Today we have a review of a cookbook that we wish we had about 4 years ago when we first got into eating gluten free. Sure, we studied some other gluten free cookbooks but nothing like this one. Iris and Brittany did an AMAZING job with this gluten free baking cookbook.
In this gluten free cookbook, they go over so many great things in this book like:
- discuss all the different gluten free flours and starches
- tell you the best ways to use these different flours
- suggest for best gluten free baking to use a scale (which we totally agree with, we do)
- did a great job go over all sweeteners
- plus have SOOOOO many good looking recipes that it has been hard for us to pick what one we wanted to make first
- the cookbook is really well designed and easy to follow
- have great eye candy pictures to go along with most of their recipes
Sounds like a great cookbook doesn’t? We think so. And we feel if you are just getting into gluten free or know someone who is gluten free then this cookbook is highly recommend by us. We are so honored that they asked us to read it over and give a review of it. Seriously we can not wait to start making more of their recipes.
They also did a great job in breaking up the book into different chapters based off what gluten free flour to use, which we loved! And we loved how they used so many great gluten free flours instead of just using the typically boring white rice flour.
This morning we finally made a decision on what to make… their peanut butter pancakes. Sounds delicious doesn’t it? The picture in their cookbook sold us. Since we do not eat peanut butter we decided to make these pancakes with almond butter, based upon their suggested substitute from the book.
Gluten free Almond Butter pancakes inspired by the Essential Gluten free Baking Guide Cookbook.
the pancakes were super easy to make
the pancakes were coconut flour based with some almond butter mixed in.
One word: PERFECTION.
Iris and Brittany we wish we could give you a big hug right now as these pancakes were heavenly. Thank you again for allowing us to review this amazing cookbook. You truly made baking gluten free seem so simple. Thanks!
What attracted us to the book ?
We liked so many things about this cookbook. The text and layout of the cookbook. We enjoyed how easy it was to understand each chapter.
Are the Table of Contents and Index well structured?
Yes the whole book is well structured.
How are the recipes? Are they easy? Require a lot of ingredients?
Recipes all sound amazing. We have only made their pancakes but looking over the other recipes they all look easy to make. Some recipes do require a lot of ingredients but nothing too outrageous
How was the taste, aroma and texture of the pancakes?
The pancakes look like they would be really dense but they were not. They were light and tasty. You could also taste the almond butter!
Would you call this recipe a success?
Yes. It smelt amazing while making it and they turned out beautiful! Tasted great even without any maple syrup on top.
Would you make it again?
Now go out and do yourself a favor and get this gluten free cookbook. You will be glad you did! You will find recipes in this cookbook like scones, cookies, pound cake, breads, biscuits, and funnel cake. They have a mix of sweet and savory recipes!
And for those of you who are probably wondering if there are any vegan recipes – no. But they do provide great tips and suggestions for making their recipes vegan!
Twins Question: What is your favorite gluten free flour to bake with? Have you tried anything with millet, amaranth, quinoa, garbanzo, coconut flour yet? Would you try recipes with these flours? Do you have any other good gluten free cookbooks to share?
till next time,