lo Gung doesn't like frosting (and I'm lazy), so I left these little beauties unfrosted. We each ate two, and I sent the rest home with my friend. They're a bit more expensive than the "normal" mixes, and it's a good thing. Otherwise, I would be tempted to keep a plate of these on my counter At All Times, just in case my friend decides to drive the 5 hours up to my place for a surprise visit! (It could totally happen...)
I give the Betty Crocker Gluten-Free mixes a definite thumbs up!