If you thought cheesecake, ice cream, self-saucing pudding, and custard tarts were off the menu because you can't eat dairy, soy, gluten, egg or nuts, well think again! This book is chock-full of delectable free-from desserts.
The Little Book of Allergy-Friendly Desserts, by the creators of the Australian free-from online cooking show Alternative Chef Kitchen, offers alternatives for those with allergies or intolerances to many everyday ingredients and the recipes include vegetarian and vegan-friendly alternatives, too.
The alternatives in this book include:
Four cheesecake alternatives that are dairy-free with other options including gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and vegan, and also a lemon-free "lemon" cheesecake!
Three decadent chocolate cake alternatives (a self-saucing chocolate pudding, a white chocolate cheesecake, and a flourless chocolate layer cake)(all dairy, gluten and egg-free, with other options too).
Three gluten, dairy, egg, and soy-free ice cream alternatives
Two scone alternatives (a sweet and a savoury one)
A spiced apple pie
Three different dairy-free crumble alternatives (one oat and two gluten-free options)
A custard tart (gluten, dairy, soy and egg-free)
Slices include Chocolate & Biscuit Slice and Cookies & Cream White Chocolate Slice (both dairy, soy, egg and gluten free).
The book has a detailed "Extra Resources" section and video footage to support a number of the recipes. Furthermore, beginner free-from cooks will benefit from a comprehensive list explaining the less common ingredients and where to buy them as well as descriptions of the techniques used to help turn the foods you "can eat" into foods you "want to eat.". So make sure you save room for dessert!