Can I afford another Gluten Free Recipe Book?
Can I find space on my bookcase for one more recipe book?
Do I really need another gluten free recipe book?
Will I make any of the recipes?
Yes. No. No. Maybe.
But my husband has already bookmarked a number of mains and I have taken note of a number of sweets. So I think that I really did need to have this book.
Perfect as a Christmas or special occasion gift, this Women’s Weekly recipe book lives up to its reputation.
There are lots of new ideas for produce already in your kitchen but also a few yummy recipes:
Raspberry and Chocolate Brownie
Almond, Coconut and Pineapple Slice
Orange and White Chocolate Blondie
Banana and Maple Syrup Loaf
Baked Ricotta with Caramelised Onions and Flatbreads
Pina Colada Smoothie
If you only buy one gluten free recipe book this year, then think about adding The Gluten Free Scallywag Magazine Volume 4 to your library.
There is something homely and honest about Jasmine’s yearly magazine with practical recipes and beautiful photography.
I have made many GF Anzac Cookie recipes and have then left this challenge unconquered: too soft, too buttery, too dry.
Not so with Jasmine’s recipe for Quinoa ANZACS, so even if this is the only recipe you use, your purchase is worth it.
Mango season gave me the ideal opportunity to try this Raspberry and Mango Smoothie which is perfect for our steamy humid tropical afternoons.
My husband has earmarked the Crispy Pork Belly with Chilli Ginger Greens and my next baking will be the Upside-Down Apple and Hazelnut Cake with Rummy Caramel Sauce.
And the magic doesn’t stop there with recipes for : Apricot Breakfast Cake, Lemon Curd Sponge Roll, Balsamic Lamb Shanks, Rustic Pumpkin & Feta Tart with Balsamic Onions just a few of the menu items waiting to be made.
Thank you Jasmine for keeping gluten free cooks and bakers; and mothers of gluten free children interested and inspired.
I try not to buy gluten free recipe books, but this one caught my eye at Kmart. I picked it up, looked at it, sighed and put it back on the shelf. A couple of weeks later I saw it retailing for $30.00 at another bookstore.
So back I went to Kmart, the bargain was too good to refuse : $20.00.
Did I need it, probably not but the Brownie is heavenly.
If you are looking for a Secret Santa present or stocking filler for a gluten free friend or relative, then have a look at Good Without Gluten.
Must also mention that many of the recipes cater for dairy intolerances with alternatives such as plant milk/rice milk/soy milk being given as well as a substitution for butter.
I found this recipe book at my newsagent during the week and at $4.95 I thought it a bargain too good to refuse.
What I like about this book is that ingredients are listed in grams/ounces/millilitres so it takes the hassle out of conversions. As well oven temperatures are C/F.
While cupcakes/muffins is the largest section in the book, it also includes bread, biscuits, batters and teatime treats.
The other bonus is that the recipes use a gluten free flour, rather than a three or four flours, which is more practical for the average gluten free pantry.
If you are new to gluten free, this is a perfect practical recipe book.
CSR Sugar promoted their gluten free icing sugars in the latest “The Australian Coeliac” magazine as well as promoting their Free Recipe Books.
Click on http://www.csrsugar.com.au to take up their offer. “The Icing on the Cake” and ” Gluten Free Delights” are beautifully styled and full of gluten free recipes.
For something different, try the Cheesecake Brownies recipe as a muffin rather than a slice.
I have spent a lot of money buying Gluten Free Cookbooks which tend to be more gourmet than practical and whose recipes require 5 extra pantry ingredients.
However I feel that these CSR Sugar recipes keep in mind that we all have busy lives and that we just need for gluten free baking to be enjoyable and not too onerous.
Monte Carlos, Hummingbird Cake, Zesty Ricotta Cakes are but a few of the recipes on offer.
Once again, it is a reminder that you can access recipes through the websites for the gluten free products you use.
Inspiration is just but a click away.