Allergy-free Desserts: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soy-free, and Nut-free Delights

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470448465
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 191
  • Sales rank: 242,250
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface.

Introduction.

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.

Extraordinary extras.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2010

    Honestly Great Recipes!

    Having been recently diagnosed with food allergies, I was miserable at the prospect of giving up desserts and pastries. I bought this book to try a couple of recipes and seven recipes in, I've been thrilled with each. I was skeptical at first after several failed allergy-free recipes from other sources, but Elizabeth Gordon's recipes are delicious by any standards, especially being allergy-free!

    The recipes are relatively simple to anyone familiar with the basics of baking and the author throws in a wealth of knowledge in random baking tips. Not only are these tips practical, but they are artfully placed, adding context and punctuating each section with useful information. For instance, in the pie section, the author gives a really wonderful tip for rolling pie dough without it sticking to the counter-top or rolling pin that has made making pie crusts so much less of a hassle.

    The ingredients are more expensive than traditional ingredients, but that comes with the territory of food allergies. The most expensive ingredient (thus far) has been xanthan gum, but each recipe usually calls for a very, very small amount of it. Keeping it in an airtight container in a dark, dry closet should ensure that it has a reasonable shelf-life. I'm also told that many of these specialty ingredients can be found for much cheaper online, so a little prep will go a long way.

    It is worth noting that in many of the recipes, I found that my cook time was anywhere from 20% to 30% longer, but that's likely due to the fact that I have a gas oven. The toothpick test still applies and it hasn't been an issue for me to simply cook items a bit longer. I make sure to make note of my actual cook-time on each recipe after I've nailed it down.

    My favorite so far are the brownies -- made with real espresso, these are a chocolate and coffee lover's dream!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2010

    Allergy-Free Yumminess!!

    My 17 year-old daughter cannot tolerate dairy and she has a friend who has gluten and egg allergies. When they get together with this book, it's a crazy kitchen bake-off! So many terrific, delicious recipes I don't know where to start. Elizabeth Gordon includes a description of ingredients at the beginning of the book and all ingredients can be found at your local health food store and some can even be found in the isles of your grocery store. Don't miss this little book, it's a keeper!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    KK's book reviews

    I have celiac and my sis is lactosse intolerant. I think that this book could be great for us becaus i find our family having to buy alot because not much is gluten and dairy free. When we ty to make recipies together or have a whole gluten and dairy free meal it usually works 3/11 times..... i have been searching on my nook trying to find the right cookbook for the two crazies me and my sis r. I haven't read the book or used a recipie from it but i would reccomand it just because it has great potentiall for us allergetics. When i have to bring stuff to parties, it always looks weird. This would help me and ny family SOOO much and i thank whoever wrote this book! I am loking forward to reading this!
    Thx, -KK's book reviews

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    Yummy Gluten Free Desserts.

    I'm lactose intolerant imagine I thought I would never be able to bake my favorite desserts but then I came across this cookbook.It's super easy and it tastes great.

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