Using flours such as rice, oat, corn, buckwheat, chestnut, teff, sorghum, and coconut, as hero ingredients and sources of flavor and texture—not just as mere substitutes for wheat flour, Flavor Flours breaks tradition with classic baking and contemporary gluten free baking as we know it. Here is a new world of flavor for every curious baker and passionate eater, not just for those living gluten free. The book is organized by flour, with useful information on its taste, flavor affinities, and more. Recipes include dozens of familiar favorites, but with results that will surprise and delight. Buckwheat flour adds a delicate and beguiling floral flavor to a sponge cake and rich complexity to a date nut loaf. Corn flour adds a sweet earthy flavor to an airy chiffon cake and pleasing crunch to a buttery lemon tart crust. Genoise made with chestnut flour transforms a traditional chestnut buche de noel. Brownies and chocolate soufflés made with rice flour taste more chocolatey, and oat flour contributes its mojo to a divine American style chocolate layer cake. Flavor Flours takes these desserts, and more, to the next level.
2015 IACP Award finalist
2015 James Beard Award for Best Baking and Dessert Book
“Flavor Flours breaks new ground for bakers, and each page tempts with a delicious, new discovery. Alice Medrich introduces us to new round of flours, revising classic recipes, as well as creating a spectacular, contemporary range of desserts for today's tastes using natural grains to dial up flavors. Get those pans buttered…and get ready to explore!”— David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen“I'm thrilled that Alice Medrich, one of America's premier bakers, has embraced teff, buckwheat, oat, and rice flours. She understands that these flours are far more than substitutes for wheat flour. These flavor flours are stars on their own, full of character. Her recipes are sure to entice you to move into the kitchen and start baking”— Shauna James Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day