Quite a few people stumble into veganism by way of researching their food because of allergies, and if you’re one of those vegans The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free will dazzle you with its crazy-huge collection of baked delights including sweet breads, muffins, cinnamon rolls, donuts, savoury crackers, biscuits, scones, tortillas, yeast breads, rolls, pitas, bagels, and pizza crusts.
Blogger and author Laurie Sadowski delivers an amazing number of recipes free from gluten, wheat, dairy, and eggs, as well free from soy, yeast, corn, tree nuts, peanut, and citrus. This book is the most comprehensive allergy/gluten-free bread baking collection I’ve seen to-date.
The array of ingredients used is incredible: this way of gluten-free eating is a way to vary your diet significantly, not restrict it! There are so many flours mixed and matched throughout this book that ye olde world wheat flours start to look pretty darn dull by comparison. With 7,000 edible plants in the world, cutting out a traditional staple can actually introduce you to a much wider of possibilities, and this book will help you explore that brave, new, healthful – and occasionally indulgent – world.
Several other allergy-free cookbooks replace gluten stretch and pliability with a huge increase in fat, occasionally sugar, too. I had to work at adapting less-processed, less-fatty pizza dough and bread recipes years ago – but with this book, the hard yards have been done. While my gluten-free recipes are simple and keep me amused, there’s a whole world of gluten-free breads I haven’t touched on, and they’re pretty much all in this book!
The introduction also features incredibly comprehensive information on how to interpret ingredient labels, how keep food allergens out of your environment, and get all the nutrients you need on a
restricted different diet along with essential information on gluten-free flours, stocking a gluten-free pantry, and how to make substitutions for non-vegan and other problem ingredients. Additionally, Laurie also has another book out: The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes & Cookies! I bet that one is equally as shiny.
I’m not much of a baker besides the absolute basics these days, so I’m giving this book away! If you want to snare yourself a copy of The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, drop me a comment and tell me what wheaty food you’d most like to see a gluten-free adaptation of… (Croissants? Yeah, I’ve never seen that one, either!) I’ll pick a commenter at random in a week to send the book to – and I’ll ship it to any country, guys! Nom nom nom.