The gluten free diet can be challanging as health concerns dictate one's diet, resulting in "healthy" foods that often taste and have a texture that is weird.
Kicinski with half her family gluten-intollerant and half not, didn't sit quiet and compromise on the taste of baked goods. Instead she set out on a mission to develop dessert recipes, which while being gluten free, also provided her and her family the taste, texture and nutrition that equaled or surpassed the gluten-filled recipes.
Then Kicinski didn’t keep her recipes a secret from the rest of the world, as she has been constantly sharing her experiences, baking and cooking techniques and tips on television shows, on her popular gluten free website and as a freelance writer.
Now she has compiled her experiences and dessert recipes in her new cookbook - "SIMPLY...GLUTEN-FREE DESSERTS” (Thomas Dunne Books,2011) which sets a new standard as a reference cookbook for people who are gluten-intolerant and for chefs the world around who must now elivate their baking skills to satisfy the ever growing gluten-free demand.
This book also proves valuable for preparing your own gluten-free flour - giving a simple recipe for homemakers for an all-purpose gluten free flour blend that works cup-for-cup in place of regular flour for any recipe you choose to make - even your grandma's old favorites.
There are many recipes that don't require flour substitutions, making many of them not only gluten free, but also grain free. A surprising number of recipes are dairy free as well.
With this cookbook you can have a wide range of dessert recipes for your discerning taste buds and yet still be sensitive to good health - recipes that would have otherwise remained elusive for the gluten-intollerant.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carol Kicinski is the founder of the food blog, "Simply...Gluten-Free.com". She has appeared on The Fine Living Network and is in her second year of monthly segments on Daytime TV, a nationally syndicated morning show. She resides in Florida.