Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lisa’s February Hot Picks

I got an email at work yesterday that a gluten free dairy free vanilla cake was in the oven and would be waiting for me when I got home. All I can say, is I am in love… both with my husband Mark, that baked the cake and the cake itself.

Bob’s Red Mill has done it again, this moist cake has the consistency and flavor of a light pound cake and none of the baking soda-ey taste some of the GF products have. On the product page for this site there are recipes for modifying this mix or adding toppings, quite honestly we enjoyed this cake without any topping at all, I can imagine frosting taking it over the top! This mix requires eggs, for an egg free version, go to Bob's Red Mill. Mark used a silicone loaf pan to bake the cake; this worked out great since this cake isn’t crumbly and it made taking slices on the go a snap. I am happy to announce that Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Cake Mix will be in the gift bags at the next Safe & Sound dinner!

The next pick is something I have been thinking about for a few months. I love the variety of flavors you can find in rice, potato and corn pastas, but I always thought the shapes were a little limited. Well, no more, I was strolling thru Fox and Obel (I had a gift card that was burning a whole in my pocket) and I found the most lovely rice pasta from il Macchiaiolo . This Italian pasta was not only delicious, but intricate and whimsical in shape. If you want to add a little moxy to your next Italian feast this pasta will do the trick!


Betsy said...

I'm going to have to second that Bob's Red Mill vanilla cake mix!! It was soooooo good! I made cupcakes with them and they were the best gluten free cupcakes I ever made. I swear!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for the Valentine's Day goody bag -- my son is in heaven!! His favorite so far has been the Sweet Alexis shortbread cookie, closely followed by the Enjoy Life caramel apple cookies. I'm eager to see how he likes the No Nuttin' bars as he really misses eating granola bars since his nut allergy was diagnosed. We shared the vanilla cake mix with a friend who is gluten-free and she loved it! Thanks again!

Jenn Sutherland said...

oooh, I'm glad to know that Fox & Obel has the rice pasta - I've been ordering it from a shop in Seattle for a couple of years - I love the pretty shape, and it's my favorite pasta for dressing simply with pesto or any sort of light topping!

And I'm definitely going to bust out the vanilla cake mix this weekend. Thanks, Lisa!

Lisa Cooks Allergen Free said...

Thanks guys, enjoy!

Iowa Mom Life said...

I didn't know they came out with this new mix! Can't wait to try it! Love their pizza crust mix as well :)