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Gluten Free Baking Classics – A Review

When you or someone in your family is first diagnosed with gluten intolerance, a gluten allergy or coeliac disease, the thought of life with no wheat feels overwhelming. What to do about birthday cake? What about school lunches – how to make sandwiches without bread? Then, slowly, one begins to try the gluten free products available at the stores. And thank goodness for them! But some of the breads are less than satisfying – many of them crumble at the slightest touch. And the cookies – let’s face it – many of them are downright grainy in texture. If you’re lucky enough to have a gluten free bakery, that can help but not every town has one. So what is the answer? Nothing beats home made bread and fresh baked cookies!

If you want to enjoy baked goods that are gluten free but that taste no different (or are even better) than those made from wheat, you need to find yourself a copy of Gluten Free Baking Classics, the amazing cookbook by Annalise Roberts. The paperback version contains 250 pages of the most delectable gluten free recipes. From perfect gluten free cookies to multi-grain artisan bread, to gluten free cake, this cookbook has something to please everyone.

If you’re not an expert chef, not to worry. This cookbook was written for novice and experienced cooks alike. In some ways, that is why it is such a popular gluten free cookbook. The main reason to get this book are the great recipes – but the cookbook doesn’t stop there. It has a lot of great baking tips as well, and there are clear step-by-step instructions. In addition to the great foods you can make, you’ll find yourself gaining an education in the gluten-free lifestyle. Ms. Roberts explains techniques and provides tips and tricks to ensure success.

One thing to note – Annalise Roberts recommends particular brands of flours and other ingredients in the recipes. Be sure to follow her recommendations if you wish to achieve superlative results. When she suggests a particular flour, it’s for a reason. Some mills grind their flours more finely or coarsely than others. In order to achieve the same results as Ms. Roberts you’ll need to be sure to use the same ingredients.

Do yourself and your family a favor – walk, or click, to the nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of Gluten Free Baking Classics and flip directly to page 107. Then proceed to make the best gluten free Chocolate Chip cookies ever. Thank goodness milk is gluten free as well, because you’ll want a big, icy glass of it to go with!

Finding the Perfect Gluten Free Cookbook

If you’re new to gluten-free cooking, a great cookbook will become your new best friend. In this article we’ll discuss types of gluten free cookbooks, where and how to shop for them. By the end of this article you’ll have a good head start on finding the best cookbook for you and your family.

Types of Gluten Free Cookbooks
Just as there is a huge variety of traditional cookbooks there is also a big selection of cookbooks within the gluten-free subcategory. Whether you’re looking for a gluten free cookbook for kids, or you need to find a vegan gluten free cookbook – chances are you’ll find it. But, let’s face it, the best gluten free cookbook is the one you’ll use day in and day out. So before you invest hundreds of dollars on dozens of books, take a few minutes to decide exactly what kind of cookbook you’re looking for.

A few minutes of planning can save you a lot of frustration in the kitchen. Take a moment and think of the types of foods that you eat regularly. Does your family tend to prefer a particular type of cooking? Do you eat a lot of Italian food for example? If so, a gluten free pasta cookbook might be one of the first things you look into. Are there particular meals that you’re concerned about preparing in a gluten-free manner? Maybe you’re good with prepping gluten free dinners, but breakfasts have you stumped. In that case a book geared toward particular mealtimes might be the better bet.

One approach might be to list 20 of your families all-time favorite dishes, then seek a cookbook that offers gluten-free recipes (or equivalents) for each of those 20 meals.  When you’re trying a new lifestyle it’s a good idea to only change one thing at a time. So if you’re having to change HOW you’re preparing the meal, maybe wait to experiment on WHAT you’re preparing. You’ll still enjoy your spaghetti and garlic bread – but you may be using a different kind of flour and you may be making the bread from scratch instead of buying it straight from the store.

Finding the Best Book
Once you’ve identified the kind of cookbook(s) you need, it’s time to go shopping! Used book stores are a great place to find bargains. Online sources are also a great way to read reviews and hone in on exactly the right book from the comfort of home. Also check out gluten-free websites as you can often find a wide variety of recipes for free. Regardless of your method, start your search for the perfect gluten free cookbook today and have fun in the kitchen!