From Daryl aka Avery:
Whenever I travel, I need to take gluten-free items with me. I simply can't be sure what might be offered at a hotel or a banquet, etc.
So before I went to Malice Domestic conference 2 weeks ago, I made these delicious gluten-free muffins that travel especially well!
As you all know, I love cookbooks, which is why I write about a culinary bookshop in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries. My husband bought THE HOW CAN IT BE GLUTEN FREE COOKBOOK, from America's test kitchen, and he spent numerous hours reading aloud from it, with tips and such that the chefs offer. Substitute this; make sure you do that.
Chuck was really into helping me find good recipes! He cared about my health.
Riffing off the cookbook's recipe for cranberry-orange-pecan gluten-free muffins, I came up with this lemon ricotta poppyseed muffin.
I know...I know... Why did I do that? Well, Whole Foods has a great frozen lemon poppyseed gluten-free muffin. I wanted to try to duplicate it. But I wanted to get it right. How did I do it? Well, I thought I'd swap out the lemon for orange and the poppyseed for whatever. I studied the recipe and decided the "base" was the best combo I'd found.
And it worked! The trick about freezing the muffins after they are individually wrapped is a real winner! These little goodies freeze well and reheat in the microwave in about 20 seconds as if they were warm from the oven.
PS I just did a signing at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego and I signed a dozen trade paperback copies of GIRL ON THE RUN, if you're interested in having a copy, contact the store or go to their website: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/Signed-Just-In * Telephone: 858.268.4747
PSS I think I told you all, but if you want the list of cookbooks referenced in my Cookbook Nook series, you'll find them on my website: HERE Scroll to the bottom or click on "other resources".
Lemon Ricotta Poppyseed Muffins