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Gluten-Free Baking: Pie

Saturday November 13 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Katarina Cermelj returns to teach us how to succeed with gluten-free baking! Join us for three classes, all on Saturdays at 11:00 am: 10/23/21, 11/13/21, and 12/11/21. We’re giving away a copy of Kat’s cookbook, Baked to Perfection, at each program.

Today’s class will cover everything you need to know in order to make THE BEST gluten-free pies (that don’t taste or look gluten-free at all!):

  • How to make the perfect, extra flaky all-butter gluten-free pie crust (including the secret to next-level flakiness and super easy to handle pie dough).
  • All of Katarina’s top tips for blind baking and preventing a soggy bottom on your pies.
  • How to make a caramel apple pie filling with highly concentrated flavour that doesn’t make your pie crust soggy (and that doesn’t turn to mush during baking).
  • The best techniques for assembling your pie: from a beautiful lattice top to a simple yet effective crimped edge.
  • And how to determine when your pie is perfectly baked!

Katarina Cermelj is undertaking a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Oxford. After cutting out gluten from her diet, she used her scientific background to experiment with gluten-free baking, and in 2016 set up her hugely popular baking blog, The Loopy Whisk, sharing her sumptuous allergy-friendly recipes. Baked to Perfection is her first cookbook.  Baked to Perfection begins with a thorough look at the gluten-free baking basics: how different gluten-free flours behave, which store-bought blends work best, and how to mix your own to suit your needs. Covering cakes, brownies, cookies, pastry and bread in turn, Katarina shares the best techniques for the recipes in that chapter, and each recipe is accompanied by expert tips, useful scientific explanations and occasional step-by-step photography to help you achieve gluten-free perfection. Learn more at https://theloopywhisk.com/

Classes are free to attend. Please register for each event separately. Recipes and Zoom links will be sent out before the event.


Saturday November 13 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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860-673-9712 ext 4
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