The misperception that people with celiac disease or any kind of gluten intolerance have to give up baked goods--or settle for sad facsimiles of the breads and cakes they once enjoyed--is heartbreaking to Phil Vickery. The award-winning British chef insists that gluten-free goodies are easy to make, and sets out to prove they can taste every bit as good as their gluten-laden counterparts. Vickery, whose previous book Seriously Good: Gluten-Free Cooking became an international bestseller, spent a year developing the 70 recipes in his latest release, Gluten-Free Baking. Don't be fooled by the cover's chocolate fudge cake. While Vickery includes plenty of dessert receipts--from Chocolate Caramel Rocky Road Shortbread to Strawberry Tart with Crushed Meringue and Mint--the book also features a handful of savory recipes, including Yorkshire pudding and Indian-style flat bread. (Kim Shiffman Allergic Living
Sweets-lovers forced to avoid gluten due to dietary or health concerns will find a plenty of inspiration (and possibly even elation) in U.K. chef Vickery's collection of 70 gluten-free cakes, muffins, crackers, and breads for all occasions and tastes. (Publishers Weekly
Award-winning chef and cookbook author Phil Vickery offers 70 recipes for baked treats ranging from the sweet to the savory. The cookbook opens with an introduction to celiac disease--its diagnosis, symptoms and dietary requirements. A list of essential products for gluten-free baking flours and other useful ingredients follows along with tips on how to get the best baking results. Innovative recipes like Sweet Potato Thins, Polenta Cake with Raspberry Drizzle Frosting and Roasted Banana Walnut Cake with Maple Frosting are some of the recipes calculated to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. (Taste for Life
For anyone suffering from celiac disease, something as common as wheat, rye or barley can cause painful bloating, stomach cramps and nausea. But gluten, the name of the protein found in all three grains, is what gives bread its elasticity and a springiness to cakes and muffins. Forget baking then, right? Award-winning author and chef Phil Vickery says absolutely not, and he has the cookbook to prove it.... In this soft-covered cookbook, there are 70 recipes for everything from rosemary and garlic focaccia bread to Yorkshire pudding, fudge brownies, apple crumble and chocolate chip cookies. Each recipe includes a colour photo of the baked goods and tips for proper storage and freezing. There is also a helpful list of naturally gluten-free cereals and grains, tips to avoid contaminating gluten-free foods and what essential ingredients should be in your pantry to eat healthy. (Patrick Langston Windsor Star
Phil Vickery brings baked goods back into the lives of those with celiac disease or any form of gluten intolerance. (Metro London
About the Author
When Phil Vickery was head chef at the Castle Hotel in Somerset, England, he won Michelin stars four years in a row. He is the author of Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking as well many other cookbooks.