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No cookie, strudel, brownie, pie, cake, tart, or treat left behind.
This is the promise Lisa Stander-Horel made when her family went gluten-free more than a decade ago. Now Nosh on This presents more than 100 gluten-free recipes inspired by the classics Lisa grew up helping her mother make—and the bakery and store-bought favorites she and her family missed the most. Here are Mom’s Marble Chiffon Cake, Black & White Cookies, O’Figginz Bars,...
No cookie, strudel, brownie, pie, cake, tart, or treat left behind.
This is the promise Lisa Stander-Horel made when her family went gluten-free more than a decade ago. Now Nosh on This presents more than 100 gluten-free recipes inspired by the classics Lisa grew up helping her mother make—and the bakery and store-bought favorites she and her family missed the most. Here are Mom’s Marble Chiffon Cake, Black & White Cookies, O’Figginz Bars, and classic holiday treats including Macaroons, Hamantashen, and Big Fat Baked Sufganiyah Jelly Donuts. Bring the nosh back into your life with baked goods that have all the textures and tastes you remember and crave!
Along with every dessert recipe you might desire, Nosh on This also includes:
• A Baked Savories chapter, with instant classics like Corn Bread Challah Stuffing
• An Out of a Box chapter that shows you how to get the most out of a cake mix
• A comprehensive introduction to gluten-free flour (including the Nosh all-purpose blend that can be used in each recipe) and other essential ingredients
• Color photographs and valuable tips throughout.
With Nosh on This you can continue to enjoy all your favorite baked treats and take your gluten-free baking to the next level. Even Bubbe will be impressed.
“Lisa Stander-Horel is a great baker and a mensch. With Nosh on This, she has created a bevy of recipes for gluten-intolerant folks who still want the foods they ate as part of their family's traditions. I want one of everything, please!”
—Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
“What could be more comforting than a book of noshable treats the whole family—gluten-free or not!—can enjoy? Nosh on This provides delicious gluten-free recipes to tantalize everyone.”
—Kyra Bussanich, Cupcake Wars–winning founder of Kyra’s Bake Shop and author of Sweet Cravings
“Nosh on This is a wonderful, carefully crafted, and must-have cookbook not only for gluten-free Jewish-American bakers, but for all gluten-free bakers. It is a unique resource that brings gluten-free Jewish baked specialties into the realm of deliciousness!”
—Jeanne Sauvage, author of Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays
“Had Lisa Stander-Horel simply taken traditional Jewish holiday recipes and made them gluten-free, it would have been enough. Instead, she added incredible flavor and flair to gluten-free baking, ensuring whatever you make will be devoured. The recipe photos will convince you gluten-free also means gorgeous presentation. Nosh on This is a total reinvention of bubbe-style goodies that everyone could enjoy. Maybe it should be subtitled: you don’t have to be gluten intolerant to enjoy this book because the baking is simply uncompromised, irresistible goodness.”
—Marcy Goldman, bestselling author of A Passion for Baking, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking, and The Best of BetterBaking.com
“This book provides wonderful gluten-free alternatives to classic Jewish baking, and it’s so modern! Many of our diners request gluten-free dishes—it’s nice to have Nosh on This as a new authority to turn to for inspiration and instruction.”
—Ellen Kassoff Gray, co-author of The New Jewish Table and co-owner of Equinox Restaurant
“A must-have cookbook for the gluten-free baker who craves traditional Jewish baking for holidays and every day. Enjoy an amazing array of gluten-free noshes that anyone following a GF diet can finally enjoy!”
—Norene Gilletz, author of The New Food Processor Bible and Norene’s Healthy Kitchen
Posted September 13, 2013
Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel’s “Nosh on This” is a veritable treasure trove of delicious Jewish-American baked goods like mandelbrot, hamantashen, rugelach, babka, and macaroons rounded out with cupcakes, donuts, fluffy layer cakes, Danish, éclairs, and Austrian-inspired gems like Sachertorte and Linzer torte. You’ll also find several variations of challah and baked savories like kugels, hand pies, latkes, and quiche, as well as homemade confections (peanut butter cups, marshmallows, truffles, and the sinfully delicious coconut matzo rocky road).
The font is easy to read, and I liked that recipe substitutions were printed in a lighter font (although it was a tad hard for me to read as it was light grey; light blue or a different color might have been easier to read from a cookbook holder). Instructions are clear, and there are gorgeous color photos for each recipe.
So far I’ve tried three recipes (Mom’s double chocolate gelt, marzipany gooey brownies, and chocolate chunk cherry brownies) and have many more bookmarked (flourless chocolate orange cookies, I’m looking at YOU). I love to bake, but am fairly new to gluten-free baking, so I stuck to familiar territory (baked goods rather than breads; the bread recipes are more complicated than traditional yeast breads as the dough is more fragile and requires careful handling). I’m a chocoholic, and LOVED the double chocolate gelt (next time, I would consider forming the dough into a log, chilling it, rolling it in coarse sugar and slicing it vs. making individual rounds). The brownies were fabulous, especially the marzipan brownies. My only prior experience with GF brownies was from a box mix, and I found it sadly lacking. But these are infused with almondy goodness with the added bonus of mini chocolate chips studded throughout the batter. The macaroons (unlike the recent Macaroon Bible I reviewed) are conveniently dairy-free (and thus healthier and lighter than using sweetened condensed milk as a binder). One of these days I will work up the nerve to attempt the chocolate babka (the recipe calls for 28 ingredients and spans two pages)!
This is one of those rare cookbooks where I actually want to make EVERYTHING (usually I count myself lucky if I tag a handful of recipes out of any given cookbook). You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this cookbook; this should be in EVERY baker’s kitchen.
“Nosh on This” is perfect for those new to (gluten-free) baking; there are plenty of tips, a “411” on frequently-used ingredients, a handy locator list for equipment, ingredients and information, celiac and Jewish baking resources, and the aforementioned Jewish holiday baking chart. This is a blessing for those who are celiac or gluten-intolerant (I count myself in the latter category), or even if you’re an experienced baker looking for a challenge and some new, delicious recipes to add to your baking repertoire (I’m eager to try the apple upside-down cake with honey pomegranate syrup for fall). Thank you Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel (and their blog Gluten-Free Canteen) for making the delicious Jewish-American treats of our childhoods accessible once again!
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