My 8 year old daughter wants to start baking. I love it ! I bake a lot more these days at home as my daughter is egg and dairy intolerant and my son and I are gluten and egg intolerant, also he can’t have soy and I can’t have sesame. It’s tricky to buy readymade foods with this combination in the household.
She excitedly asked if she could get her own recipe book for baking to go along side the ones that I have. Great idea as right now she’s learning to read more and wanting to have more of an independent role in making food for us all.
We headed out to Chapters this evening. One thing that I love about Chapters is it’s ever expanding section for allergy free cooking.
I set her in front of this section and showed her the baking shelf. She looked around a bit and then sighed and said, “Oh mommy, I wish I wasn’t restricted, cos I really want to get a beautiful book” (she’s artistic too and wanted a great cover!) I let her know that she actually had the choice of all of the books in front of her and the look on her face was one of sheer delight.
She picked out The Allergen Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal.
It has so many great recipes for cookies, muffins, cakes that are free of gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and sesame.
This suits my 8 year olds palate, our 3 immune systems and it has an enticing modern cover and a beautiful layout to suit her great sense of design.
We’re pretty happy, and we’re off to bake a cake.
Vivienne Guy, ND Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine