Gluten Free & God Seeking

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Judi's Yummy Gluten Free Dutch Babies

  Sometimes you need a quick but delicious breakfast.  A few weeks ago when my son's family was visiting, I whipped up my friend Judi's recipe for a Dutch pancake--these are commonly called Dutch babies.  Anyway along with that I made some rice pudding, scrambled eggs with bacon, and a fruit salad. No one was complaining--they love it when Mom goes all out!!  Two of my other kids showed up to eat it all up!    


When I ate this pancake at Judi's house, I noticed how hers held its shape, and she told this was her secret!  As you can see in the recipe below, she says she uses 1+ cup of flour.  I think I put in 1 1/4 cups, and it still needs a bit more, so next time I will try 1 1/2 cups.  

These were delicious with a blackberry sauce and yogurt. 



Judi's Dutch Pancake


1.  Separate 5 eggs - Put 5 yolks into a blender and the whites into a  medium-sized bowl.

2.  Into the blender add the following:
(1)  1+ cup of gluten free flour
(2)  1 cup of milk
(3)  1/8 t of salt

3.  Put 1/4 cup of butter into a 9 x 13 pan or into a 9" cast iron skillet and let it melt.

4.  Fold the whites into the blended ingredients.

5.  Pour over the butter and bake at 425 for 20 minutes.


Other breakfast recipes on this blog:

Pancakes
Fantastic Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Gluten Free Banana Split Pancakes  (Another recipe from my daughter-in-law's family!)
Outstanding Gluten Free Oatmeal Pancakes  (From my Heritage School Cookbook, where I worked 3 1/2 years)
Family Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes (From my daughter's home ec teacher)
Yummy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes (From About Gluten Free Cooking)
Crunchy & Delicious Potato Latkes  (From a flier in my sweet potato bag)
Tasty Gluten Free Swedish Pancakes    (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Protein Packed Gluten Free Ricotta Cheese Pancakes  (From my daughter-in-law's family)


Waffles, Crepes,  Fritters & Dutch Babies 
Rachel Ray's Pumpkin Spice Waffles Made Gluten Free & Dairy Free   (This is one I adapted from Rachel Ray)
Easy to Make Gluten Free Waffles  (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Incredible Gluten Free Crepes  (Mix of 2 recipes)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Banana Fritters   (My grandmother's recipe!)
Amazing Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Dutch Baby  (From home ec recipe plus Internet search)

Egg Dishes
Sweet Potato Hash With Poached Eggs  (From my daughter's Internet search)
Hash Brown Egg Casserole  (From my friend Lisa)
Mexican Migas Breakfast Casserole  (Modified from a recipe from an airport cookbook)
Baked Zucchini Frittata  (I picked this up from a Whidbey Island farmer's market)
Jan's Sausage & Vegetable Frittata  (From a friend who was a home ec teacher)
Huevos Rancheros - A Fantastic South of the Border Breakfast  (I learned this years ago!)
Beautiful Eggs Florentine (Adapted from an Internet search)
Gluten Free Crustless Zucchini & Spinach Quiche  (From my Syre School Cookbook) 

Cereals
 Honey Almond Granola   
(From the Heritage School Cookbook)
 Gluten Free Baked Oatmeal   (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)

Breakfast Muffins
Banana Nutty Muffins   (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)

Bursting with Blueberries Gluten Free Muffins  (From the Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Tremendous Pumpkin Muffins  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Scrumptious Gluten Free Blueberry Scones  (From Heritage School Cookbook)
Thanksgiving Gluten Free Pumpkin Scones  (From an Internet search)
Sassy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Claudia's Blueberry Coffee Cake (Made Gluten Free!) (From a neighbor)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Why Did God Create Man in Genesis 1:26?

