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Author: Hannah Miles
Category: Baking book
% Gluten Free Recipes: 100%
Worth buying: A broad selection of savoury recipes. A must for the gluten free bookshelf
At last, a book with all the savoury baked goods I miss. Unfortunately, too many of the gluten free cook books are heavy on sweet bakes, probably because breads and pastries are difficult to replicate without the gluten. But Hannah Miles, one of my gluten free champions, has cracked a lot of the less common savoury recipes in her follow up to The Gluten Free Baker.
Featuring breads, scones, pies and tarts alongside baked meals and savoury muffins and scones each recipe lists easy to source ingredients and are again based on Doves gluten free flours. I achieved good results with the easy to make sweetcorn muffins, soda bread and savoury choux buns. And when I have a little more time look forward to trying more ambitious recipes such as gluten free pork pies and smoked haddock scotch egg.
In particular I love that it features bakery goods coeliacs remember fondly – brioche, foccacia, cheese straws and sausage rolls, with straight forward instructions. There is even mention of a puff (from gluten free pastry??) in the small bites section. Results are reliable, ingredients are easy to source and there are some great flavour injections to pep up the gluten free bases.
Sat alongside The Gluten Free Baker, this is my favourite book to browse and use when I miss proper fresh bread. Especially when I don’t have much time and just store cupboard ingredients. Savoury gluten free baking is now much more attainable.