A new cookbook, Gluten Free Baking for the Holidays: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats by Jeanne Sauvage, author of the Art of Baking Blog, has just been released — just in time for holiday planning and baking! According to the blog, Jeanne is on and off touring, promoting the book. I believe she just got back from Portland, Oregon. (You can read her post here!)
I have been following Jeanne’s blog for awhile now and have thoroughly enjoyed her tips and recipes. I was so excited to hear about her new cookbook and doubly excited when my copy arrived in the mail on Friday!
If you have never tried it, Gluten Free Baking is a completely different animal than baking with wheat-based flour. But Jeanne shares some excellent tips and recipes that she has developed for herself and her family. Jeanne also shared her personal Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Recipe:
1¼ cup brown rice flour
1¼ cup white rice flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
Scant 2 tsp. xanthan gum
Before I received Jeanne’s Gluten Free Baking for the Holidays Cookbook, I had no idea there were so many types of yummy holiday treats! Here is a quick list of her Gluten Free Cookie recipes:
- Benne Cookies
- Fortune Cookies
- Mexican Wedding Cookies
- Spritz Cookies
- Shortbread Cookies
- Candy Can Cookies
- Cutout Cookjies
- Thumbprint Cookies
- Gingerbreasd Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Meringues
- Meringue Mushrooms
- Chocolate-Cherry Biscotti
- Lemon Bars
- Gingerbread House
There is also separate sections of recipes for cakes, pies & tarts, breads & crackers, and deep-fried treats!
The cookbook is a wonderfully formatted hardcover book that includes 60 recipes for traditional festive treats!
Two things I did not like about the book (honestly, I could only find two!!):
1. There was not nearly enough photos! With such wonderfully sounding recipes, I was hoping to see what they looked like!
2. The recipes are not vegan — although she gives several tips and substitution in the front of the book that would be very helpful for the beginner.
If you are looking for some great sounding Gluten Free recipes for the holidays or if you are just interested in finding some new ideas, I would highly recommend Jeanne’s Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays!