Thursday, October 9, 2014
GF Sweet & Saltines
Last weekend we went to a pot-luck at a friend's house. It was a lovely autumn evening, and we ate chili, salad, and lots of goodies there that I could not eat. Sigh. Such is the plague and curse of going to a pot-luck and being the only person who's gluten-free. I had stopped at my favorite, local, gluten-free bakery and picked up a batch of cupcakes to take with me so I could have dessert. I'm still allowing myself a weekly indulgence, even though I'm working on being a Trim Healthy Mama. Dinner was great, my friend assured me she made her chili with her own seasoning mix, so it was definitely gluten-free - she actually has a son who is gluten-free, so that was nice! And, I had my cupcakes. Which were delicious as always.
However, one of the guests showed up with a pan of Sweet & Saltines by Tricia Yearwood. It smelled amazing. And people were walking around and gnawing on it and gushing about how delicious it was. I was officially, unequivocally, jealous. Made my cupcakes pale. Sigh. I wanted some.
I set out this week to find a gluten-free, saltine like cracker, and found Schar Table Crackers, which I figured to be a good mix. So, I set off to make this. First, a review on the crackers themselves, they were packaged in such a way that they would not go stale as you wait to eat them, and so that they didn't break apart. I appreciate a company that not only has a dedicated gluten-free facility, but takes such care in packaging that they would arrive to your table in such a manner as being edible! Also, for taste and texture, they are very similar to a saltine and definitely satisfy that crunch need! There for they were perfect for this recipe!
And as you can see....SUCCESS!!! I only indulged in one piece as the bulk is a gift for a friend that I'm seeing tomorrow. BUT, I did get to try it. And that made me happy. Very happy. :)