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Simply . . . Gluten-free Desserts: 150 Delicious Recipes for Cupcakes, Cookies, Pies, and More Old and New Favorites Hardcover – April 12, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312643470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312643478
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #689,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"You're in for a real treat with Simply . . . Gluten-free Desserts. There is a tremendous breadth of variety; something to try for every occasion, including just a treat for yourself ater a long day.  Enjoy!"
--Dr. Vicki Peterson, author of The Gluten Effect
 
"Kicinski offers recipes for virtually all the desserts that so many people with celiac disease have given up."
--Today's Diet & Nutrition
 
"Enticing photographs and out-of-the-ordinary recipes."
--The Record (New Jersey)
 
"There are plenty of desserts that don't contain gluten products, and those form the backbone of this book. Dishes like Mochaccino Mousse, Mexican Chocolate Cake With Cinnamon Whipped Cream, and Rhubarb Fool are among them; it also means that many of the desserts are grain free."
--San Francisco Chronicle
 
"I found myself dog-earing recipe after recipe of tempting treats. What really drew me in was that 60 percent of the recipes are naturally gluten-free."
--Laura Byrne Russell, The Oregonian 
 
"Simply . . . Gluten-Free Desserts is all about accessibility. Her recipes tend toward the classic--think peanut butter cookies, s'mores, and molten lava cakes--and require only basic baking knowledge. And if you're unsure about anything, a technique or ingredient, the front of the book includes practical guidelines on both."
--Epicurious

About the Author

CAROL KICINSKI is the author of the food blog Simply...Gluten- Free (www.simplygluten-free.com). She lives in Florida.

More About the Author

Carol Kicinski founded Simply...Gluten Free in 2007 as a gluten-free recipe and lifestyle blog and website. Its purpose is to educate, assist and inspire those with celiac disease or intolerance to gluten, dairy, peanut, grain or other allergy elements, or those with vegan preferences. To date, she has motivated millions to live HAPPY allergen-free lives!

Carol's core philosophy is "Look at the world of food in terms of what I CAN eat - not what I can't!"

Her recipe motto is "Gluten-free recipes that are not just "good for gluten-free" but just plain GOOD, period!!"

In 2010 Carol started the highly successful Gluten-free Global Community - putting hundreds of gluten-free bloggers World Wide in communication with each other. She also pioneered "gluten-free" in China in 2009.

Carol is America's first gluten-free (only) TV Chef with a monthly segment on the NBC Tampa market based nationally syndicated show Daytime where she has appeared since July 2009. (Daytime is nationally syndicated to 1.1 million households.)

Her cookbook, Simply...Gluten Free Desserts, (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011) is rich with 150 delectable recipes for cupcakes, cookies, pies, sweet breads, puddings, cakes and ice creams - all gf and many dairy-free as well.

Carol's current recipe development and consultant client list includes the Western Pistachio Association, the Northwest Pear Bureau, The National Cherry Institute, Kinnikinnick, Wholesome Sweeteners, Sunbutter, Solo Foods, Follow Your Heart, Nature's Earthly Choice, and others.

She recently completed contributing recipe development for Cooking Light - The Gluten-Free Cookbook: Simple Food Solutions for Everyday Meals (Cooking Light, 2011).

Carol also developed her own high quality pastry gluten-free flour blend that TASTES and BAKES like regular flour.

In a professional career prior to her recipe development, Carol was ahead of the sustainable energy curve as she was the Financial Controller for a $32M Solar Corporation.

As a humanitarian and adventurer, Carol has assisted the National Red Cross around the world and was one of the first responders at Katrina's Central Command assisting the troops.

She's lived to tell about being charged by elephants and rhinos (literally) and has dived with Great White sharks in Africa.

Fun, interesting and adventurous, Carol's most rewarding passion is making "that great recipe" and having someone else make it, and love it!

Customer Reviews

I would highly recommend this cookbook if you are gluten free.
barbara freel
I was really surprised and impressed at the detail in this book and I really look forward to trying ALL the recipes.
M. Gallivan
The photos are wonderful and the directions are easy to follow.
Diane Eblin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ShannonB on April 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Great recipes!! I never thought I would be able to make gluten free deserts that taste good! This book has literally changed my life! I have totally convinced my friends that they can eat Gluten Free and enjoy it. The Magic Bars are my favorite!!! And the cupcakes! mmmmmmmmmm!!!!! They don't even make regular deserts that taste this good!
The writing was great too! and I love all the detailed photos!! :) :)
Please please please I beg you to write a full meal cook book!!! I would pre-order 20 today!
AMAZING!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Diane Eblin on April 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I am loving this book. I must have 20 pages already marked to make. I really love the recipe for the flour sub if I have an old family recipe I want to make. That has been missing from what I cook and bake. The photos are wonderful and the directions are easy to follow. I like short and sweet. I think I'm making the chocolate molten cakes tonight.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Deanna on April 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I was lucky enough to be one of the recipe reviewers for this book. And, oh my gosh, are these some great recipes. Carol painstakingly tested each and every recipe. For the ones that I tested, across the board my gluten-eating friends were amazed at how delicious they were. (They didn't always agree on their favorite ones, but they all agreed that the recipes rocked.)

If you're looking to add an all-around gluten-free dessert cookbook to your collection, this is the one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angelica on April 24, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I LOVE this cookbook! It is a must for gluten free dieters and anyone who just loves delicious desserts. Carol Kicinski has created amazing recipes that are not only easy to follow but just as good, if not better, than my old time favorites. I also really enjoy the stories and the tidbits at the beginning of each recipe. My favs so far are the Coconut Cupcakes, Salted Peanut Caramel Brownies, Cream Puffs and Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie - YUM!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By chefbarb on June 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I started cooking gluten free 5 years ago for a client that needed help. (I am a Personal Chef and prepare meals in the homes of clients.) When it came to GF baking and desserts, I was lost. It's not too difficult to prepare main and side dishes that are gluten free, but GF baking is a science! Thankfully, Carol knows this science very well and has translated it into this great variety of recipes in one book. It satisfies most any recipe need, something for everyday or a special event.

The Banana Nut Muffins are the best, meaning you will not need another recipe EVER for them. Ever. I also love the versatile flour blend recipe. Try it with the Perfect Pie Crust. This pastry handles so beautifully, you will find yourself loving making pies. I usually make a lot of frustrated sighing noises with GF pastry, since it falls apart and must be patted into a pan rather than rolled out and placed. Carol's pastry rolls out like a dream and is so forgiving, no frustrated sighs will be heard! It actually handles better than a wheat flour pastry. To me, this is the true test of her expertise at crafting recipes and a flour blend that is up to the standard needed for amazing GF baking.

There is something for everyone in this book, and I can't wait for Carol to write another!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By paula ellenburg on April 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Simply...Gluten Free Desserts takes gluten free baking to a whole new level of delicious. There is no sacrificing of flavor here, in fact, these desserts will amaze the most scrutinizing foodie. Looks like my Mother's Day present is handled!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kannon on April 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Love Carols recipes. They are amazingly good. A special nod to the coconut cupcakes. I brought these into work and everyone went nuts for them!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Maes on September 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
After having a copy of this book for a while now, I just had to come back and let it be known that every single recipe I have made from this book has been a huge success! We must have a major sweet tooth in our house, because I think I have made over 15 of these recipes now. I actually even ordered some of the author's own gluten free flour mix as well and love that it is an absolute cup-for-cup replacement for regular flour. And I have been making the pound cake recipe in her book again and again and again. No one has been able to tell that is gluten free and I use it as a base for so many different desserts.
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