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Gluten-free baking with almond flour

mond-gluten-free-almond.jpgOne of DL's new contributors, Elana Amsterdam, who blogs at Elana's Pantry (look for her gluten- and dairy-free dinners in our upcoming Oct issue), just came out with an excellent cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, available in stores July 28 (or preorder on Amazon or Powells). Elana's use of blanched almond flour (not to be confused with almond meal, delicious but coarser) intrigues me because Elana uses it as a stand-alone GF flour, instead of flour mixes I often find in GF recipes, which require buying several different flours. I can vouch for her outstanding gluten-free goodies (I blogged about her awesome chocolate-chip cookies in April '08), and this lovely cookbook, full of enticing photos, has my mouth watering: Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Smoked Salmon Tart in an Herb Crust, Strawberry Shortcake ... yum. I'm especially anxious to try her Scrumptious Sandwich Bread -- I still think a great sandwich bread is the holy grail of GF baking.

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