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Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies



Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies

Jean McFadden Layton, Linda Johnson Larsen

ISBN: 978-1-118-20612-6 November 2011 384 Pages

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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.

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, Soufflés, 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