Food.Farmer.Earth Newsletter: Cookies

Brown Sugar Pecan Macaroon Cookies

Pastry chef Mary O’Rourke of The Waffle Window in Portland, Ore., shares one of her favorite holiday recipes, a cookie she used to have as a child that is made from three simple ingredients, and happens to be gluten free. The recipe is included with the video in the post.

Gluten-Free Baked Goods for All Customers

Tula Gluten-Free Bakery Cafe was created ” to bring together” (the literal meaning of tula in Scandinavian) those who can’t consume products containing gluten, and regular eaters into the same communal environment that offers tasty food for all its customers. As we see in this video, people who suffer from gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, it’s a big deal to find a bakery that provides not only a worry-free environment in choosing what to eat, the choices are abundant, and there are no second class citizens-every customer is equally welcome. You can read more about Celiac disease with the post.

What Makes a Great Cookie?

In this video, we ask long-time baker and pastry chef Mary O’Rourke of The Waffle Window what she thinks makes a great cookie. Her answer may surprise you.

Coming Next: Baking Bread

  • TuesdayLooking for an easy bread to bake for the holidays? Mary O’Rourke of The Waffle Window takes a traditional Irish Soda bread, shakes it up with a few seasonal winter ingredients to bring us her rendition: Holiday Soda Bread O’Rourke.
  • Wednesday
    After reading a book on bread making during his commute to his desk job in New York City, a young Tim Healea set off on a journey to become one of the top bakers in America. In 2002 he and his teammates came in 2nd place at the World Cup of Baking – the prestigious Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie. In 2008 Healea opened his own bakery, little t american baker where he uses old world bread-making techniques and combines them with new approaches to making a variety of bread products.
  • Thursday
    How can the home baker come close to making the types of breads found in the top bakeries and restaurants? World champion baker Tim Healea offers a few pointers to help us approach that result.

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