Today I delivered the first batch of gluten free cakes and biscuits.
I’ve been rather quiet in blogland over the past few days while I flung together a spreadsheet for all the recipes: ingredients listings, ingredient costs, recipe costs, sources, weights, consumables, etc. But it’s been worth it, as I now know exactly what it’s costing me to make them, rather than having a wild guess and ending up out of pocket. It includes all the stuff you don’t normally think about, like baking paper, oven time, spices, transport containers, paper doylies, stationery for invoices, etc.
From the top, then: crispy choc chip peanut butter cookies; chocolate almond fingers (aka bokkepootjes); gingerbread and date loaf; caramelised pear cake. The cake is absolutely gorgeous warmed up and served with a bit of cream. OK, a lot of cream… Excuse the container shots, I only realised once they were packed that I hadn’t photographed them, and I wanted to avoid too much handling.
There was a lot of ooing and aahing from the shop owner, lots of deep sniffs of the smell of freshly baked cookies and cakes, and pretty much a promise to re-order. I think it was the peanut butter cookies that did the trick… She’s also going to pass my name on to another woman who is fed up with scrubbing her kitchen down to make GF cakes for other people, and wants a GF supplier.
She also asked about savoury items, as people sometimes come in wanting something for lunch. So I’ll have to put together a list for that. Dear me… This could get quite interesting….
Cross your fingers for me!