I’d like to introduce you to Vancouver-based, Pikanik, the only bakery west of Toronto that offers gluten free, nut free, soy free and dairy free products.
Joanna Schultz is the Owner and Creator of the award-winning Pikanik bakery, renowned for their mind-blowing gluten free and allergy friendly breads, cookies, cakes and so much more. She opened Pikanik in October, 2012 after her daughter was diagnosed with gluten and dairy allergies. Seeing how difficult it was for her daughter to miss out on foods she loved, Joanna was motivated to serve the underserved – to create a space where people with multiple and often life-threatening allergies could come and enjoy something delicious. Worry free. Today, Pikanik the only Canadian bakery west of Toronto that offers gluten free, nut free, soy free and dairy free products in one place. In 2016, Joanna won the Innovator of the Year Award via the Canadian Bakers Journal.
Joanna has been kind enough to share one of her delectable recipes with MomMomOnTheGo for her awesome fans. So let’s get ready to do some wholesome baking right at home….
Pikanik Black Forest Brownies
306 g cocoa
908 g Pikanik All Purpose Flour
14 g xanthan gum
20 g salt
15 g baking powder
430 ml coconut oil
280 ml Coconut Dream
280 ml water
75 ml maple syrup
50 ml vanilla
1 jar morello cherries
360 g chocolate chips (we use Enjoy Life)
495 g coconut cream
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl staring with dry and streaming in
wet until entire mixture is well blended and smooth.
Spoon and spread mixture into a well greased and parchment lined 9×12
Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes, the centre may appear a bit wobbly but it
will set up as it cools.
Once brownies are cooled, prepare chocolate ganache.
Heat the cream over medium heat, melt in chocolate chips stirring constantly.
Drain morello cherries and place all over the top of the brownies. Pour on
chocolate ganache (you may have some left over, you’re looking for about
1/4” topping). Refrigerate several hours before cutting.
I know you are probably wanting more right now….. 🙂 You can check out Pikanik and find out more about Joanna, by visiting here…
Disclosure: Photo Credits: Pikanik