Sunday, December 05, 2010
Babycakes, My New Favorite GFCF Cookbook
You will LOVE love love this cookbook, Babycakes. It contains the recipes from a fancy bakery in NYC that has star clientele. It's been out for a while, but I finally got a copy of my own. Over the years my sister-in-law has ordered from this place for us when we visit.
It is incredible how many famous people are into GFCF baked goods. Their faces are peppered throughout this book! Us moms with special kids are reaping the benefits of allergy-free foods mainstreamed.
The best part about this book is the explanation of ingredients. Each flour type is described so you know why certain ingredients are blended together, what gives what flavor, texture, consistency, all of those properties we look for. The author does a great job of giving you all of the info needed to be successful and also to play around with the recipes.
I also like the use of coconut flour and oil. I've been using coconut for years, also as a lotion for myself and my kids. Coconut is anti-microbial and has numerous other healing properties.
These days there is no excuse but to make even more delicious than "regular" treats for yourself and your precious children. Lisa Lewis will forever take credit for saving us all from insanity by giving us the gift of Special Diets for Special Kids cookbook ages ago. But now we have glitz and glamour and even better recipes to choose from!