Hi!

My name is Smilla, I’m 17 years old and I love everything that has to do with food. When I was four years old, I decided that I would become a baker and open the café ”Sweetie pie” when I grew up. But one year later I was diagnosed with celiac disease – gluten intolerance. To bake without wheat flower was almost impossible. The gluten-free version of buns was soon renamed ”bouncing balls”, and the gluten-free pizza dough was an unmanageable mess.

 

Although, I didn’t give up the baking and cooking. I tried and experimented a lot, and after a couple of years I actually had a bunch of really good gluten-free recipes. I wanted to share those recipes, so the year I turned ten I started a blog called ”gluten-free life”. At first I had like two visitors a week, but after a while the blog started to grow – and suddenly over 100 000 people had visited it.

 

Skärmavbild 2015-05-02 kl. 22.41.39When I was four years old, I decided that I would become a baker and open the café ”Sweetie pie” when I grew up.

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One day, a Swedish book publisher who had followed my blog for a while contacted me and asked if I wanted to do a cookbook. I thought about it for a nanosecond, and then the most fun project of my life started. Year 2013 I published my first book ”Smilla’s gluten-free baking”, and year 2015 my second book ”Smilla’s gluten-free cooking” was released.

 

When I’m not writing books, I’m holding gluten-free baking classes for kids and adults. In my spare time, I’m dancing with my friends in random living rooms and doing stuff that one normally does when being 17 years old. And bake and cook of course.

 

More about me:

My first book translated to English: Fabulous Gluten-Free Baking

 

My first book translated to Dutch: Zimtschnecken und Prinzessinnentorte

 

My first book translated to Danish: Såden bager du glutenfrit

 

Contact me: smilla.luuk@hotmail.com

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