Gluten free baking
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Gluten Free 'Breads and Pastries' 10am to 2.30pm
Anyone who has ever tried to make Pastry, Bread, Biscuits or Scones gluten free knows that result can be disappointing.
Gillian Harris bakes for several gluten free clients and is well versed on all the hazards of cooking without gluten, with hints and tips on getting the best out of her recipes. She prefers alternative flours such a chestnut etc rather than the gluten removed wheat flours- she has experimented and adapted many recipes to share with you.
Its entirely possible to make very light and lovely gluten free pastry- you just have to know how!
Gill will arrive with many ingredients and over first coffees she will tell you about some of her favourite ingredients - you will then be invited to choose from a variety of recipes and the cooking will start.
You will feel far more confident about all you prepare and serve after a workshop with Gill.
It's the gluten that gives bread and pastries their elasticity and cakes their spring. Therefore 'Gluten removed' free flours are a little more difficult to work than normal flours and results less predictable - but there are ways round to getting good results - find out these secrets from Gillan
In addition there are many other alternative ingredients to use as substitutes for a gluten free diet which will provide very tasty alternatives and so help towards a fresher approach and better results.
You will be eating for lunch the items you have made where appropriate.
Please bring an apron, some lightweight scales and a bag to take some of your things home in.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).
Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There will be a £10 charge for ingredients payable directly the tutor on the day.
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