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Guhlia

Birthday Party Success

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Technically, my daughter has not been diagnosed with Celiac, though we are working on getting an Enterolab diagnosis. She was beginning to show minor symptoms so we decided to keep her strictly gluten free until preschool (unless of course the Enterolab comes back positive, then she'll be gluten free for life), then we'll get her tested after the glutenous snacks for a year and see what comes up. Anyway, I'm rambling. Tori was invited to a birthday party for the first time since going gluten free. It went FANTASTICALLY!!! The party was for my friend's little girl, she was turning one. Luckily my friend is wonderful, completely wonderful, and she helped me keep an eye on Tori to make sure she didn't get near the food. Tori didn't even try even though they had a delicious looking buffet table full of glutenous food. I sat her down before going into the party and told her that they were going to have food there, but she shouldn't eat any because I brought her all of her favorites and they were all gluten free. I made fabulous gluten free cupcakes (gluten-free Yellow Cake) and cookies for her. Yum! It turned out that we didn't run into one single bump in the road. Pretty good for the first time!!! :D I was just excited and wanted to share.

BTW, I highly recommend that recipe for cupcakes. Don't be scared because of the mayo in it. It is the best gluten free cake that I've tried yet, and I've tried many. Plus, it stayed moist and delicious overnight without refrigerating it. Yum!

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Angie,

So happy that Tori had a good time, and her first party post gluten-free was a success!! Thanks, of course, to you, mom ;)

Now, do tell--what's the story on those donuts in your avatar? Those stopped me cold :lol:

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Oooohhhh, the donuts... *drooling* This is actually a recipe that I believe someone else posted a while back. I printed it out, but forgot who originally posted it. They tasted EXACTLY like real donuts, especially once they sat for a day. They taste just like the cheap pre-packaged donuts (like Entenmanns).

Donuts

3/4 cup cornstarch

2/3 cup potato starch

1/2 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon xantham gum

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons oil

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

For frying:

2 cups vegetable oil (I used shortening)

Topping:

I used cinnamon sugar, they turned out WAY better w/ that rather than powdered sugar

Toss cinnamon sugar mixture in a large bag w/ donuts

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl. Mix well to remove all lumps. Heat oil in medium saucepan to 375 degrees.

Pat out dough on "floured" (with cornstarch) surface to 1/3 inch thickness. Cut out doughnuts with round cookie cutter. Use apple corer or similar round object to remove center of doughnuts. Place doughnuts and holes gently into hot oil: do not crowd them. Once they are lightly browned on both sides, remove and place on a paper towel to drain.

Makes about 10 doughnuts and doughnut holes.

Perhaps it was you the posted the original recipe, because they're grain free. :D Anyway, for anyone who tries this recipe, make sure that you make the holes in the donuts big enough, otherwise they don't cook through. Allow to cool completely, then package immediately in an airtight container. You can eat them warm, but I think they're much better after sitting for 12 hours or so. Yum!

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No, it wasn't me, but I was so excited to see that they were grain free! I know there's another donut recipe making the rounds, and it looks fabulous, but too much grain for me.

I'm copying this, and will definately try it! Thanks :D

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For a super sweet glaze I would use a mixture such as this. Add hot water gradually until glaze is at the right consistency. Should be relatively thin for a donut glaze I would think. Perhaps someone else will have a real recipe.

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon CLEAR vanilla extract

2-6 teaspoons hot water

Patti, glad you'll be able to try them. Let me know what you think when you get around to it. It's a super easy recipe and, when we do it together, it only takes my DH and I 25 minutes including cook time to make these. Woo-hoo!!!

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Angie--

I'm actually excited about trying these. I printed the recipe yesterday, and now all I need to do is buy a thermometer to be sure the oil is heated to the right temp. I don't do a lot of frying, so I can't really guage it on my own.

I want to use granulated sugar and cinnamon like you did. When you store them, does the sugar/cionnamon stay nice and not get "weepy"? I hate when that happens. Or do you suggest putting the sugar on as they are eaten?

Thanks :D

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Patti, the cinnamon sugar stayed nice for me, but they didn't last very long in my house. I think they only made it 24 hours at the most before they were gobbled up. You have to put the sugar on after the fying oil is absorbed into the donut, but before the donut cools. Otherwise it just doesn't stick. We just made another batch this morning. Yum!

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Patti, the cinnamon sugar stayed nice for me, but they didn't last very long in my house. I think they only made it 24 hours at the most before they were gobbled up. You have to put the sugar on after the fying oil is absorbed into the donut, but before the donut cools. Otherwise it just doesn't stick. We just made another batch this morning. Yum!

Ok--great! Thanks, and I'll let you know when I make them :D

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