Gumdrop Tribute

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.

Yesterday was the last Friday of 2017! How did you celebrate life? Every Christmas, I make gumdrop cookies. It’s an old family recipe from my Grandma. Since the British Hubby and I are doing no carbs/no sugar, I wasn’t going to indulge in this cookie tradition. However, this is the first holiday season since my Grandma passed away. It seemed wrong not to honor her memory. After some consideration, I thought I could alter the original recipe. My first change was to use almond flour instead of regular flour along with switching out the sugar.

Well, I didn’t take into account that almond flour lacking gluten doesn’t provide any structure for a cookie. I decided to make it into a gumdrop loaf instead of cookies.  This produced a loaf that burnt on the outsides and wasn’t done in the center. Sorry Grandma, this wasn’t a very good tribute, but you always did like to experiment in the kitchen. None the less, the British Hubby ate most of the gumdrop loaf just the same. 005.JPGA storm moved through the PNW last night delaying this post. The power flickered for a few hours and then went out completely for a few more hours. I was able to knit by candle light and finish a few dish clothes. It’s never too soon to start thinking about Holiday gifts for 2018. 012.JPGBurt waited out the storm by taking cover. 007.JPGJust a few more hours left in 2017. I’m currently contemplating if I should start one last project for the year or if I should power through and finish a few wips. What do you think I should do?

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