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Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle Hardcover – September 10, 2013
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—Florian Bellanger, founder, Mad Mac NYC, and judge, Food Network’s Cupcake Wars
“Kyra’s creations are the best I have tasted at any gluten-free bakery. Now we have the chance to make her favorites at home? Sweet.”
—Shauna James Ahern, author, Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
“Anyone who swears they can’t eat deliciously gluten-free has never met Kyra Bussanich. Her recipes could make a believer out of the most stubborn gluten-eater around.”
—K. C. Pomering, G-Free Foodie
“Accessible recipes like Triple Berry Cobbler will help inexperienced bakers make deliciously simple desserts with confidence, while more intricate recipes like Lilikoi Chiffon Pie will challenge the budding pastry chef in all of us to rise to any special occasion!”
—Jules Shepard, author, Free for All Cooking
“Decadent and delightful, Sweet Cravings is a treasure trove of both classic and innovative new recipes fit to contend with even the most voracious sweet tooth.”
—Olivia Dupin, author, The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods
More About the Author
Kyra is a two-time winner of The Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars." She won even though her recipes are exclusively gluten-free (beating "regular" bakers), with glowing reviews from judges believing it impossible to get such flavor with this "handicap."
While she started out making award-winning pastries, she's branched beyond desserts to other goods in order to help those similarly with celiac or other autoimmune diseases enjoy delicious items while still adhering to eating gluten-free. With gluten-free quickly becoming a lasting and commonly accepted lifestyle, everyone is searching for "the winning secret formula." Kyra is delivering it.
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Note: I initial saw a copy of the pre-release book at Kyra's Bake Shop in Lake Oswego Oregon (previously known as Crave Bakery) in June 2013 and couldn't wait for it to be released! Now, 3 months later, it has arrived! I am thrilled to have my own copy!
The table of contents consists of a 2-page spread listing each of the 6 chapter categories and the names of each of the unique 50 recipes. It has a very comprehensive 5-page index in the back as well. A lot of thought was put into the creation of this unique cookbook and it would make a lovely gift for someone, or even yourself :-)
So the 6 categories of recipes in Kyra's book each have a special "topic." I've included some of the recipes for each section listed below. (You can use the "Look Inside" feature on the Amazon page to view the complete T-O-C). I love it that each of the recipes are rated as Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced so that I know what I'm getting myself into. Each recipe has a unique story that goes along with each recipe. The instructions for each of the recipes is well written, detailed, and easy to follow. Kyra gives details on how the dough should both look and feel along with how to tell when the goodie is ready to come out of the oven.Read more ›
I believe Kyra tried to make her recipes accessible to home bakers by limiting the numbers of ingredients. Baking delicious snacks and desserts requires a mixture of flours and starches which all work together to give the finished product that crave factor. There is a lot of good info online from experienced bakers that is very helpful. Also, the ingredients lists on prepared packages can be insightful.Read more ›
Because I live in Southern California, I don't have the luxury of visiting her bakery that often. However, I'm SO excited to have these recipes so I can bake them in my own kitchen! Her flour blends totally produce the tender texture and delicate crumb of cakes, crisp buttery pie crusts, and fluffy cream puffs that I loved so much before I gave up evil gluten. I'm not exaggerating when I say I think she's amazing and totally at the top of the game when it comes to gluten-free baking.
It's true that this cookbook is not for people who are looking for grain-free or sugar-free recipes. It's for people who want to re-create the flavors and textures of treats that have always been a part of their lives. Just because you're gluten-free doesn't mean your dessert has to taste like sand...or cardboard...or worse. I have served up her beautiful desserts to many different people, and unless I tell them, they have no idea they are gluten-free. To me that says everything.
If you or someone you love is gluten-free, you NEED this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Recipes are so delish. Baked goods come out moist and fluffy a win win for gluten free baked goods!Published 3 months ago by Coffee lover
Have only tried a few recipes sor far. The Lemon Pound Cake is to die for!!Published 5 months ago by L. Garl
My daughter was looking for some gluten-free options for entertaining some friends who have gluten issues. She has really appreciated this as a resource! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen R.K.
Love her bakery!!!!!! Every recipe I have tried has been delicious!!!!! Suggest for anyone with celiac disease. It well show you and others that gluten free can be delicious!Published 7 months ago by Paige E Seely
Most amazing gluten free dessert recipe book. Kyra doesn't dissappoint. She won cupcake wars because her recipes are absolutely delicious. I highly recommend!Published 8 months ago by Therese Kirchner
what a great book for people who miss sweets but can't use flour. Easy to read and follow recipesPublished 10 months ago by Tk
Everything I've made has been excellent! Even non gluten free people loved the lemon cake!!!!Published 11 months ago by t. erickson