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Simply…Gluten Free Desserts

Wanna learn the secrets of how to easily bake gluten free?

You can give someone a fish and feed him for a day or you can teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime!  My purpose for this book was the later. This cookbook gives you 150 Dessert and Breakfast Recipes PLUS teaches you in simple steps How to Bake Gluten Free so you can easily convert all your’s and your grandma’s favorite recipes and have your baked goods turn out perfect and yummy everytime!

“Your recipe instructions were very clear to follow and all of them came out PERFECT!” QVC Foof Stylist
“I taste no difference from these sweet treats than I would from any “normal” recipe!”
QVC Hostess

Gluten free Marscapone Berry Cheese Pie Marscapone Berry Cheese Pie

Gluten Free Salted Peanut Caramel Brownies by Carol Kicinski Salted Peanut Caramel Brownies

 Gluten Free Coconut Cupcakes by Carol Kicinski Coconut Cupcakes

“I love Graham Cracker Crusts – I think that (Carol’s gluten free) tastes better than any I’ve EVER tried!”
QVC Hostess

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins by Carol Kicinski Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies by Carol Kicinski Peanut Butter Cookies

Gluten free Burnt Almond Cake by Carol Kicinski Burnt Almond Cake

“These Peanut Butter Cookies taste more peanut-buttery than those made with “regular” flour!” C. K.


“I am amazed! This recipe is BETTER
then the “regular-with-gluten”  recipe!
Thanks so much, Carol”
V. P.
” I can now have recipes I know I can
count on for every Dessert and
Breakfast occasion!” I’m thrilled!
A. M.
“Carol, your recipes and guidance have
taught me how to bake gluten free. You have saved my life
in the kitchen!”
J. R.

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Be Amazing!
Please yourself and the whole family
with GREAT TASTING Desserts
and Breakfasts!
Have many Great Recipes – 150
Cakes, Pies, Cupcakes, Tarts,
Puddings, Custards, Ice Creams
and Breakfast Quick Breads,
Pancakes, Cinnamon Rolls and more!
Bake like a Pro!
Become proficient at Gluten
Free Baking, includes a Gluten
Free make-in-the-home
Flour Blend that TASTES and
BAKES like regular flour


You’re in for a real treat with Simply…Gluten Free Desserts.  There ia a tremendous breath of variety, something to try for every occasion, including just a treat for yourself after a long day.  Enjoy!”

Dr. Vikki Peterson
Author – The Gluten Effect

Holy Cannoli!   Actually, I think cannolis are the only dessert not included in this ode to sweet endings, but with 150 recipes to choose from, there are plenty of cream puffs, tarts and cookies to keep you busy.

Cheryl McEvoy
Writer – National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)

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Simply…Gluten-free Desserts is laid out in chapters: Cakes and Cupcakes; Puddings and Custards; even one just for Frostings. Within each chapter, there is page after page of sweet and sinful recipes (brace yourself – your savory side’s about to get jealous). Each recipe includes a little intro from Carol, with some tips or a pleasant story behind the treat, then a list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. There’s even a call out section in the sidebar to note things like “Grain-free” or “Makes 24 cookies.”

Now, they say you first feast with your eyes, and this book certainly takes care of that. The pages are framed with a delicate orange icon and a dash of scrolls along the border. Similarly, the ingredients are highlighted in a pale orange box, which makes them stand out without being distracting.

Gluten Free Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake by Carol Kicinski Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake

There’s also eye-poppingly good food photography. My only complaint is that there aren’t more photos speckled throughout the book, because when you come across the snapshot of the Mascarpone Berry Pie or the Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream, all you want is more.

Gluten Free-Peanut-Butter-and-Jelly Recipe by Carol Kicinski Peanut Butter and Jelly

As for content, Simply…Gluten-free Desserts ranges from the classic – Red Velvet Whoopie Pies – to the refined – Apricot Dacquoise – to the downright clever – “Chips and Salsa” (dessert). My favorite entry had to be Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream Sandwiches. It takes two of my favorite foods: ice cream and PB & J sandwiches, and turns it into a gluten-free dessert fit for all ages.

Should you be like me and require some guidance in the kitchen, Carol’s book also devotes an early chapter to “Gluten-free Cooking and Baking,” which includes tips on ingredients, equipment and techniques. For example, “Add Flour in Batches.” (Guilty.) And “Please, please use freshly squeezed citrus juice and freshly grated citrus zest.” (Also guilty.)

With all these helpful tips, the two things I did miss were estimated prep/bake times and a list of equipment needed for each recipe. Those two additions would make it easier to plan for whatever dessert is on my agenda. Then again, it’s simple enough to figure both of those out by reading through the recipe, which is recommended before any baking attempt. (Guilty.)”

Cookbook Description

This book’s philosophy is simple—anyone can make great food that is naturally gluten-free. While there are gluten-free products out there that try to substitute for glutenized food, Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts gives moms, cooks and bakers terrific new recipes for food that is naturally gluten-free, offering an amazing variety of choices for taste desserts and sweets.

Carol Kicinski also shows how easy it is to make your own gluten-free flours, and she includes many recipes that don’t require wheat substitutions.  This means that a lot of the recipes are not only gluten-free, but grain-free as well.  Many of the desserts are also dairy- and even sugar-free–without ever sacrificing flavor.

Simply…Gluten-free Desserts celebrates the abundance of delicious recipes that can be made and enjoyed by anyone who is gluten intolerant.  While at first living gluten-free can seem challenging, the results of good health, vigor, and energy can make the challenge highly rewarding.  And with this book, a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean giving up on those delicious desserts.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312643470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312643478
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Available on Kindle
  • File Size: 5 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages