Baking Tips 11 results
  • Pumpkin Seed Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I have a new favorite flour – pumpkin seed flour.  I’ve been experimenting with it for a month or so now and I just can’t get enough!  Oh, and you won’t believe how well it pairs with maple syrup – it just happens to be maple syrup season in these parts! There’s so much to love about pumpkin seed flour: I can make it at home with my coffee grinder; Pumpkin seeds are high in iron and zinc; Pumpkin seed flour is a nut-free replacement for almond flour; They add ...
  • Easy Gluten-Free Living: The Preschooler Version (and Vanilla Cupcakes)

    Living with gluten-free preschoolers is a lot easier than you might think. Callum, our almost five-year-old, has been living gluten-free and dairy-free for a year and a half. His two-year-old sister has never had gluten. Callum’s diagnosis was probably the hardest part. I knew how to live with a gluten-free husband, but I wasn’t sure where to begin with gluten-free kids. The first decision we made was a tough one. We decided to become a gluten-free family. No gluten in our house, ...
  • Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free’s Perfect Bread Goes Vegan

    This is our new favourite bread. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free bread. Isn't it gorgeous? If you read my recent Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger post, you'll know that I tried one of Amy Green's new bread recipes. There are a few things I love about Amy’s recipe for The Perfect Bread: 1. The recipe calls for her flour mix. 2. It’s made in a regular sized loaf pan. 3. It rises nice and high, just like gluten-filled bread does. 4. It’s really user-friendly and it ...
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I’ve been on a bit of a cookie kick lately. I think we’re all in search of the perfect cookie, right? And right now, this is the perfect cookie. It happens to be a gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free cookie. I received two issues of  Cooks Illustrated for Christmas (thanks to my Mom). I’d never read it before and wanted to test it out before going for a full on subscription. Well, I am hooked. I’ve already learned so much from just two issues! Each article is FULL of ...
  • Giving the gift of gluten-free

    I had a brainwave a couple of months ago (I know, it's shocking). I thought it would be cool to make mixes for some of my recipes and give them away or sell them (etsy here I come!). When I saw that Tasty Eats at Home was hosting Gifts of Good Taste for this week's Gluten-Free Holiday , I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to share my brainwave with you! Do you know someone who wants to try gluten-free baking? Or perhaps you know someone who is newly diagnosed. Maybe one of ...
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Apple Bread

    Easy Apple Bread – Gluten-Free and Vegan When I was doing my Teacher's Education I lived in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the same time, my good friend Amy was doing her Masters on Vancouver Island in Victoria, B.C. These were the days. We had so much freedom and we were, in a way, finding ourselves out West while accomplishing higher education. Perfect, no? Amy and I would get together on the weekends; she would ride the ferry to Vancouver or I would ride the ferry to Victoria. It ...
  • Quinoa Date Squares

    Should I change the name of my blog to She Let Them Eat Quinoa? I love all things quinoa. Quinoa is so so so good for you and the people you love. And you (and the people you love) will love these healthy little date squares.  That is, if you're a date square kind of person. My Mom was over-date-squared growing up.  It happens to the best of us foodies.  Pete was over-pea'd.  I was over-salmon-loafed. Due to my Mom's over-date-squaring I was under-date-squared (are you ...
  • Gluten-Free Blondies

    Have you noticed? I've been making an effort to use the same flours and other ingredients in my recipes as of late.  You'll see a lot of coconut oil (such a good dairy-free substitute for butter), sucanat (my go-to substitute for brown sugar), and quinoa flour (just bought a ginormous bag of it). The reason I'm doing this is for YOU.  I want gluten-free baking to be as easy for you as it is for me.  I want it to be as affordable as possible (buy good ingredients but less ingredients). ...
  • Gluten-Free Baking Tips

    It seems more and more people are adopting a gluten-free lifestyle these days. When we began eating gluten-free and baking gluten-free, I didn't have any blogs to help me through it. I immediately bought two of Bette Hagman's books and tried a few of the recipes.  But for some reason I just didn't like having 3 or 4 gluten-free flour mixes in my house.  I wanted something easier.  I wanted to be able to open a cookbook and bake anything immediately!  So for years I did this by ...
  • Turning Failure Into Success

    Happy New Year lovely readers of mine. This year promises to be a good one for the She Let Them Eat Cake family.  I am excited about so many things (including Pete's book launch March 2nd!). As some of you may know, I've been selling my goodies at Nata's Café in downtown Peterborough.  I just dropped off their second order!  What a great way to start the new year. On New Year's Eve I was chatting with my girl Yellie and she asked me the million dollar question, "So how can you ...