   God created man.  Not everyone believes that, but that's what the Bible says. That poster that hangs in a lot of science rooms of man's evolution from apes just never seemed right to me. It discounts the brilliance of the Almighty--like God couldn't do it right the first time. Why can't people just believe Genesis 1:1?  Man is unique in the universe because man was made in the image of God:  

And God said, Let Us make man in Our image,  according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

   For years I thought dominion was just a matter of man being like a caregiver over all the creatures on the earth.  I really didn't get what dominion was really all about until I read this study on Genesis.

     In chapter 6 I learned that God created man for 2 purposes, and they're seen in  the words image and dominion. In chapter 6 Witness Lee shares how man's being created in the image of God is just like a glove is made in the image of a hand.  When we opened our hearts to the Lord,  he came into us. Finally "the hand" came into "the glove." This was God's original intention even before man fell in Genesis 3!   

  Well secondly man was created so that he would exercise dominion over God's enemy Satan, implied in the words "every creeping thing."  I learned in my reading that it would have been easy for God to demolish Satan, but he wants man to deal with His enemy.  I read chapter 7 of the Life-Study of Genesis with a new believer, and we were both amazed at what we read on page 81:
God wants to regain the earth.  The earth has become a crucial place, a place that Satan wants to hold and a place that God wants to regain. The battle is over the earth.  Whoever gains the earth is the winner. If Satan can keep the earth under his hand, he has the victory. If God can regain the earth, He will have the victory….The church must fight the battle to regain the earth, if not the whole earth, at least some stepping stones, some outposts for the Lord Jesus to put His feet upon. The earth is crucial (Lee, Witness. Life-Study of Genesis. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 1974, Print)
He goes on to say that God's kingdom has no problem in heaven and for sure His will and  His glory are fully manifested there with all the angels.  But God needs to see all these three things carried out on the earth.  It touched our hearts when we read that this is the responsibility of the church.  This is what God created us for--we are the means for God to regain the earth.  

Other Posts on the Life-Study of Genesis:

From the Life-Study of Genesis - What is the Focus of the Bible?
What Happened Between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

From New Zealand - Triple Berry Pavlova

Many years ago our neighbor from New Zealand came over to bring us one of their famous desserts.  We were all oohing and ahhing over how beautiful it was, and when we bit into it, it was absolutely yummy.  



 I haven't made one in awhile, but with the all the berries we've been picking, I decided to make one for our guests from Taiwan.  She helped me whip up the egg whites and decorate it when it was done.  

Instead of using whipping cream, I used whipped coconut cream.  You can use a lot of combinations of seasonal fruit, but strawberries and kiwis are a must!   The pavlova here is decorated with kiwis,  strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.  And yes, everyone oohed and ahhed!


Triple Berry Pavlova

1. Preparing the egg whites for pavlova: 
(1)  Whip up 4 egg whites  with 1/8 t of salt until stiff but not dry, about 1 minute.  
(2)  Beat in 4 T of water
(3)  Slowly add 1 cup of sugar (I used 3/4 cup) slowly beating approximately 2 minutes.
(4)  Add 3 T of tapioca starch, 1 t white vinegar, and 1/2 t of vanilla and beat 30 seconds to a minute.

2.  Preparing the pavlova for baking:
(1)  Put a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet.  
(2) Then turn out the pavlova and using a spatula make a 10-12" circle.  Pile up the edges like you see here.  
(3)  Bake at 275 for 1 1/2 hours. Check it at an hour if your oven runs hot.  Mine was lightly browned in that hour.  

3.  Meanwhile prepare berries and whip up the cream:
(1)  Rinse and slice strawberries.  
(2)  Rinse blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries.
(3)  Slice 2 kiwis
(4)  Whip up 1 cup of cream or coconut cream (without any liquid) until stiff.  Add 2-3 t of sugar.

