Since going gluten-free in May 2010 after receiving my Celiac diagnosis, I have pretty much found substitutions for all of my gluten-loaded favorites. Through trial and error, I found a pretty decent pizza crust mix when the pizza craving hits. When I’m in the mood for Japanese, I have found a decent gluten-free Asian chicken and rice meal. When I want breakfast for dinner, the Gluten-Free Bisquick does pretty good job of making pancakes and biscuits (you must eat them quick though – they don’t keep as well as regular biscuits). I have even found a chocolate cake mix )made by King Arthur) that seriously beats any, ANY cake mix I have ever made (my parents even request that I use this mix when I bake for them).
But the one thing that I don’t think it is possible to make a gluten-free version of is a Krisy Kreme donut. I will say that I have done a pretty good job of altering a cake donut recipe, which was found on one of my favorite blogs, to make it gluten-free which can be tasty for special occasions and the Kinnickinick Gluten-Free donuts are pretty good but its still not the same. If you compare Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme donuts, you know what I mean. Dunkin Donuts are more of the cake-like and dense whereas Krispy Kreme are yeast donuts and are light and melt in your mouth. That is what I am missing and crave so badly!
There are some individuals with Celiac who do not have violent reactions to gluten but instead more of a discomfort and can actually take a “day off” from the gluten-free diet every once in a while to indulge in some gluten-filled goodness without too many complications. Alas, I do not fall into that category. Believe me, I have really really considered whether it would be worth it but then I think back to instances like this one I blogged about but I think its best to stick with the gluten-free plan.
So I will stick to dreaming about these beauties:
image via google
What is your ultimate craving?