The Flour Craft Bakery & Cafe Cookbook empowers readers with simple and approachable recipes for mouthwatering cakes and cookies, pastry and savory bakes, everyday treats and holiday centerpieces, plus fresh salads and soups--all naturally gluten free. 75+ recipes cover breakfast, brunch, lunch, teatime, and dessert, from coffee cakes to focaccia, scones to tartines. Heather Hardcastle combines alternative flours including rice, millet, nut flours, and starches to achieve a perfect crumb and oven-fresh texture. Flour Craft breaks down the process in an approachable way, teaching readers how to combine a few key flours in the correct proportions to yield excellent results every time. The cornerstones of the book are the "Master Recipes," classics of baking to be practiced and adapted. The full Flour Craft experience is brought to life for the reader with a glossary of ingredients and terms curated to build confidence for bakers of all skill levels.
AUTHOR: Heather Hardcastle understood where gourmet GF was headed before everyone else. In the early 2000s, diagnosed with gluten intolerance, and passionate about food and cooking, Hardcastle left her well-established career and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America, determined to learn the nuances of great pastry and solid classical technique. Her dream was always to turn her passion and knowledge into a thriving business, creating delicious, high-quality gluten-free baked goods. In 2013, she opened the first Flour Craft Bakery.
Christina Mueller has been in food media for over 10 years and is currently the Dine Editor with Marin Magazine. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications, including Sunset magazine, Edible Communities and Eater, among others.