Synopses & Reviews
Over the last decade, a vegan diet has become a more mainstream choice; food allergies have been increasing at alarming rates; and celiac disease is on everyone's radar. When owner Jennifer Katzinger opened The Flying Apron Bakery in 2002, she wanted to accommodate more people, as well as use healthier ingredients so she eliminated gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and wheat. The mouthwatering result? Cakes and muffins with a tender crumb, cookies with a chewy bite, frosting that's light yet satisfyingly sweet, and pastry that flakes at the touch of a fork. In Flying Apron's Gluten-Free and Vegan Baking Book, Katzinger shares the delicious secrets of her sweet and savory recipes. Bake yummy pastries like Blueberry Cinnamon Scones and Lemon Poppy Seed muffins, or whip up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Cardamom Spice Cupcakes. In more than 80 recipes, Katzinger offers satisfying treats, whether you're transitioning to a vegan or gluten-free diet, or simply wanting to indulge a sweet tooth using healthier ingredients.
"Of the two titles here, Katzinger's is superior as she includes a list of staple ingredients to have on hand, identifies trusty brands, and lists online resources that will be helpful for the new gluten-free baker. Her recipe introductions add a personal touch that many bakers will appreciate. If bakers need one gluten-free baking book to get them through the holidays, this one is it.
"The book is small, but pleasant to hold and to read. It has gorgeous photos from the bakery that
really show off the treats. It's also packed with recipes."
"Katzinger's recipes are truly unfussy. Simple ingredients. Delicious results."
"Katzinger, owner of the Flying Apron Bakery in Seattle, has written a lovely, workable, informative cookbook. Every recipe makes sense. They work! And there arent a lot of confusing ingredients and steps. This is a fabulous book for beginners and experienced chefs alike."
Nutrition for Empowered Women
"The recipes in Jennifer Katzinger's book are long awaited options for many of us used to walking past bakery windows full of enticing treats without a second glance."
Vegan Cookbook Critic
Flying Apron Bakery has become famous for serving up tasty and delicious baked goods to those with celiac disease and for others on a gluten-free diet. Because the foods are so tasty, many gluten eaters likewise flock to the bakery. In this cookbook, owner Jennifer Katzinger shares her favorite dishes and secrets to gluten-free baking. Sampling both the sweet and the savory, the 80-plus recipes include scones (plus their signature flying aprons), muffins, cookies, pies, cakes and cupcakes, frostings, breads, soups, turnovers, and potpies. Recipes include Buckwheat Flying Apron Biscuits, Cardamom Spice Cake, Polenta Cannelli, Bean Torte with Caponota, and Ginger Wheel Cookies. All are gluten-free, vegan, and use organic whole food ingredients. Featuring a foreword by the Gluten-Free Girl herself, Shauna James Ahern, the book contains vibrant color photographs of dishes and of the bakery, as well as resource list for hard-to-find specialty ingredients.
About the Author
Jennifer Katzinger cofounded the Flying Apron Bakery in 2002. She lives in Shoreline, WA. Shauna James Ahern has been featured in The New York Times and other publications. The creator of the prominent blog GlutenFreeGirl.com, she lives in Vashon, WA. Ph