You ‘pin it’ if it is something beautiful, or simply something that catches your eye; pinterest is dedicated to helping us average people with wonderful things like crafts, wedding ideas, recipes, science project ideas, and many other helpful things.
Now as you scroll the site, you’ll notice that the examples set forth for you all look pristine and wonderful. Don’t let that fool you. I happened to be looking at some gluten-free dessert recipes and stumbled across something that looked too delectable to pass up: gluten and dairy free donuts!
I’m not normally dairy or gluten free, but have a friend who is on the paleo diet and requires her food to be under these guidelines. At the time I was a novice baker in the kitchen and really wanted make the donuts, because for one, I was excited to make something; moreover, I was hungry and the donuts on pinterest looked so good.
A tip for anyone trying a new recipe that they find online is to read directions thoroughly and over again to ensure that you have the right ingredients and follow the necessary steps in order to get the most out of your creation.
I made sure to look over the ingredient list that called for things like granulated sugar, mini chocolate chips, baking powder, and gluten-free all purpose flour.
The key to the aforementioned sentence is gluten-free all purpose flour. Don’t get me wrong, I am not cognitively impaired, but like all humans, I make mistakes. I followed every instruction and was convinced that I was doing so accurately; and frankly, I did all the right steps but one.
I am a frugal person and try to save a penny at every opportunity. Naturally, I absent-mindedly grabbed some flour from the panty, neglecting the very purpose of the project in the first place. And to make things worse, I didn’t realize it until I fed the wrong mouth. I sampled the donuts after they were out of the oven, but I didn’t have diet restrictions, after all.
At the time, my friend would sometimes sneak small pieces of milk chocolate, but for the most part, she had gone the better part of a year without consuming foods with gluten or dairy. And if you have ever been around someone who isn’t tolerant of something, you will know it doesn’t end well.
It wasn’t food poisoning, but the gluten in the donuts from the flour I used that got her sick. I haven’t baked or cooked for anyone since, but always make sure to understand and follow instructions. Here is the donut recipe (don’t forget to get the gluten-free flour):