Hello and welcome to This Bread Will Rise!
My name is Lauren and I firmly believe that baked goods make the world a sweeter place. I grew up in Alaska, but my parents were raised in the South, so celebrations always centered around the kitchen. Spending time baking and cooking with my mom and sister was as much a part of the festivity as the event itself.
Now that I have a family of my own, I was only too excited to begin sharing the joy of baking with my two girls. Unfortunately, our second daughter, Ellie, struggled immediately after she was born with what seemed to be many food intolerances. Since she was nursing, it required me to take those foods out of my diet. After several months of creative baking and cooking through many food eliminations, our daughter was diagnosed with FPIES (Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) as well as a fructose intolerance when she was only 7 months old. I had longed to bake all the family recipes I had savored through the years and had already begun to do so with our oldest daughter, Rosie. With Ellie, though, I reorganized priorities and began my journey of cooking and baking with substitutions or using minimal ingredients in a myriad of ways. (Read more of Ellie’s journey here.)
‘This Bread will Rise’ is a way for me to celebrate my passion for baking and sharing delicious moments with friends and family using all the butter, flour, and sugar! Please grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me for a while to share a melt in your mouth slice of banana bread or maybe a warm cookie fresh from the oven as we contemplate both the sweet and salty of life.