From Daryl aka Avery
It's Christmas week and I've got a present to give away. See below! Keep reading.
There are times in our lives when we have to do the difficult. See people we don't want to see. Go places we don't want to go.
And make really arduous desserts that take lots of steps.
But they're worth it.
For years, we've had a tradition to enjoy a yule log for dessert on Christmas night. I bought it at a store called Gelson's. Their bakery makes the most exquisite, decadent yule log. How could I resist buying it? But then I moved away from Los Angeles, and there were no yule logs to be found in my new states, and I had to start to eat gluten-free, so I let the tradition slide. I made glulten-free cookies. I served a variety of pies and cheesecakes and even flourless chocolate cake.
Flash forward to the present. I'm back living in Los Angeles again, and last year, my son wanted a yule log. How could I say no? Except this time, I decided I was going to make it so I could eat it. I found a recipe on Pamela's website (gluten-free supplies) and thought, hmmm, I can do this. How hard can it be?
Well, it's not easy, but it was so worth it!
If you lose a tradition because it just requires too many steps, but then you pick it up again, I hope you reap the same kind of results I did. It was worth it.