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“Every single recipe I have made from this book has been a huge success.”
“No one has been able to tell that it is gluten free.”
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 it gluten free and I use it as a base for so many different desserts.
“This cookbook makes gluten-free baking simple”
While I’m not a big dessert eater (for health reasons), this cookbook is a go-to favorite of mine when I need a quick and easy dessert recipe. The directions are simple and easy to follow. For the most part, it’s a no fuss cookbook and I have been happy with everything I’ve made. I love the coconut cupcakes! This cookbook makes gluten-free baking simple. It’s just a good all-around dessert cookbook, whether you’re gluten-free or not. It’s one of my favorites!
“I have no reason to ever bake with gluten again.”
My husband is gluten free and I am not and I am often disappointed in the taste of certain gluten free products. Carol’s flour blend and her recipes are amazing and you can’t even tell that you are eating gluten free! The cheesecake recipe is AMAZING – best cheesecake I have EVER had…EVER.
Such a good selection of dessert recipes, I have no reason to ever bake with gluten again!
“My husband all the sudden thinks I am an amazing baker.”
I am so impressed with this cookbook. The cupcake recipes are delish! My husband all the sudden thinks I am an amazing baker (and believe me I am not a naturally good baker). Such simple recipes and so delicious!
“I really love the recipe for the flour substitution.”
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.
“I never thought I would be able to make gluten free deserts that taste good!”
“This book has literally changed my life!”
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!
“The variety of options for dairy-free and the use of healthy grains in some recipes
makes this book a classic.”
I’ve tried the Breakfast Bars filled with gluten-free oats, almonds and cranberries, Carol’s Carrot Cupcake recipe with her cream cheese icing, Dairy-Free Chocolate Pots and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Creme Brulee. All were so easy to make and absolutely delicious and able to fool gluten and dairy eaters. The variety of options for dairy-free and the use of healthy grains in some recipes makes this book a classic to turn to for fancy, celebrations and full out sugar and butter recipes, to everyday desserts where you can substitute your sweeteners and avoid dairy. Carol Kicinski is known for the easy elegant recipes on her blog, Simply Gluten Free, and this cookbook shows just why she is so popular and loved in the gluten-free community.
“I love that the author uses easier to find flours and everyday ingredients.”
I nearly fell into a sugar coma just looking through this cookbook! Within, you will find cake, cupcake, frosting, cookie, bar, candy, pie, tart, pudding, custard, frozen dessert, and breakfast treat recipes. And from what I’ve tried so far, the recipes look and taste amazing!
I love that the author uses easier to find flours and everyday ingredients. This cookbook isn’t dairy-free by any means (which I am), but Carol has some really fun dairy-free recipes within (Dairy-free Cream Puffs? Yes please!). Plus, I have a lot of experience in substituting for dairy ingredients and have had fun adapting the recipes.
If you are looking for gluten-free desserts that will please, then this is the cookbook for you.
Alisa Marie Fleming
“If you’re looking to add an all-around gluten-free dessert cookbook to your collection, this is the one.”
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.
“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 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!
“I really like the complete Breakfast section of sweets.”
This is a wonderful gluten free dessert cookbook – written well – Carol is very interesting and fun to read. There are things in here I never dreampt would be so easy to make gluten free. I really like the complete Breakfast section of sweets. I wish there had been more pictures is my only other thought. I’d definitely like to see more from this author – she’s GOOD!
“Not only do I love the recipes … but I love the little stories.”
Not only do I love the recipes – and there are so many of my favorites, but I love the little stories. I could just read this book like a novel.
“I swear to you that I never would have known there was no wheat in those cookies.”
Someone offered me a gluten-free cookie from this cookbook… I politely declined. I don’t care for “health food” cardboard replacements that pretend they are the real thing (i.e. a tofu cheesecake is NOT cheesecake!).
Well this person insisted that I try it and since I didn’t want to appear impolite I took a bite. I ended up eating several. I swear to you that I never would have known there was no wheat in those cookies.
