Synopses & Reviews
The first gluten-free baking book from legendary bread maker and James Beard Award-winning author Peter Reinhart, with 80 world-class recipes suitable for wheat sensitive, diabetic, and low-carb/low-sugar dieters.
Bestselling author and beloved baking instructor Peter Reinhart turns his attention to healthful breads, pastries, cookies, cakes, and more in The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking, crafting baked goods that are suitable for special diets and taste just as good as the originals. The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking is a comprehensive and long-term lifestyle prescription for the millions of Americans who are sensitive to gluten, diabetic, or need to reduce carbs to prevent illness. Reinhart and Wallace teach readers how to make their own seed and nut flours; stock their pantries; make a gluten-free, low-carb sugar substitute; and more. By using nut and seed flours instead of starches, Reinhart and Wallace have crafted no-sacrifice, easy-to-bake recipes that revolutionize baking for special diets — and satisfy anyone's craving for warm bread or decadent cake.
"The fact that the incredible Peter Reinhart, one of the foremost bakers in the world, has chosen to work on gluten-free baked goods has made me happy beyond belief. That he and his baking partner, Denene Wallace, have perfected gluten-free, sugar-free baked goods for those who are diabetic or worried about becoming diabetic is truly a joy. This gorgeous book is sure to inspire anyone who wants to bake." Shauna Ahern, author of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
"Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace have joined forces to write a valuable cookbook for those trying to eliminate all grains and sugar from their diet. Their gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb recipes combine an artisan's culinary sensibilities with a master baker's skill. Most importantly, they have raised the bar on grain-free baking." Annalise Roberts, author of Gluten-Free Baking Classics
"I don't consider myself a baker, but these wonderfully forgiving recipes for nutritious morsels of yum have me cranking up my oven. This is a fantastic book for everyone!" Rebecca Katz, MS, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen and One Bite At a Time
"Peter is the person I trust most in the world for baking wisdom. I also look to his books for pure visual inspiration, always so generously available. This new volume delivers every compelling detail I would expect from a Peter Reinhart tome — this time with dietary restrictions taken into account, yet with none of the beauty or taste compromised. Another winner!" Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook
"Having just struggled with creating delicious recipes for my own book, I am impressed and delighted by The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking and all the work it took to produce these wonderful results." Barbara Kafka, author of The Intolerable Gourmet
"For those who have just been diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, these recipes for much-loved baked goods will help bring a sense of normalcy to your life." Sam Talbot, author of The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries
About the Author
PETER REINHART is a baking instructor and faculty member at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was the cofounder of Brother Juniper’s Bakery in Santa Rosa, California, and is the author of eight books on bread baking, including Crust and Crumb and The Bread Baker’s Apprentice (winner of the 2002 James Beard Cookbook of the Year and IACP Cookbook of the Year), and the 2008 James Beard Award–winning Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads.
DENENE WALLACE started baking goods that would help her manage blood sugar issues after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and gluten intolerance. Soon after, she founded Proseed Flour, a business specializing in the production of high-protein/low-carb gluten-free flour. Although at one time Denene needed five insulin shots a day to control her blood sugar, these recipes have helped her completely eliminate her need for insulin. She lives in Navarre, Florida.
Table of Contents
Breads and Rolls
Pizzas and Focaccias
Crackers, Breadsticks, and Pretzels
Muffins, Scones, Pancakes, Waffles, and Other Breakfast Treats
Brownies, Cakes, and Coffee Cakes