Monday, September 20, 2010

dancing in the kitchen with Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef


Today I made brownie. Gluten-free brownie, with peanut butter swirls none the less. I know, I know, I've been on a bit of a chocolate buzz these days, what with my gluten-free chocolate, chilli and blueberry slice, followed in quick secession by Flourless chocolate love cake with raspberries and cream... but when I was given the chance to try out a few of Shauna and Danny's recipes (from Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef) even before their new cookbook Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes was released, of course I jumped at the chance!!! In case you have been hiding under a rock somewhere and are not familiar with their world famous blog, Shauna James Ahern has been leading the way in creating tasty, gorgeous looking gluten-free food since way back in 2005 when she was first diagnosed with Celiac disease, and then taking it up yet another notch when she met and then married Danny Ahern, a talented and super passionate chef.


I am hanging out for my copy to arrive in the post and have a feeling this book is going to change the lives of so many who are gluten-free. I for one wish something of it's kind was available when I first became gluten-free! This book includes recipes for homemade gluten-free pasta (58 trials went into finalising the recipe you see in the book!), gluten-free bread, including one for gluten-free crusty bread, as well as many other mouth watering recipes that I am just itching to try out. With a book like this there will be no more standing at the fridge staring blankly wondering what you can eat, only to close it again hungry and empty handed. Shauna and Danny want the "book to be in your kitchen, flung onto the counter, with food stains on the pages". They want to "inspire people to cook".

And although it is not a vegetarian cookbook, I have no worries about that. I can pretty much guarantee I/we will be able to eat a lot of what's in the book, either as is or with a few tweaks.
These chocolate-peanut butter brownies are beautiful, moist chocolaty goodness. The dollops of peanut butter adding a lovely little salty hit. I did as Shauna and Danny suggested and cut a piece in half, spreading it with jam to make a peanut butter and jelly brownie. So American and so lovely. To get this recipe and many many more click here and get yourself a copy... quick!





7 comments:

  1. Thank you SO much for the lovely post. We're so glad you enjoyed the recipes. And your photographs are gorgeous!

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  2. No no, thank you Shauna for letting me try out your recipes early! Only 3 weeks till my copy of the book arrives in the post.... xx

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  3. Your brownies look great! I hope the next three weeks go quickly while you wait for the book!

    And on a completely unrelated note . . . I love your fork!

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  4. Thanks tara :-) I wish that fork was mine..oh and all the lovely antique plates....but no, they are my Nana's. Lucky for me she lives next door and loves that they are being used.

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  5. Beautiful post! And I am in LOVE with those brownies! I finally got my copy of the book, and now I'm just trying to savor it and read a few pages a day...though now that it's the weekend, I'll likely snuggle up on the couch, read and flag a bunch of recipes to try!

    So fun to find other gluten-free bloggers through this project!

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  6. ooh lucky you, I'm still waiting for my copy... Hope you had a lovely weekend of reading :-)

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  7. it looks gorgeous!! i should try it out one day, for i love chocolate and peanut butter!

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