Vegan & Gluten-free Cupcakes With a Lime/ Lemon Glaze – A Guest Post For A Friend...
Sometimes the simplest of things can have you stumped. Sometime back, Harini came down to Goa with her family for a short vacation. We are good friends, and our daughters can spend a lot of time marvelling over how food and photography can turn their mothers in beings weirder than Martians might be!
So what does one food blogger take when meeting another one? Well, good food is always much appreciated, so I decided to bake some cupcakes for her kids. I don’t usually bake vegan but being vegetarian, I am now quite comfortable with it and only need to give my recipe of choice a bit of thought before I adapt it.
Harini**’s daughter, whom she refers to in her posts as Junior H. also happens to be allergic to gluten and this, is what had me stumped as I have rarely done gluten-free baking! My native style of South Indian cooking is inherently gluten-free as it is mostly rice based, but gluten-free baking is something I have very little experience with.
But I went ahead and tried my hand at making some vegan and gluten-free lemony cupcakes with a tangy lemon glaze that were pretty good, even if I say so myself. I also have Harini's daughter to back me up on this.
The softness and crumb texture is like that of a regular cupcake, and you wouldn’t even know there wasn’t all-purpose flour in it except for the somewhat nutty taste of sorghum flour. We liked them, and I remember Harini’s daughter telling me she liked them very much.
So when Hariniasked me, a couple of months back, if I would do guest post for her, I said yes naturally. And since she writes a vegan food blog with a lot of gluten-free recipes, it seemed a perfect idea to make those very gluten-free cupcakes that I had originally made for her daughter.