4.  Prepare the pavlova:
(1)  Put the pavlova on a serving platter.
(2)  On the  cooled pavlova spread the whipped cream.
(3  Make a beautiful pattern with your berries and kiwis.
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Other Gluten Free Baking & Desserts on This Blog:

Breads & Coffee Cakes: 
Gluten free & Low-fat Banana Bread    (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Celebrate Fall With Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread  (A friend's recipe)
Delicious Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Favorite Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Bread  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Claudia's Blueberry Coffee Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From a former neighbor)
Here's a Zucchini Bread with a Hawaiian Twist! Gluten Free Pineapple Zucchini Bread (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Cakes:
Gluten Free German Apple Cake   (From my grandmother)
You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free Carrot Cake (From my daughter's husband's grandma--whew)
Judi's Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake    (From a church friend)
Judi's Gluten Free Orange Chiffon Cake    (From a church friend)
Marilyn's Spectacular Gluten Free Oatmeal Cake   (My mother-in-law's specialty!)
The Best Gluten Free Black Bottom Cupcakes   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Delicious Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Grandma's Gluten Free Applesauce Cake   (From an Internet search--tastes like my grandma's!)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Banana Cake   (From my grandma)
Rosie's Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Overwhelmed By Your Bumper Crop of Zucchini? Try Claudia's Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake!   (From my former neighbor Claudia of 12 years)

Decadent & Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake  (From my Come & Dine church cookbook)
Debbie's Delicious Hot Water GF Chocolate Cake   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Debbie's Less Oil Carrot Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)

Cookies:
The Ultimate Gluten Free Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Mom's Go To For Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
The Best Gluten Free Recipe for Snickerdoodles    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownies    (From a church friend)
Mark's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies - Made Gluten Free!   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Judi's Gluten Free Oatmeal Craisin & Coconut Cookies (From a church friend)
Marie's Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies (Also Great Gluten Free!)   (My friend Marie's recipe)
Bebe's Gluten Free Whoopie Pies  (From my friend Debbie)
Scrumptious Gluten Free Blackberry Cake   

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits   (My friend Judi's sister's recipe)

Crisps & Pies:
Lena's Rhubarb Crunch (A crisp with a gluten free top and bottom crust!) (My daughter-in-law's mother. She's an amazing cook, which I think most of us moms become after a few years!)
Delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Ginger's Outrageous Apple Pie    (From a church friend)

The BEST Lemon Meringue Pie with Mrs. Lauralicious Gluten Free Pie Crust  (Internet)
My Grandmother's Favorite Banana Cream Pie  (A recipe from my grandmother)
Granny's Lemon Cheesecake Squares   (From my friend Judi's granny)
Simple & Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Pie   (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Desserts with Fruit:
Sensational Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake   (From the back of Costco's organic sugar)
Terrific Gluten Free Strawberry & Peach Trifle  (Modified from an Internet search)
My Favorite Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Just Like Grandma's (But Only Gluten Free) Berry Cobbler (My husband's grandma's recipe)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle (Made Gluten Free)   (A recipe I picked up from a berry farm)

Holiday Cookies & Baking:

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies  (Modified from back of the Libby's pumpkin can)
My Family's Favorite Gingerbread Cookies (Now Made Gluten Free!)  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Grandkids Favorite Gluten Free Peppermint Sugar Cookies  (From Syre School Cookbook)
Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie   (Modified from back of Libby's pumpkin can)

Perfect Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake   (From back of cream cheese box)
Gluten Free Polish Fruitcake  ( Modified from Internet search)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Nordy Bars  ( From my Syre School Cookbook)
Grandma Pitcher's Old Fashioned Sandies (Made Gluten Free)  (My husband's grandma)
Make a Family Tradition & Make Your Own Fruitcake    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Muffins:
My Favorite Banana Nut Muffins   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Gluten Free Tremendous Pumpkin Muffins   
(From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Bursting with Blueberries Gluten Free Muffins   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Toni's Outrageous Gluten Free Corn Muffins    (From back of a Bob's Red Mill package)
Sassy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Puddings & Ice Cream: 

Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (And other ice cream favorites!) (From searches)
Baked Coconut Pudding   (Something I worked out from my Aunt Sue's rice pudding recipe)
Tangy Lemon Pudding   (From my daughter-in-laws family reunion cookbook)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

What Happened Between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2?

