gluten-free baguette

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetSee that baguette? It’s gluten-free, of course.

I shouldn’t say of course. You know we wouldn’t post a photo of food that contained gluten on this site. Still, you probably wouldn’t guess this is a gluten-free baguette. Look at those air holes. That crust. That bread is pliable and soft in the crumb and crisp on the outside. It’s a baguette.

And the recipe for this baguette — the recipe we have worked on for 8 years now — might be yours soon. It will be in the PDF of 10 recipes reserved exclusively for supporters of our Kickstarter. Everyone who pledges $25 or above will be receiving this PDF. How about a great gluten-free baguette for the new year?

Of course, if you’d like to learn how to make that baguette, plus sourdough bread, great pie crust, and any other gluen-free baked good of your choice, there are a few pledges that might interest you.

Tickets to the gluten-free Thanksgiving baking class ($250) we ran last week have all been snapped up. There was so much interest that we’re adding a December holiday baking class, for a pledge of $250. (That gets you two tickets!) It will be in Seattle this time, at our favorite bookstore/teaching space, Book Larder. We’ll be offering the class the evening of December 2nd, at 6:30 pm. You’ll learn how to make this baguette for holiday party appetizers, plus pie! And other delightful goods. If you pledge to Kickstarter soon, you could be part of this exclusive baking class.

If you’d like to gather a group of friends together, and come to our kitchen studio on a 12-acre farm on Vashon, then we have a $1000 pledge on the Kickstarter. That sounds like a lot, but if 10 people go in together, that’s only $100 a piece. There are only 4 of these pledges left for the in-person class. You could also do it virtually, if you live outside of Seattle.

Of course, if you want us to bake for you, there are a few options left.

We have the holiday gift basket for $250: copies of all three of our books, the 10 recipes exclusive to the Kickstarter, and a tin of gluten-free biscotti. There is only one left!

And if you are feeling concerned about a gluten-free Thanksgiving, let us make your pumpkin pie. This is a limited offer for only 10 people. We’ll make your gluten-free (and dairy-free, if you need it) pumpkin pie. Pickup will be on Vashon and in Seattle.

Folks, we’re doing all of this to help you bake. It’s our first and most important goal. Help us help you by pledging to the Kickstarter today.

p.s. Look again. That’s a gluten-free baguette. And it’s easy to make. You want this recipe.

we think we can we think we can

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For months on end, Lucy’s favorite book when she was 2 was The Little Engine That Could. Every night I would read her that story, emphasizing the chugging noises as the only kind engine of the bunch, the tiniest engine out there, tried to pull all those train cars up the hill. I think I can I think I can I think I can. Lucy always cheered when they made it.

We’re hoping that we’ll be cheering at 6 am on October 30th, when our Kickstarter campaign to bring the Gluten-Free Girl Flour Blends to market is successful. In the meantime, we’re just chugging and working, pulling all these train cars up the hill. We think we can we think we can we think we can.…

Tomorrow we’ll be halfway through our campaign. And if you help us push forward today, we could be more than 50% funded! We are so grateful to every one of the 643 backers so far who have pledged toward our goal. Thank you. But we still have a long way to go.

We want to give you a quick update of where we are so far and what we’re offering.

* We truly do believe these will be the best gluten-free flour blends on the market and we think you will too.

* Our All-Purpose Flour Blend is 40% whole grain and formulated to work without xanthan or guar gum. It’s the flour you want when you want to make pies, cakes, and other treats.

(See those pumpkin cupcakes with coconut sugar frosting up there? They are made with our All-Purpose Flour. They’re dairy-free, as well. Those pumpkin spice latte cupcakes are adapted from a recipe by the incredible Allison Robicelli. This adapted version could be one of the recipes we’re offering in the exclusive PDF of recipes for those who pledge to the Kickstarter at $25 or higher.)

* Our Grain-Free Flour Blend is higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than most flours. It’s great for everyday baking: flatbreads, sourdough bread, muffins, and quick breads. And it’s for everyone who cannot tolerate grains.

* Both our flour blends are free of any xanthan or guar gum or another additives or preservatives.

* Over time, our goal is to make both the flour blends organic and non-GMO certified. Both will require more money. If you help us fund the Kickstarter even more fully than the required goal, we can make that happen more quickly.

* We’ve been offering daily specials all week long and they have gone fast. Last week we offered a private dinner for 4 at our kitchen studio on Vashon. That sold out within a few hours! We also offered a Thanksgiving gluten-free baking class at our studio on Vashon, which went quickly too. This afternoon, there was a chance to win a ticket to an event honoring Mark Bittman’s new book, How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food and the launch of Gathered Table. (This new menu planning/grocery delivery service in Seattle is trying to make cooking easier for families. If you join, they create a custom-made weekly dinner plan for you, using your own recipes and their suggestions.) That offer was snapped up so fast from Instagram that the reward was fulfilled before I could publish this post.

Keep an eye on the Kickstarter page and act fast if you see something you like.

* We are launching a new special today, since the private dinner pledge was so popular. We’re offering a private three-course brunch or lunch for 4 at our kitchen studio, on a date that works for you. We’ll tailor it to your food allergies/intolerance and food desires. We’ll also give you 1 box of the All-Purpose Flour mix for each guest and send you home with recipes for everything you ate! This reward could be yours for a pledge of $400.

* Finally, we have more than $40,000 to raise in 2 weeks. We can do it, with a lot of work and with your help.

Could you send the Kickstarter link to 40 people today? People who bake love to share. Please share this with your friends, family, and work colleagues today, if you can. Let them know why this matters to you.

Thank you.

We think we can we think we can we think we can. 

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