It’s now officially Kislev, which means Chanuka is rapidly approaching.This year, instead of presents, we are going to do something special with our kids. We realized that the kids are more excited about playing with the bubble wrap from the box, than the toys themselves. So rather than getting annoyed, we just changed gears and decided to have an experience together instead of toys. We haven’t decided yet if it’s going to be a trip to an arcade, or to the ice cream store, but, whatever we end up doing it will be fun and festive! I know gift giving may be a tradition that not all of you would feel comfortable giving up, but don’t worry, we haven’t given up on everything!
One tradition that lives on, DOUGHNUTS! Like I’ve mentioned before, we have a number of people in our family who have Celiac disease and therefore need to eat gluten free. I always have them in mind when developing recipes and love when recipes turn out good enough to share, like these doughnuts did!
These doughnuts are soft and moist and everything you would want from a gluten filled doughnut. My 9 year old son couldn’t stop eating them, he even asked me to pack them as a snack for school! When I told him that they were gluten free he couldn’t believe it! The last gluten free baked good he had, was dry and crumbly.
Full disclosure: I developed this recipe for Pereg. They recently came out with a full line of gluten free flours. I have experimented with them in the past and have had good results. This is the first time that I used xanthum gum in addition to the flours, and holy cow did it make a massive difference! I am so happy to be able to finally share this recipe with you all! Make sure to pass it along to your gluten free friends. And, don’t be nervous about trying them yourself, you may be surprised and really love them, like we do!