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Just what I've been looking for
on July 27, 2011
Since my husband discovered he has a nasty gluten allergy (not full celiac, but still unpleasant enough to avoid gluten), he's been mourning the loss of donuts, pancakes, and other baked treats in his life. I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend, and since then have heard nothing but good things from a number of gluten-free friends who have tried its recipes.
To date I've tried only the granola recipe but can vouch for its awesomeness. It was hands down the best granola I've ever had -- you just can't top fresh granola from your oven, chock full of pecans and dried fruit. I love it with yogurt and berries, and have made two batches so far.
McKenna (the author) is really detailed in the foreword and I suggest reading every word before continuing on to the recipes so you know exactly what products she recommends and how to measure in a way that will produce results similar to her own. She labels each recipe with a difficulty scale, which is helpful for baking novices like myself. The recipe I most look forward to trying: ice cream cake. That is my husband's absolute favorite kind of cake, and with his birthday coming up I think I'll be giving it a shot!