So, for my new cookbook, I am including some gluten-free baked goods like cookies and muffins (well, if all goes well with the testing anyhow)!
I'm thinking that in addition to creating new recipes that are gluten-free, I would also "de-glutenize" (I'm quite certain that is not a word!) some favorite recipes from Vive and TEV. To start, I am deglutenizing (sorry, had to use it again!) my popular Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
I have been pleasantly surprised with the results for these cookies thus far. I have tested them with amaranth flour, and again with brown rice flour (and making other modifications). These cookies pictured are the batch with the amaranth flour, and while they have more texture than the original recipe (since the amaranth flour is more nubbly, kind of like a fine cornmeal), they taste quite wonderful and still have a moist, chewy texture. I was really very pleased with these first tests!!
So, I have a couple of questions for you guys. First, are many of you interested in gluten-free recipes? I have had a number of e-mails from people specifically asking for such, but I would love to get a measure of how the rest of you feel, to determine how much time I should devote to gluten-free goodies.
Second... please help me with a name for these cookies (I really struggle with naming recipes!). I have thought about "gluten be-gone chocolate chip cookies", but I'm sure there are more creative (and better) names than this - so if you have one, shout it out! :)