If you have celiac disease (or cook for people with celiac disease) I highly recommend you try Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook. My family and guests have been delighted with every recipe I have made from this book. Best of all, almond flour simplifies gluten-free cooking by eliminating the need to use an expensive mix of unusual flours.
The book includes chapters on the following topics:
Using almond flour
Breads and crackers
Pies, pastries and crusts
Cakes and Cupcakes
Cookies and bars
Toppings, syrups and sauces
I had never used almond flour before purchasing this cookbook and it was a delicious surprise. It is very nutritious and has a wonderful taste and texture. I had given up on gluten-free baking because I didn’t want to have to find and keep 10 different kinds of dark flours on hand and because I wasn’t happy with the results. Almond flour replaces complex mixtures and makes gluten-free cooking easier.
All the recipes are simple, short and easy to make. They ask for ingredients you’re likely to have on hand, making it easy to try a new recipe on the spur of the moment. The first recipe I tried was the herb crackers. I have never seen my family devour a plate of crackers so quickly and with so much relish. I now use this cookbook more than any other.
I am the only person in my family who suffers from celiac disease and I really appreciate having a cookbook full of recipes that we all love. The recipes are also dairy and soy free, making them suitable for people with allergies to these foods. But you don’t have to have a food allergy to love this cookbook! Elana Amsterdam has mastered the art of creating healthy, easy and delicious dishes that anyone can enjoy.
I highly recommend The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook and I also want to thank the author for helping to make our lives healthier and easier!