The leaves have changed, the air is crisp, it's October and that marks the official beginning of pumpkin flavoured everything until winter rolls in.
While we've made some different variations of pumpkin desserts in the past, this year we've made pumpkin pie bars, and we're not at all disappointed. If you were put in charge of bringing dessert for Thanksgiving, these are sure to be a hit. (Did we mention you also don't have to fuss around with rolling out pie dough?)
These bars are crunchy with a silky soft filling, and they're really the pumpkin pie you never knew you wanted. Pass the whipped cream!
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 24 servings
Ingredients (oatmeal crumb):
Don't be intimidated about making gluten free gravy — it's easy! Whether you're roasting a chicken or preparing a holiday Turkey, you can use this recipe year-round. Because this recipe uses all the pan drippings, this gravy is full of flavour.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings
A family favourite that is often requested for birthdays, jelly rolls are a fantastic light summer cake. You can make a classic jelly roll with raspberry jam, or switch it up with any kind of preserve or filling that you would like. (We like to make jam every summer when fruit is in season, but any good quality jam will do!)
This cake is great for picnics or pot lucks, because it’s easily transported (not that we’re sure it will make it to your destination before being eaten up!)
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 1 roll (12 to 16 slices)
You'll also need:
Store-bought breakfast bars can be quite expensive, and are usually highly-processed. Using a handful of ingredients, we like to make our own at home.
These fruit oat bars are great for breakfasts, kid's lunches, afternoon snacks, or to pack along for camping and hiking trips. The best part? You can make a new flavour every time! We made this batch with rhubarb jam (it adds a wonderful sweet and tart touch), but any fruit preserves will work.
Prep: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 30-35 minutes
Yield: 12-20 bars
Ten years ago we started GF Patisserie, and it all began with a quest for fresh baked bread. Tired of sub-par frozen bread loaded with preservatives, we started experimenting with different blends of flour. We thought there would never be an end to the madness, as we ate loaf after loaf of bread that was good, but still wasn't perfect enough.
From day one our mission was to develop recipes that were so good you couldn't tell the difference – gluten free the whole family can enjoy. We also wanted to do it without adding any fillers or preservatives that would artificially create the flavor and texture we were looking for.
After all that experimenting, we eventually landed on a blend of flour that finally held up to a claim of all-purpose, and a recipe for a soft loaf of artisanal shaped sandwich bread. We applied to start selling at the local farmers' market, where we set up for the first time exactly nine years ago this Sunday, and the rest is history.
As a staple item, bread was always our number one seller…and it’s still a top seller at both our licensed bakeries today. Now that we’re producing our flour in retail bags, we've been busy developing this variation of our white bread for the home baker. It produces two loaves, because it seems like one is never enough!
We can’t wait to share with you the number of ways we use our bread – sandwiches, French toast, grilled cheese, croutons, stuffing, breadcrumbs – the possibilities are endless.
This recipe can be made dairy free, by using olive oil instead of melted butter. For our egg free friends, don't worry – we've also been testing the various substitutions and will post the adaptation soon!
Prep: 15 minutes
Rise: 60-90 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
Yield: 2 loaves
THE ART OF BAKING AND COOKING GLUTEN FREE
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