The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes & Cookies
The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes Cookies Author:Laurie Sadowski A follow-up and companion to The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, this book is designed for anyone who needs to avoid gluten, dairy products, and other common food allergens but doesn't want to feel deprived. Now those with food sensitivities can fearlessly indulge in rich cakes, moist cupcakes, tender cookies, gooey bars, and crunchy biscotti. Th... more »ese sweet treats are perfect for everyday snacks, fun celebrations, morning brunch, and everything in between.
Laurie explains how to interpret food labels, prevent cross-contamination, and make ingredient substitutions, and provides detailed information on gluten-free flours and other essential ingredients for an allergy-free kitchen. All recipes indicate whether they re free of dairy, eggs, gluten, nightshades, soy, wheat, legumes, nuts, peanuts, seeds, or yeast. Especially helpful for people with celiac disease, families living with autism or ADHD, and anyone who wants to avoid animal-based foods, The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies provides guidance and recipes for those who want to eat safely, compassionately, and nutritiously, without sacrificing a single crumb of delicious flavor.« less
This was an approachable and flexible cookbook with lots of options for making gluten-free items that are also dairy, egg, soy and corn free. Unlike a lot of other "allergy-free" cookbooks, nuts are generally not used. What the author does rely heavily on is quinoa and millet flours. About a third of the recipes contain fruit based ingredients(frequently oranges), and another third chocolate. There are also several pages of tips and tricks. Overall, this could be either a great starter cookbook, or a fun way for an experienced GF cook to branch out.