Day 7 of Our Gluten-Free Blog Hop!
Our Contest is now closed, but I’d still love to hear from you:
- Which Blog Hop post was most helpful to you?
- Did you discover a new gluten-free blogger to follow because of our Blog Hop?
- Do you have a great gluten-free baking tip you’d like to share?
Leave a comment and tell us all! Thanks!
Gluten-Free Baking Gadgets I Can’t Live Without
Awhile back I finally got around to creating a page of my Recommended Products on my blog. It’s now a tab at the tippy top of this page.
Traveling around the country teaching cooking classes (and toting these favorite gadgets everywhere I go!), I am constantly asked at class and in follow-up emails, “What’s that?” “What do you use that for?” “Where to you buy that?” “How much does that cost?” “Do I need that?” … My Recommended Products page has made it so much easier to answer!
Peruse the tab at your leisure. Here are some of my top goodies (and no, you don’t need all these, but they make your gluten-free baking life much easier!):
Rolling Pin Cheesecloth Cover (super cheap but helps keep dough from sticking to the pin without having to use a lot of gluten-free flour, which can dry out the dough)
Bench Scraper (helps to lift pie crusts when transferring and to roll cinnamon rolls, yule logs, etc.)
Pie Crust Saver (easy on, easy off to keep the crust from over-cooking and becoming hard)
Pastry Wheel (great for cutting ravioli, graham crackers, pop tarts … all my faves!)
Pastry Cutter (works the butter or shortening into the flour easily without over-processing, for recipes like pie crust and scones)
Silicone Mat (absolutely necessary for lifting a pie crust onto the pie dish – see my step-by-step pie crust photos; also keeps rolling surface clean & gluten-free!)
Beater Blade (does my rubber spatula scraping for me, while the mixer is running! Makes my stand mixer work even better!)
Parchment Paper (I won’t bake cookies without it! Helps keep cookies from sticking to the pan without using oil which leaves a greasy residue)
Instant Read Thermometer (I take my bread’s temperature before I remove from the oven or bread maker – must be 205-210° F or it’s not done!)
Food Scale (makes it easier to be sure you have the right amount of flour for your recipes – my Jules flour weighs 135 gr / cup)
English Muffin Rings (I use these to make homemade gluten-free hamburger buns! Brilliant!)
Don’t forget to check out my blogging friends’ Blog Hop posts and enter to win goodies from each of us during this 10 Day Blog Hop!
Each Monday – Friday of this 2 weeks, I join 9 other gluten-free bloggers to offer you bite-size tips on all aspects of living a full life, free of gluten! Hop from my post to others each day to get your nuggets of information, and to enter to win fun prizes from each of us! You can enter each day by commenting on each of our posts.
Congratulations to Wendi S! She’s won a free FIVE POUND BAG of my Jules’ Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour*! Check out the other prizes on each of the other blogs’ posts too.
Good luck and enjoy!
*Winner must have an address in the U.S. for shipping.