December 21, 2012
My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was in fourth grade. Not much in the way of "normal" food could be found. Seven years later, there have been great strides in the gluten-free food area.
I always enjoyed baking but found some gluten-free flours to be difficult to work with. I recently found some books at the Library that contain recipes using coconut flour or almond flour. So far, coconut flour is by far my favorite. It absorbs the liquid much better and produces an item that is moist and not gritty.
Some great recipes can be found in:
- Gluten-Free Cupcakes : 50 Irresistible Recipes Made With Almond and Coconut Flour by Elana Amsterdam
- Paleo Comfort Foods : Homestyle Cooking For A Gluten-Free Kitchen by Julie Mayfield
- Practical Paleo : A Customized Approach To Health And A Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diana Sanfilippo
I especially liked the recipe for blueberry lemon cupcakes in Gluten-Free Cupcakes. We also enjoyed the spicy chocolate cake recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods. Super yummy!
Here is a link to a favorite shortbread cookie recipe from Paleo Spirit.
There are many other blogs, books, and resources for gluten-free cooking and baking. Have fun and eat something tasty!
Blue Springs South Branch