Centennial, CO (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Going gluten or dairy free can be difficult, and Jean Duane, Alternative Cook announces personalized customer support to cooks who need help navigating through the challenges of gluten free (dairy free and allergy free) baking.
Gluten-free “newbies” often feel lost and perhaps even desperate when trying to adjust a recipe to fit their unique dietary needs. Traditional recipes call for ‘flour’ (meaning wheat flour) but a gluten free recipe can easily call for 3 to 5 different types of flours. Since gluten intolerance seems to go hand-in-hand with other allergens, many find they need to substitute one type of gluten-free flour for another. But what substitutes for what? Trials can be costly, frustrating and time consuming. Ms. Duane makes it easier by categorizing the flours into three categories: grains, proteins and starches. Bake Deliciously! also contains detailed information on how to make and use milk substitutes, stabilizers/binders and fats and oils. Bakers who still have questions can rest assured they have someone to contact to think through dietary restrictions to customize recipes.
When asked why she takes this unconventional step to offer personalized service on a cookbook, she replies: “I want anyone on a special diet to feel like they have someone to talk to for help on how to customize recipes.”
Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free comes with customer service from the author. The cookbook contains over 150 recipes for appetizing muffins, pizza, pies, cakes, cookies, custards, breads and crackers that rival those made with traditional ingredients. Most recipes do not contain soy, yeast, cholesterol, refined sugar, egg yolks, dyes, or artificial ingredients. Recipes were designed to use the highest ratios of whole gluten free grains to maximize nutritional value and enhance flavors. For a video overview of the Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook, please visit http://www.alternativecook.com.
Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free cookbook is available wherever books are sold.
Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, LLC produces instructional DVDs (Chocolate, Mexican, Italian and Kids’ Meals), video streams, Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook (alternativecook.com) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten Free Cooking (Penguin/Avery). She shows how to cook without gluten, dairy and other food-allergens. Ms. Duane has produced several spots for Comcast’s Video on Demand, made television appearances on PBS and has been a featured speaker at the 2009 and 2010 International Association for Culinary Professionals’ Conferences. She has developed recipes for Betty Crocker, for Beautiful Sweets bakery and been featured in Better Homes and Gardens special Christmas Cookies 2010. A regular speaker and magazine writer, she won the national Kiplinger’s “Dream in You” contest in 2006.