zellandyne: (health 2)
( Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:04 am)
[livejournal.com profile] amoken and I baked cookies tonight. Short bread cookies, using a combination of rice flour, millet flour, sorghum flour, and tapioca flour. For the sweetener, agave nectar. For the butter, ghee (which is butter with the milk solids removed). For the binding agent, xanthan gum (so that [livejournal.com profile] krchicken can eat them - speaking of which, I have cookies for you, [livejournal.com profile] krchicken).

Result? Surprisingly pleasant. They're sweet and crumbly, as short bread should be. Rich, as well. The texture is a little bit weird, but I think that's the xanthan gum, which, to be fair, [livejournal.com profile] simransmiles warned me would be the case. Her recommendation, which I will take next time, would be to use an egg instead.

Even with the current texture, they taste good. They would make an excellent crumb topping for a berry cobbler, so perhaps I'll bake one of those this weekend.

I am pleased.

Tomorrow, I test goat cheese. Hope, hope, hope that I can tolerate it. I would dearly love cheese in my life again.
zellandyne: (roses)
( Jan. 22nd, 2009 01:39 am)
Also, I wrote a piece of flash. Totally not my thing. But, [livejournal.com profile] logovore challenged me. Hmm, no, assigned is a better verb in this case. He assigned me a piece of flash. The idea is to get writing circuits going that I don't normally use, seeing as work these days has appropriated my already installed writing circuits.
zellandyne: (health 2)
( Jan. 22nd, 2009 10:32 am)
It seems like there ought to be good software for keeping track of recipes. Something where you input ingredients and amounts, that ought to create a searchable database such that you could type in "coconut oil" and have every recipe with that pop up. Likewise, there ought to be tags like "dessert" or "main course."

Do any of you know of something like this that already exists? Or do you have a favorite recipe tracking program that could be totally unlike this, but that you love?
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