   What happened between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2?  It never made sense to me that God would make the earth a ruin, and I never heard any explanation that put it together for me.   Actually something cataclysmic happened.  And without reading chapter 2 in the Life-Study of Genesis I wouldn't get it at all.  In this chapter all the pieces are brought together to prove that the earth God created in Genesis 1:1 was beautiful and ready to be inhabited.   I found out that the verses that show this are found in Job and Isaiah:

Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  Tell me if you have understanding….When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God [angels] shouted for joy.  Job 38:4, 7

For thus says Jehovah who created the heavens--He is the God who formed the earth and made it.  He established it. He did not create it a waste….  Isaiah 45:18

    So what happened then? Before I go into that I want to underscore here that Witness Lee  said many times that when he was  speaking, he was always standing on the shoulders so to speak of the men and women of God who had gone before him.  In this chapter he relies many times on the light that he received from reading a book by G. H. Pember on this subject.  I found this excerpt from page 19 really helpful in understanding what happened between these two verses:
  In his famous book, Earth's Earliest Ages, G. H. Pember, has made a scholarly and thorough study of this matter….Between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 there was a period of time which he called the interval. No one can say how long this interval was.  At any rate, it must have been a very long period of time.  After studying this matter thoroughly, Pember Inferred that at a certain time after the original creation, Satan and his angels rebelled (Lee, Witness.  Life-Study of Genesis. Anaheim: California, 1974, Print).
    In his book Pember points out that this rebellion is recorded in Isaiah 14:12-15:  "How you have fallen from heaven, O Daystar, [the Latin Vulgate translates this name Lucifer] son of the dawn! …But you, you said in your heart: I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will exalt my throne, and I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost parts of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. But you will be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit.   

     In this chapter I learned that Lucifer was the archangel,  like all God's angels he had a free will, and   he actually wanted to be higher than God. You can see this in all the five I wills in the above verses.  Pember linked these verses in Isaiah with Ezekiel 28:14-17A.  In this passage it's evident that Lucifer had a very high position in heaven before he rebelled:  You were the anointed cherub who covered the Ark; indeed I set you, so that you were upon the holy mountain of God; you walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you…. So I cast you out as profane from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.  Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness. I cast you to the ground;…

    After his rebellion, God called him Satan which means enemy.  And  because of his rebellion God judged the heavens and earth.  The Life-Study mentioned  that the verses in Job 9:5-7 show glimpses of this judgment where we are told that God stopped the stars and sun from shining. From my reading I learned that's why Genesis 1:2 says the earth became waste and emptiness--it wasn't created that way. Satan's rebellion with a third of the angels (Revelation 12:4) put the entire universe into chaos.

     Don't you find this incredible and eye-opening?  I sure did.  It put a lot of things in the Bible together for me. Probably what touched me the most is God's creation of man with both His image and dominion was so that God could have a way to both deal with this rebellion and fulfill His eternal purpose.  More on that later!  

Other Posts on the Life-Study of Genesis:


From the Life-Study of Genesis - What is the Focus of the Bible?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Great Summer Side - Broccoli Salad

    The list of ingredients doesn't always tell you how somethings going to end up tasting! And that's really true for this broccoli salad.  I was making this salad with a mother from Taiwan whose son is going to YMCA camp here, and she, of course, loves broccoli but never saw it put in the same bowl with bacon, sunflower seeds, and raisins!  She was surprised when she took a bite and found out that it tasted delicious!   We had this salad with BBQ burgers, pasta salad, and Kale Copycat Super Salad (listed below).  

  This recipe comes from my Syre School cookbook, and I've listed any changes to the recipe in blue.  