I’ve since made several of the recipes in this cookbook and all are truly delicious. You’ll never know its gluten-free.
“I have too many cookbooks that have recipes that just give you the ingredients
but not the real needed details of how to mix it all together to get that perfect item.”
I am such a white flour and sugar addict that having such an incredible option that satisfies that addition is wonderful!
I was really surprised and impressed at the detail in this book and I really look forward to trying ALL the recipes. I am just beginning my journey into the world of gluten free and I really appreciate the way that Carol put her book together with such detail and description. I love a cookbook like this one that paints the whole picture of what needs to be done. I have too many cookbooks that have recipes that just give you the ingredients but not the real needed details of how to mix it all together to get that perfect item.
Great job Carol! Thank you for bring your amazing talents out in this medium so that I can have a bit of of you with me all the time.
“They taste like a “normal” dessert.”
I love this cookbook! The desserts are easy to follow/make and they taste like a “normal” dessert. A Must for any GFers.
“These desserts will amaze the most scrutinizing foodie.”
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!!
“Purchase it, you won’t go wrong!”
A very excellent book on how to stay healthy by elimnating gluten from your diet, yet continuing to eat in elegance! Very well thought out book, great recipes. Purchase it, you won’t go wrong!
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!
“Carol’s pastry rolls out like a dream and is so forgiving….
It actually handles better than a wheat flour pastry.”
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!
“The directions are clear and easy to follow.”
I love this book. The directions are clear and easy to follow plus there are lots of tips to help with success. Have tried several recipes so far and each one is a winner. The flour blend is so easy to make and has already saved me money. I can not say enough how much I love this book.
“Carol’s book makes it easy and the results are AMAZING!”
I have been GF for 3 years and it is really hard to make great GF desserts that taste like the real thing. Carol’s book makes it easy and the results are AMAZING! Not to mention, the pictures (which she took herself) are such a work of art in themselves!
“The gluten free flour mix she uses is fantastic, I have even used it in other recipes
as a “real” flour substitute and they worked out great as well.”
This is a fantastic g-free dessert book! Everything I have made out of this book has turned out fantastically! The gluten free flour mix she uses is fantastic, I have even used it in other recipes as a “real” flour substitute and they worked out great as well. Awesome! I would highly recommend it!
“This is one of the few cookbooks that I have where the recipe is all spelled out for you.
The author goes into great detail about what and how of doing things.”
From one who isn’t a very good cook or baker, and doesn’t really have a lot of time to do it, I have come to love this book and it’s wonderful recipes. This is one of the few cookbooks that I have where the recipe is all spelled out for you. The author goes into great detail about what and how of doing things. For me this was extremely helpful. I am not very experienced in the baking department, so the more that it is spelled out the better.
I am a also a cupcake-aholic and the Red Velvet cupcakes in this book are to die for – and way healthier as cupcakes go. It’s nice to be able to enjoy that sweet without the white flour reactions. I’m pretty lazy and buying store bought is/was easier but after tasting this recipe…I will never return to the processed ones again.
It may take me a few months, and a few extra pounds to get through this book, trying everything out, but it will be worth it I’m sure.”
“My wife says that for the first time it is easy to bake gluten free.”
My wife has already made many recipes from this cookbook – every one has been delicious! My favorites are Banana Nut Bread, Good Morning Muffins and of course, those Peanut Butter Cookies. I took a batch into work with me and no one suspected they were gluten free! My wife says that for the first time it is easy to bake gluten free, thanks to this cookbook.
“What I love best about this book is how delicious these desserts are.”
I have made several of these recipes and they have all come out SO tasty! I know others who have made these desserts as well with great results! My favs are the Coconut Cupcakes, Pavlova, the Cream Puffs and Peanut Butter Pie – YUM!!! What I love best about this book is how delicious these desserts are and they’re GLUTEN FREE!”