Wheat & Corn Free - Apple & Pear Cobbler ~~ Yummy

Apple & Pear Cobbler

2 cored, sliced & peeled Granny Smith apples
2 cored, sliced & peeled Bosc pears
2 cups sugar divided
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoon butter*
1 1/2 cup barley flour
1 3/4 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder
3/4 teaspoons of salt ~ (baking powder & salt turns the flour into  self rising)
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of all spice
1/4 teaspoon salt

-Preheat oven to 350

-Combine apples, pears, 1 cup of sugar, cinnamon, all spice & water in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes; remove from heat.

-Put the butter in 3 quart baking dish & place in the oven to melt

-Mix remaining 1 cup sugar, flour (personally I used barley flour since we are allergic to wheat ~ Barley only contains a small amount of gluten, so is rarely used to make bread, with the exception of unleavened bread. It has a slightly nutty flavour, and can be used to thicken or flavour soups or stews. Blended with other alternative flours it is also fairly versatile for cakes, biscuits, pastry, dumplings etc) & baking powder & 3/4 teaspoons of salt & milk (for this recipe I used plain soy milk) mix slowly to prevent clumping. Pour mixture over melted butter. DO NOT MIX

-Spoon fruit on top gently pouring in the syrup. Batter will rise during baking

-Bake 30 -45 minutes

*Daughter seems to be ok with butter so we still use it


Don't Give Up....

“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”~Dr. Seuss~


The Season of Giving - Aiden's Monsters

With the holidays being just around the corner, I have been trying to come up with ideas for gift giving. I happened upon this news story yesterday that left me in tears and the answer to my gift giving problem.

Aiden Reed, 5 years old is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To say the least the family is struggling in this already hard economy to pay for the chemo treatments that he badly needs. So his Aunt decided to use what makes Aiden happy and use it to pay for his treatments. They are selling copies of his monster pictures! He loves to draw monsters. I really hope that you will check out their Etsy store and buy a $12 monster picture. This is a great Christmas present! Pay it forward!!