Categotry Archives: Gluten-Free Cakes, Pies & Tarts

Gluten-Free Baking Classics – The Heirloom Collection

As many of you know, I’ve been working on this project for several years. I had the luxury of being able to spend a lot of time testing flour blends, different kinds of gums to replace gluten, inulin, seed gels, psyllium husk powder, protein isolates, modified starches, methylcellulose, and other ingredients that aren’t yet available to home bakers.

Gluten-Free Coffee Cake with Pumpkin Filling and Streusel Crumb Topping

The leaves are gently falling here in the northeast, and the golden-hued days are quickly turning into chilly evenings. It’s time to light a fire in the fireplace and do a little autumn baking. You might have noticed that the farm stands are still filled with crisp apples and fresh cider. How about making some apple cider doughnuts? Or you can go big with some bright orange pumpkins (or canned puree)! Make an elegant pumpkin roll,  or smile-inducing pumpkin bars. And don’t […]

Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake

Gluten-Free Hummingbird Cake

It all started so casually with a simple question: “Ever had hummingbird cake?” An image of four and twenty blackbirds in a pie immediately started to swirl through my mind. But I knew that wasn’t the correct answer. No, I’d never even heard of it. Kathleen Cwirko, the talented stylist who helped to orchestrate the photo shoots for my upcoming cookbook gave me a quick smile and wrote down the name of the cake on a little piece of lilac […]

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll For The Holidays

Sub-title: A lesson about xanthan gum in gluten-free baking. I ‘ve had many requests for a gluten-free pumpkin roll recipe over the years. People typically ask me to help them convert a treasured family recipe for it right around mid-October. I didn’t catch on at first because the requests trickled in a little at a time, but after about six years, I finally noticed a distinct pattern – almost every recipe was the same. The quantity and combination of spices […]