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delicious cakes, hard to find ingredients, too much "natural" sugar
on March 14, 2010
I made a lovely cream "cheese" strawberry cake based on a recipe in this pretty book. Other reviewers are correct, the recipes are expensive and often require ordering foods online or going to specialty shops. This I didn't mind, as I find pleasure in sourcing real food ingredients, but the requirement of processed soy lecithin in some recipes does not seem to represent eating real, whole foods.
The photos are nice, the treats look delicious, but every recipe contains a lot of added sweetener. The recipes already include dried fruit, I really didn't find that they needed so much "natural" sweetener (agave syrup, which I personally don't believe is any better for us then white sugar or honey). I actually used only a quarter of the sweetener called for.
The great thing about this book, though, is most ingredients are real, whole foods and every recipe is gluten-free, naturally.