Now, this is a special post because I’m bringing you a recipe that was made by my sister with tons of love!
There’s a joke in our family that I only cook, so I can blog about it. And, to some degree that’s true, I enjoy blogging much more than cooking or baking. (Although, I do truly enjoy crafting up creative treats like snowflake cookies, marzipan snowmen, and gingerbread houses.) But, since I have celiac disease and multiple food allergies, it’s essential that I focus on my cooking or else my meals would be super boring and my nutrition would certainly be subpar.
On the other hand, my little sister LOVES to bake. While it’s not so much a necessity for her, unless she moves to a Hawaii where her pineapple allergy would get in the way, it’s something she sincerely enjoys. Fortunately for me, while she was off at college this year, she saved a bunch of recipes that I could eat. (I know, she’s amazing.) AND, now that we’re both home, she’s baking them, and I’m being treated like a princess.
Her first dessert, a lemon cake recipe, that I more fondly refer to as a lemon bar, was a smashing hit! All our friends (and we’ve had quite a few over) loved it! It’s rich in flavor, moist, and a little grainy in texture, which only adds to its charm. Plus, the syrup she drizzled on top is perfect for everyone’s sweet tooth. None of our friends would have pinned this treat as “gluten free.”
My sister will be home with me all summer, so hopefully we’ll have a few new desserts to share with y’all too!
Allergens: Contains Egg and Almonds. Always be careful to purchase products that meet YOUR allergy needs. *Adapted from Wallflower Girl’s recipe
Lemon Cake Or Bars (GF, DF)*
Allergens: Contains Egg and Almonds. Always be careful to purchase products that meet YOUR allergy needs.
*Adapted from Wallflower Girl’s recipe
If you enjoyed this recipe, all the credit goes to my sister. I’m so happy she’ll be baking this summer as I begin grad school next week. AND, if you want to find more tasty recipes, I’m sure you can do so over at Fiesta Friday! I know I’ll be bringing my lemon cake over to the party.