Since my husband found out that he’s gluten intolerant, it’s been tough-going in my house as far as cakes, cookies and other baked items are concerned.
We do make a killer flourless chocolate cake, so that’s always an option. But no matter how pleasurable your demise, you can only die so often. And so I’m always looking for tasty gluten-free baking options, but often with mixed results. While there are a dizzying number of recipes for gluten-free treats out there, they tend to be discouragingly long on ingredients and short on flavor and/or texture.
My interest was piqued, then, by a recent post from Gluten Free Diva about a new cookbook. The book is Gluten Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour by Elana Amsterdam. The diva includes a couple of recipes from the book and their simplicity appeals tremendously. Plus, I love the idea of coconut flour, which I’ve never used before. I’m planning on trying the Marble Cupcake recipe next weekend. They look delicious.