Everyday Keto Baking
by Erica Kerwien
Fair Winds Press, July 2019
I've been following a low-carb diet for about six months now, and the one type of food I really did miss was baked goods! Not so much the sugar side, but rather the texture and "mouth-feel" of pastry etc.
Eliminating wheat flour does limit the number of traditional cake/biscuit/pastry recipes you can use due to the vagaries of substituting and using coconut flour or almond flour - you really do need a specialist book from someone who has plenty of experience using alternative flours, and I am delighted to say that for me, this book works admirably, providing detailed but easily understandable guidance.
Even if you are completely new to low-carb or keto, this book will help you through each step to enable you to produce beautiful and delicious home-baked items for the whole family to enjoy. If you have family members who need to have dairy-free recipes, you can substitute with nut milks and even easily substitute for eggs if necessary.
I am trying to reduce the amount of processed sweeteners I use to a minimum as I am finding my tastebuds are now appreciating many foodstuffs as being naturally sweet enough, but this book is fabulous if you are happy to use sweeteners in your cooking or if you are new to this way of eating. There is no need to miss out on your favourite indulgences any more, or feel guilty about eating them.
Thanks to the publisher for allowing me a free digital copy of the book via NetGalley in return for my honest opinion and review.