Artisanal Gluten Free Cupcakes – Cookbook Review

This is the Gluten Free cookbook that we have all been waiting for!!! Artisanal Gluten Free Cupcakes by Kelli and Peter Bronski  On June 1, 2011 you will be able to buy your copy too!
The cookbook is laid out nicely with the first section talking about the Bronskis’ “Artisan Gluten Free flour Blend”, tools, types of cakes and frostings, filled cakes I really, really love the filled cakes section! The second section of  cookbook is all about baking – classics, fruity, nutty, chocoholic, sweet surprise, old faithfuls.  The last section is “extraordinary”, inspired by our favorite desserts are so creative and not your typical flavors.

Some of my favorites from these sections that I can’t wait to bake are – Lemon Poppyseed, Hazelnutty, all of the chocoholic including S’mores, Chocolate Mint and Flourless. The one I am just wild about and want to make for someones birthday coming up very soon … Boston Creme (filled) or maybe I will make Dulce de Leche … no …this one! FrenchToast … oh wait! Tiramisu!
All I can say is that if you love cupcakes as much as I do and are living Gluten Free, then this is the book for you.  The recipes are simple, easy to follow and taste absolutely awesome!
I made Very Strawberry Cupcakes because they not only sounded awesome but because it is Spring … at least the calendar says it is and the strawberries are arriving in great big bundles.  I just had to do it! I’m glad I did! Not only are the strawberries in the cake but in the frosting too! The texture of these cupcakes are a bit more like a muffin so you can enjoy some without the frosting and less guilt but when you are in celebration mode … frosting! They are true to their name …
Very Strawberry Cupcakes.  I even did a test and put them in the freezer and fridge to see how they would last. Both were awesome and maybe the freezer option actually a bit better! It’s kind of refreshing to enjoy them when they are cold or chilled! Try it!
This is the second cookbook for the husband and wife team of Kelli and Peter Bronski.  Their first book,  Artisanal Gluten Free Cooking, 2009.  The seasoned Bronskis’ spent months perfecting their Artisan Flour blend to make the cupcakes. The other really great thing, they give you substitutions if you can’t have things like corn, sorghum flour or potato flour. The tips and tricks for decorating are really nice to have when this is all new to you. The back section of the book is perfect for Gluten Free Foodies who need to make egg free, dairy free and vegan adjustments as well. This is a perfect book as a gift to the new Gluten Free Foodie and baker in your life!
It’s Gluten Free Cupcake time…
Enjoy!

Lisa

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