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Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle


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The first gluten-free baker to win the Food Network's Cupcake Wars shares her indulgent recipes for cakes, muffins, scones, cookies, brownies, cobblers, buckles, tarts, and more.

When Kyra Bussanich realized she had to go gluten-free, she mourned the toasty morning muffins, moist birthday cakes, and fruity crumbles she thought she'd have to give up. Attending pastry school during the day, Kyra used trial and error to recreate her favorite treats — sans gluten — at night. Word-of-mouth spread about her scrumptious confections, and soon Kyra opened her very own Portland bakery, Crave Bake Shop. When she competed against "regular" bakers on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars — and won! — she proved that gluten-free can taste just as good as the original. With delicious flavor combinations and unique recipes like Cherry White Chocolate Scones, Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, and Mexican Chocolate Baked Alaska, this collection of 50 foolproof recipes invites home cooks to whip up sweet treats that everyone at the birthday party, brunch, or potluck can enjoy.

About the Author

Kyra Bussanich graduated from Le Cordon Bleu’s patisserie and baking program and worked as the assistant pastry chef at clarklewis in Portland before founding her own award-winning gluten-free bakery, Kyra’s Bake Shop (formerly Crave Bake Shop). She was the first gluten-free baker to appear on — and the only to win — the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. She was also runner-up in the all-star series Cupcake Champions. Kyra and her shop have been featured on the Today show, Fox News, the Food Network, Food & Wine, Delight Gluten-Free Magazine, Gluten-Free Living, the Oregonian, USA Today, Huffington Post, G-Free Foodie, Notes from a Gluten-Free Kitchen, Gluten Free Portland Oregon, and Portland Food and Drink. She and her husband live and eat in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Superior Gluten-Free Baking 

The Scoop on Gluten 

The Recipes 

Guide to Ingredients and Adjustments 

Chef’s Tips and Baking Secrets 

Muffins and Scones

How Less Sugar Can Be More

Bran(less) Muffins 

Orange-Currant Scones 

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins 

Cherry White-Chocolate Scones 

Espresso Scones 

Buckles, Cobblers, and Crisps

Naturally Delicious Fruit Desserts

Gramma Tishie’s Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler 

Triple Berry Cobbler 

Blueberry Buckle Breakfast Cake 

Strawberry Shortcake

Marionberry Crispler

Apple Crisp

Quick Breads and Coffee Cakes

Conversation Starters

Sour Cream Coffee Cake 

Banana Bread 

Cornbread with Spicy Honey Butter 

Pumpkin Spice Bread 

Lemon Pound Cake 

Beer Bread 

Cookies, Brownies, and Bar Treats

Childhood Revisited

Mocha Truffle Fudge Brownies 

Ginger Molasses Cookies 

Chile Lime Coconut Macaroons 

S’Mores Tartlets 

Linzer Bars 

Lemon-Glazed Madeleines 

Almond Biscotti 

Peanut Butter Truffle Crispy Rice Bars 

Spiced Apple Crumb Bars 

Oatmeal Chocolate-Chip Cookies 

Puddings, Cakes, and Other Pastries

Comfort and Amaze! 

Bubbie’s Secret Honey Cake 

Chocolate Mousse Meringue Pie 

Coconut Rice Pudding 

Oatmeal Cake 

Chocolate-Ginger Pots de Crème 



Yam Biscuits 

Vanilla Chiffon Cake with 

Blackberry Coulis 

Award-Winning Cupcakes

Little Treats That Pack Big Taste

African Yam Cupcakes 

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes 

Orange-Vanilla Dreamsicle Cupcakes 

Eggnog Cupcakes 

Persian Love Cakes with Cardamom 


Champagne Cupcakes 

Tarts, Pies, and Puffs

Desserts to Impress 

Mexican Chocolate Baked Alaska 

Coconut Cream Pie 

Hazelnut Pear Tart with Goat Cheese Whipped Cream 

Chocolate Hazelnut Tart 

Classic Cream Puffs 

Mascarpone Cheesecake with 

Strawberry Coulis 

Lilikoi Chiffon Pie 




About the Author 


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Robert Pater, September 16, 2013 (view all comments by Robert Pater)
Wonderful book! Kyra Bussanich has twice won the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, the only Gluten-Free baker to do so (and given no handicap, competing on flavor and texture and creativity against “regular” flour bakers.) She’s the only Gluten-Free winner to date.

Kyra Bussanich's first book, "Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle", was published by Random House.

There's an entertaining, short video intro to this book at:
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Product Details

Bussanich, Kyra
Ten Speed Press
Cooking and Food-Baking General
Cooking and Food-Desserts
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9.2 x 7.6 x 0.67 in 1.38 lb

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