It was snowing in Wisconsin this week.
And not that it hasn’t happened before, but it doesn’t make it any easier to bundle up in hat, scarf and mittens after just having had an 80 degree day just a couple of weeks ago. It’s the kind of dreary weather that makes you want to come home and snuggle under the blankets and watch the four episodes of Modern Family waiting on your DVR. That makes this kind of weather semi-bearable.
You know what else helps?
Elana Amsterdam’s new book Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour,could not have come at a better time. You can pre-order your copy today, then wait by the door for it to be delivered, when it comes out next week.
The book is full of easy to make cupcake recipes for any taste buds. Who wouldn’t love Banana Split Cupcakes? Or Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes? (think Hostess cupcakes with cream filling) Maybe you don’t have as much of a sweet tooth — then the Savory Treats section is for you — Garlic Cheddar Muffins, Spinach Feta Muffins, and I cannot wait to try out the Scallion Goat Cheese Muffins.
The hardest part about this book was deciding where to start. I knew right away after paging through, that I would be making the Red Velvets and I had just bought strawberries, so the Strawberry Cupcakes made the cut too.
I’ve always been a big fan of Elana — she seems so down to earth. Mom of two boys (she and one of her sons have Celiac, the other is gluten intolerant) that spend plenty of time together in the kitchen. Her first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook drew me in with the simplicity of ingredients and ease of the recipes. Her new book is no different.
Simple. Easy. Red Velvet. (my dear friend, a Mama-to-Be, Red Velvet expert, is loving these)
And the Strawberry Cupcakes were a breeze. These don’t even need frosting. (Elana is giving you the recipe on her site)
But… there was some cream cheese frosting left over from the Red Velvet cupcakes, and it would have been a shame to waste it right?
Why I’m lovin’ this book, and think you will too:
- Just two flours: coconut and almond.
- Something for EVERYONE: super sweet special treats, everyday faves and savory muffins.
- So dang easy to use — the recipes are for 8-12 cupcakes, so you can make a variety without SO many leftovers.
- There are Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes on page 78. (my Mamasita used to make those!)