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Diagnosed with a variety of food allergies after the birth of her first child, Elizabeth Gordon thought her dream of becoming a professional baker was over. But rather than give up, she decided to re-create her favorite childhood treats using ingredients that were safe for food allergy sufferers like herself.
The result of her efforts is in your handsan entire book of desserts so good that even those without allergies won't know the difference. Baking without traditional ingredients might seem daunting, but Allergy-free Desserts makes it easy with baking tips and simple tricks for mouthwatering treats that are safe for people with allergies, celiac disease, or any other condition that requires adhering to strict dietary guidelines.
These recipes include cookies that will make the kid in you grin, dessert bars that are bar-none delicious, and cakes of all kinds. Donuts and lemon sugar cookies taste just the way you remember them. Lemon Squares and Red Velvet Cake will delight kids and adults alike. Gooey and rich chocolate brownies are no longer off limits, while allergy-safe pie crusts mean you'll never have to go without American classics like apple or Key lime pie. If you're in the mood for a cold treat, try Elizabeth's one-of-a-kind Fudgsicles! And what about breakfast? You'll find plenty of options for muffins, pancakes, scones, and more. Allergy-free Desserts proves that with a little ingenuity, you can still enjoy almost any sweet treat.
In addition to these crowd-pleasing recipes, you'll also learn how to use allergy-free alternatives in your own favorite recipes. Instead of wheat, use gluten-free garbanzo bean flour and create wonderful textures in cakes and cookies. Xanthan gum makes your baked goods rise just like traditional recipes, but without the gluten. Flaxseed meal is not only a great egg substitute, but it's also high in fiber and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. Mix cider vinegar and rice milk to create the perfect replacement for buttermilk. There's almost no limit to what you can bake!
Each and every one of these luscious desserts is completely free of gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and eggs. With 82 recipes accompanied by gorgeous full-color photos, you'll never run out of delightful dessert options. Finally, allergies don't have to hold you back. With Allergy-free Desserts, you'll enjoy all your favorite desserts without fearand without sacrificing the flavor!
Safe ways to sweeten the day for people with food allergies
Some twelve million Americans suffer serious allergic reactions to nuts, dairy, gluten, and other ingredients typically found in desserts. Finally, here's a collection of delicious dessert recipes offering a safe option for allergy sufferers who don't want to give up their favorite treats. Even though these recipes are completely free of gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and eggs, you'll hardly notice the difference.
Allergy-free Desserts includes recipes for all of your favorite baked treats—cakes, cupcakes, pies, quick breads, cookies, and dessert bars. Written by Elizabeth Gordon, herself allergic to eggs and wheat, this indispensable cookbook will finally let you enjoy desserts safely again.
- Featuring 82 recipes and 44 full-color photos
- Recipes that taste just like the real thing—but without the gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, or eggs
- The perfect dessert cookbook for the millions of people who suffer from food allergies or Celiac Disease
Allergies shouldn't hold you back. Allergy-free Desserts finally lets you indulge your sweet tooth.
Favorite treats that are safe to eat
If you're one of the twelve million Americans who suffer from serious allergic reactions to nuts, dairy, gluten, and other common foods typically found in desserts, take heart. Finally, there's a collection of delicious dessert recipes made just for you, offering safe options for allergy sufferers who don't want to give up their favorite delights. These recipes are so good you won't know the difference!
Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Chewy Molasses Crinkles
Quick Cherry Crumb Bars
Individual Blackberry Cobblers
Super Easy Dark Chocolate Fudge
and much more!
Ideal for those who suffer from serious allergic reactions to nuts, dairy, gluten, and other common foods typically found in desserts, this collection of delicious dessert recipes offers safe options for allergy sufferers who don't want to give up their favorite delights.
About the Author
Elizabeth Gordon is the founder and owner of Betsy & Claude Baking Company, a mail-order gluten-, dairy-, egg-, soy-, and nut-free bakery. She trained in cake decorating under Toba Garrett at the Institute for Culinary Education. For more information, visit Elizabeth's Web site: www.betsyandclaude.com.
Table of Contents
Some very smart cookies.
Bite off more than you can chew bars.
Lickety-split quick breads.
You can have your cake and eat it too.
Easy as pie.