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What are your tried and true favorite cookbooks?

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Are you looking for regular meal cookbooks or baked good type cookbooks?

For regular meals I just use my old cookbooks and adapt when I need to. Alot of the ones that I have are Taste of Home and I have some that are Better Homes and Garden, I also find alot of recipes online since I can't buy anymore cookbooks (I have probably 20 regular size and at least 30 of the little ones that are found near checkout lines.)

For baked goods I was looking online until I found the blog Elana's Pantry. I borrowed the cookbook, The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook, from the library and every recipe I have tried so far has been a success and my non gluten-free husband has liked them better then the gluten versions. We have made pancakes, snickerdoodle cookies, cinnamon apple muffins and zucchini bread. This will only work if you can have almonds though since her recipes call for almond flour. I did substitute honey for agave, egg replacer for the eggs and canola for grapeseed oil in the recipes and they were still wonderful. I found her recipes easier to put together then trying to mix different flours and xanthan gum together.

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Are you talking about cookbooks or baking books? Many cookbooks have tons of naturally gluten-free recipes in them or those that can easily be converted gluten-free. Or do they have to be gluten-free books? I have nearly 500 cookbooks so I would be happy to post a list depending on your needs... :)

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Mostly baked goods as I know I can adapt most regular recipes. However, if you have a great gluten-free cookbook for regular meals that be great too.

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What are your tried and true favorite cookbooks?

Regular or allergy/gluten free cookbooks? I have about 18 cookbooks dealing with allergy free cooking recipes since I learned I was allergic to wheat,dairy,soy,nuts,sesame. Many were purchased used on-line, and your local library may have specialty cookbooks available. When I first had to go gluten free, the local library had a copy of Bette Hageman's cookbook, and I copied recipes from that. I use recipes from several cookbooks, and there is a plethora of recipes on-line. Living Without magazine has good recipes, and you can sign up for on-line recipes from them, also. I use recipes from different cookbooks....every day new progress is being made for allergy free cooking...thank goodness.This forum is the best source for information if you are newly diagnosed.

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Annalaise Roberts "Gluten Free Baking Classics" AMAZING book.

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Annalaise Roberts "Gluten Free Baking Classics" AMAZING book.

I have that book (yes, it's a good one) but about the only thing I've made from it regularly is the multigrain sandwich bread.

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I have that book (yes, it's a good one) but about the only thing I've made from it regularly is the multigrain sandwich bread.

That's a shame. The recipe for vanilla cake in there was made by Annilaise especially for ME. I had posted on this board that I wanted a wedding type cake recipe and she created that recipe for me. It is AMAZING! I have non-gluten-free people raving about it all the time. Try out the cake recipes as well as the bread that you like from there. Coconut cake is to die for as well.

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That's a shame. The recipe for vanilla cake in there was made by Annilaise especially for ME. I had posted on this board that I wanted a wedding type cake recipe and she created that recipe for me. It is AMAZING! I have non-gluten-free people raving about it all the time. Try out the cake recipes as well as the bread that you like from there. Coconut cake is to die for as well.

How totally cool! I rarely ever bake cakes or desserts for that matter, but I will certainly keep that one in mind. Thanks!

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I too like Annalise's book (far more than Fenster for example) but like the "Blackbird Bakery Gluten Free" book even more because there are some interesting and unique recipes in there (i.e. scratch lady fingers for tiramisu, choux pastry, eclairs, popovers. Rather than having only a few flour blends for the entire book these recipes all have their unique blends just like non gluten-free books. However, you would still need a book for breads and pizza crust as this is quick breads, crepes, cookies, cakes, pancakes, cobblers, pies, souffles, custards. It is definitely my favourite for gluten-free desserts. I also appreciate the fact that very few recipes are naturally gluten-free as they are in many gluten-free cookbooks that are so easy to convert. For those who salivate over lovely colour photos this book is for you. It has a contemporary feel - the type of desserts you could only hope for in very good restaurants but easily made at home. No albumen or whey powder required! :)

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Bruce Fife's Cooking With Coconut Flour is an absolute MUST!

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I also have the Annalise Roberts cookbook, and use her chocolate chip cookie recipe all the time...for some reason I have to add about 1/2-3/4 of a cup of flour mixture to her recipe....maybe because I have to substitute Earth Balance, or maybe because I live in a dry climate at altitude...the cookies are so good my gluten eating husband gobbles them up, and I can bring them to a family gathering and no one suspects they are gluten free. I have not made her coconut or vanilla cake, but they are on my "to do" list.

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