Friday, December 23, 2016

Cardamom Ring

This post is really just for me (although you are welcome to read it. Ha!). Every year about this time, I go looking in my email for my grandmother's cardamom cake recipe. Then, I try to remember how I made it gluten free. I am pretty sure this is accurate, although if I find Christmas Eve that I'm missing something, I promise to update. I'm hoping that this post will keep me from having to re-invent the wheel every, single year.

This is our traditional Christmas morning breakfast. James loves it. He eats nearly the entire thing himself every year.

This is an "oven saver," actually an oven pie guard, but it's a family recipe and we always called it an oven saver. When i went to buy my own as an adult, this caused endless confusion. I'll try to save you that trouble (affiliate link):

When I was a child, my mom used to carefully decorate it with candied cherries to look like a wreath. We just as carefully picked them off because - yuck! I have chosen not to decorate it. There's lots of tastier ways than candied cherries it could be done though.


2 c gluten free flour
1/2 c sugar
3 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground cardamom
1/4 lb butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 c milk

1. Mix together the first 5 ingredients.
2. Cut in 1/4 lb softened butter.
3. Stir in egg and milk until only just
4. Spoon onto a greased oven saver.
5. Bake at 425 for 15 min.
6. Spoon on icing (1 1/2 c. conf.
sugar, few drops milk, 1/2 t vanilla).

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