Baking (Stretching My Skills with Sally):

Last year I tried a few of Sally’s Baking Challenge items and quite enjoyed the challenge of trying new things. Most of the people in my life asked why I was doing this, thankfully there are people like Abbey! I was talking with Abbey of Three Cats and a Girl and we decided to both try these challenges and then link up to talk about our results, so please check out her attempts too. I was really interested in doing this because I knew she would be doing the recipes as called for while I would need to convert them to gluten free and dairy free. I should say that I change as little as possible and just sub in gf and df ingredients to see if the recipe will still work.

For May the challenge was mini fruit galettes. I have been trying to only bake when I have somewhere to take the results and thankfully earlier this month I had an outdoor social that was the perfect event.

The recipe was a simple crust recipe that I subbed Bob’s redmill All Purpose Gluten Free flour and Earth Balance Vegan Butter. The fruit, sugar and cornstarch filling was fine as called for. I found the recipe very quick to put together.

The one thing I found was that my filling leaked and burned which I peeled it off, but didn’t like the little remainder it left.

It is so cool that when Kathy read about Abbey’s and my challenge she decided to join us so make sure you go read about her mini fruit galettes too:) She posted them last Saturday and they look amazing!

Thanks Abbey and Kathy for taking on this challenge with me:)


First thing this morning I got a couple of pattern repeats done on my current toque. I only have three repeats left so I will hopefully be done this week!


It was a great day as I spent it with my mom. We didn’t do anything exciting. I made my duvet cover smaller by sewing up two of the sides. I am much happier with it now. We also started the puzzle we had bought for Christmas. It is much more difficult than we thought it would be! We also watched some Hallmark movies. I would like to think these easy, quiet days are good for my mom as she has done nothing but work for the past year!

Well I have a run in the morning!

Have fun!


23 thoughts on “Stretching Our Skills with Sally

  1. Yeah for a great day with mom. What kind of flour do you use for pie crust? I wonder if it was too soft, and that’s why you had leakage, or if there was just lots of fruit? 🙂 Have you ever used potato flour? It is sticky, and used in small portions along with other flour. They use it a lot in Norway, and I have recently seen it here. Just thinking out loud again!

    1. I love when you think out loud. For these galettes I had just used Bob’s Redmill all purpose gluten free which I’ll have to check to see if it has potato flour. I would love to spend some time learning the properties of the different gf flours!

    1. You should join us:). I have been decently happy with the flour but it’s definitely not the same as making up my own flour.

      1. That’s good to know. Do you have a standard formula for gluten free ap flour? I am starting to think my husband is sensitive to gluten.

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