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  1. Loralyn Eckstrom
    December 11, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    I hail from the dairy state, as well, though not originally. I am a Californian by birth. Anyway, when my grandmother passed away, I decided to carry on her legacy by baking her traditional banket (a Dutch pastry filled with almond paste) for family and friends each Christmas. Everyone looks forward (read expects) it each year. Recently, my daughter went gluten-free, based upon a doctor’s recommendation. I would like to make the banket but need a gluten-free option. If anyone out there has had success with gluten-free pastry making and would be willing to share the recipe, I (and my kin) would be eternally grateful!


    • Dairy-Free State
      December 23, 2013 @ 12:01 am

      Hi Loralyn,

      Thanks for stopping by the blog! That sounds like a really delicious pastry. I don’t have a ton of experience with gluten-free baking but I do know that almond flour and coconut flour are really popular options when it comes to making pastries. In the next year I’m hoping to work with food that accommodates other allergies, including gluten-free, so if I come upon any helpful hints during that time, I’ll keep you posted!


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