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how to bake gluten-free: hydration

baked blueberry muffins II

Bakers like to talk to each other. We’re slightly odd creatures, after all, and it’s good to know we’re not alone in thinking about different hydration levels in artisan breads or the effect of baking soda on muffins that have been refrigerated overnight. Baking is a solace for so many of us. But baking is also an interesting mix of mad scientist geekery and June Cleaver lifting warm cookies from a baking sheet as the kids hit the kitchen after school. We deal in butter and sugar. Or coconut oil and honey. Or shortening and maple syrup.

We make cookies. And people like it.

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the store is open.

the flour_

The store is open. Our gluten-free flour is here.

Danny and I have been working for years to bring you this flour. Nearly 5 years ago, we figured out a formula for a gluten-free all-purpose flour that works for the baked goods most home bakers want to make. Our latest cookbook, Gluten-Free Girl Every Day uses this flour blend for all its recipes. It also won the prestigious James Beard award. And every time we published a recipe for the formula, or made a video, and gave the flour recipe in that cookbook, people wrote to us to say, “Can’t I just buy it from you?”

Now you can.

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setting our mise en place

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meet our sponsors: walkers shortbread

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On Sunday afternoon, along with more than 100 people from our island community, we attended the memorial for a woman we adore. After battling cancer three times in her life, pernicious pneumonia set in. After a…

Meet Our Sponsors: WEDO banana flour

Banana flour. Who knew? Banana flour. I never imagined this unusual flour would be one of my favorite for baking. Why? Banana flour is kind of magic. I’m not kidding. It’s pretty much magic. Banana flour was…

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You lose a lot when you have children. You lose sleep, of course. Everyone knows that. Well, you think you know that until you are dragging through the day, the 14th day in a row, with…

a ritual to feed each other

I’ve been thinking a lot about ritual lately. So much of life is repetition. Do the laundry. Pay the bills. Tackle the dishes. Set the alarm. Think about waking up earlier to exercise before the sun…