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.
We started by making gram crackers which are deceptively hard.
The hard part is the dough is SUPER sticky and hard to roll out. And if you want your crackers to not be rock hard, you have some major baking time issues to work out. Since I was just using these for the nanaimo bars I didn't have the patience to work out the timing right to make them for straight eating. If anyone did manage to get these to bake so they were stiff to hold but soft to eat please let me know how long and what temp you baked your grams for.
The grams were then used in the base of the nanaimo bars. I used marshmallows instead of coconut because that's what i had on hand, and I'm the only one around here that likes coconut. This dessert is not for anyone who is counting calories or watching fat. I decided to make a 9*13 pan since we had gusts coming. It used over a pound of butter. I think I would have liked these better if the 'custard' layer was more pudding-ish and less butter.
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