The January 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Lauren of Celiac Teen. Lauren chose Gluten-Free Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars as the challenge for the month. The sources she based her recipe on are 101 Cookbooks and www.nanaimo.ca.
I have never had a Nanaimo Bar.
If you are like me and you are wondering what it is, Lauren described it perfectly, “Nanaimo Bars are a classic Canadian dessert created in none other than Nanaimo, British Colombia… 3 layers: a base containing graham crackers, cocoa, coconut and nuts, a middle custard layer, and a topping of chocolate.” I might add that they are a very tasty treat 🙂
This challenge was a two parter: Graham Wafers and Nanaimo Bars. We had an option to make the Wafers Gluten-Free and I decided to just do it. I have never experimented with Gluten-Free baking because of the obvious reason: no one in my immediate family or I has a gluten allergy. What better time to start a new adventure. (more…)