Saturday, December 18, 2010

Last chance before Christmas for goodies from Annie's Gluten Free Bakery TODAY at the Chelmsford Indoor Farmer's Market at Agway, 10-2.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

What a gorgeous day for a farmer's market! Come see me in Chelmsford and buy some gluten-free cookies.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

At the Chelmsford Farmer's Market today. NEW this week...really tasty, funny looking blueberry muffins. I'm melting again.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Come watch me melting at the Westford farmers market. Lots of gluten free baked goods.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Groton farmers market today. No focaccia but I have two new products: gluten-free buttermilk rolls and mini-cupcakes. Come see me!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm at the Chelmsford Farmer's Market today. I will be selling the usual but instead of focaccia, I will be selling buttermilk biscuits. Come try them out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chelmsford Farmer's Market Today

I will be at the Chelmsford Farmer's Market TODAY, rain or shine! 2:00-6:00 p.m. Chocolate Chip & Sugar Cookies, CUPCAKES, Focaccia, Apricot Bread and granola. Hope to see you there. Check out their website to see all the other vendors and their wares.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I am at the Westford Farmer's Market tomorrow, Tuesday, August 3.
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Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm at the Chelmsford farmers market today. I will not be in Groton tomorrow. Come and get your gluten free goodies 'cuz I won't be around until Tuesday in Westford!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lexington Farmer's Market Tuesday. Chelmsford Farmer's Market Thursday. I will NOT be in Groton this week.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I promise you won't melt! Come and get your gluten free baked goods at the Groton farmer's market. We are up and running even in the rain.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm at the Westford farmer's market. Come test new bread. Here until 6:30.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Groton Farmer's Market TODAY! Focaccia, Chocolate Chip & Oatmeal Cookies, Apricot Bread & Cupcakes with CHOCOLATE Frosting: ALL Gluten-Free!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm at the Chelmsford farmers market...come see me!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Correction from yesterday's post. I will be in Lexington today, Chelmsford on Thursday AND (not or) Groton on Friday. See you there!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I will be at the Lexington Farmer's Market tomorrow, July 13. I will be in Chelmsford on Thursday or Groton on Friday.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Today will be the third farmer's market in a week for me and it has been baptism by fire...literally! 100 degrees on Tuesday in Westford...my cupcakes and cookies melted! Yesterday in Chelmsford was not much better, but we did have a breeze and I brought a cooler. Today is Groton's official opening day and it is a bit cooler. Good news is I am done baking. Just have to load the car and I am ready to go. Hope I see you there!
Official opening day for the Groton Farmer's Market. Chicopee Row at the Williams Barn. Gluten-free cookies, cupcakes, focaccia and more!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chelmsford Farmer's Market opens Thur., July 8 from 2:00-6:00. I'll be there with gluten free cookies, focaccia, cupcakes and more!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I will be at the Westford Farmer's Market today, 2:30-6:30. New to this market: Apricot Bread and Oatmeal Dried Cranberry Cookies.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Testimonial on the Apricot Bread


On Jun 26, 2010, Fran LaReau wrote:

Annie,
 
I would give the Apricot Bread an A+. It's flavor and feel are just the same as a perfect morning fruit bread that is NOT GF! I did not even toast it (in a hurry to taste that 1st piece). The flavor was not too sweet and the apricots were plump and the full flavor of them came through. I would love to taste other flavors in this bread.....cranberry, poppy seed lemon, etc. Loved it, loved it, loved it.
 
Fran
I'll be at the Lexington Farmer's Market today. Cookies, focaccia, granola, and introducing apricot bread. 2:00 to 6:30...see you there!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Groton Farmer's Market opens today! 3-7 at Williams Barn on Chicopee Row. I'll be there! Cookies, apricot bread, cupcakes...all gluten free!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Today is opening day at the Westford Farmer's Market! I'll be there selling yummy gluten-free baked goods. 2:30-6:30.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Farmer's Market Schedule

I am finally getting my Farmer's Market Calendar up for 2010. I will be selling delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, frosted sugar cookies, cupcakes, and focaccia bread. I plan to carry gluten-free apricot breakfast bread and granola soon. Come see me! Double click on the schedule to see it larger. Let me know if you want me to send you a PDF of the schedule.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I will be at the Lexington Farmer's Market June 8 from 2-6:30 p.m. Lots of delicious gluten-free goodies. Corner of Woburn St. and Mass Ave.

