Living Without's Favorite Books: No More Allergens
Imagine baking without wheat flour, dairy milk and butter, eggs, soy, peanuts and tree nuts. Faced with her son’s multiple food allergies to these key ingredients and more, Cybele Pascal tied on her apron and went to work. The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook (Ten Speed Press) is a tribute to her perseverance and a triumph for the food-allergic community. With 100 or so recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, crumbles, scones, biscuits and quick breads (a third without refined sweeteners), Pascal also shares basic baking tips and practical advice on ingredient substitutions and how to stock an allergen-free pantry. This book is a goldmine for special-diet bakers—particularly for parents of newly diagnosed kids who don’t know where to begin.