Donna Washburn and Heather Butt are best-selling authors, food stylists and recipe developers. There are 150,000 copies of their previous gluten-free cookbooks in print and more than 300,000 copies of their bread machine cookbooks in print.
125 Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt is an absolute goldmine of fabulous recipes for making all sorts of gluten free goodies in your bread machine. Before receiving my own copy of this book, I'd read reviews on Amazon.com which stated that the authors actually wrote this book for the zojirushi bread machine. This is not the case. In fact, this book has a lot of guidance for using any 1.5 to 2 pound bread machine for baking.Each recipe is written with a typical wheat setting in mind, but a gluten free setting is recommended. I have been using a Cuisinart bread machine with a gluten free setting for baking recipes from this book and I could not be more pleased with the results. You do not need to have the most expensive bread machine on the market in order to be successful making gluten free breads. Each recipe I've tried from this book (and I've tried most of them) has come out beautifully. My family's favorite gluten free breads are the Henk's Flax Bread and the Cinnamon Raison Bread, which turns out better than any bakery loaf, bar none! We all refer lovingly to Henk's Flax Bread as "Uncle Henk's Bread," as we feel a true bond with this "Henk" and his wondrous bread. We used to purchase healthy grain breads from the grocery store each week. However, since receiving this cookbook back in February, we have not bought one single loaf of bread. I've been making ALL of our bread from scratch, using no other book than this one. Because of this, we've saved money, lost weight, and we're eating so much more nutritiously now. Honestly, if you plan on making gluten free breads in your bread machine, this is the book you need. Store-bought gluten free breads can be dry and tasteless, but the breads you'll make from recipes in this book will most definately amaze you. I give this book 5 spatulas! This is a must have book for anyone with a bread machine. I would recommend trying the cinnamon raison bread and henk's flax bread for anyone who is using a bread machine and would like a healthy alternative to ordinary breads. These are sooooooooo good.--Top Cook Books topcookbooks.com (05/12/2011)