thank you.

Kickstarter funded!_

 

Dear Wonderful People,

From the deepest part of our grateful hearts, we thank you.

Thanks to the generous support of 1563 wonderful people, we not only met the goal for our Kickstarter but also exceeded it by 17%! The Gluten-Free Girl Flour Blends will be on the market soon.

And we are probably most grateful for this: with the exception of some very generous individuals who had the capacity to give more (thank you!), most of this campaign was funded by those of you who gave $10, $25, $50, and $100. This isn’t a campaign that went viral in the news or had a cute hook and garnered a lot of attention. This community of backers built slowly, one pledge at a time. It was YOU who did this.

Those of you who have been reading our website and making our recipes and buying our cookbooks? YOU made this happen. Every single pledge counted.

Thanks to your generous moral and financial support, we’ll be able to bring the All-Purpose Flour Blend to market very soon, and then the Grain-Free Flour Blend to market after that.

Since the Kickstarter was funded, we’ve been hard at work. (There will be no resting here for awhile.) We’ve been finalizing contract negotiations with the package manufacturer for the first run of boxes, having the flours analyzed for the nutrition panel on the boxes, finding out how to obtain bar codes….It’s a fascinating process.

The other day, our co-packer sent us the first batch of the all-purpose flour with the final formulation of flours from the suppliers we have chosen. It was a singular moment — I was surprisingly nervous. As soon as I felt the flour in my fingers, I felt relieved. And immediately, I made a pie dough. That’s how I would know if we had the flour we dreamed of — if it made a great pie.

It makes a great pie.

It also makes great pancakes, which four hungry children devoured in our home a couple of mornings ago. Three of them can eat gluten. They each asked for 100 more pancakes. There have been waffles, banana bread, crepes, and sandwich bread with those bags of flour from the co-packer.

We are so happy with this flour.

We can’t wait to help you bake great gluten-free food in your home with these flours.

We’ll be updating you on the progress of the flours on a regular basis. As soon as we have a date for when you can buy the flours online, we will let you know in ALL CAPS!

We’re also moving forward with fulfilling our rewards. We have our Thanksgiving baking class this weekend! We’re making pies for people, refining our recipe for grain-free gingerbread men, baking biscotti, and making plans for our recipe PDF so many of you will be receiving.

We’d love to know feedback from you: what 10 recipes would you like to have in that PDF? Some of the recipes are set in our minds, but we’re open to urgent suggestions! Let us know by emailing me at glutenfreegirl@gmail.com.

In the meantime, we’ll be going back to stories and recipes here soon. There’s plenty happening right now — and the next few weeks promise plenty more new details and new learning — but we’re still cooking in our kitchen. And we can’t wait to invite you in again.

Thank you so much for all your support and kind messages, and mostly, for your donations. We’re still in amazement. We will always be grateful.

In warm gratitude,

Shauna, Danny, and Claire