Friday, June 4, 2010

First day at my first farmer's market (Lexington) of the season...and I get in the newspaper! Check it out at:
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe CORRECTED

I gave a class last Thursday at the Groton Wellness Center teaching people how to bake gluten-free sweets. As I was showing the class how to make the chocolate chip cookies, I realized that the recipe handout I printed up HAD NO FLOUR! Since I had copied it directly from one of my first blog posts I realized that the recipe I posted also HAD NO FLOUR! So I have decided to post the recipe again with the proper ingredients and offer my sincere apologies for the mistake.

Brown Rice Flour Mix
2-cups extra finely ground brown rice flour (Authentic Foods carries this)
2/3-cup potato starch (NOT potato flour)
1/3-cup tapioca flour
Put all ingredients into a sealable container and shake until all the flours are combined.

 Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Adapted from a recipe by Annalise Roberts)

(Makes about 6 dozen cookies)
½ cup vegetable shortening
½ cup butter (1 stick)
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1-teaspoon xanthan gum
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1-tablespoon vanilla
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
(optional: 1 cup finely chopped walnuts)
  • Put oven in middle position and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  • Whisk together flour mix, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum in a small bowl.
  • Beat together shortening, butter, and sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Add vanilla
  • Reduce speed to low and add in the flour mixture until just incorporated
  • Stir in the chips (and walnuts if using)
  • Drop heaping teaspoons of dough onto the baking sheets, 2 inches apart
  • Bake, one sheet at a time, until golden, around 9-15 minutes (I did it for 10 minutes)
  • Take the cookies out of the oven, let them stay on the sheet for one minute and then transfer them to cooling racks. Continue making cookies using cooled baking sheet.
·    Cookies keep in a sealed container for 3 days and refrigerated for about 1 week. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gluten Free Baking Classes at the Groton Wellness Center

Do you or someone in your family have celiac disease or a gluten-intolerance and miss the taste of "normal" sweets or savories?  Annie Cronin of The Gluten-Free Advisor will offer two gluten-free baking classes at the Groton Wellness Center in Groton, MA.  Both classes will familiarize students with alternative flours mixes and how to use them.  The savories class (scheduled for April 1st) will demonstrate focaccia bread and pizza.  The sweets class (scheduled for April 8th) will feature chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes.  Everyone will get to taste the results.  Recipes and resources will be provided. The course will cost $50 for one class or $90 for both. 

The Groton Wellness Center is located at 493-495 Main Street in Groton, MA 01450. Their phone number is (978) 449-9919. You can register by calling the center.  You pay the fee on the night of the event. For more information go to http://www.grotonwellness.com and click on "Classes and Events" in the left hand column.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

My friend Danielle Brown included me in an article she did for the Boston Examiner. Thanks Danielle! Check it out:
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Friday, February 5, 2010

The Great Chelmsford Cupcake Fest, Feb. 13, 11-5. I'll be there! http://ping.fm/Au58d

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Annie tried out for reality TV. Read it in my blog: http://ping.fm/oHGFe

Auditioning for MasterChef

A couple of weeks ago, one of my former classmates forwarded me information about auditions being held in Boston for a new cooking show/competition for amateur cooks. A few days later, Boston Casting sent me an email about the same auditions. I was intrigued.

The show is called MasterChef and it is produced on Fox by Gordon Ramsey. The show has been very popular in the UK and Australia and Ramsey thought American audiences would like it too.

"Well," I thought, "Why not!" So I downloaded the rules (can't have worked in a professional kitchen, must be available for 10 weeks) and the 15 page registration form and got to work.

First I had to figure out what I was going to cook for the audition. It could be an entry, appetizer or dessert. It should be plated nicely for one person. And keep in mind...it was going to have to be tasty served at room temperature. Decision made...I made a dessert. Of course it was gluten-free. And not surprisingly, it was my gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

The auditions were in Newton from 1-5. I got there at noon. I was 20th in line. I met some wonderful people standing in that line for 2 hours. They were people like me who love food and cooking and wanted to pursue their passion with both. I got in the door at 2 and got into see the judges at 2:40. I had 90 seconds to impress them. They liked the cookies. They have not gotten in touch.

I just want you to know I had a blast. I was really excited about auditioning no matter how it turned out. I got good feedback on the cookies from lots of people (I must have brought about 2 dozen. Only needed 6). I wasn't disappointed or sad or mad. And I figure if the show is a hit, I will try out again. Maybe next time I will bring focaccia.