Thursday, 1 May 2014

Baking for allergies - how to substitute ingredients (with the Allergy Adventures baking substitutions sheet)

baking for allergies, how to substitute ingredients
Make your recipes allergy-friendly with some simple substitutions

I recently had the pleasure of working with Hailey from Allergy Adventures on her 'Simple baking substitutions' sheet.

With Hailey at the helm, I joined the Allergy Adventures ship to give 'creative input' along with fellow deck hands, Julia (alimentary bites), and Nia (carrots and maple syrup).

Through many stormy waters did we sail as we were tossed about on the confusing seas of allergy baking.

Waves of doubt crashed over the boat as we looked at the brands we could recommend; are their 'gluten free' oats REALLY gluten free? Are those linseeds for replacing eggs REALLY free from nut traces?

There were many dark nights wrestling with the rudder (running out of ship metaphors now) and fighting with the mainsail.

And I know for a fact that when Julia, Nia and I were snuggled down in the fo'c'sle, Hailey was still on deck throughout many a long night, being lashed by hurricane winds, Storm force 5, Dogger Fisher German Bite.

And yet, after the storm, came the calm.

Because Hailey has produced a kick ass sheet showing how to make simple substitutions when baking, so that recipes are suitable for allergy sufferers. 

The sheet is for aspiring allergy bakers and can also be given to school teachers to help them make cooking classes a bit more allergy-friendly.

So jump into your dinghy and row your way over to Hailey's, where you can print off the Allergy Adventures Simple Baking Substitutions Sheet.

Ahoy me hearties!

And please share the link to the sheet on FB, Twitter and with your child's classroom teacher.

(Why did I use a nautical theme for this post? It has no relevance. Sometimes my fingers just run away with me...)

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Karen Robinson said...

Thank you so much. This is fabulous. So generous of you and your friends to share this. I am sure my gluten free ship will now be so much safer from wheaty rocks and oaten squalls. x

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Hi Karen, glad it will be useful, all credit to Hailey for being the creative skipper who steered the ship into calm and tranquil waters.

And loving your adoption of the nautical lingo, cyber high five!