Gluten Free Puff Pastry and Apricot Almond Danish

It has taken three tries, but I have finally mastered gluten free puff pastry! In the end, it was not too hard thanks to Gluten Free Girl, who’s fabulous recipe guided me to some buttery flaky goodness. Now I can tackle some of the lovely danish that adorns the pages of Baking with Julia! GlutenContinue reading “Gluten Free Puff Pastry and Apricot Almond Danish”

Gluten Free Cranberry Chocolate Scones

I am tired of my usual breakfast items! I have had it with oatmeal (it’s usually cold by the time I get to it),  scrambled eggs and especially of yogurt and granola. It was time for a special breakfast treat, so I decided to make the Buttermilk Scones from “Baking with Julia.” I often useContinue reading “Gluten Free Cranberry Chocolate Scones”

French Apple Tart Goes Gluten Free

I have a confession, French apple tarts are one of my favorite desserts. I have always made them using an almond frangipane filling nestled in a flaky tart crust. In this recipe, the tart is filled with applesauce accented with the tang of lemon juice and topped with thinly sliced apples. In an effort toContinue reading “French Apple Tart Goes Gluten Free”


On cold winter days, I love a slice of shortbread with a steaming cup of tea! Since I find myself on just such a day, I decided to tackle Julia’s shortbread. In the introduction to this recipe, Julia points out that the “hallmark of a great shortbread is its buttery flavor and sandy texture.” MyContinue reading “HUNGARIAN SHORTBREAD ON A COLD DAY”