Broccoli Salad - 
Serves 6 to 8

1.  Prepare vegetables:
(1)  Slice 1 bunch of broccoli into flowerets
(2)  Chop 1/2 cup of red onions
(3)  Chop 1 cup of celery

2.  Fry 6 slices of bacon (The recipe calls for a pound--It was great with only 6 slices!) and drain on a napkin.

3.  Make dressing - Whisk together in a bowl:  3/4 cup of mayonnaise, 1/8 cup of sugar (The recipe calls for 1/4 cup) and 2 T of vinegar.

4.  In a serving bowl put:
(1)  All the chopped vegetables
(2)  Fried bacon broken into pieces.
(3)  1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
(4)  1/2 cup of raisins.

List of Other Salads on this Blog:

Greens/cabbage:
Make it Yourself Thai Peanut Dressing for Mandarin Salad  (My friend Judi's recipe)
KFC Copycat Cole Slaw   (A friend shared this with me)
Belizean Coleslaw    (From Internet search)
Jackie's Copycat Kale Super Salad  (A copycat from a deli, dressing from Syre School Cookbook)

Main Dish Salads
Gluten Free Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Baja Salad with Black Beans & Quinoa  (A remake from something I ate at a restaurant)
Jackson Square Shrimp Salad   (From my Syre School cookbook)
A Great Way to Make a Main Dish Salad Out of Your Garden Veggies - Nicoise Salmon Salad  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Pasta & Quinoa:
Tasty Gluten Free Pasta Salad  (Something I picked up over 20 years ago!)
Vietnamese Vermicelli Salad Bowls   (From an Internet search)
Michelle's Greek Quinoa Salad   (My foodie daughter's own delicious creation!)
Another Great Salad with Quinoa - Janah's  Original Quinoa, Cranberry & Feta Salad  (a recipe my daughter came up with)
Red Quinoa, Black Bean, & Corn Salad  (A yummy recipe on the Trader Joe's bag of red quinoa)
Make It Yourself GF Macaroni Salad

Vegetable:
Jeremy D's Sensational Greek Salad   (My son-in-law's recipe)
Grandma's Perfect Potato Salad   (My mother-in-law's recipe)
Rose's Refreshing Cucumber Salad   (From a Chinese friend)
A Great BBQ side Salad - Curried Pea Salad  (From my church cookbook, Come & Dine)
Dot's Easy Bean Salad  (Recipe from an  83-yr-old friend of my father's)

Fruit:
Grandma Marilyn's Frozen Fruit Salad  (My mother-in-law's recipe)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

From the Life-Study of Genesis - What is the Focus of the Bible?

    A few weeks ago I started reading the Life-Study of Genesis with a friend.  This is my third time reading through this exposition on Genesis, and it has always been one of my favorites.  It's so eye opening to see the spiritual meaning behind so many awesome accounts recorded in Genesis. Every time I read this Life-Study, I see something in a new way.  

   In the opening pages of Chapter 1 of the Life-Study of Genesis Witness Lee points out that 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us that the Bible is God's very breath.  And only something living has breath. So whenever we come to God's word, we should meet God.  

  The Lord in the Gospel of John made it really clear that it's possible to come to the Bible and not meet the Lord there:   You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that testify concerning Me.  Yet you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.  John 5:39-40

  All of this came together for me on page 3:
    Life is the focus of the whole Bible….But what is life, or who is life?  The answer is in he word of the Lord Jesus. He says, 'I am life' and 'I am come that you may have life.' The Bible is a revelation of Christ as life. Whenever we come to the Bible, we must realize that we are coming to contact Christ as our life.     ….Whenever we open the Bible we have to say, 'Lord Jesus, You have to be here.  This is not merely a book, this is Your revelation.  I don't like to read this book without contacting You.  I don't like to hear something from this book without hearing You.  I don't like to read this book without seeing You.  I like to see Your face.  I like to see what You are from the printed page.  O Lord Jesus, enlighten Thy Word and anoint every line that I may touch You.' We need such a spirit to contact this living Word (Lee. Witness. Life-Study of Genesis.  Anaheim:  Living Stream Ministry, Print, 1974).
This speaking and especially the prayer touched us both.  And I've read enough Life-Studies to know that in every chapter I am going to be brought to see the Lord, hear the Lord, and touch the Lord. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scrumptious Gluten Free Blackberry Cake


