We were invited to a couple's flat for dinner the other night, and since Ban and I are still trying to eat pretty "wholey", we made a picnic pack of goodies we could eat, yet still be social. It all went to shit when they opened the second bottle of wine and busted out the beers- Ban was too weak to resist, and after our prepped meal I went nuts on lemon poppy seed cake.
The good news is, the cake was totally dairy, grain, and gluten-free! So though I inhaled half of it by myself, it wasn't too upsetting. Plus it was awesome and moist- everything you expect a gluten-free cake to NOT be. It was a success, and after some dubious looks and questions about ingredients everyone ate some- and then even kept the leftovers! (Dern it, I was looking forward to a slice with my morning tea...BECAUSE HALF WASN'T ENOUGH, PEOPLE.)
The recipe was from the great book Against All Grain, and is super easy to make. I was going to post the recipe here, but it's in the kitchen and I can't be arsed to go get it. The book is full of amazing recipes though, so I totally recommend it if you're interested in grain-free cuisine. I've already tried her biscuits (which I posted), banana bread (which I inhaled before even photographing or mentioning) and both her zucchini and sandwich breads (likewise). Every single one was amazing.
So yes. We got some odd looks for bringing a fauxpperware (yesssss) of food to a dinner party, but once the cake was in everyone's bellies, I think we had some possible grain-free converts...and a Ban, slumped in the corner with a happy beer-induced grin on his face. HA!