Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies

Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies

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More than 150 tasty recipes for gluten-free baking
Imagine baking without flour. Impossible, right? Essentially, that's what you're doing when you bake gluten-free. Sure, there are replacement flours, but there's an art to combining those ingredients to re-create the tastes you know and love. Baking is truly the greatest challenge when cooking gluten-free, and more than 150 delicious, gluten-free recipes for baking cakes, cookies, and breads are coming fresh out of the oven to help you meet this challenge with Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies.


Gluten-intolerant eaters have big concerns with baking, as wheat flour, a staple ingredient of many bread and baking recipes, is their greatest concern. Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies expands baking opportunities for those avoiding wheat flour, either for medical reasons or by choice. It offers you a wide variety of recipes along with valuable information about diet, health concerns, and kitchen and shopping basics.




Discover new baking ideas and substitutes for common glutinous ingredients
Easy recipes and methods for baking more than 150 gluten-free cakes, cookies, and breads
Tips and advice for shopping and stocking your kitchen


Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies is for the millions of people who suffer from Celiac disease, their friends and family, and anyone looking for healthy and tasty wheat- and gluten-free baking recipes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 235 x 19mm | 542g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118077733
  • 9781118077733
  • 555,150

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More than 150 tasty recipes to bake your (gluten-free) heart out Imagine baking without flour. Impossible, right? Sure, there are replacement flours, but there's an art to combining those ingredients to re-create the tastes you know and love. Baking is truly the greatest challenge when cooking gluten-free, and more than 150 delicious recipes for baking cakes, cookies, and breads are coming fresh out of the oven with Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies.

Gluten 101 -- understand why gluten is harmful for those with gluten sensitivities, gluten intolerance, and celiac disease, and get the skinny on the ingredients and techniques you need to start baking gluten-free

Get excited about being gluten-free -- grasp the many benefits of being gluten-free and get your health on track by converting old family recipes to the gluten-free lifestyle

How sweet it is -- satisfy your sweet tooth with tons of recipes for all of your favorite sugary snacks, like cinnamon rolls, thin mint cookies, chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and many more

Savor it -- make all the savory, satisfying dishes you love, from pizza and pot pie to quiches and casseroles -- and everything in between

Open the book and find:

What gluten is (and where it lurks)

Symptoms of gluten sensitivity

How to mix alternative flours to get the right flavor and texture

How to make good dough you'll want to devour

Tips for decoding confusing food labels

Ways to convert traditional recipes to gluten-free

Important gluten-free baking tips

Learn to:

Make more than 150 delicious gluten-free cakes, cookies, and breads

Use gluten-free ingredients to re-create the tastes you know and love

Maintain a healthier diet
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Table of contents

Introduction 1
Part I: What Is Gluten-Free Baking? 7


Chapter 1: The Challenges and Rewards of Gluten-Free Baking 9


Chapter 2: Why Bake Gluten-Free? 19


Chapter 3: Understanding the Rules of Baking 35


Chapter 4: Unique Issues of Gluten-Free Baking 57


Chapter 5: Building Flavor and Structure without Wheat 79


Chapter 6: Understanding Dough 99


Part II: The Nuts and Bolts of Gluten-Free Baking 109


Chapter 7: Nutrition, Health, and the Gluten-Free Lifestyle 111


Chapter 8: Keeping a Gluten-Free Kitchen 125


Chapter 9: Converting Favorite Recipes to Gluten-Free 137


Part III: Sweet Gluten-Free Baking Recipes 149


Chapter 10: Gluten-Free Baking Mixes 151


Chapter 11: Quick Breakfast Recipes 169


Chapter 12: Sweet Yeast Breads 189


Chapter 13: Cookie Recipes 205


Chapter 14: Brownies and Bars 221


Chapter 15: Pies and Pastries 235


Chapter 16: Cake and Frosting Recipes 249


Part IV: Savory Gluten-Free Baking Recipes 269


Chapter 17: Batter and Dough Recipes 271


Chapter 18: Biscuits and Crackers 281


Chapter 19: Savory Breads 295


Chapter 20: Pizzas, Savory Pies, and Calzones 311


Chapter 21: Casseroles, Souffles, Crepes, and Dumplings 325


Part V: The Part of Tens 339


Chapter 22: Ten Important Gluten-Free Baking Tips 341


Chapter 23: Ten Sneaky Places Where Gluten Can Hide 345


Index 351
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About Jean McFadden Layton

Dr. Jean McFadden Layton is a doctor of naturopathic medicine and a recipe provider and nutritionist who specializes in gluten intolerance and celiac disease.
Linda Larsen creates and tests recipes for major food companies, is the Busy Cooks Guide at About.com, and is the coauthor of Eating Clean For Dummies.
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