Preface from the Author Nicole Hiebert July 1999
I was three years old when I last ate anything with gluten in it. That was 20 years ago. After I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 1988, our lifestyle radically (and permanently!) changed. Celiac disease is a permanent, hereditary disease which renders one completely intolerant to gluten. With gluten found in the majority of our North American diet, this change to a gluten-free diet is not without its challenges, but with this cookbook in your hands, you will be far better equipped to handle the adjustment.
When I was first diagnosed, the available options for the would-be gluten-free cook (and more so for the unfortunate eater!) were anything but encouraging. One wasn’t sure if the cookies were supposed to taste like sawdust, and chances were ten to one you would have to eat your cake with a spoon simply because it would sift through the tines of your fork before it reached your mouth. Those were the days!
But such an experience will not be yours!
Recent studies and experiments in the gluten-free field are turning out more and more satisfactory results, to the point now where many non-gluten-free people are shocked to find the desserts they are sampling do not have a single trace of wheat flour in them! Special gums and combinations of various gluten-free flours have turned baking (and eating!) into a scrumptious joy, instead of a burden necessary for survival.
Whether you are new to the field of gluten-free baking (and eating) or a veteran, you will find this cookbook a helpful tool and reliable guide in your kitchen-and a winner in the dining room!
In addition to helping you get started with a gluten-free lifestyle, the Gluten-Free Cookbook provides an abundance of recipes to make gluten-free flour mixes, bread, muffins, biscuits, breakfast, main dishes, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and desserts.
119 pages 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 spiral bound
Table of Contents
• Gluten-Free Getting Started
• Gluten-Free Flour Mixes
• Gluten-Free Yeast Breads
• Gluten-Free Muffins
• Gluten-Free Biscuits
• Gluten-Free Breakfast
• Gluten-Free Main Dishes
• Gluten-Free Cakes and Cupcakes
• Gluten-Free Cookies
• Gluten-Free Desserts
• Gluten-Free Miscellaneous
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