Monday, October 4, 2010

Our next cookbook!

This is the first Monday in more than 5 months that I haven't posted a Physical Challenge update. (That only makes sense, given that the physical challenge itself - the Virgil Crest Ultra - was last weekend.) It seemed only fitting to mark this Monday with another kind of big news. And on that front, Kelli and I are delighted to announce the scheduled publication of our next cookbook! It's due out in Spring 2011, and is coming from The Experiment Publishing, the same folks that brought you our debut release, Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking. This time around, we're focusing on one thing: gluten-free cupcakes.

Right now we're up to our eyeballs in recipe testing and photography. But given that the book isn't due out until Spring 2011, why are we telling you now? Because we want you to be a part of the process! What is your favorite cupcake flavor? What "traditional" cupcake is an absolute must-have in a gluten-free version, because life isn't worth living without it? Tell us, by leaving a comment on this post.

We'll compile the responses for the next two weeks, running through Friday, Oct 15. Then, starting on Monday, Oct. 18, we'll open up the list to two weeks of voting by you, the readers of No Gluten, No Problem, running through Friday, Oct. 29. The cupcake flavor that gets the most votes will be included in the cookbook, and the person that originally submitted the flavor suggestion will receive a complimentary signed copy of the book upon publication. The winning flavor will be announced here on Monday, Nov 1. Sound good?

So start your engines, and let the cupcake creations begin...

- Pete

23 comments:

Tracie said...

Carrot Cake!

Deanna said...

Ooo.... let's see.... I'd have to go with red velvet. Yep. That's my pick!

BC said...

Chocolate hazelnut praline! (I've been craving Nutella all day.)

*Kat* said...

A coworker of mine made pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes, topped with cinnamon/nutmeg streusel, and brought them into work today... they looked AMAZING, but I couldn't have one :( I'll be trying to invent a non-glutenous version myself, but I'd love to see it in your cookbook as well :)

theMom said...

I second Deanna's red velvet; but besides that, maybe like a turtle cupcake. Something with nuts and chocolate and caramel.

Or how about pineapple upside down. Would that work in a cupcake paper?

You guys are so cool to have energy for all that testing.

I've just this fall enrolled all but one of my school aged kids in school, (five in school, one homeschooled, and three pre-schoolers, so I'm not out of the water yet!). I can finally start to cook with more than bare basics again. I feel like my kitchen imagination is returning little by little. We had coffee cake for breakfast this morning.

But I'm not yet to a point of even imagining what's involved in all the testing of recipes.

Melissa Maedgen said...

I'll third the red velvet. Or anything lemony.

Anonymous said...

Pumpkin and cream cheese is my choice as well!

Cathy said...

oooohhh there are so many! How about a decadent dark chocolate with a ganache frosting. Or Chocolate Peanut Butter! Is it wrong to need a cupcake at 7 AM?!
Good luck on the cookbook...your first was amazing!

peterbronski said...

Hey Gang, Thanks for all the great suggestions so far. Keep 'em coming! (Good news...many of your favorites are already in the cookbook, but I won't say which ones, so I don't skew the vote for a NGNP readers' favorite...) I also wanted to add a few flavors that people emailed me individually, rather than leaving as a comment here:

Chocolate with Fudgy Icing
Lemony
Pumpkin with Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Velvet (again...is a favorite already emerging??)
Key Lime Pie

Cheers, Pete

Erin said...

What a great idea!

We would love to see black bottom cupcakes. The kind with the cream cheese center...mmmmm...

Now I need a cupcake, too. :)

Karen said...

I'd like a dark chocolate with coconut center.

Love your first cookbook!

Carol in Truckee said...

Snickerdoodle and Blueberry/Lemon. YUM!

Carol in Truckee said...

Can't get cupcakes out of my mind! Chocolate Chip has to be on the list as well!

Joe Abrahamson said...

Lemon Poppyseed and ice tea was always my favorite snack after working in the fields.

Claudette said...

Definitely red velvet and key lime pie. For sure. I'd also like to see a butter pecan or praline-type flavor.

Amanda on Maui said...

Croissants!

I can't believe you're releasing a new cookbook. Your first was so amazing (I'm so glad I won it in your give away) I am going to have to buy the second!

Carol in Truckee said...

How about Mexican Hot Chocolate?

Anonymous said...

How about a chocolate cupcake with either peanut butter inside or some kind of peanut butter frosting!!!! Yummmy!!!

Lori-Ann

V*P*A said...

i am so excited... esp because all i wanted today was a gluten free cupcake (birthday) and the bakery already closed... i logged on to your side to look for other recipes. you guys rock!

DeAnna said...

I have yet to find a really good recipe for basic vanilla cup cakes/cake and would love to have one.
Tips for baking ahead and freezing, w/o ending up with less than stellar cake, would be greatly appreciated. It would really help reduce my b-day season stress. : )

Also, your recipe for biscuits in the current cook book is soooo yummy! I made two versions yesterday. One version was exactly as you wrote, and the other recipe was dairy-free. I love how easy the recipe is and am thankful for this new family favorite recipe. Well done!

Kate said...

I love yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. A taste from my childhood, that I share with my granddaughters.

Jess said...

double chocolate chip zucchini with cream cheese frosting

brugge22 said...

All of the suggestions sound great! I'd like to suggest a marble cake cupcake - reminiscent of the marble cake pound cake I loved as a kid. Other thoughts are a gingerbread or spice cupcake with a cream cheese/pineapple frosting. Just one other thought since wedding cupcakes seem to be the new thing instead of the tradional wedding cake - you might consider greating your own wedding cupcake version. I know this is going to be a GREAT cookbook.