Elizabeth D Bakes is a company specialising in gluten free baked goods. Started by Elizabeth, a few years ago, the company has grown from market stalls to supplying to Whole Foods Market.

What’s different about Elizabeth D Bakes is their founder does not have any allergies or intolerances. So why would someone with no personal need start a free from business? This is exactly what I ask Elizabeth.

Elizabeth takes me through her journey learning about allergies from developing recipes free from gluten, what, eggs and dairy to start, as well as cross-contamination, and how to bake safely for allergies and coeliac disease. She tells me stories of her customers and how they shaped the development of Elizabeth D Bakes.

Other questions I ask:

  • How do you source ingredients?
  • What have you learned about allergies and free from?
  • When and why did you decide to have a dedicated gluten free kitchen?
  • What was your first baking fail?
  • What has been a baking success?

Top Tips for Catering For Food allergies

  1. Don’t make assumptions
  2. Use pure ingredients, simplify
  3. Clearly label ingredients
  4. Think outside of the box

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