   In our house blackberry picking is just part of summer vacation.   For the past three weeks, we've had friends from Taiwan visiting us.  They put their kids into the YMCA camp, and they enjoy sharing in all of our favorite summer activities.  So far we've gone raspberry and blueberry picking, and earlier this week we started blackberry picking.  

    Before coming to Washington, they had never eaten blackberries before.  They were surprised at how they grew in so many places and people could pick them for free. 
 Yesterday the mom and I made 24 jars of blackberry jam! We felt like we were running a factory!! To thank everyone for their help today we made a blackberry cake.


     I've had this recipe for over 20 years, and I don't remember where I got it from.  But it is so light and tasty, and the spices  are just perfect.  Tonight I decided to make a warm blackberry sauce to serve over the top of the ice cream.  The plates looked so beautiful. Scrumptious is the  word that came out of my mouth when I took a bite of this delicious summer cake. 



Scrumptious Gluten Free Blackberry Cake

1.  Cream butter & sugar - In a mixing bowl:
(1)  Cream 6 T of butter for 2 minutes  (I add 2 T applesauce at the end, but if you don't want to adjust the fat content then just use 1 stick of butter.)
(2)  Then gradually add 3/4+ cup of sugar (The recipe calls for 1 cup)  SLOWLY while beating for  a total of 5 more minutes.
(3)  If lowering the fat, add 2 T of applesauce. (Applesauce is a great substitute.)
(4)  Add 2 eggs  ONE at a time and beat after each. 
(5)  Then stir in 1 t baking soda into 4 T of sour milk (I add 1 t of vinegar to milk and let it sit for a minute or two.)

2.  Prepare dry ingredients - In a medium size bowl put:
(1)  1 3/4 cups of gluten free flour:  I used 1/2 cup of sorghum flour, 3/4 cup white rice flour, and 1/2 cup tapioca flour
(2)  Then stir in 1 t cinnamon, 1/4 t cloves, and 1/4 t nutmeg.

3. Combine ingredients:
(1)  Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat a total of 3 minutes to combine everything.
(2)  Fold in 1 1/2 cups of fresh (or frozen) blackberries.

4.  Baking:
(1)  Grease and flour an  8 x 8 pan and spoon in the cake batter.
(2)  Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
(3)  Put on a rack to cool.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and any additional blackberries if you like!

My recipe for blackberry sauce:   In a small saucepan mash 1 1/2 cups of blackberries.  Mix 2 t of tapioca starch with 1/4 cup of water and slowly stir in.  Add 1/6 cup of agave syrup and cook on medium until the blackberry sauce  thickens.  Taste and make any adjustments.  



Other Gluten Free Baking & Desserts on This Blog:

Breads & Coffee Cakes: 
Gluten free & Low-fat Banana Bread    (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Celebrate Fall With Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread  (A friend's recipe)
Delicious Gluten Free Zucchini Bread (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Favorite Gluten Free Cranberry Nut Bread  (From my daughter-in-law's family cookbook)
Claudia's Blueberry Coffee Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From a former neighbor)
Here's a Zucchini Bread with a Hawaiian Twist! Gluten Free Pineapple Zucchini Bread (From my Syre School Cookbook)

