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Local baker and business owner shares her inspiration for Orange Dot Baking Co.

Posted at 12:39 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 12:39:20-05

RICHMOND, Va. - In 2004, Susan Weiner’s son was diagnosed with celiac disease which led to a quest to find the best gluten-free options on the market. After feeling dissatisfied with the options she found, Susan decided to launch a company to try to create employment in her community and delicious gluten-free bread. This was the birth of The Orange Dot Baking Company. Enjoy these gluten-free recipes that everyone is sure to love!

Smoked Salmon Crostini

We love making this smoked salmon appetizer because it is simple and elegant!

Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

1 Package Plain Delicious Biscuits

4 oz smoked salmon in thin slices

4 oz Sour cream or to taste

Fresh Dill

Bread preparation:

Thaw bread, slice biscuits and lightly butter them on the inside. Note: This is easier if the butter is soft.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place the buttered bread on a sheet pan fitted with a rack so that the air circulates on both sides. Place sheet pan in oven for 8-10 minutes, or until bread is toasty and brown. If a panini press is an option, this is an excellent way to toast the bread as well. Let bread cool. Bread may be toasted the day before.

Spoon a dollop of sour cream on each biscuit. Top with a swirl of smoked salmon and a sprig of dill. Serve.

Figgy Piggy Crostini

This combination of ingredients makes an excellent appetizer or a sandwich on our Rustic Rosemary English muffins. So quick and delicious! As for wine, according to the makers of Prosciutto di Parma, “The obvious go-to pairing is found in wines made from the workhorse grape of Tuscany: Sangiovese, with its big, ripe, cherry fruit flavors, firm tannins, and high acidity. You can find it in Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Rosso di Montalcino, to name a few!”

Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

1 Package Rustic Rosemary Biscuits

6 oz plain goat cheese

6 slices Prosciutto di Parma [parmacrown.com](halved lengthwise)

Small jar fig jam

Bread preparation:

Thaw bread, slice biscuits and lightly brush with olive oil on the inside.

Today, Orange Dot baked goods are available throughout the US via direct mail, through partners such as Fresh Direct and 4P Foods. Plus, you can find Orange Dot baked goods at Ellwood Thomspon’s in Richmond and at Whole Foods in the Virginia and Washington DC area.