Making gluten-free cereal has become a bit of a habit of mine. I can’t seem to make heads or tails out of that one, but I’m fairly certain it’s an omen of sorts. Or a bellwether. Or it means absolutely nothing. Not sure just yet.
I’m wild about things mini. I wonder if that’s how I ended up with 3 children. Here, mini served a maxi purpose: There had to be some way to finish up this flour test without dying of boredom. And one way or another, we did it.
The Gluten-Free Flour Test is dead. Long live the Gluten-Free Flour Test!
In the way beginning of the test, a number of readers asked me if I was planning to create a master chart of all of the flour test results. At that time, I had no plans of that sort. Now, these 8 weeks later, as I put this test to bed … I still have no plans in that direction. I’ve decided to leave that task to those of you who simply cannot—will not— live without Excel. It’s an executive decision, really. I asked a random executive to make it for me.
Remember Cookie Crisp cereal? Although the concept of luring children into eating breakfast by giving them … cookies … is more than a little disturbing, I have absolutely zero plans to give this to my children as cereal.
It’s for me.
Not for nothing, but Tom killed it with these cookies. Batter I have made with Tom has tended to be thin and almost runny, which made it really easy to pipe these cookies into super small cuteness. I was moving along at quite a nice little clip when I made these babies. So fun. Way more fun than Excel.
I didn’t even bother smoothing down the tops, just to see what happened. The batter was soft enough that the little tails just melted into the rest of the circles. They look kinda like a cookie version of those bizarre sheets of register tape with little button candies on them. What’s that all about anyway?
I made some of them regular-sized ones, too, in case anyone gets her panties in a bunch about the integrity of the flour test. We’re in the home stretch! No reason to compromise our integrity now, I always say (what? I have too said it).
Oh, and the taste of these Tom’s Nillas was spot on. They browned really well, so they were at their crispity crunchity best in my mouth. Really, really nice.
For the record, I really did take this test very, very seriously. I followed the recipe to the letter each and every time, and was rooting for each flour to succeed in each round, each and every time. I may be kinda married to Better Batter, but we’re really progressive. It’s wide open for me. I calls it like I sees it, and that’s a fact. Here’s how I saw it this round:
|Cup for cup replacement claim||10|
|Cup for cup replacement result||9.0|
|Ease of use||9.0|
That’s my final flour test table. I will summarize my overall findings next week. But in words. That’s enough numbers for me for now. Unless that random executive changes her mind. *fingers crossed*
P.S. I’m totally bossing you around tomorrow, but with l-o-v-e. Bossypants Thursdays are all about tough love.
P.P.S. If you buy my book, I’ll totally be your best friend. I would hug you. I hug. Some people don’t hug, but I hug. And not one of those tap-tap hugs. I’m a hug-squeezer.