My first gluten-free baking attempt was awful. I knew it was going to be a disaster as soon as I went to stir the chocolate chips into the batter. The batter was just the wrong consistency. It got worse as I was spooning them onto a cookie sheet. The chocolate chips were sinking to the bottom; stirring seemed to make it worse. Once on the cookie sheet the batter started to spread out way too much.
I put the first cookie sheet in the oven and waited the 12 minutes to pull them out. I had three large snowmen instead of 12 small cookies. I then waited the recommended 2 minutes before trying to remove them. They were stuck. The didn’t come off easy and did so in pieces. And yah, they didn’t exactly taste good either.
I worked hard to be a good baker and now have to start all over again. I’m not sure it’s worth it to relearn. These gluten-free cookies were probably the worse thing I have ever made. I don’t recall having to throw anything I’ve made out but these cookies went straight to the trash can. I have made missteps but most have been minor and fixable. These cookies were beyond help.
The recipe I tried did not have any sort of flour in it. I may try some other recipes that use a variation of flour. I may also try using some of the cup 4 cup flours in regular gluten recipes. It is going to take a lot of work and a lot of attempts to get gluten-free baking right. I have sampled gluten-free baked goods that are fairly tasty so I know it can be done. The biggest issue I see seems to be dryness. A lot of gluten-free baked goods seem dry.
What is your favorite baked good?