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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
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Monday, 8 October 2012

Gluten Free Strawberry "shortcake" Desert

Today was a holiday so I rummaged through the cupboard to see what I could find to make. The result: an angel food cake, some frozen strawberries, and ice cream = gluten free strawberry shortcake :)

I had a box of angel food cake mix from Kinnikinnick which is super easy to prepare - especially if you have a mixer! Sift the mixture into a bowl, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and butter/grease a tube or bundt pan.

You will need 12 egg whites - if you plan ahead (like I have done in the past, the little box of egg whites do just fine), if you are like me on a holiday with limited stores being open, you will have to separate the 12 eggs.....oh and then find something to do with the 12 egg yolks....

Back to the recipe - whip the egg whites into soft peaks, add 2 tsp of vanilla, and whip into firm peaks. I think this took about 8-10 minutes on 3-4 speed of the kitchen aid.

Fold in the mixture slowly, pour in pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes. I've made this before and they are typically easy to work with.

Invert the pan on a rack to cool and then add your toppings.

I had some frozen strawberries I mixed with a little cane sugar to make a strawberry topping and added some ice cream, but you could do blueberry, raspberry, etc.


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