Strawberry Shortcake – Vegan and Gluten-Free
I’ve talked about my struggles with baking allergen friendly on here before. It’s not always easy for me BUT I finally hit a recipe out of the freaking park and to the moon, at least!!! And, to boot, it was a recipe where I needed to sub ingredients!!
So here’s the story (from A to Z, jk jk), We are vacation this week with my whole family. Being at a vacation home, in a completely different state with a long train ride home, meant I wasn’t about to buy a ton of stuff at the grocery store that I’d need to lug home. Luckily whenever we vacation with my family we make sure to rent a home/hotel room with at least a kitchenette so that we can cook and bake as much as possible to avoid going out to eat all the time. It’s great for me because finding restaurants I can eat at and stay completely dairy-dairy and gluten-free is tough. I couldn’t tell you how many times I end up splurging on dairy because it’s difficult to have the dish without it or I’m just too lazy to explain. Being able to make a recipe and cook at our vacation spot is just so relaxing for me. I know my family and they know my food requirements. I don’t need to worry about a chef in the back of the restaurant making something full of gluten when I specifically asked for gluten-free.
Since we are here for the holiday I wanted to make dessert for Easter. My mom cannot eat eggs so I needed to find a recipe where everyone was able to eat it. I searched and searched and read through each recipe to make sure it was something doable.So, this week with making a dessert, it was nice to be able to go into a store and pick out the ingredients. Baking is also my happy place! I finally decided to look for JUST can eggless recipe so that I could sub out regular flour for an all-purpose gluten-free flour. That made my search a bit easier. So, I finally found THE ONE, from The Food Network.
This was an eggless recipe already, I subbed out the flour and decided to make it dairy free as well. Here is what I subbed out:
- The flour All-Purpose Flour for -> Pillsbury gluten-free flour
- The Whipping Cream for -> 1 Can of Full-Fat Coconut Milk
- Whipped Cream Recipe for -> The Minimalist Bakers Recipe