Gluten Free

How to Make Crème Anglaise (Vanilla Sauce)

How to Make Crème Anglaise (Vanilla Sauce)

Crème Anglaise is one of my favourite dessert sauces.  It is made by gently heating milk then slowly tempering egg yolks and sugar until it reaches napper or coating texture. It is often flavoured with vanilla and adds an elegant, rich touch when poured over warm 

How to Make Italian Meringue

How to Make Italian Meringue

Italian Meringue is coveted by pastry chefs because it is the most stable of all the meringues. It comes together by slowly pouring hot sugar syrup over beaten or whisked egg whites. This process gently cooks the egg whites, completing the pasteurization process without further 

Module One: Gluten Free Breads

Module One: Gluten Free Breads

Theory I wanted to start the gluten free pastry school with bread because I think it’s one of the things people miss the most being gluten free. It also happened to be one of the areas I excelled in while at pastry school and notably, 

Baking Equipment and Essentials

Baking Equipment and Essentials

Equipment and Essentials This is my pastry chef curated and approved baking equipment and kitchen essentials list! Below I have listed the essential tools needed to create all the recipes throughout the Kira Bakes Gluten Free Pastry School. If you are looking to level-up your 

Pastry School Baking Terminology

Pastry School Baking Terminology

Chapter 5 Baking Terminology Cheat Sheet This baking terminology overview is intended to help you learn some of the most used baking language. Getting comfortable with these descriptions will help you to better understand the recipes and baking methods practiced throughout each module in the 

Gluten Free Flours and Starches

Gluten Free Flours and Starches

Chapter 4 Let’s Talk Gluten-Free Flours & Starches  Although various gluten free flours and starches may be similar in appearance and texture, they are distinctly unique in how they taste, their nutritional value and the chemical reaction they produce. This affects how each flour and 

Gluten Free Baking Principles

Gluten Free Baking Principles

Chapter 3 The first thing we need to know before Baking Gluten Free, is “what is gluten?” Gluten is made up of two proteins, Glutenin and Gliadin, which are found in grains such as barley, wheat, rye, spelt, and kamu. If you are Celiac or 

Gluten Free Pastry Theory: Ingredient Identification

Gluten Free Pastry Theory: Ingredient Identification

Chapter 2 This section of the course will give you a high-level understanding of why we use specific ingredients when we bake and other key ingredients used throughout this course.  Gluten It might seem odd to talk about gluten when we are specifically learning how 

Kira Bakes Gluten Free: Pastry School Intro

Kira Bakes Gluten Free: Pastry School Intro

Chapter 1 Welcome to The Kira Bakes Gluten-Free Pastry School!  This free self-lead course was designed to give you a high-level understanding of how to bake gluten free as well as improve your skills in the kitchen by learning professional pastry principles and techniques. After completing 

Gluten-Free M&M Christmas Cookies

Gluten-Free M&M Christmas Cookies

Gluten-Free M&M Christmas Cookies are everything you love about your favourite Chocolate Chip cookies but made festive (and that much more delicious!) by adding red and green holiday M&M’s. After baking nearly every kind of Christmas cookie this holiday season I was really craving a cookie 



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