Big day tomorrow

My baby girl’s big day is tomorrow, graduation and prom. Very exciting. Tight schedule for us all.

  • 10 am Hair appointment
  • 12:30 Graduation
  • 3 – 4:15 Dress for Prom
  • 5 pm “Red Carpet”
  • 5:30 Dinner (all of us)
  • And all the running around for this and that inbetween

Lets see how much energy I have for this tomorrow. Today, I did 3 loads of laundry, went out for breakfast, made my daughters lunch for work, made a fairly complicated dinner of Moose steaks, herbed rice, sauteed Brussels sprouts, greens, bacon and cranberries with the help of everybody, went shopping with my ex to help outfit him for the prom dinner. Productive day, feeling good. Yesterday I was tired, but had a very good nights sleep. I promised the recipe for the coffee cake:

Basic Gluten Free Coffee Cake Recipe

The recipe is what I did with it yesterday and includes berries and nuts. You can use anything you like in this, chocolate chips, vanilla, dried fruit, cinnamon, peanut swirls, whatever.

Gluten Free Berry Coffee Cake

  • *2 cups gluten free flour (I used Safeway “Compliments” brand)
  • *2 tsp baking powder
  • *1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped strawberries 1 tbsp reserved strawberries)
  • *1 egg
  • *1/3 cup Ghee (clarified butter), melted
  • *1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
  • *1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp sliced filberts

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add blueberries and strawberries and toss in the flour mixture, set aside. In a liquid measuring cup or bowl, scramble the egg and add “cooled” ghee, coconut milk and maple syrup, whisk. make a well in the flour and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix with a wooden spoon just till wet and dry ingredients are combined, don’t over mix. Stir in walnuts. Spoon batter into a greased 9×9 inch square pan. Top with filberts and reserved strawberries. Bake in a preheated 400 F oven for 25 minutes. Test with toothpick. Cool.

Note: The ingredients with a (*) are the basic coffee cake ingredients. Add what ever or however you like from there.

Cinnamon Swirl with a crumble topping

Vanilla and chocolate chips

Peaches and pecans

Whatever direction your imagination takes you

Bon Sante



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