Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Adopt a Blogger: Hey, that tastes good!
During the holidays around my part of the world, there is a funny, eclectic antique shop that sells the most amazing, soft and HUGE molasses cookies I have ever eaten. Well, used to eat. Those cookies are one of the first things I thought of when I found out I would be living the rest of my life gluten-free. I mourned their delicious brown spiciness. Thinking of the slight crunch of the sugary surface and the moist and delicate interior makes my mouth water. And the scent is equivalent to fall and early winter.
I have been saved from my despair; I found a recipe for Molasses Softies from Jill at "Hey, that tastes good!"
I was not going to wait until Autumn to find out if these would satisfy my annual craving. So I adopted Jill, and her cookies, for June's Adopt a Blogger event, hosted this month by Terri at Faking It Gluten Free Style. Jill has a fun blog with lots of tasty recipes. She just go married and enjoy reading about her cooking adventures.
I pretty much followed her recipe as written; the only thing you might consider a change was the addition of a pinch more ginger. I love ginger in molasses cookies! The dough was soft, but workable. It was easy to roll them into a ball, cover them in sugar and transfer to the pan. The hard part was waiting for them to bake and then cool for a couple of minutes before we dug in. The smell that filled the house promised very good things.
The results were nothing short of amazing. My husband, daughter, mother and friends raved at the smell, taste and texture. They gobbled them up and asked for more. I am a huge texture person so I noticed the rice flour texture; everyone else (all gluten eaters) did not. Other than that, they were simply wonderful!
I will be making these again when I see those gluteny discs of danger appear in the antique shop again. Thanks Jill!
And thanks again to Terri for hosting this months Adopt A Blogger. I had a lot of fun!