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Heads up Palm Springs

POST: October 28, 2013

Heads up Palm Springs, Exquisite Desserts will now be making gluten-free cakes with our flour!

http://www.exquisitedesserts.net/

Heads up West Hollywood and Santa Monica

POST: October 17, 2013

The totally awesome bakery, Sweet Lady Jane, (bakers of Ellen and Portia's wedding cake) will now be baking gluten-free- with our flour of course!

http://www.sweetladyjane.com/

Heads up Brooklyn

POST: October 14, 2013

You can get items made with our flour at Cobblestone Catering on Court Street!

http://www.cobblestonecatering.com/about.php

Hurricane Sandy Art Project- Baked Refrigerator Magnets

POST: November 3, 2012

What's a mom to do when a hurricane hits her hometown and shuts down schools and the subway system for at least a week? Well I'm sure I'm not the only one with this dilemma, so I wanted to share with you how I've spent some great quality time with my daughter.
Our multiple day activity has been making new alphabet refrigerator magnets. We made the dough (gluten-free of course), rolled out and cut all the letters, baked, painted, and applied shellac. Then we glued on magnets and stuck them to the fridge! What a fun project-- and I was able to sneak in some math and reading into our art/cooking project and my daughter never knew it!

Baked Dough Magnets
Dough*:
1 cup Deya's Gluten Free Cake Flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup water

* I'm a big fan of this dough recipe- it is obviously gluten-free so safe for the hands of those with celiac, or the gluten-intolerant child who happens to eat some of the dough. But, since it isn't a typical salt based dough it is more gentle on your skin!

Other supplies:
Cookie cutters
Paint and brushes (or anything else to decorate with- sequence, glitter)
Shellac
Magnets
Hot glue gun

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a medium-sized bowl mix all ingredients.
3) Turn the dough onto a floured work surface.
4) Roll dough out with rolling pin.
5) Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. We opted for the alphabet. If you don't have cookie cutters you could also use biscuit cutters or the cardboard of an old paper towel or toilet paper roll.
6) Transfer shapes to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, or a silpat.
7) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm.
8) Let shapes cool before decorating (paint and shellac) and glue magnet to the back.

I'm also thinking that these would make great Christmas tree ornaments and presents for teachers and grandparents! More to come on those projects!

National Celiac Awareness Day

POST: September 13, 2012

September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. This date was chosen because it honors the birthday of Dr. Samuel Gee, a British pediatrician. Dr. Gee published the first modern description of the clinical picture of Celiac Disease. He is credited with being the first to identify the link between Celiac Disease and diet.

A big Happy 173rd Birthday to Dr. Gee from Deya’s Gluten Free! Thank you for your invaluable contribution to science!

“If a patient can be cured at all, it must be by means of diet.” - Samuel Gee, MD

Breakfast in the Borough

POST: August 15, 2012

My mom always invites us over for breakfast at her house in the summer. What a treat! This particular morning we arrived and you would have thought we entered a restaurant. Everyone was having something different-waffles for some, pancakes for others, and eggs all around. The real reason we had such a buffet was because my mom had made a huge batch of Belgium waffles and then stuck them in her freezer. She forgot if she had made the waffles with Deya’s Gluten-Free Cake Flour or traditional wheat flour. Because we have to be careful about contamination issues and no one can tell the difference between waffles made with Deya's Gluten-Free Cake Flour and traditional wheat flour, the waffles were for the guys, while my daughter and I were “stuck” with just the pancakes. Not a bad way to start the day!