Today, Tracy shares a review of The Divvies Bakery Cookbook: No Nuts. No Eggs. No Dairy. Just Delicious! Read on for Tracy's review, as well as to learn how to be one of two winners to receive a copy of the cookbook:
I recently had the chance to test out the new Divvies cookbook. I've previously reviewed Divvies products, and our family loved them. Well, Divvies founder and mom-of-a-food-allergic-child Lori Sandler has released a cookbook sharing her well-loved recipes, and a few more, so everyone can enjoy Divvies.
Each recipe is milk-, egg-, and nut-free, but don't be concerned: the end results are fabulous! I'm normally the kind of mom who tries to inject as much health or nutrition benefit into my regular baking. If that's your thing, the Divvies book may shock you a bit. I was taken aback by it, too -- this stuff is pure decadence. Included are the treats that food allergic kids so often miss out on, and their families and friends miss seeing them enjoy.
My food allergic son Gabe and I tried out three recipes: cinnamon buns, carrot cake, and chocolate fudge. The buns were a bit of work, but the moans of ecstasy in our house that morning were well worth it. I made the carrot cake, complete with the dairy-free cream cheese icing recipe, and it was also well-enjoyed. And the fudge is going to be made by the batch for teacher holiday gifts this year.
There are only so many ways one can modify existing recipes with substitutions. For example, I've never found a carrot cake recipe calling for less than 4 eggs. Egg replacers (leavening powders) can only replace two eggs or the result is less than palatable. Using easy to find replacements such as pureed silken tofu, Sandler manages to recreate classics and invent new ones that are safe for most people with food allergies.
I love having this book on hand. I'll use it when we need something decadent and nothing else will do. I'm also planning on gifting copies to family and friends who would love to cook for Gabe, but are hesitant to do so. I know he'll flip when he goes to a friend's house and there are baked snacks that he can have that we know are safe.
Editor's Note: Tracy was one of my very first contributors here at Boston Mamas and it is with hugs and heartfelt gratitude that I announce that this is her final post. Thanks Tracy, for everything you contributed to the site!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winners Lisa and Cathy!
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Now, want to be one of two winners to receive a copy of The Divvies Bakery Cookbook? Here's how:
*Two lucky winners (drawn randomly via Random.org) will receive a copy of The Divvies Bakery Cookbook. The winners will be notified directly via e-mail, then listed back at this post using first name only.