Gluten free as it should be--fresh, simple, and for the whole family,--The Flour Craft Bakery & Cafe Cookbook includes seventy-five impeccable, seasonal recipes for every time of day.
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.
About the 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.
“We can finally enjoy renowned Flour Craft Bakery & Cafe’s recipes at home. This beautiful book is full of breads, cakes, and pastries I cannot wait to make, not only for those who eat gluten-free but for everyone else too.”
Aran Goyoaga, author of Cannelle et Vanille
"I’ve savored many gluten-free focaccia slices, sourdough waffles, and sweet treats at Flour Craft Bakery & Café over the years. I’m thrilled that I can finally make every recipe in my own kitchen! Heather reveals her baking secrets in this gorgeous book furnished with luscious photographs and recipes that everyone will love—whether they eat gluten-free or not."
Alanna Taylor-Tobin, author of Alternative Baker
"Heather's passion for fresh, uncompromisingly delicious cooking and baking has made her gluten-free bakery and cafe a favorite among Northern California food lovers. This book brings the magic home, allowing even beginner cooks to recreate the wonderful flavors of Flour Craft in their own kitchens."
Erika Lenkert, Editor-in-Chief, GFF Magazine