If you didn’t get a chance to attend one of Jules Shepard’s Gluten Free baking classes last weekend, not to worry, you still have many opportunities to catch her. Jules Gluten Free travels all over the US, educating, giving tips, and promoting awareness multiple times a year.
I had the pleasure of attending her Thanksgiving baking class at Meritage Meadows Inn and wow was it a treat!
Meritage Meadows Inn, Redmond, WA
First off the Meritage Meadows Inn is a stunning property 10 minutes outside of Redmond. The property is fairly large sitting on acres of undeveloped land, while the 10,000 square foot house is large, expansive, yet still offers the comforts of home.
Jules, the baking extraordinaire!
We couldn't wait to get her food in our bellies.
Our Seattle gluten free class was held in the dining room next to their huge kitchen.
Jules first started with mixing together her hamburger and hot dog bun recipe, which works really well for rolls and regular bread. She mixed her flour with a little almond flour and used Green’s gluten free beer to give it a little fluff. The end result was to die for! Pictures below.
Jules also put together a Thanksgiving stuffing, packed full of apples, cranberries, carrots, celeries, onions, and used vegetable broth as a base. We all devoured this as well and it gave a lot of us some fun ideas for this years T-Day dinner.
Next up was her fabulous gluten free crust. I personally don’t make a lot of gluten free crusts, because I’m just not very good at it. I think I might try hers this year. She put together an apple pie for us – it was hands down the best apple pie I’ve had.
Last but not least, Jules baked up a graham cracker crust pumpkin pie from her graham cracker mix. I have never had pumpkin pie prepared this way, it really makes the dessert much richer and much more delicious.
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and Graham Cracker Mix
Of course I left with another bag of her gluten free all purpose flour, her graham cracker mix, and cookie mix. I am really excited to put these to good use next week! If I can get enough time this evening, I may try out her beer batter rolls.
I highly recommend taking a class by Jules Shepard. She is the best there is, but not only that, she is a friendly, outspoken, and accessible celebrity baker. Her products and classes are worth every cent and hey, you may make a few new friends out of it as well.
If you are a Seattle gluten free foodie, Jules Gluten Free baking class are a great way to learn how to bake delicious gluten free goodies.
Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust Pumpkin Pie
Meritage Meadows Inn - Puget Room
Jules Gluten Free Crew in Meritage Meadows' Kitchen
Gluten Free Beer Bread Rolls
Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing
Gluten Free Apple Pie