I was bored out of my mind and trying to figure out if there are any “National [whatever] Day” today. Turns out, today is, in fact…. *long dramatic pause* NATIONAL ALMOND DAY! Exciting, no? No. Who makes up these days anyway?? *shrugs*
*ignores the wails of my siblings about how bored they are*
Almonds have been in my life for quite a while. A few years ago, on one of our various diets, we were gluten free for a while and almonds/almond flour was a big part of our diet. It’s amazing how sweet almonds taste (especially if you cut out all sugar from your diet XD)
We are getting ready to go dairy, sugar and gluten free again (*sobs because I will miss my beloved cheese cake and other dairy-based desserts*) so I’ve started thinking about GF flours again. For the most part, there are three main GF flours that I’ve used:
- Cassava Flour
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- (We also used buckwheat occasionally but *gags* it has a VERY distinct taste that doesn’t go well with a lot of the stuff I like to bake)
My favorite is cassava flour. It’s pretty easy to use and tastes relatively like “normal” flour.
Almond flour is good, too. It has a nutty flavor and is kind of “chunky” sometimes, but I don’t hate using it.
I wish I could like coconut flour. But I’ve had a bad experience with coconut in the past. XD (I won’t gross you out with the details, but part of it did include a younger me drinking like AT LEAST a half cup of melted coconut oil in an attempt to reach the homemade chocolate that was swimming below). If I eat very much coconut-anything, I get a sore throat. Tragic. Besides that, I really don’t like working with coconut flour in baking. It soaks up liquid VERY quickly and has a really rough texture. *nods*
Well, I gotta go be bored, people. XD Maybe stare out at the grey sky or glare at my blank computer screen or *gasps because I have a brilliant idea* have Yoveil or Dovid scream right into my ear to destroy the boredom that is killing me. Of course, if I had them do that, it would probably kill my sanity before it destroyed the boredom. XD 😛 Hopefully you’re having a lot more fun than I am. XD Happy National Almond Day! Eat ’em for me! 😉
What are YOUR thoughts on almonds? What GF flours do you use? Any suggestions on good dairy, sugar and gluten free desserts? 😛