Dad's birthday party was yesterday and I was actually really happy with my cupcakes! (Recipe in the book is for Chocolate Mini-Bundts.) The texture was not identical to the grain stuff, but it was lighter and less crumbly than other coconut flour baked goods I've tried. The chocolate frosting was ... a little weird. It had a light, whipped texture but it was a tiny bit bitter and a bit grainy. This was my first experience ever with palm shortening so maybe that's why it seemed weird to me? It's not something I would want to eat every day and it didn't compare to non-paleo cupcakes/frosting, but I would be happy to make and eat them again if there was a situation where everyone else was having cake and I wanted some, too.
Husband (who is non-paleo) bought Thin Mints from the Girl Scouts today so I am trying the Skinny Mint Cookies recipe next. I told him he has to at least try one of mine but he has a HUGE sweet tooth so I don't think he'll be sold, even if they come out really good!
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It looked like a good book to me also. I have tried two of the recipes and I was completely let down. The chicken soup with dumplings and the vanilla frosting both fell WAY down. Glad you like the book though.
I'm really interested in hearing more about how these sorts of recipes turn out. So far, I haven't come across anything that is really as good as what I considered high quality home-baked goods of my past (never ate anything store produced, or out of a box)... the texture is always way off. I haven't seen this book, but recently purchased the ebook 'Indulge' by Carol Lovett, and I'm excited to try these recipes.
Like you, I'm not much attracted to sweets of any sort (and I'm pretty much fundamentally opposed to even trying to 'paleoize/primalize' these sorts of food... I'm that convinced that it just isn't good for us to eat it), but for school parties (my daughter is only 8) and family gatherings I would really like to master a few really good baking/dessert recipes that nobody would guess were anything other than the usual SAD fare... unless it's to notice how much BETTER they are, LOL!
The one thing I am, and my whole family is missing A LOT is really good bread... I even miss baking it... I love the art of baking good bread. I am currently researching Weston A. Price's recommendations and theories for treating grain/gluten so as to render the phytonutrients and gluten harmless.
I bought this cookbook recently and I'm so glad I did now that Girl Scout cookie season has started! There are recipes in here for primal-style samoas and thin mints -- my favorites! Today is my dad's birthday party so yesterday I made the chocolate cupcakes (actually chocolate mini-bundts, but I made them as cupcakes) and chocolate frosting from this book to bring with me. They are made with coconut flour and sweetened with maple syrup. This is the first recipe I've actually made from the book so I shall report back on whether or not they were any good.
I was never a big carb junkie so I don't imagine I'll be cooking from this book every week (it's mostly baked goods) but it's nice to have a few recipes for occasions like this! Has anyone else tried any of the recipes in this book?
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