The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca.
I’ve been wanting to make my own graham crackers for a while, and these were fun to make. At the moment I am probably on an airplane somewhere, so I don’t have a picture to upload (yet). At any rate, these were very tasty, indeed, even though I had to tweak and “deconstruct” them.
Believe it or not, I had a number of the gluten free ingredients, except for the sorghum flour, which I could not find anywhere, not even my local Whole Foods. So, I substituted whole wheat flour, thereby completely defeating the whole “gluten free” concept. Despite this deviation, I survived and continued on with my project . . . .
. . . which include another detour: the custard filling with all the powdered sugar was not working for me – I knew my family would not eat this. Instead, I “deconstructed” the Nanaimo bars, serving the graham crackers with pudding that I sprinkled with almonds and chocolate. And it turned out pretty darn good! Thanks to Lauren for picking these!