My Mom is the reason why I inherited such great baking skills. At work she is the “go-to-baker” and her co-workers always count on her to make delicious cakes for office birthdays. She is always looking for new recipes to try out, but her most famous desserts include, Crumb Cake and Raspberry Squares (both of which I have converted to make GF/DF!)
My mom is also Italian. She comforts people with food, welcomes people with food, and celebrates with food. There is something with the sharing of food that brings people together. This is where we are different. I love to bake and cook, but don’t find comfort in food. My relationship with food has gotten a lot better over the past few years, but I still just look at food as the thing that fuels me, as my medicine to keep me healthy. (This is not to say I don’t celebrate with or enjoy a few sweets on an occasional basis, it is just the way I look at food.)
As you know two weeks ago I celebrated my blogiversary. It was a special day, and I wanted to do something special to celebrate it. I had plans to try out a new recipe from a new cookbook, but this quickly changed when I got sick, and then got glutened by the medicine. My mom being the mother she is, felt terrible. I was up at school all alone, and she wasn’t there to take care of me. I told her, I was OK, and there was nothing she could do ( I literally was sleeping all the time). However, no matter how old I get, when I’m sick all I want is my mom!
My brother had a swim meet down in DC, so on there way to the meet my parents stopped at Sweet Sin Bakery. I had never heard of this bakery before (leave it up to my mom and google to find a GF bakery!) My parents picked-up some goodies for me, and my mom posted an adorable video on my Facebook wall that made me smile and laugh, hoping that this would cheer me up!
Sweet Sin Bakery is a gluten-free bakery that offers a wide variety of products, many of which are dairy, casein and soy-free as well. My parents got me, muffins, cookies and two cupcakes. After being “glutened” the last thing I wanted to eat was sweets, so I froze everything except the cupcakes (I didn’t think frosting would freeze well). I was finally feeling better later last week, and was able to enjoy a cupcake. My friend and I split each cupcake. I wanted to try both, but there was no way I could eat two. They were both great, and both my friend and I gave it our approval!
The other day I also tried the blueberry muffins. These too were very good. I definitely could taste the lentil flour in the muffins, but I did not mind it at all. This made them different from any GF/DF muffin I have had, and I enjoyed it. The muffins defrosted well and weren’t dense like many GF muffins, light and airy! I always like to have something on hand, so I kept the Snickerdoodles stored in the freezer. I can’t wait to try them.
Sweet Sins Bakery is actually in the process of changing their name! “Like” them on Facebook, provide them a suggestion, and if they choose your name, you will get 1 dozen cupcakes and dinner for two! Sweet Sins Bakery is located at 127 West 27th Street, Baltimore, MD. To learn more about this bakery visit their website!
Thanks Mom and Dad for the delicious treats and for alway seeking out new GF options!!