Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mary's Gluten Free Bakery


This last summer I took my very first gluten free baking class in Houston Texas. A local gluten free bakery tried out teaching their very first baking class. They had a kitchen and all the supplies for us to use. Plus It was reasonably priced.


We made Savory Pie Crusts. In this crust we put bacon, cheese, green onions, salt, pepper, and eggs.

We alson made scones and baked donuts.


Just a few things that I learned from this class:
  • Use a spoon to scoop GF flour into a measuring device. Do not pack GF flour.
  • The only ingredient that you will ever need to pack in brown sugar.
  • You can make your own brown sugar with regular sugar and molasses
  • baking soda+sugar is NOT a substitute for baking powder. (learned this one the hard way)
  • Baking/Cooking GF comes out different EVERY time you make something even if it is the same recipe.
  • If the dough is too sticky add more flour. If the dough is not holding together add water (or other liquid.)

I loved getting to know some of the other people in the group and learn about their stories. Check to see if there are any gluten free baking classes in your area by looking them up on the internet or asking around gluten free stores or local bakeries to find out by word of mouth. You just might be surprised by what you can find!!



Happy eatings!!