Some of the most commonly asked questions here on MBA and through my social media outlets pertain to gluten-free baking. While I am certainly no expert, I try to answer the questions to the best of my knowledge, and I encourage my readers to visit some of the amazing gluten-free blogs for tips and delicious gluten-free recipes. If I’m being honest, gluten-free baking kind of intimidates me. Have you ever checked out the gluten-free baking section of your market? Who knew you could bake with so many kinds of flours?! It’s both completely inspiring and completely overwhelming. I’m looking at you, amaranth flour.
If you happened to catch yesterday’s post for Gluten-Free Apple Spice Cookies, you know that I’ve brought Erin from Texanerin on board to fill the gluten-free void here on My Baking Addiction. But since the recipes are being posted here on MBA, I really wanted to learn some of the fundamentals of gluten-free baking too. The teacher in me knows it’s important to always keep learning. And since I’m pretty much obsessed with Craftsy classes, I knew exactly where to turn – Craftsy’s Secrets of Gluten-Free Class.
If you’re not familiar with Craftsy, it’s basically the coolest classroom – ever. The beauty of Craftsy is that you can learn at your own pace with easy-to-follow video lessons that you can access on your computer and mobile device anytime – forever. When you’re dealing with loads of helpful information, it’s pretty awesome to be able to bookmark my favorite tidbits and return to them as often as I want. Plus, you can learn how to bake gluten-free cookies in your pajamas, which is most definitely a bonus!
With the help of instructor, Richard Coppedge Jr., you’ll learn all about gluten’s role in baking, gluten-free flour blends (both homemade and store-bought), and a variety of delicious recipes. From Mexican Wedding Cookies and biscuits, to pie dough and yeast breads, you’ll be equipped with a variety of recipes to help build your confidence and get you super excited about gluten-free baking. There’s a lot of information in this class, so being able to take notes and refer to the provided course materials is pretty fantastic.
Why don’t we learn along together? I’ve got a few family members that have gone gluten-free over the years, and the idea that I can provide them with tasty treats as well as all my gluten-loving family really excites me. Plus, this girl does love a challenge. Now where’s that amaranth flour?
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From now through November 6, 2014 at 11:59pm MT, you can purchase the Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking Class for the deep discounted price of $19.99 – that’s a 56% discount. Pretty sweet deal, right?
Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has partnered with Craftsy to share a variety of classes with our readers. This post is sponsored by Craftsy; however, the views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are my own, and based upon my experiences with The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking Class. Thank you for supporting Craftsy and the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible.
Monday 2nd of May 2016
I need a baking class, I have tried and tried to bake gluten free. It is hard for me especially when I wasn't a great baker before. I follow the recipe and sometimes substitute because every recipe seems to use different flours and then either the baked item is too dense and flat or too flakey.
Tuesday 3rd of May 2016
I'm so sorry, Theresa. It sounds frustrating. You can still purchase the class from Craftsy if you're interested. Good luck!
Saturday 15th of November 2014
Great article! I love your honesty of being a little intimidated - I think most people are! Even though it is pretty easy sub-ing flours, there is the 'risk of cross-contamination' that freaks people out :)
Sunday 16th of November 2014
Rebekah- Thanks for stopping by.
Sarah @ SnixyKitchen
Wednesday 5th of November 2014
What a fun idea! I really enjoy gluten-free baking because I think of it like an experiment, but I'd love a class to learn the fundamentals of WHY certain flours work together.
Wednesday 5th of November 2014
That would be such a great idea! :) -Jamie
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert
Friday 31st of October 2014
I like the idea of the class. I have a gluten free magazine with loads of recipes but I don't understand the whys and the hows of subbing flours. Thanks for sharing!