Cakes:
Gluten Free German Apple Cake   (From my grandmother)
You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free Carrot Cake (From my daughter's husband's grandma--whew)
Judi's Super Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake    (From a church friend)
Judi's Gluten Free Orange Chiffon Cake    (From a church friend)
Marilyn's Spectacular Gluten Free Oatmeal Cake   (My mother-in-law's specialty!)
The Best Gluten Free Black Bottom Cupcakes   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Delicious Gluten Free Rhubarb Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Grandma's Gluten Free Applesauce Cake   (From an Internet search--tastes like my grandma's!)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Banana Cake   (From my grandma)
Rosie's Gluten Free Pineapple Upside Down Cake   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Overwhelmed By Your Bumper Crop of Zucchini? Try Claudia's Gluten Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake!   (From my former neighbor Claudia of 12 years)

Decadent & Gluten Free German Chocolate Cake  (From my Come & Dine church cookbook)
Debbie's Delicious Hot Water GF Chocolate Cake   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)
Debbie's Less Oil Carrot Cake (Made Gluten Free!)   (From my Come & Dine cookbook)

Cookies:
The Ultimate Gluten Free Cowboy Oatmeal Cookies   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Mom's Go To For Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
The Best Gluten Free Recipe for Snickerdoodles    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Rocky Road Brownies    (From a church friend)
Mark's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies - Made Gluten Free!   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Judi's Gluten Free Oatmeal Craisin & Coconut Cookies (From a church friend)
Marie's Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies (Also Great Gluten Free!)   (My friend Marie's recipe)
Bebe's Gluten Free Whoopie Pies  (From my friend Debbie)

Cornbread & Rolls:
Beth's Amazing Gluten Free Cornbread   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Judi's Favorite Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits   (My friend Judi's sister's recipe)

Crisps & Pies:
Lena's Rhubarb Crunch (A crisp with a gluten free top and bottom crust!) (My daughter-in-law's mother. She's an amazing cook, which I think most of us moms become after a few years!)
Delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Ginger's Outrageous Apple Pie    (From a church friend)

The BEST Lemon Meringue Pie with Mrs. Lauralicious Gluten Free Pie Crust  (Internet)
My Grandmother's Favorite Banana Cream Pie  (A recipe from my grandmother)
Granny's Lemon Cheesecake Squares   (From my friend Judi's granny)

Desserts with Fruit:
Sensational Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake   (From the back of Costco's organic sugar)
Terrific Gluten Free Strawberry & Peach Trifle  (Modified from an Internet search)
My Favorite Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Just Like Grandma's (But Only Gluten Free) Berry Cobbler (My husband's grandma's recipe)
Gluten Free Lemony Rhubarb Bars (From my Syre School Cookbook)
Old Fashioned Strawberry Buckle (Made Gluten Free)   (A recipe I picked up from a berry farm)

Holiday Cookies & Baking:

Old Fashioned Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies  (Modified from back of the Libby's pumpkin can)
My Family's Favorite Gingerbread Cookies (Now Made Gluten Free!)  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
My Grandkids Favorite Gluten Free Peppermint Sugar Cookies  (From Syre School Cookbook)
Our Favorite Pumpkin Pie   (Modified from back of Libby's pumpkin can)

Perfect Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake   (From back of cream cheese box)
Gluten Free Polish Fruitcake  ( Modified from Internet search)
Old Fashioned Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Gluten Free Nordy Bars  ( From my Syre School Cookbook)
Grandma Pitcher's Old Fashioned Sandies (Made Gluten Free)  (My husband's grandma)
Make a Family Tradition & Make Your Own Fruitcake    (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Muffins:
My Favorite Banana Nut Muffins   (From my daughter-in-law's family reunion cookbook)
Gluten Free Tremendous Pumpkin Muffins   
(From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Bursting with Blueberries Gluten Free Muffins   (From my Heritage School Cookbook)
Toni's Outrageous Gluten Free Corn Muffins    (From back of a Bob's Red Mill package)
Sassy Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins  (From my Heritage School Cookbook)

Puddings & Ice Cream: 

Dairy Free Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (And other ice cream favorites!) (From searches)
Baked Coconut Pudding   (Something I worked out from my Aunt Sue's rice pudding recipe)
Tangy Lemon Pudding   (From my daughter-in-laws family reunion cookbook)