Saturday, February 13, 2010

Welcome to the Bad Kitty Bakery!

Hello Everyone and a Few Notes on Gluten

Hello everyone to the premier blog of the Bad Kitty Bakery! I'm Madelyn, and this blog is a place for me to showcase to die for desserts, that just happen to be vegan, and in almost all cases gluten free. Don’t let the gluten free thing throw you. I promise that you won’t miss it, and in many cases, it actually helps the texture. I know you probably don’t believe me, because I wouldn’t before I had to learn to bake gluten free, but there is an actual scientific reason. You see, gluten is a protein found in wheat and wheat relative flours (rye, spelt, barley, etc…). The protein provides structure, but that structure hardens when it is worked. That is why your cupcakes made with regular flour can turn out like rubber if you over mix them. Trust me, it’s happened to me! But using flours that without gluten means that isn’t an issue.

The aim of this blog is also to showcase bad kitties in all their glory. If you have a bad kitty in your life (or a naughty kitty, or even a good kitty that does funny things) then send me their picture, name, and a description of what they do, and they can get a recipe designed and named after them! If this happens, they will also be entered in the Bad Kitty of the Month contest. The owner gets a special treat of baked goods, and they will be entered in a contest for the Bad Kitty of the Year! The caretaker of that bad kitty will get ‘mad loots’ of baked goods, so please, send away!

Next blog I will start with the recipes. There will be a recipe for lemon pound cake, a picture (because recipes without pictures are the worst!) and some musings on the bad kitty that inspired the recipe. I will include scientific facts to explain some of the items in the recipe. I hope to see you back in a few days!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Madelyn,

    I just discovered your blog through the link on Vegan Culinary Experience. I hope to see more gluten free goodies on your blog. My honey and I are going to try to go GF for a while to see how we feel. We both have some inflammation issues that we want to tame. I'm going to post a link back to your blog on my blog and the hike website. Keep baking!