A comprehensive, visual collection of more than 80 master recipes (with variations) for gluten- and allergen-free breads, muffins, scones, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, and more, developed and refined by a baking instructor/pastry chef to achieve stellar results every time.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • IACP AWARD WINNER
Despite the volume of gluten- and allergen-free baking books on the market, it's still surprisingly difficult to find recipes that work every time. Enter Gluten-Free Baking at Home, a compendium of tried-and-true gluten- and allergen-free baked good recipes that everyone will love. Using customized flour blends, high-quality whole foods, and inventive flavor combinations, these recipes present gluten-free baking at its best. From cookies to cobblers, and quickbreads to muffins, all the beloved bakehouse classics are included, such as Chocolate Chip Cookies, Banana Bread, Brioche, and Biscuits. Using techniques from a long-time gluten-free baking master, you'll learn how to make moist cakes, flakey pies, light and airy yeast breads, and so much more. The recipes are designed to be free of gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, and eggs--with numerous substitutions for each that still achieve wonderful results. Lavishly photographed with step-by-step instructions, this is an indispensable guide to gluten-free baking for everyone.
About the Author
Jeffrey Larsen is a cooking instructor, recipe developer, pastry chef, and food stylist specializing in allergen-free cooking and baking. He has worked on a number of cookbooks, cooking magazines, and advertising campaigns. His allergen-free journey started when he began developing recipes for his dairy- and gluten-intolerant mother twelve years ago. In helping his mother, Jeffrey gave himself a head start when he discovered that he is also gluten-intolerant.
“[An] enticing debut . . . a comprehensive guide to gluten-free baked goods . . . the author’s extensive knowledge of gluten-free baking and step-by-step photos will alleviate panic in the kitchen. . . . This well-researched, reliable guide is a must for those on a gluten-free diet.”—Publishers Weekly
“A lovingly precise collection of gluten-free baking classics, stunning yet never showy. Highly recommended for bakers of all skill levels.”—Library Journal
"In Gluten-Free Baking at Home, Jeffrey Larsen succeeds in making gluten-free baking both accessible and nuanced. He refuses to accept a one-mix-fits-all approach to gluten-free baking, a gift to those seeking flaky biscuits, tender breads, and chewy cookies, all of which deserve a unique set of ingredients and a thoughtfulness in regard to method. Jeffrey is both an artist and a perfectionist, two virtues that shine in each recipe in this book, but most notably the chocolate chip cookies, a recipe revised over a dozen times, a cookie which is as beautiful as irresistible—since making them once, I’ve had a stash of portioned dough balls in my freezer ready to bake at a moment’s notice, just as Jeffrey suggests."—Alexandra Stafford, Author of Bread Toast Crumbs
"Jeffrey Larsen has captured all of the nostalgia I love about baking and matched it with a progressive, creative approach to food and ingredients. In these pages you'll find cakes, biscuits, cookies and pies that are inspired by classic recipes but mindful of today's many varied and selective eating styles. As a longtime vegan, I appreciate his sensitive substitutions for dairy and egg, and I'm particularly grateful for baked good recipes that are both vegan and gluten-free (they're a rarity!). This is a thoughtful and inspired collection, perfect for enthusiastic and curious home bakers of all stripes."—Gena Hamshaw, of The Full Helping blog and author of Power Plates: 100 Nutritionally Balanced, One-Dish Vegan Meals
“Gluten-Free Baking at Home is a beautiful book, complete with mouthwatering photography and a wide variety of spectacular, foolproof recipes for those who want to bake without gluten. Jeffrey Larsen’s curiosity and baking skill makes him the ultimate teacher, who gently guides the reader towards success with every morsel of yum down to the last crumb. Superb!”—Rebecca Katz, author of Clean Soups