I love baking and I love looking through beautiful baking books, with gorgeous photography and irresistible recipes, the kind that are easy to make, yet impressive. Like a fond memory, the kind that are remembered and talked about long after they’re gone; leaving you wanting for more.
Impressive is high on the list in Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle, which I received an advance copy of by the publishers. Written by Kyra, owner of Kyra’s Bake Shop, a gluten-free bakery in Lake Oswego, Oregon and first-time gluten-free winner of Cupcake Wars, Sweet Cravings is packed with gluten-free variety that you would expect in a traditional, gluten-filled cookbook: proving that gluten-free does not mean compromising quality. With Kyra’s baking book under your arm or on your kitchen counter, you’ll be able to whip up baked goods and desserts that will have everyone clamouring for more and without anyone knowing the difference.
On behalf of the publishers Ten Speed Press, I am giving away one copy of Sweet Cravings. To enter the giveaway, click after the jump (“read more”) for details, following my review and a recipe for Apple Crisp.
Sweet Cravings is available now. Order it on Amazon or wherever books are sold!
Back in April my family tried Kinnikinnick’s gluten-free chocolate dipped donuts for the first time and we were immediately hooked! It was around this time that I took these photos as well.
They’re in the freezer section at our local Whole Foods and they’re so good that, well, sometimes we don’t even wait for them to thaw. Although a little firmer and chewier, the donuts are just as good frozen. They’re flavourful and you won’t miss the wheat! The donuts are cake-like, though they do have yeast (I don’t know if they’re fried or baked, I know that that’s an important distinction for some). There’s six to a package, so for us that means we either get one each or two if we buy two packages. (Usually when they’re on sale!)
This is what my brother says:
they have a delicious chocolate coating and tastes like wheat inside. It is the first time that I had donuts and I really enjoyed it.
There are also cinnamon glazed/sugar donuts, but we’ve only tried the chocolate dipped ones so far. We’re always recommending them to friends and family because they’re so good!
Update: Hey, this post was retweeted by Kinnikinnick on Twitter!
The lucky winner of the WHOLE Gang 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar is…Lisa Alexander! Lisa commented,
Congratulations, Lisa! I will be emailing you shortly.
If readers are still interested in getting one of these calendars, you can order one from The WHOLE Gang website (currently shipping to the US and Canada only). Each calendar comes in its own shipping box, making your gift-making that much easier. Find out more about the calendar and ordering here.