I know it's been ages since I posted about my forty-something cookbooks, sorry. The plan was to use the 45 weeks left in the year to cook one recipe from every single one of those books. How sad is it that I only got through one book?!
Well, telling you about Wheat Free Recipes & Menus might make make up for my lack of blogger-spirit.
Ever since I loaned 1,000 Gluten-free recipes from my local library, I've been a huge Carol Fenster fan. But now? Hey, I'm putting her book up in my "favourite gluten-free books of all time" list.
Strange, because if any book is going to look unpretentious and boring, this is it.
It's really flexible too, a fact that I actually find endearing... in books. This is the kind of book that you don't mind plonking on the bench and actually baking with. The occasional butter or egg splatter doesn't look out of place on these pages.
This book is usable. It might look boring... but the recipes work.
See? I used Carol Fenster's gingerbread recipe the other day. It was awesome, especially because it was shaped like a castle.
I scored this silicon castle mould for $5! And I can't believe how awesome it is. Nothing beats a castle cake... well, unless it's a BATMAN CAKE! (OOOh! That's now on my "must make one day" list.)
This gingerbread recipe allowed the detail (not very visible in the picture) given by the mould to actually stand out. No icing needed.
Back to the book!
There is an English muffin recipe.
I'm super excited about using this book in the future, I think it might have a permanent home in the kitchen.
Note: This book also contains two of the best bread recipes I've ever used. For reals! I made some but then promptly ate it all before I could take pictures! Never fear, there will be a post about this amazing bread at some point in the future.
So in case I haven't hyped this book up enough, let me just say: if you don't buy this book, you should at least loan it from your local library. Give it a chance, read through the amazing recipes and try the gluten-free pumpernickel bread. Amazing, I tell ya.