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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wheat- and Gluten-Free Baking

Add to the many stories I've posted about dairy allergic teenagers creating their own cookbooks from the recipes they developed themselves a gluten-free variation, with a twist.

The twist is a big one. A boy rather than a girl did the baking. And the boy is the younger brother of the celiac sibling.

That's the story Bonnie S. Benwick gave in the Washington Post. The boy in question is now 17-year-old Michael H. Perlman. His sister, Jordan, didn't get the cooking gene. He did.


The cookbook is professionally designed, with notes on ingredients and, unexpectedly, food-related quotes from Don Quixote and Shakespeare. Mike calls it "Cookies for Breakfast: A Teen's Not So Bad Guide to Wheat and Gluten-Free Baking," just because it sounds appealing. Proofing recipes turns out to be tedious, difficult work.

Proofing anything is, kid. Believe me.

You can check out his website at www.cookiesforbreakfastcookbook.com/.

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